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IIC Employee Engagement Lead Officer/Officer

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Washington, District of Columbia 20577
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Job Details

How about using your expertise in OD and HR in an international context to help us shape the growth of our organization?

We are looking for a well rounded professional who will contribute to building a culture of excellence within our operations, through best in class people and resources management practices.

The team: The Investments Operations Department (INO) follows a matrix model, with three segment Divisions covering; Infrastructure and Energy (IEN), Financial Institutions (FLI) and Corporates (SMC), and transversal areas such as the Financial Products and Services Division (FNP), in charge of capital market solutions, trade and supply chain finance, resource mobilization and equity products, the Portfolio Management Division (PTM), and the Advisory Services Team (NFP), in charge of technical cooperation and blended finance. The Department’s ultimate goal is to generate sustainable projects for approximately US$ 3.0 billion annually with significant development impact from the prospecting stage through closing and monitoring.

What you’ll do:

You will work closely and collaboratively with INO, other organizational units of the IIC, and the IDB’s Human Resources Department. Workforce services to the IIC are provided by the IDB’s Human Resources Department (HRD) under a service-level agreement, as human capital functions are business-aligned.

You will also coordinate effectively within IIC and with relevant departments/units for optimal planning, execution and monitoring of INO’s relevant actions and needs related to workforce, training, among others.

Main Functions and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with INO Management Team and in coordination with HRD, analyze workforce staffing needs and their allocation across sectors, roles, and geographies within IIC’s footprint, as well as plan and optimize the department’s training activities. Develop plans to optimize the capabilities of staff, fill gaps, and align with business needs.
  • Analyze pertinent data, trends, expenditures, contract histories, etc. to help make recommendations to INO Management and HRD to improve the planning and allocation of resources and work collaboratively to develop corresponding action plans.
  • Monitor corporate initiatives and annual HR exercises (i.e. talent review meetings), to ensure proper alignment of functional groups’ work plans with the Departmental goals. Work with INO Management and HRD to advise upon and adjust talent acquisition and development strategies to reflect business priorities.
  • Provide HRD with timely and accurate information required to deliver human capital services relevant to INO, as per the Service-Level Agreement, such as updated personnel information, sourcing preferences, terms of reference for staff, business cases for candidates, departmental recruitment plans, content and desired outcomes for a variety of leadership and employee development programs, etc. Coordinate effectively with the different Divisions.
  • Orchestrate the inclusion of people, information, technology, and other resources to facilitate direction-setting and problem-solving, in coordination with pertinent units.
  • Maintain a close dialogue, interaction, collaboration and alignment with IIC/INO Management and HRD to identify staff engagement issues, make corresponding recommendations, and implement follow-up actions.
  • Apply state-of-the-art change management theory and practices to anticipate, identify, conceptualize, and implement change activities that ensure impact on key initiatives and shape organizational culture. Translate organizational change initiatives into specific operational tactics and actions.
  • Understand how changes in IIC strategy, products or business processes impact the organization and takes relevant steps to bring into alignment.
  • Develop dynamics and activities that will ensure a consistent employee experience regardless of Post of Duty and reinforce the values of collaboration, agility and teamwork culture across all teams.
  • Design and implement a consistent and comprehensive model to improve internal communications within INO.



Skills you’ll need:

  • Education:

An advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field.

  • Experience:

At least 6 years of relevant resource management (HR and budget) experience at advisory levels in the private sector (e.g. banks, company, or HR consulting firms) and multilateral organizations. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expert leadership and experience in: (i) planning and coordinating cutting-edge people projects; (ii) proven project management skills; (iii) coordinating teams and resources; (iv) building successful and productive working relationships at all levels; (v) working with diverse teams based in different countries and locations; (vi) experience with change management programs will be considered a plus.

You must have strong human resources service delivery experience, excellent communication and people skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as ability to function effectively as team player within a matrix organization. Experience working in a demanding and challenging environment is preferable

  • Languages: Oral and written proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of another official language (French and/or Portuguese) is desirable.


Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Fixed term.

Length of Contract: 3 years.

Starting date: November 16, 2017.

Location: Washington DC.

  • Requirements: have no family members currently working at the IIC.

Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of private investment development fields, including infrastructure and energy, corporates, financial institutions, financial and non-financial products and services and much more.

The IIC offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package

The IIC is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.


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