Integration and Trade Senior Specialist or Specialist

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 18 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 4 June 2018

Job Description


Background: INTAL is looking for a motivated professional with expertise in analytical and operational integration issues in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide analytical and operational support to the Bank’s regional integration strategy.

What you’ll do:

  • Work in coordination and under the joint supervision of INTAL’s Director and the Trade and Investment Division’s Chief of the Integration and Trade Sector, in:

    • Expanding INTAL’s analytical and operational work in trade and regional integration.

    • Designing data-driven strategies to generate operational knowledge and projects in trade and integration.

    • Producing innovative analytical knowledge on the main factors of integration evolving processes, such as innovation and technological, social and institutional change.

  • Supervise the production of reports and articles on issues covering integration processes.

  • Carry out fiduciary responsibilities as required with regards to INTAL’s work program and operational tasks.

  • Support the execution of INTAL’s work program in accordance to the priorities set by INTAL’s Director in coordination with the Trade and Investment Division Chief.

Skills you’ll need:

Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in trade policy or economics, with specialization in international economic issues and/or innovation in trade and investment.

Experience: A minimum of four years (for grade 5) or five years (for grade 4) of professional experience working on integration and trade issues. Direct experience with IDB project design, operations, knowledge development, and systems is highly desirable. Working experience in regional institutions or government agencies dealing with integration and trade issues are a valuable asset. Academic publications and participation in institutional reports in the field are also a relevant background, as well as the development of knowledge about the intersection between technological change and trade and integration.

Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English.

Opportunity Summary:
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Length of contract: 3 years
Location: Washington D.C.

Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, health, gender and diversity, communications and much more.

About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48 member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

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

About the Organization

A long-standing initiative of the Latin American countries, the Inter-American Development Bank was established in 1959 as a development institution with novel mandates and tools. Its lending and technical cooperation programs for economic and social development projects went far beyond the mere financing of economic projects that was customary at the time. The IDB's programs and tools proved so effective that soon the IDB became the model on which all other regional and sub-regional multilateral development banks were created. Today, the IDB is the oldest and largest regional development bank. It is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development projects as well as trade and regional integration programs in Latin America and the Caribbean