International Education Specialist or Senior Associate - Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Apply by 22 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 24 July 2018

Job Description

International Education Specialist or Senior Associate - Honduras

Would you like to work to promote effective teaching and learning for children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean? Are you a professional with in-depth technical knowledge in education and has strong project management skills?


Background: In the Education Division, you will apply your skills to conduct applied analytical work, lead and contribute to our large portfolio of lending operations and technical assistance across education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our team conducts applied research and supports government interventions in early childhood, primary and secondary education, and post-secondary education.


The location of your assignment will be Tegucigalpa with occasional travel inside the region and Washington, DC (where our headquarters are based).


What you’ll do:

  • Coordinate the identification, development and implementation of complex education sector projects, programs, studies or main activities in your country of assignment.
  • Be responsible for the dialogue with government authorities, donors and other partners active in education reform proposing creative solutions by bringing multi-country experience and understanding institutional capacity and political economy.
  • Coordinate the dialogue with executing units to support program planning and subsequent implementation by applying project management tools and methods.
  • Participate in the preparation of knowledge products related to the education sector in your country of assignment.
  • Liaise and build networks both within the IDB, with colleagues from other sectors as well as with international and local technical and financing partners to advance the Bank’s mission and the objectives as laid out in its Sector Framework Document for Education and Early Childhood Development.
  • Foster the use of innovative ways, policy and strategy changes on important education issues affecting the region’s potential to achieve high levels of student learning.
  • Look for opportunities to improve our performance and the effectiveness of our work.

Skills you’ll need:

  • Education: You will hold a master’s degree in Education, Economics, Public Administration, Public Policy or other fields relevant for this position. PhD is preferred.
  • Experience: You have at least 4 years of work experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Candidates with 3 years of experience will be considered for the lower functional grade under consideration.
  • Languages: You are fluent in Spanish and English. Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is a plus.
  • Core and Technical competencies: Excellent communications skills, including written and oral; proven ability to communicate complex concepts and prepare reports that are clear, concise and meaningful. Excellent teamwork skills, goals-driven, with the ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.

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Opportunity Summary:
Type of contract: Fixed term
Length of contract: 3 years

Requirements: Candidates must be citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the bank 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 labor markets among others.

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.


The IDB Offers a Competitive Benefits and Compensation Package.


Diversity: The Bank is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates. We embrace diversity based on 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.

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

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