To contribute primarily to the operational aspects of climate change activities under The Climate Change and Sustainability Department as well as other divisions, particularly those related to adaptation programming in Haiti and the Caribbean region also including co-benefits related to mitigation, provide technical input and operational support in the design, development and implementation of new projects and as well as coordinate and support the interaction with existing and new clients.
The Inter-American Development Bank is committed to play a leading role in assisting the Latin America and the Caribbean region to be at the forefront of the global green energy revolution and to deal at the same time with the urgent adaptation challenges associated with the anticipated impacts of climate change. As a response to requests from member countries on a more active participation of IDB in these topics, the Board of Executive Directors approved a Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy and corresponding Plan of Action.
Support the implementation of the investment operations under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Haiti.
Provide technical input in the design, preparation and execution of related operations and non-financial products in a variety of sectors including the private sector in Haiti that respond to stakeholders needs.
Provide advice and support to governments, executing agencies, country key stakeholders and other divisions of the IDB on the design and implementation, technical review and quality control of adaptation and mitigation programs across sectors
In coordination with other Divisions, develop project proposals for external funds such as the Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, Caribbean Investment Facility, Global Environmental Facility, European Commission, Canadian Climate Fund, French Development Agency, among others; as well as interact with donor administration to ensure successful implementation of funds.
Participate in the development of sectoral and country strategies that include considerations of climate change and sustainability.; as well as provide analytical and technical support to the operational teams of other divisions within Country Office.
Assist in the drafting of technical and policy briefings related to the work the IDB is developing in climate change.
Education: Master’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in natural resources, agriculture, water or environmental management, environmental or climate change policy, environmental, engineering or related fields and at least 2 years of experience in project management or similar activities and have a proven track record of successful completion of assigned tasks.
Experience: Experience working with multilateral institutions, executing agencies and government institutions is required. Preparing projects, ideally with international sources of climate finance, is desirable. In-country work experience in the Caribbean Region (i.e. Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, OECS, and Haiti) on adaptation and/or mitigation activities is required.
Languages: English and French.
Core and Technical Competencies: shown ability to communicate complex concepts and prepare reports that are clear, concise and meaningful. excellent teammate, goal driven, self-starter, with the ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships with colleagues and clients.
Type of contract: Defined Term Contractual (DTC).
Length of contract: Thirty-six (36) months.
Starting date: May 16th, 2018.
Location: IDB Country Office in Haiti.
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.
Payment and Conditions: Compensation will be determined in accordance with Bank’s policies and procedures. The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may contribute toward travel and moving expenses. In addition, candidates must be citizens of an IDB member country.
Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa or work permits required by the authorities of the country(ies) in which the services will be rendered to the Bank. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa or work permit to render services to the Bank the contractual offer will be rescinded
Consanguinity: Pursuant to applicable Bank policy, candidates with relatives (including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity, including spouse) working for the IDB, IDB Invest, or MIF as staff members or Complementary Workforce contractuals, will not be eligible to provide services for the Bank.
Diversity: The Bank is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates. We embrace diversity on the basis of 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.