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Inter-American Development Bank

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Science, Technology and Innovation Lead Specialist/Sr. Specialist

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451235
Date Posted: 09/18/2014
Date Inactive: 09/19/2014
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Science, Technology and Innovation Lead Specialist/Sr. Specialist
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Bogota, COLOMBIA
JEL Classification: F6 -- Globalization
Business innovation
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The IDB, seeks a professional with technical knowledge and experience in promoting enterprise development, competitiveness, and innovation in Latin America to improve the competitiveness and productivity of firms in the region through innovative technologies.

• Lead and participate in interdisciplinary teams to advance policy dialogue on innovation, competitiveness, and entrepreneurship.
• Monitor loan portfolio and provide technical assistance in Colombia and Ecuador.
• Develop policy analysis on enterprise development, promotion of clusters and value chains, and other productive development policies.
• Maintain close liaisons with policymakers, private sector leaders, international organizations, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations.
• Conduct project impact assessments.
• Maintain a network of partner institutions in the competitiveness, technology, and innovation sector.
• Promote new approaches to foster entrepreneurship and the competitiveness of firms and their capacity to innovate.
• Help to increase private sector investment in innovation and technological development.

• Master's degree in Economics, Telecommunications, or other fields relevant for this position (Ph.D. preferred.)
• 10+ years of relevant experience.
• Knowledge and understanding of the region, economy of telecommunications, and the challenges of telecommunications development.
• Fluency in Spanish and English. Portuguese or French a plus.

Travel: Approximately 90 days/year.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 09/18/2014