JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Inter-American Development Bank
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: H0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Purpose: We are looking for Evaluations Specialists/Senior Associates to analyze and evaluate IDB’s and IDB Invest’s activities.
The team: The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is responsible for evaluating all aspects of the IDB Group's work. OVE undertakes independent and systematic evaluations of the IDB Group’s strategies, policies, programs, activities, delivery support functions and systems. It disseminates findings of the evaluations so that recommendations for improvement can be used in the design, appraisal and execution of new operations, providing oversight and support for the enhancement of the effectiveness of the IDB Group's evaluation system.
What you’ll do:
Evaluations: participate in evaluation teams examining issues of development effectiveness of IDB and IDB Invest activities at the project, sector, and country program level and undertaking special studies, annual reviews, and evaluations of important corporate policies, systems, and initiatives.
Support to IDB Group's Self-Evaluation System: participate in reviews and validations of management self-evaluations of public and private sector operations.
Outreach: work with multidisciplinary teams to help communicate evaluation findings within and beyond the IDB.
Support to OVE: contribute to high quality evaluations and skills building in OVE by participating in peer reviews of OVE products, providing guidance to consultants and Research Fellows and participating actively in ad hoc working groups and other OVE initiatives.
What you’ll need:
Education: Masters degree in evaluation, economics, finance, social policy, public policy, or related discipline, with broad knowledge of international development issues.
Experience: At least 4 years of relevant hands-on experience, in economic development, including experience in a policy or operational position in a government, multilateral organization, donor agency, think tank, NGO, consulting firm, or private financier dealing with issues of economic, environmental or social policy, project finance or development effectiveness. Prior experience working in the LAC region a plus.
Language: Proficiency in English and either Spanish, French or Portuguese.
About us: At the IDB, we’re committed 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.
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