Amazon Coordination Unit Operations Lead Specialist, Washington, DC

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Amazon Coordination Unit Operations Lead Specialist, Washington, DC

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people who come together on a journey to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our people find purpose and do what they love in an inclusive, collaborative, agile, and rewarding environment.


About this position


The Amazon Coordination Unit (ACU) is looking for a strategic Operations Lead Specialist. You will be responsible for enhancing coordination and fostering synergies within the IDB Group and with external partners on Amazon related projects.
You will work in the Amazon Coordination Unit, in the context of the Regional Program “Amazonia Forever”. This team facilitates the implementation of the Amazonia Forever Program through proactive and strategic coordination and the building of strong alliances and relationships, in close collaboration with the IDB Group’s operational areas, with special attention to cross-cutting issues of fundamental importance for achieving results through the Amazon Coordination Unit.
It is a small and dynamic team, with divisions of responsibility, but also with an expectation of teamwork, proactivity, flexibility, and a spirit of collaboration. The team works closely with the IDB’s Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CSD) Manager, as well as with Specialists and Managers from across the IDB Group and from the Amazon countries.

What you’ll do:


  • Lead specific projects and/or internally coordinate the sectors and countries.
  • Assist the Head of the Amazon Coordination Unit in the development of operational strategies, policies and guidelines in the five thematic areas of the Amazon Regional Program (combating deforestation and strengthening environmental control and security in the context of national governments;
  • Bio-economy; Human Capital; Sustainable Agriculture, Livestock and Forest Management; Sustainable Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities) and the Program’s three cross-cutting issues (diversity and gender, institutional strengthening and forest conservation).
  • Represent the Bank in external initiatives with other Multilateral Development Banks, governments and relevant national and international organizations.
  • Contribute to and support sector dialogue with key partners, national or local government authorities, other donors and non-governmental organizations in order to identify possible areas of Bank support that contribute to the achievement of the Amazon’s development objectives.
  • Coordinate networks within Amazonia Forever and share knowledge and innovations to drive research.
  • Enhance coordination and collaboration, while creating synergies and opportunities within the different partners.
  • Promote a collaborative dialogue and partnership among the sector and other Departments of the IDB Group, building and maintaining internal and external networks.

What you’ll need

  • Education: A Master’s degree in global development, foreign policy, economy, or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role.
  • Experience: At least 10 years of progressive experience and possess strong interpersonal and presentation skills to effectively influence and work with all levels of staff and internal and external counterparts, including senior management, the Board of Executive Directors, external partners, among others.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and one of the other Bank official languages (Spanish, French or Portuguese) is required.

Key skills



Technical track

  • Mentor and develop
  • Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Focus on clients
  • Communicate and influence
  • Innovate and try new things



  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.


Type of contract and duration

  • International staff contract, 36 months initially, renewable upon mutual agreement.

What we offer

The IDB group provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, including an annual base salary expressed on a net- of-tax basis
  • Leaves and vacations: 24 days of paid time off + 8 personal days + sick leave + gender- neutral parental leave
  • Health Insurance: IDB Group provides employees and eligible dependents with a robust medical benefits program which covers medical, dental, vision, preventive care, and prescription drugs.
  • Pension plan: defined benefit pension plan that provides financial security and support employees in planning for their future.
  • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family, when it applies
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules
  • Health and wellbeing: Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for employees.
  • Development support: We offer tools to boost your professional profile such as mentoring, 1:1 professional counseling, training and learning opportunities, language classes, mobility options, among others.
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, Spouse Career Program, and others.

Our culture


At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try new approaches without fear, and where they are accountable and rewarded for their actions.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are at the center of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at to request reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
Our Human Resources Team reviews carefully every application.


About the IDB Group

The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest, and the IDB Lab offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through lending and grants to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean.


About IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts innovative research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.


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