Post of Duty: Washington, D.C. United States.
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:
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated environmental contractual to join a group of social and environmental professionals that provide technical support, direction, and leadership in promoting the Bank’s strategic social and environmental priorities and ensuring that IDB financed projects and other activities are socially and environmentally sustainable.
The contractual will support the implementation of the Bank’s operations and will ensure they comply with the IDB’s ESPF and internationally recognized best practices.
The Environmental and Social Solutions Unit (VPS/ESG) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is responsible for ensuring that IDB financed projects and other activities are environmentally and socially sustainable and comply with the Bank’s environmental and social policy framework (ESPF) and previous environmental and social safeguard policies. Specialists in VPS/ESG provide the Bank and its borrowers with guidance on environmental and social safeguard issues and participate in project teams, providing technical input on social and environmental issues during project preparation/due-diligence and supervision.
What you’ll do:
The selected candidate will be under the supervision of a Group Head in one of ESG’s Support to Operations Groups; providing environmental support in the preparation and supervision of operations and other activities not limited to the following:
o The preparation of initial Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS), and/or ESRS as applicable. This product involves interaction with project teams in the preparation of public sector projects that present potential environmental and social impacts or risks.
o Prepare and review terms of reference for and review drafts and final versions of Environmental and/or Social Assessments, Environmental and/or Social Management Plans, Environment and Social Management Systems, Biodiversity Action Plans, and/or others, as required by Bank Policies.
o Participation in missions and preparation of aide memoires.
o Carry out supervision missions to assigned projects and provide ongoing support for operation execution related to all social aspects according to Bank Policies.
o Participation in missions for the supervision of operations with a resulting supervision report and aide memoire.
o Provide written comments and recommendations to documents produced by internal and external clients.
o Review the terms of reference, draft and final versions of Environmental and Social Assessments, Management Plans, Biodiversity Action Plans, among others, of executing agencies required in application of Bank Policies.
TORs for missions must be drafted and approved by the supervisor for every mission travel the contractual participates in and shall be delivered according to ESG administrative manual for processing.
What you’ll need:
Type of contract and duration:
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 packages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability.