Social Sector Office’s Support Consultant

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    negotiable / YEAR
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    4 months ago
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Post of duty: 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 Social Sector is a multidisciplinary team convinced that investing in people is the way to improve lives and overcome the development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jointly with the countries in the region, the Social Sector formulates public policy solutions to reduce poverty and improve the delivery of education, work, social protection, and health services. The objective is to advance a more productive region, with equal opportunities for men and women, and greater inclusion of the most vulnerable groups.

We are looking for a responsible, enthusiastic, and team player professional with administrative background to support the contracts officers.

You will work in the front office part of Social Sector department. This team is responsible for preparing and administering contracts for individual consultants and consulting firms.

What you’ll do:

  • Support the Office of the Manager’s team in the processing and administration of contracts for complementary workforce (individual consultants and firms), including the preparation of letters of agreement, creation, and update of vendors in the Client Master.
  • Process and track payments to ensure completion. Follow up with Finance Department (FIN) and vendors when needed.
  • Support the contracting officer’s team in the performance of their daily work, including the research and verification of information using several sources.
  • Monitoring processes, tickets, workorders, among others to ensure the procedures are followed properly within the deadlines.
  • Maintenance and data entry on the SCL’s corporate bases.
  • Create progress reports, presentations, internal guidelines, and correspondence as needed.
  • Analyze internal processes and data to identify potential improvements, provide recommendations on how to maximize resources and reduce time.
  • Respond to a variety of requests and inquiries regarding contracts procedures, and Bank’s policies.
  • Provide support to the Sector Resource Planner in budget related topics.
  • Support all other administrative functions required by the Front Office.



Additional tasks as needed:



  • Provide logistical support in the planning and coordination of events.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:Technical studies or associate degree, bachelor’s degree preferable
  • Experience:At least two years of experience
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and one of the other Bank official languages (Spanish, French or Portuguese) is required.




Key skills:

  • Learn continuously.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Focus on clients.
  • Communicate and influence.
  • Innovate and try new things.





  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
  • 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:

  • Type of contract: Consultant full time, CNS.
  • Length of contract: 12 months.
  • Work Location: Washington DC.

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.
  • Leaves and vacations: 2 days per month of contract + gender- neutral parental leave.
  • Health Insurance: the IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
  • Savings plan: ​​​​​​​The IDB Group cares about your future, depending on the length of the contract, you will receive a monthly savings plan allowance.
  • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family when it applies.
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules.
  • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, 1:1 professional counseling, and much more.
  • Health and wellbeing: Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for all employees.
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, 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:

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.

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