Labor Markets Project Development and Management Consultant

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Economics, Project Management
  • Deadline:


Post of duty: Washington, D.C.

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 a professional with a deep understanding of international development, specifically in the Caribbean countries, to support the development and management of various types of projects of the Labor Markets Division of the Social Sector department. This position requires a candidate with a robust skill set encompassing business acumen, IT proficiency, financial understanding, and strong communication skills, given its high visibility and substantial impact. The ideal candidate should possess expertise in SAP, database management, modular architectures, integrations, APIs, and digital ecosystems integration into core systems. A foundational understanding of technology infrastructures, including data centers, servers, networks, and cybersecurity, is essential.

What you’ll do

  • Elaborate, supervise, and review project schedules, activities, relationships, milestones, and other critical aspects.
  • Ensure adherence to best practices in project formation, encompassing risk matrix, resource allocation, schedule, financial planning, governance, and decision matrix.
  • Advise Executing Unit teams in developing project management documents and actions.
  • Facilitate smooth communication between project managers, executives, and relevant stakeholders, offering assistance and advice on project management matters.
  • Oversee work plans, review staffing for project activities, and make decisions on hiring or assigning project personnel.
  • Analyze project proposals to ensure alignment with best practices, considering timeframes, constraints, risks, and appropriate processes.
  • Review work plans of suppliers providing goods and services for the project.
  • Develop communication and adoption plans for effective project implementation.
  • Conduct thorough risk and mitigation assessments to proactively address potential challenges.
  • Establish project objectives and governance plans aligned with business objectives, incorporating actions for delays, decision matrices, and effective communication.
  • Coordinate project staff activities to ensure progress within schedule and budget constraints.
  • Prepare and submit project status reports following documentation standards, modifying schedules or plans as needed.
  • Continually evaluate project management performance, identifying and implementing improvements.
  • Take responsibility for project document management to ensure organizational efficiency.
  • Collaborate with countries in the region to develop and implement digital transformation strategies.
  • Support the design and implementation of loans and non-reimbursable operations with client countries.
  • Contribute to administrative missions, coordination visits, technical support meetings, and the evaluation of technical cooperation, fostering best practices and smooth implementation.

What you’ll need

  • Education: Master’s degree (or equivalent advanced degree) in information systems, computer science, engineering, or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role. Project management training and certification (i.e., Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)) is a plus.
  • Experience: Between 5 and 9 years of progressive experience in information technology (IT) experience, with sensitivity and commitment to problem-solving in enterprise information systems and project management. Experience in project management methodologies, particularly PMI and Agile, and demonstrate proficiency in project planning tools such as Microsoft Project and Open Workbench, is a plus.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and one of the other Bank official languages (Spanish, French or Portuguese) is required. Proficiency in French is a great advantage.

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: International Consultant Full-Time
  • Length of contract: 12 months
  • Work Location: On Site



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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