IDB Invest – Investment Management Senior Associate/Associate Infrastructure & Energy

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IDB Invest –Investment Management Senior Associate/Associate,
Infrastructure & Energy

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

Location: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay

We are looking for a Senior Associate / Associate Investment Management Officer professional for the Infrastructure and Energy Division (IEN) of the Investment Operations Department (INO) of IDB Invest.

INO is responsible for clients and partners’ engagement for the origination, structuring, closing and supervision of transactions and projects that meet our requirements.

Our Infrastructure and Energy Division covers the Transport, Water and Sanitation, Energy and Social Infrastructure (Education & Health) sectors and is organized under three regions. One of these regions is the Southern Cone (CSC) and the team is responsible for developing new business opportunities and delivering IDB Invest business plan in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay.

What you will do

  • Under the overall coordination of the Regional Head for the CSC Region, you will support the structuring, negotiation, approval and closing of infrastructure projects in the sectors covered by the Infrastructure & Energy Division throughout the region.
  • Deal Origination and Execution: i) Support senior team members in identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities, ii) Assist in the due diligence process, conducting thorough research and analysis to assess the feasibility and risks associated with transactions, iii) Contribute to the preparation and review of transaction documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with IDB Invest standards.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: i) Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams across IDB Invest particularly on environmental, social and corporate governance safeguards, development effectiveness, legal, advisory, risk, and integrity functions to ensure the seamless execution of transactions, ii) Foster a team-oriented environment by actively contributing ideas, sharing expertise, and providing mentorship to junior team members iii) Collaborate with IDB experts to offer the best solutions to clients and in order to catalyze financing for the growing demand for infrastructure, iv) support the Portfolio Management Division as needed on supervising the portfolio of Infrastructure & Energy projects.
  • Financial Analysis and Modeling: i) Conduct in-depth financial analysis, including building and maintaining sophisticated financial models, to support investment decisions, ii) Perform scenario analysis including running sensitivity analyses over financial model and preparing results to be presented for decision making.
  • Client Presentations and Communication: i) Prepare client presentations, pitch materials, and other documentation to effectively communicate sophisticated financial information, ii) Engage in client interactions, participating in meetings, presentations, and discussions to address client needs and provide strategic advice.
  • Market Research and Industry Analysis: i) Stay abreast of market trends, industry developments, and competitive landscapes to provide valuable insights for decision-making, ii) Conduct thorough research on specific sectors and companies to identify potential opportunities and risks.
  • Project Management: i) Effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines associated with various projects, ii) Take ownership of specific aspects of transactions and projects, ensuring timely and accurate completion.
  • Continuous Learning and Development: i) Proactively seek opportunities for professional development, staying current on industry best practices, trends, and emerging technologies, ii) Contribute to the development of junior team members through mentorship, training, and knowledge sharing.
  • Relationship Building: i) Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients, investors, and other key stakeholders, ii) Act as a liaison between the firm and clients, ensuring high levels of client satisfaction through effective communication and responsiveness.

· Education: You hold a Master’s, MBA, or equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, and/or other relevant fields. Academic specialization in infrastructure development and/or transaction management is desirable.

Experience: You have at least 2+ years of relevant professional experience in loan origination, structuring structured finance (project finance) or corporate finance transactions. Confirmed experience in a similar role in an investment or advisory firm, bank or infrastructure company would be desirable. Strong client relationship experience and skills are also highly valued.


o Argentina, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay: You are proficient in oral and written English and Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.

o Brazil: You are proficient in oral and written English and Portuguese; knowledge of Spanish is a plus.

Key Skills

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


  • Citizenship: You are either a citizen, a resident with legal permit or eligible to obtain valid residency or legal permit to work in the country in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Brazil (São Paulo), Chile (Santiago), Paraguay (Asunción), or Uruguay (Montevideo) without the need for sponsorship by IDB Invest.
  • 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

National 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.
  • 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 that covers medical, dental, vision, preventive care, and prescription drugs.
  • Pension plan: defined benefit pension plan that provides financial security and supports employees in planning for their future.
  • 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.

Our culture


At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try innovative 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 Invest


IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and improve economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $16.3 billion in asset management and 394 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a broad range of industries.

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