Equity and loan operations project cycle Consultant (LAB/INV)
IDB Lab is looking for a dynamic and client-oriented individual to support the Chief Investment Officer and the Investment Unit in the project management of the operations in headquarters.
IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. It mobilizes financing, knowledge, and connections to support entrepreneurs to catalyze innovation that can drive inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). IDB Lab believes that innovation is a powerful tool that can transform this region, as it provides with unprecedented opportunities to solve long-standing problems that are preventing vulnerable populations to improve their quality of life.
For over 25 years, IDB Lab has been using of a range of reimbursable financing instruments, from equity investments and loan operations in early-stage companies with high impact and high growth models to investments in venture capital (VC) funds, for which IDB Lab has been an instrumental anchor investor helping to shape the VC industry in LAC. IDB Lab also leverages third party financing to achieve its developmental goals, including environment and climate-oriented funds aligned with its strategies.
The Investment Unit (INV) at IDB Lab is the unit responsible for originating and managing the portfolio of reimbursable operations. INV has a systemic role of filling key funding gaps, bridging key connections in different fields (e.g. public and private) and mobilizing key ecosystem resources to support specific ventures with outstanding socioeconomic or environmental impact potential. IDB Lab adds relevant value to those ventures during their business consolidation and expansion and fosters their impact towards solving some of the most pressing development and inclusion challenges of different sectors in LAC (Fintech, Edtech, Healthtech, Agtech/Biotech, etc).
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Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace diversity based on gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We encourage women, Afrodescendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.
At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills but also are passionate about improving lives.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.