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Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion/ Advisory Services Division
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Post of duty: Dominican Republic

IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization committed to the development of the private sector of Latin America and the Caribbean by financing loans, equity investments, and guarantees. In addition, IDB Invest partners with clients to provide advisory and training services.

About this position

What you’ll do

· Lead the execution of the WeCode Program, an innovative ecosystem-level initiative designed to promote the growth of Women-Led/Owned Businesses (WSMEs) in the Dominican Republic. In this role, you will spearhead the implementation of comprehensive capacity-building programs and strategic dissemination knowledge and activities. Your responsibilities will involve engaging with a diverse array of stakeholders, including the financial association, policymakers, financial institutions, and other key players.

· Oversee third-party consultants with a focus on ensuring the punctual delivery of high­ quality outcomes, including technical workshops, technical notes, knowledge and communications products. Your attention to detail and commitment to excellence will play a pivotal role in maintaining the standard of deliverables IDB Invest expects and contributing to the overall success of the WeCode.

· Efficiently manage project milestones, activities, budget, and responsibilities with a keen focus on precision and effectiveness. In this role, you will be at the forefront of project management, orchestrating key elements such as milestones and activities, while maintaining the budget on track and third-party consultants accountable for their tasks.

· Maintain clear and effective communication at a high level with pertinent stakeholders to ensure that the project consistently meets deliverables. In this role, you will be instrumental in fostering transparent and fluent communication channels with WeCode stakeholders. Your ability to articulate project progress, problem-solving, address concerns, and gather valuable feedback will play a pivotal role in steering the project towards its intended goals.


· Support the team's WeFi reporting efforts, knowledge products, dissemination efforts (i.e. events, webinars, panel discussions, knowledge exchange programs, etc.), and GDI activities.

· Work collectively with IDB Invest Investment Officers and clients, particularly in the financial sector to develop advisory solutions that meet WeCode's requirement and improve the access to credit for women entrepreneurs.

· Identify and proactively pursue opportunities for scaling and replicating the WeCode initiative in additional countries in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. In this role, you will play a strategic part in recognizing potential avenues for expansion and establishing partnerships to replicate the success of the WeCode initiative on a regional scale.

What you'll need

· Education: You hold at least a master's degree, MBA, or equivalent degree in economics, international development, public and/or international affairs, finance, business administration, human resources, communications, engineering, or any relevant field.

· Experience: At least ten (10) years of professional relevant experience in the field of diversity and inclusion in private sector companies, consultancies, or development institutions

· Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English, spoken and written, is required. Additional knowledge of French and Portuguese is preferable.

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: National Consultant Full-Time.

· Length of contract: 24 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 package comprised of:

· 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.

· Assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family, if applicable.

· Work Schedules: Hybrid and flexible work schedules.

· Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, one-to-one 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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About IDB Lab

Is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group. We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections to drive innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. We believe innovation is a powerful tool that can transform our region, providing today unprecedented opportunities to populations that are vulnerable due to economic, social, or environmental factors. IDB Lab has a commitment to gender quality and diversity as part of its development mandate. The Strategy and Impact unit supports IDB Lab in the development of strategy, connections and knowledge, and impact measurement and reporting.

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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 maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $14.1 billion in asset management and 325 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries.

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