png 20240618 205612 0000 - Inter-American Development Bank- IDB Research Economist Job 2024 (Principal / Lead Specialist) Washington DC, United States 

Inter-American Development Bank- IDB Research Economist Job 2024 (Principal / Lead Specialist) Washington DC, United States 

IDB Research Economist Job

About IDB Research Economist Job 

Inter-American Development Bank is looking for interested candidates for the IDB Research Economist Job, a senior economics researcher who is familiar with the development challenges faced by Latin America and the Caribbean who wants to make a difference in the development of the region should apply. 

Do your peers recognize you as someone who possesses: (1) strong technical skills; (2) a record of high-quality, original research in peer-reviewed journals; (3) the ability to communicate with a wide range of potential audiences; and (4) an interest in policy issues in the region? Apply for the IDB Research Economist Job and become part of the team of the Chief Economist!

You will work in our Research Department (RES). This call is open to the fields of Macroeconomics, International Finance, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, and Credit and Banking. We particularly seek an individual who not only possesses a strong publication record and policy engagement but who can mentor junior colleagues in publishing and provide advice on topical macroeconomic developments important for the region.

IDB Research Economist Job Description 

  1. Conduct economic research, identifying challenges and issues, applying theoretical and/or empirical economic analysis, developing policy recommendations and generating knowledge in an area of expertise that is recognized as standard setting for the industry/region.
  1. Advise or provide input to resolve highly complex technical problems in business areas or fields of expertise. 
  1. Make technical recommendations which have a significant and long-term impact on business performance, area of expertise and/or development effectiveness.
  1. Lead the development and implementation of new or revised tools, methodologies, processes and/or policies that have an impact on the business, area of expertise and/or development effectiveness. 
  1. Develop plans for the dissemination of knowledge products and policy recommendations, identifying target audiences and appropriate communication mediums.
  1. Present research to academic and non-academic audiences and refine research papers considering comments for eventual publication in refereed journals. 
  1. Provide thought and strategic leadership to a network of practitioners in areas of expertise across the IDB Research Economist Job jurisdiction or at a regional level. 
  1. Build networks with international organizations, academic institutions, and professional bodies to disseminate research, exchange relevant information, promote cooperative research initiatives, and expand the influence of the IDB Research Economist Job.
  1. Lead/manage team members in a project management capacity, acting as a technical referent/head in projects of strategic input, high complexity, and ample scope such as the flagship publication known as Development in the Americas, by using internal and external resources and addressing new research issues to encourage policy discussions and enhance the visibility and impact of our work. 
  1. Lead and/or review and evaluate the academic work of outside researchers (consultants and research institutions hired through the Latin American Research Network or otherwise), ensuring that they meet the highest standards of quality. 
  1. Conduct the department’s research agenda in the desired direction collaboratively with management and other senior staff.
  1. Provide advice to IDB management on policy issues related to your research agenda.
  1. Coach and mentor junior staff and consultants.

IDB Research Economist Job Requirements 

The requirements for the IDB Research Economist Job are;

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Education: Ph.D. in Economics required.
  • Experience: You have at least 6 years of relevant professional experience. Preference will be given to individuals who combine a strong academic profile with an interest and experience in policy and who have worked on topics relevant to development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Languages: You have a good working knowledge of at least two official Bank languages (English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish).

Members of the selection panel will conduct interviews soon after the call for application is finished. A cover letter, CV, and a recent paper must be submitted along with the application. The deadline for applying is July 30, 2024. 

Benefits of IDB Research Economist Job 

The IDB Research Economist Job provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, including an annual base salary expressed on a net- of-tax basis
  • Leaves and vacations: 24 days of paid time off + 8 personal days + sick leave + gender- neutral parental leave
  • Health Insurance: IDB Research Economist Job provides employees and eligible dependents with a robust medical benefits program which 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.
  • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family, when it applies.
  • 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: IDB Research Economist Job offers tools to boost your professional profile such as mentoring, 1:1 professional counseling, training and learning opportunities, language classes, mobility options, among others.
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, Spouse Career Program, and others. 

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