Evaluation Senior Associates   - Tenders Global

Evaluation Senior Associates  

Inter-American Development Bank



Company presentation

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.

The Bank’s current focus areas include three development challenges – social inclusion and equality, productivity and innovation, and economic integration – and three cross-cutting issues – gender equality and diversity, climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law.


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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. 

The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is responsible for evaluating all aspects of the IDB Group’s work. OVE undertakes independent and systematic evaluations of the IDB Group’s strategies, policies, programs, activities, delivery support functions, and systems. It disseminates findings of the evaluations so that recommendations for improvement can be used in the design, appraisal, and execution of new operations, providing oversight and support for the enhancement of the effectiveness of the IDB Group’s evaluation system. 


About this position 

We are looking for multiple Evaluation Senior Associates to analyze and evaluate IDB’s and IDB Invest’s activities.    
What you’ll do:     

  • Evaluations: actively participate in evaluation teams examining issues of development effectiveness of IDB and IDB Invest activities at the project, sector, and country program level and undertake special studies, annual reviews, and evaluations of important corporate policies, systems, and initiatives. 
  • Support to IDB Group’s Self-Evaluation System: participate in reviews and validations of management self-evaluations of public and private sector operations. 
  • Outreach: work with multidisciplinary teams to help communicate evaluation findings within and beyond the IDB Group. 
  • Support to OVE’s Mission: contribute to high-quality evaluations and skills building in OVE by participating in peer reviews of OVE products, providing procedural and task guidance to Consultants and Research Fellows, and participating actively in ad hoc working groups and other OVE initiatives as needed.    


What you’ll need:   

  • Education: Master’s degree in evaluation, economics, finance, engineering, social policy, public policy, or related field, with broad knowledge of international development issues. 
  • Experience: At least 3 years of relevant hands-on experience in economic development, including experience in a policy or operational position in a government, multilateral organization, donor agency, think tank, NGO, consulting firm, or private financier dealing with issues of economic, environmental or social policy, project finance or development effectiveness. Experience in one or more of the following is a plus:
  1. Participating in evaluations of development projects or operations
  2. Participating in operations at a multilateral organization or donor agency
  3. Working in the Latin American and/or Caribbean region
  4. Experience in any of the following sectors: Infrastructure (e.g.: energy, transport, water and sanitation, or urban infrastructure); Public sector and institutions (e.g.: public sector reform, taxation and fiscal affairs, public financial management, regulation); Private sector development (e.g.: investment climate, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, innovation, or business regulation)
  • Analytical and Critical thinking: Able to analyze large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information on complex topics to understand and contribute to assessing and developing recommendations. Need to balance attention to detail with the ability to understand the big picture, and then synthesize your insights to communicate them in a concise and persuasive way.  
  • Technical skills: Strong analytical, writing, and verbal skills, including validated knowledge of research and/or evaluation methods and experience in one or more key IDB Group Sectors. Ability to work effectively as a team member with autonomy.  
  • Language: Proficiency in English required. Additional knowledge of Spanish, French or Portuguese a plus. Spanish is highly desirable so if you are not proficient, we will ask you to commit to learning once you join us, since the skill is essential for long-term success in this role.  


Technical track:  

  • 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. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents. 
  • 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

  • International 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, 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 Group 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 support 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: 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. 
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, Spouse Career Program, 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 [email protected]  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

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.


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More details

Working hours (%): 80-100%

Type of contract: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)

Macro-area: North America

Level of experience: Professional, 3 to 5 years

Area of work: Banking and Finance

Type of organisation: Multilateral Organisations

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