IDB Invest Lead Social Officer or Officer
Environmental, Social & Governance Division
Background : Our team is looking for a qualified professional who will report to the Chief of the Environmental, Social & Governance Division (SEG) of the IDB Invest and support the design and implementation of IDB Invest’s operations, ensuring that the financed projects and other activities are socially and environmentally sustainable and align with the IDB Invest’s social and environmental policies and internationally recognized best practices.
What you will do :
Provide technical expertise on key issues related mainly to social impacts, as well as environmental impacts and risks in the design, preparation, implementation and monitoring of IDB Invest’s operations taking into consideration the best industry practices and standards;
Manage and conduct due diligence of environmental and social aspects of new investment proposals for IDB Invest’s consideration;
Identify all key potential social and environmental impacts and risks of a project and ensure that their magnitude and significance are well understood;
Design and incorporate project plans effective and feasible measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the adverse environmental and social impacts, and draft relevant project processing documentation.
Ensure that the client understands the applicable environmental and social policies, guidelines and project-specific requirements, and has the necessary dedication and capacity to manage social and environmental impacts and / or risks adequately and supported by mechanisms that facilitate implementation;
Handle projects to ensure implementation of mitigation measures;
Work with clients and other relevant units of the IDB Invest to mobilize technical and financial support to improve the environmental and social sustainability of their operations, adding value to operations;
Provide internal and external clients with capacity building on SEG related topics by crafting and piloting information sharing schemes;
What you will need :
Academic Degree & Years of Professional Experience : A Master’s degree in anthropology, sociology, environmental management, law, communication, environmental sciences or relevant field.
A minimum of 7 years (Officer) and 10 years (Lead Officer) of relevant professional experience related to social impact assessments, stakeholder mapping and engagement strategies, prior consultation, and providing advice to private sector clients on social impact and mitigation measures.
Languages : Oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish required; knowledge of Portuguese and / or French desirable.
Additional Skills :
Proven track record in analyzing environmental and social aspects of an operation, identifying critical issues and building best practices into the core design, execution and monitoring of complex and diverse projects with a wide range of clients of different sizes and industries;
Extensive experience reviewing socio-economic surveys, Social Impact Assessments for Projects, stakeholder engagement plans, as well as Resettlement Action Plans, and Indigenous Peoples Development Plans.
Proven track record monitoring and supervising the implementation of Resettlement Plans and mitigating measures for social impacts.
Experience assessing contextual risks, human rights issues, as well as evaluating mitigation strategies for projects.
Experience assessing and mitigating impacts related to gender issues, health impacts, as well as cultural heritage.
Experience with conflict resolution as related to complex projects is highly desirable.
Experience with IFC performance standards and IDB Invest’s Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy is highly desirable.
Proven track record in implementing environmental and social corporate procedures and programs and managing environmental or social systems;
Ability to work independently or with limited oversight in the review of moderate to highly complex social issues related to projects;
Demonstrated technical knowledge of best practices related to environmental and social aspects in working with private sector firms across industry sectors (including infrastructure, agribusiness, tourism and / or manufacturing) to identify environmental and social risk and issues and develop mitigation measures to ensure compliance with good international industry practice;
Substantial technical knowledge of the development of environmental and social safeguards as well as deep specialization in one or two critical business sectors highlighted above;
Clear understanding of the role and mandate of multilateral institutions and how these institutions support and complement host government efforts to engage with the private marketplace to develop their national private sectors.
Previous transaction experience with multilateral development banks and / or development finance institutions is desirable;
Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to synthesize information clearly for a variety of internal and external stakeholder audiences.
Outstanding interpersonal skills to effectively work with project teams and clients.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to travel to Latin America and Caribbean countries and unquestionable integrity and highest ethical standards.
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Opportunity summary :
Type of contract : Fixed-Term
Length of Contract : 3 years
Starting date : Upon agreement with the candidate
Location : IDB Invest field office in Panama City, Panama; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico or another IDB Invest field office in Latin America dependent on business needs.
Our culture : Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, health, gender and diversity, communications and much more.
About us : IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization based in Washington, D.
C., that is committed to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector.
IDB Invest offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
IDB Invest is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV / AIDs status.
We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.
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