Rural Development Consultant
Background of this search: Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank ("IDB" or "Bank") is the main source of financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice, and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of its borrowing countries.
The IDB's country strategy for Haiti identifies six priority sectors that have the potential to transform substantially and sustainably Haiti's economy and society: Education; private sector development; energy (particularly electricity); water and sanitation; agriculture and rural development, and transport.
The strategy anticipates the promotion of inter-sectorial coordination as well as enhanced national ownership, strengthened institutional capacity, a substantial participation of all private sector windows of the Bank, strategic donor coordination, integrated investments, and partnership alliances. The Bank's country strategy calls for a technical cooperation and knowledge program consistent with the country's priorities as well as complementary to and supporting of the Bank's operations.
The IDB currently provides a total of $1.39 Billion in loans to 12 different sectors of Haiti: Transport, Urban Development and Housing, Agriculture and Rural Development, Education, Water and Sanitation, Energy, Sustainable Tourism, Financial Markets, Social Investment, Trade, Private Firms and SME Development and Reform/Modernization of the State. Of these $1.39 Billion, $151Million is provided for Agriculture and Rural Development and $36 Million for Sustainable Tourism.
The IDB's support to Agriculture and Rural Development mainly aims to strengthen agricultural productivity and investment, food security, environmental and climate-change resilience and the sustainable management of natural resources. In line with these objectives, the Bank supports various programs executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MARNDR) that require technical supervision of the Bank.
Consultancy Objective: In line with the detailed terms of reference of the assignment, the objectives of this consultancy work are:
The team's mission: The Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division (CSD/RND) supports the operations of the Bank related to natural disaster risk management, rural and agricultural development, tourism development and natural resource management.
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Our culture: 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 all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people to apply.
About us: 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 on 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.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.
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.