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General Manager- Human Resources Department

Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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The successful candidate will exercise leadership in developing strong relationships with the Board of Executive Directors, client Departments and field offices that operate under a matrix system. This includes developing and implementing new HR policies and procedures required to support the Bank’s business model and provide for a high performance, motivated workforce.

A member of the Executive management team, the Human Resources Manager reports directly to the Vice-President for Finance and Administration (VPF) and is a member of the VPF Management Team, coordinating and collaborating closely with the other corporate managers to provide outstanding strategic services to the business units. A summary of specific responsibilities includes: leading a team of approximately 75 human resources professionals & support staff devoted to client departments and field staff, as well as consultants and contractors at Headquarters and in the Costa Rica Service Center; ensuring that the Bank's President and Vice-Presidents and the Board of Directors are fully supported and well-informed regarding the Institution's talent management programs, risks, and initiatives; serving the needs of over 2,000 IDB Group international & national staff and Board members, as well as approximately 1,400 full-time equivalent on-site consultants; and managing the budget for the HR Department.


  • Provides overall strategic HR leadership to the Bank; brings vision and leads the implementation of the IDBG Human Capital Strategy 2020, delivering comprehensive HR programs and services aligned with institutional business strategies and using analytics to develop insight-driven solutions and support business decision-making.
  • Creates and implements human resources programs and methodologies in direct support of the Bank’s results-based business model and oversees the definition of metrics and output indicators aligned with this model.
  • Designs and administers compensation and benefits for international and national staff, ensuring competitiveness and business strategy alignment.
  • Administers HR policies for international and national staff and monitors their maintenance and updating.
  • Coordinates human resources planning for all Bank Group units. As a strategic partner, develops organizational workforce planning processes that evaluate structure, job design, and staff forecasting in order to obtain the necessary skills mix in keeping with budgetary limitations and needs for succession management. Provides technical support via Business Partners responsible for specific departments/offices and countries and advises Management on talent matters.
  • Oversees the development and administration of effective talent sourcing & attraction programs (including initiatives to attract and provide opportunities to women and under-represented groups across professional and leadership levels, and special programs for young talent), career development options including mobility and work assignment opportunities, promotion processes, diversity and inclusion, performance management, and labor relations issues.
  • Designs and implements programs for leadership development, including the identification and development of emerging leaders, based on a set of identified core competencies, state-of-the-art instruments, tools, and methodologies.
  • Reviews the framework for incentives and rewards systems in order to strengthen their link with business priorities and to support a culture of merit. Directs the development and administration of compensation and benefits programs, including the administration of salaries, insurance (medical, dental, and life), visa processing, and tax reimbursement for U.S. staff and retirees. Continually assesses the competitiveness of all IDB Group programs and practices against comparator institutions.
  • Oversees the Bank’s HR Service Center in Costa Rica that carries out centralized transactional HR-related services for the Bank Group, ensuring quality, timeliness, and efficiency in the related processes (includes contractual contract management).
  • Develops communications strategies to maintain employees informed of the latest and future HR developments.
  • Determines and recommends HR employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship to further the Bank's business objectives and promote a high level of employee morale. Ensures consistent and equitable application of human resources policies and procedures including final review of termination decisions. Promotes institutional labor relations through the maintenance of a positive working relationship with the Staff, Retirees, and Family Associations, as well as the Ombudsperson, Ethics Officer, and Mediation Secretary, taking active part in the conflict resolution system.



A seasoned and innovative HR professional with best practice knowledge and experience in areas such as global recruitment, performance management, incentive and compensation systems, HR policies, leadership development, and HR systems platforms.  Candidates should possess a keen understanding of the work of multilateral development organizations, with comprehensive views of how the Human Resources Department operates as a strategic partner to the business. Further, should be an outstanding people manager and effective manager of resources (budget, cost management, processes, and efficiencies for overall Bank and HR), fostering a culture of efficiency, good planning, and accountability.  Experience in change management is critical, as well as the following minimum requirements:

Education Requirement:  Master's degree or equivalent Licenciatura/advanced degree in HR Management, Business Administration, Economics, or related fields required.  Post-graduate degree or complementary studies in specific HR areas, such as global compensation management, labor relations, or organizational change management, is desirable.

Language Requirements:  Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish required; working knowledge of Portuguese or French is desirable.

Relevant Experience Requirements:  At least 12-15 years of relevant experience, with a proven track record of 8-10 years at the senior leadership level in international organization/s.

The IDB offers a competitive benefits and compensation package, including relocation expenses (if applicable).  Executive level position.

The Human Resources Manager will be subject to the IDB Personnel Policies, the IDB Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and IDB policies.

Applicants must be a citizen of one of the 48 IDB Member Countries in order to qualify for any type of employment at the IDB.

Individuals with relatives working for the IDB and IIC/IDB Invest within and including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity are not eligible.  This includes staff members and contractuals/consultants.



To apply, please send a CV and cover memo by October 31, 2018 to the following e-mail address:  hrdmanagersearch@iadb.org

The IDB 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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Posted: 2018-10-09 Expires: 2018-11-08

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