| May 23, 2024

Senior Associate IT Business Partner for Sectors – Impact Investing Jobs in Washington, DC

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Information Technology Business Partner for Sectors – Senior Associate

Location: Washington, D.C.


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 Information Technology Department (ITE) is the focal point for all IT services (infrastructure and applications), architecture, policies, and security at Headquarters and Country Offices. It is also responsible for formulating the Bank’s IT Strategy, implementing it, and providing related tools, solutions, and services.

The Sectors Business Partner unit (ITEIPS) has a primary role in creating and fostering a relationship with the Bank’s Sectors, identifying opportunities where IT innovations/solutions can be applied to projects delivered by the Bank.


About this position 


We are looking for a motivated, proactive, and client-centric ITE Business Partner for Sectors with proven expertise in the delivery of business and technology solutions and services, that add value to our clients’ strategic priorities.

You will work in the Sectors Business Partner unit (ITEIPS) part of the Information Technology Department (ITE). As an IT Business Partner for Sectors, you will serve as a liaison for Operations teams, Management, Digital Advisors, Clients from countries in the region, and the Bank’s Headquarters, supporting and providing advisory services, identifying opportunities, and collaborating to develop and applying purposeful technologies in Sectorial projects and corporate initiatives. The selected candidate should aim to enable sectorial teams to better perform their business objectives by using technological solutions in alignment with ITE guidelines and IDB’s institutional strategy and by supporting technology adoption through key technology-based operations.



What you’ll do:

  • Act as a trusted advisor to Business Units and a liaison to the ITE Department and external vendors by identifying and clarifying needs and challenges.
  • Develop and implement sound recommendations for adopting and/or optimal use of existing IT tools, services, and vendors that support operational and corporate processes, anticipating gaps and overlaps.
  • Assist the business with the development of business case and prioritization actively promoting best practices and tending to corporate needs of sectors developing business cases and prioritization, actively promoting best practices and tending to the corporate needs of sectors, and serve as a liaison with the rest of VPF to address and tackle corporate challenges.
  • Manage demand and attend to internal customer needs, guiding the sector in terms of technology components.
  • Provide technical guidance and work internally with ITE, business areas, and external parties to drive solutions, proactively identifying, managing, and resolving coordination challenges with business units and other ITE functions.
  • Identify, screen, and evaluate new solution opportunities or use cases for current ITE tools to address internal and external client needs.
  • Understand, recommend, and apply new and innovative business processes and technologies to meet the strategic needs of the VP, Departments, and Units while ensuring compatibility with the Bank’s existing applications, infrastructure, and security requirements.
  • Define project plans, milestones, and implementation processes meeting deadlines established by the sector.


What you’ll need

  • Education: Master’s degree (or equivalent advanced degree) in Computer Sciences, Information Technology, or other fields relevant to the role’s responsibilities.
  • Experience: At least five years of progressive experience delivering technology-based business services and solutions.  Experience with project management, software development cycle, technology architecture, data management, data processing, BA/BI, design, and integrations of technological solutions. Ability to facilitate dialogue by bridging the gap between technology and its operational applications.
  • Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English, spoken and written, is required. Additional knowledge of French and Portuguese is preferable.


Key skills

You must have strong relationship and networking skills to generate synergies both within ITE and with outside clients/partners of the IDB group. In addition, you should have the following skills/abilities:

  • 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 that 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 well-being:  Access to our Health Services Center that 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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Additional Information

  • External Opening Date: May 23, 2024
  • External Closing Date: Jun 6, 2024
  • External Contact Email: [email protected]
  • External Contact Name: HR Service Center
  • Job Field: Information Technology



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