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BID abre vaga para Especialista em Povos Indígenas e Afro-Descendentes no Brasil e Cone Sul

Indigenous Peoples/Afro-descendants Specialist - Brazil and South Cone

Posting No.:08/94 Dept:SCL/GDI
Closing Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Inter-American Development Bank, the largest and leading source of multilateral financing for regional development in Latin America and the Caribbean, is offering the opportunity to assist in the social and economic development of the countries of the region.

The IDB seeks to support socio-cultural development processes that are appropriate to the economy and governance of indigenous peoples, giving priority to territorial and cultural integrity, to a harmonious relationship with the environment, and to security in the face of vulnerability, while respecting the rights of indigenous peoples to exercise the right to participate effectively in determining their own political, economic, social, and cultural future within the framework of participation in democratic systems and of the construction of multicultural states.

The Gender and Diversity Unit (GDI), in the Social Sector Department seeks an Indigenous Peoples/Afro-descendants Specialist stationed in the premises of the IDB Representation in Brazil with regional responsibilities for GDI’s programs in the South Cone.


  • Coordinate the GDI portfolio in Brazil and the South Cone, including the administrative follow up and other duties required in the framework of the programs, timely communicate and exchange information with GDI.
  • Monitor the implementation of the IDB Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples and foster the advancement of the Strategy for Indigenous Development through inter-sector and multi-dimensional approaches.
  • Identify, design, execute, supervise and evaluate projects and initiatives meant to enhance indigenous peoples socio-cultural development, inclusion in economic growth, security and integrity.
  • Act as a resource person on indigenous peoples issues for the IDB Representations in Brazil and the South Cone, provide substantive conceptual, policy and operational inputs and support to other specialists and project staff at the country level.
  • Mainstream indigenous peoples’ needs and rights in country strategies, technical cooperation and loan operations.
  • Provide expertise to and collaborate with country-based relevant governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations and coordination groups.
  • Build strategic partnerships with international cooperation partners and donors in Brazil and the South Cone to facilitate project implementation and resource mobilization.
  • Set up adequate mechanisms to ensure regular progress reports, based on results and program objectives, through collection of data on results indicators.
  • Coordinate donor reporting in order to ensure timely and quality compliance with agreements and requirements in coordination with GDI.


  • Education: Advanced university degree, Masters or above, in anthropology, social sciences, political and/ or international affairs (i.e. international development studies, diversity and human rights issues), development planning, economics or related technical field.
  • Experience: At least 6 years of progressively professional experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
    Relevant experience in the areas of socio-economic development, social dialogue, conflict prevention, resettlement interventions, gender mainstreaming.
    Strong competency in policy analysis and strategic planning, as well as significant field work in the region. Established coordination with indigenous groups and organizations both internationally and at the country level.
  • Languages: Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese, working knowledge of English.


  • Knowledge of indigenous peoples and cultural identity issues.
  • Familiarity with the IDB system's rules and procedures.
  • Understanding of political matters in the countries of assignment and the region.
  • Managerial, organizational, budgeting, results-based management, fundraising and negotiating and communication skills.
  • Maturity, ability to take decisions under pressure and ability to deal with matters that are politically or culturally sensitive.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

** Preference will be given to competent professional candidates proceeding from indigenous communities of Latin America. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. **

We offer:
Competitive benefits and compensation package
Comprehensive relocation plan
Diverse and inclusive working environment


(*) The grade of the position will be determined by the level of responsibilities to be assigned.
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