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Human Resources Department Manager

Washington, District of Columbia
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    Full Time


Do you have a passion for and want to contribute to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean? Are you looking for challenging work?


You can make a difference at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), a multilateral organization dedicated to improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.  We are searching for an outstanding Executive to fill the following position:




Human Resources Department Manager






You will manage the Human Resources Department (HRD) that serves the IDB Group, which includes the IDB, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC/”IDB Invest”) which is committed to development through the private sector, and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), an innovation lab for the Group.


HRD is made up of 3 Divisions (Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, and Leadership and Employee Development) and a state-of-the-art Analytics Unit as an integral part of talent management. Recent transformations include the development of the HR Service Center in Costa Rica, the provision of all HR services to the IIC/IDB Invest via a Service-level agreement, SAP implementation in the HR function, the approval of the Diversity Framework leading to EDGE certification, and the design and deployment of the Leadership Development Program for current and emerging leaders. The Department has led the development and approval of the Total Rewards Framework for the IDB Group and the successful HR component of the merger initiative leading to the creation of IDB Invest in 2016.




What you will do:


A critical component of the Human Resources Manager’s responsibilities, therefore, will be to provide a continued vision of innovation, strategic advice, and decision support to client Departments, and collaboration with other business units. The role requires a highly strategic approach to ensure the HCS initiatives and components are successfully delivered, develop and effectively administer the human capital of the IDB Group in the context of a multilateral development organization, and support all activities related to human resources planning.


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.



Qualifications needed:

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

Interested? Please refer to https://jobs.iadb.org/en/hrdgeneralmanager

For the full terms of reference.

To apply, please send a CV and cover memo by October 9, 2018 to the following e-mail address:  hrdmanagersearch@iadb.org

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.



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