Division Chief Talent Management
Inter-American Development Bank - Washington, DC

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Human Resources Department

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is today the main source of multilateral 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 member countries


The Human Resources Department (HRD) is responsible for the administration and development of the Bank's human capital, in line with the principles of the Bank's Human Capital Strategy. It creates and implements human resource programs and processes in direct support of the Bank's results-based business model, with emphasis on workforce planning, recruitment, retention, and development. The Talent Management Division Chief reports to the General Manager of the Human Resources Department under the IDB's Vice-Presidency for Finance and Administration (VPF).


Provides thought leadership and direction to the Division. Leads the annual planning, implementation, and supervision of the Division's work program. Monitors the quality of outputs, achievement of long-term goals, and annual objectives for the Division.

Works to align the people strategies, policies, and programs of the Division with the IDB's strategic direction and with client Department needs.

Listens, interprets, and works directly with the business units in understanding business requirements and establishing strategic partnerships; monitors the service delivery of the HR Business Partners with regards to playing a key role in assisting the business to improve HR planning, providing standardized HR processes across the Bank, and ensuring timely technical response.

Provides talent sourcing and the building of a talent pipeline for future Bank needs. Responsible for the provision of recruitment services in accordance with current and future Bank needs and recruitment plans, including the recruitment of Executives, Chiefs, and for special initiatives, as well as management of the relationship with global search firms.

Oversees the administration of special employment programs, such as the Young Professional Program and internships.

Oversees the development of workforce plans, in conjunction with corresponding organizational units, to support the timely filling of vacancies and programming of personnel actions such as transfers, work assignments, employment contract extensions, and succession planning.

Provides pre-boarding and on-boarding guidance to new employees, assistance for staff transferring, and off-boarding guidance to staff about to terminate.

Provides advice and support to supervisors related to conflict resolution and grievances, in collaboration with the Bank's other conflict resolution mechanisms.

Works to promote knowledge-sharing and lessons learned with other HR organizational units, and especially in collaboration with KNL, as well as the development of technical HR capability.

Interacts closely with the other HR Divisions to ensure the completeness and integration of HR concepts, programs, and services, teaming up across the Department and ensuring quality of delivery.

Champions change regarding HR strategy and policy. Takes a comprehensive and strategic approach to communicating and enacting change with the different stakeholders.

Establishes key metrics and statistics, and monitors progress toward objectives. Integrates both hard and anecdotal data to analyze the impact and results of HR initiatives.

Mentors and assesses the Division's staff, providing goals and expectations, feedback, and technical guidance to optimize performance and enhance service delivery quality.


Master's degree or equivalent advanced degree required. A degree in Strategic HR Management, Organizational Development, Economics, Business Administration, or studies related to the delivery of international development programs is/are a plus.

at least 10 years work experience leading and managing projects, initiating conceptual developments, and delivering results. Knowledge and understanding of the Latin American and Caribbean Region. Experience in leading teams, including broad experience, at a similar level, in coordinating multidisciplinary teams to develop complex projects and HR initiatives.

Proficiency in English and Spanish is essential. Working knowledge of a third official Bank language is a plus.


Ability to identify the internal and external factors impacting the management of the Bank's human resources, and act accordingly. Knowledge of HR programs, systems and practices and strong technical background/experience in key HR functions related to the position.

Solid management practices and strong consultation/negotiation skills to provide strategic guidance to business unit leaders in his/her areas of responsibility.

Professional and personal ability to lead technically strong teams. Professional profile that is recognized as a leader and authority among peers.

Excellent written and oral communications skills.


Enabling Performance and Growth:
Delivers results by recruiting the right talent, coaching and mentoring staff, and effectively managing people and resources. Sets performance standards and provides feedback and guidance to drive growth and continuous improvement.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion:
Models inclusive behaviors and leverages diversity to achieve business results.

Strategic Leadership:
Understands the strategic issues facing the IDB, setting business priorities which translate into initiatives that provide the greatest value for the organization. Is future-oriented, taking a broad and long-term view of options, challenges, and opportunities.

Leading Change:
Charts a new course by demonstrating support for innovation and by defining the organizational changes needed for improving business effectiveness. Gains the necessary support to implement key changes.

Managing Paradoxes:
Remains energized and focused even when faced with conflicting interests between own expectations and organizational demands and pressures. Executes leadership decisions in the face of adversity and ambiguity.

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

The IDB is committed to gender equality and encourages women to apply.

We seek diversity also in terms of nationality, ethnicity, race, and educational background.

Persons living with disability or HIV/AIDS are equally encouraged to apply.

Primary Location


HQ-US-Washington DC




Job Posting


Jan 28, 2013

Closing Date


Feb 11, 2013

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