Chief for Strategic Planning and Partner Engagement

Inter-American Development Bank - Washington D.C. Metro Area

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The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is a fund within the Inter-American Development Bank supported by 39 donors with a mandate of promoting growth and poverty reduction through private sector development targeting poor and low-income populations--their businesses, their farms, and their households. The MIF implements this mandate through its Access Framework which provides its clients with the tools to raise their incomes:  access to finance, markets and skills, and basic services.  As a laboratory for development, the MIF uses a combination of grants (about 70% of operations), equity investment (20%), and lending (10%) to pioneer innovative solutions, leverage private finance, share risk, fill skill gaps, address market failures, and provide knowledge, all in order to unlock private activity at the base of the pyramid. The MIF is the largest technical assistance provider to the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF finances about 90-100 projects per year, with a total annual finance volume of about US$100 million.      The Multilateral Investment Fund is seeking to hire a versatile and dynamic Chief for Strategic Planning and Partner Engagement.  The selected person will lead and manage staff work on:  (1) developing and implementing  the MIF's strategic plan; (2) evaluating the organization's performance in meeting its strategic objectives and recommending actions needed for improving performance;  (3) engaging with traditional and new donors and partners, public and private, to expand the MIF's outreach and support;  and (4) securing capital replenishment.   Initial responsibilities will include:   Strategic Planning   ·         Work closely with the MIF General Manager and the management team on shaping, planning, monitoring, and communicating the MIF institutional strategy. ·         Engage with counterparts in comparable development institutions to share knowledge about strategic directions and bring best practice to the MIF. ·         Monitor progress in institutional reforms and Access Framework implementation and develop plans for addressing challenges as they emerge. ·         Manage a team of professionals to support the MIF General Manager on MIF replenishment issues. ·         Develop and lead implementation of the strategy for MIF III replenishment discussions. ·         Lead the MIF replenishment team. ·         Lead highly-skilled interdisciplinary, multi-cultural staff.   Donor and Partner Engagement   ·         Enhance engagement with traditional donors and build relationships with new donors and private partners to expand support for MIF objectives and operations. ·         Integrate the public and private engagement strategy with the broader MIF institutional strategy.  

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Requirements:   ·         Master's degree in related field. ·         Minimum of 10-15 years professional experience in a public finance or development ministry or institution. ·         Proven track record at a senior level in formulating shareholder policies and positions for multilateral development banks and multilateral funds. ·         Excellent knowledge of development bank objectives, policies, development programs and projects, operations, governance, and finances. ·         Substantial experience and extensive knowledge of best practice and institutional reforms in development bank work and operations. ·         Substantial experience in participating in replenishment negotiations for different institutions and regions. ·         Extensive knowledge of best practice and precedents in replenishment negotiations. ·         Strong representational skills in high-level multilateral discussions and negotiations. ·         Demonstrated skill in consensus building in multilateral fora.  Excellent problem solving skills to facilitate agreement on difficult issues. ·         Knowledge of leading public and private experts in development bank best practice. ·         Demonstrated skills in managing financial and development professionals. ·         Extensive knowledge of policy documents for multilateral replenishment and capital increase discussions.   Competencies   Resource Mobilization Creates momentum for advancing MIF work by courting and enlisting partners, positioning MIF resources and developing innovative capital strategies.   Negotiation and Communication Balances different interests of donors and stakeholders and negotiates agreements and terms.   Client Relationship Management Develops ongoing strategic relationships with donors, private sector partners, stakeholders and industry influencers to build their support and collaboration.   Innovation and Creativity Generates innovative and creative solutions to problems that contribute to organizational effectiveness. Tries different and novel ways of approaching work to create added value in the services/products provided.      Management and Teamwork skills Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate the team, taking initiative to assist others and share information, knowledge and best practices. Committed to individual professional development and empowering specialists.   Collaboration and Influence Cooperates with others to achieve mutually beneficial results. Gains the support of others for own ideas and initiatives, regardless of formal authority and organizational boundaries.    Critical Thinking and Judgment Uses data, experience, and good judgment to make sound decisions and devise effective solutions to problems. Assesses and manages risk in own work.   Communications Skills Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication.   The IDB offers a competitive benefits and compensation package, including relocation expenses.   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.

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Inter-American Development Bank

We support efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. We aim to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. Established in 1959, we are the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. We have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase our development impact in the region. While we are a regular bank in many ways, we are also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, we also provide grants, technical assistance and do research. Our shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB. Given our shareholder base and prudent management, we have a strong financial position. As a result, the IDB is able to borrow in international markets at competitive rates and transfer that benefit to our clients in 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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