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We are continuously looking for professionals who are deeply invested in our mission to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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All of our positions are competitive. You would have to go through a formal recruitment process to work with us. This allows us to assess the best candidates in a very competitive market.

Our process is comprised of three steps: 

Step 1

Complete the online form through our system and upload your CV in English or Spanish. You do not need to upload a Cover Letter unless the position indicates it.

Pro tips:  

  • Read the job posting carefully and make sure you have the requirements.  
  • Make sure your CV aligns with the profile we are looking for, edit it, if necessary.  
  • And more importantly, keep it short. We receive a lot of applications. Work on compelling and straightforward messages! 
Step 2

If your CV matches our search, we will be reaching out to invite you to participate in this process. If we do not contact you, this indicates that you were not selected to continue with the hiring process.  

This phase might vary depending on the position, but you can expect to have a technical assessment, where we can evaluate your skills; and have a formal panel interview comprised of our IDB colleagues.

Pro tips:  

  • If we send you a technical test, read it carefully and do not shy away from asking questions if needed. Follow instructions and submit it on time!  
  • Prepare for your interview! Practice with colleagues or friends. We know interviewing might be nerve-wracking, but we will try to make you feel as comfortable as possible!  
  • During the interview, be yourself! Make sure to show your personality and be clear and concise in your answers; this would help the panel follow you better. 
Step 3

We take recruitment processes very seriously, which is why it may take a while for you to receive an answer from us. We will provide you with an estimated timeline to communicate the final decision.   

Pro tips: 

  • You can always reach out to your HR point of contact for updates. They will share the status of the process, even though they might not have an answer yet. 
  • If you were not selected for the position, ask for feedback, and do not get discouraged. We always have new openings and encourage you to apply again.
Step 1

Complete the online form through our system and upload your CV in English or Spanish. You do not need to upload a Cover Letter unless the position indicates it.

Pro tips:  

  • Read the job posting carefully and make sure you have the requirements.  
  • Make sure your CV aligns with the profile we are looking for, edit it, if necessary.  
  • And more importantly, keep it short. We receive a lot of applications. Work on compelling and straightforward messages! 
Step 2

If your CV matches our search, we will be reaching out to invite you to participate in this process. If we do not contact you, this indicates that you were not selected to continue with the hiring process.  

This phase might vary depending on the position, but you can expect to have a technical assessment, where we can evaluate your skills; and have a formal panel interview comprised of our IDB colleagues.

Pro tips:  

  • If we send you a technical test, read it carefully and do not shy away from asking questions if needed. Follow instructions and submit it on time!  
  • Prepare for your interview! Practice with colleagues or friends. We know interviewing might be nerve-wracking, but we will try to make you feel as comfortable as possible!  
  • During the interview, be yourself! Make sure to show your personality and be clear and concise in your answers; this would help the panel follow you better. 
Step 3

We take recruitment processes very seriously, which is why it may take a while for you to receive an answer from us. We will provide you with an estimated timeline to communicate the final decision.   

Pro tips: 

  • You can always reach out to your HR point of contact for updates. They will share the status of the process, even though they might not have an answer yet. 
  • If you were not selected for the position, ask for feedback, and do not get discouraged. We always have new openings and encourage you to apply again.
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How do I apply for a job at the IDB?

All applications are submitted through our online application system. We require a lot of information upfront, so carve out about 20-30 minutes to complete the application. Filling a vacancy may take up to a couple of months or more. 


Check out our vacancies here.  

 

What are the types of contracts the IDB offers?

We have different contract modalities and opportunities. Explore all your options here. 

Do you have offices around the world? Do you recruit for these offices?

The IDB has offices in all 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, where it finances programs and projects. Our headquarters are in the United States, and we also have offices in Europe and Asia. We hire for all offices on a regular basis. To learn more about our offices click here. 
 

Are there any eligibility restrictions?

You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries to qualify for any type of employment. Positions at IDB Invest do not have citizenship restrictions. 

Candidates with relatives working at the IDB, IDB Invest or IDB Lab are not eligible for any type of employment.
 

If I am not a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident, how do I get a visa to work at Headquarters in Washington, D.C.?

The IDB assists with the processing of G4 Visas, which are granted by the U.S. Department of state to individuals who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents, coming to the United States to perform a full-time appointment at the IDB. G4 Visas can be processed in most U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad*.

 

Important information on G4 Visas: 

  • G4 visas can be granted to eligible dependents that reside with the IDB employee. 
  • Dependents with G4 visas that meet the eligibility can apply for a US Work Authorization. 
  • The employee must live within 50 miles of Headquarters and be a full-time active employee of the IDB to maintain a G4 Visa. 

 

* The U.S. Department of State (USDOS) reserves the right to approve or deny any visa applications.


 

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