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Corporate Sustainability Contractual

Date Posted
31st March 2017
Accounting & Finance, Consulting & Project Management, Management
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Corporate Sustainability Contractual will manage the design and implementation of corporate sustainability advisory services in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean Region with a focus on inclusive value chains.

Job Description

Main Activities
The Corporate Sustainability Contractual main functions and responsibilities shall include:
(1)  Strategic planning
  • Support the implementation of the IDB Group’s Compete Caribbean program through the provision of advisory services to IIC current and potential clients with a particular focus on inclusive value chains in the Caribbean;
  • Support the development of the corporate sustainability advisory services strategy to complement and expand the impact of the IIC investments;
  • Support the Advisory Services Team’s industry and market research on corporate sustainability and inclusive value chains. Keep abreast of industry dynamics, innovation being introduced in the market by competitors and of developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Review practice of other multilateral development banks (MDBs) in the provision of advisory services, sharing market intelligence across segments and within the IDBG as relevant; 
  • Develop a partnership and resource mobilization strategy to implement the IIC’s corporate sustainability strategy in the Caribbean. Lead efforts to mobilize resources from donors.
(2)  Advisory Services and Investment
  • Design a portfolio of advisory services products and services for corporates, financial intermediaries and infrastructure developers in the Caribbean to promote sustainable business practices and the inclusion of small producers in their value chains; identify and prioritize potential clients, according to IIC’s priorities;
  • Coordinate the origination of advisory service projects to help IIC clients enhance their ability to address corporate sustainability challenges;
  • Coordinate the collaboration with Segment Divisions to originate sustainable investments and assist in the design of investment opportunities and support transaction execution to mainstream corporate sustainability considerations.
(3)  Strategic Communications
  • Support the implementation of a Communications Strategy for the Advisory Services team;
  • Prepare lessons learned related to corporate sustainability within and outside the IDBG. Disseminating information to project teams on transaction strengths, weaknesses, risks and risk mitigation options;
  • Play a significant role in the corporate sustainability community in the Caribbean by liaising with industry experts and potential clients, partners and stakeholders. Seeking to build new relationships to generate new business opportunities;
  • Be recognized as a corporate sustainability sector expert and representing the IIC on the topic in industry related events and activities.


  • Academic Degree/Level & years of professional experience: An advanced degree (at least Master’s, MBA, or equivalent) in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, International Development and/or other relevant fields.  At least six (6) years of professional in advisory services with a proven track record of working with private sector actors and development organizations.  Understanding of client needs and challenges, market idiosyncrasies, and drivers of change in Latin America and the Caribbean shall be highly valued.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and Spanish; working knowledge of French a plus.
  • Areas of expertise: In-depth knowledge of corporate sustainability.
  • Skills:Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely, to write clear and precise analytical documents and to adapt communication style to different audiences; demonstrated ability to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams; experience independently negotiating retainer agreements and managing external contractuals. Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to take initiative to assist others; share knowledge and information; express disagreements tactfully and work toward win/win solutions. Initiative and Adaptability: Ability to act independently and resourcefully in responding to work demands, adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and change. Communication: Ability to convey facts and ideas clearly and in an organized manner in writing and verbally. Listens to others’ points of view and is able to produce summarized reports.  Building Bonds: Ability to proactively cultivate networks with people across a variety of functions and locations within and outside the Bank. Works effectively and cooperatively with all stakeholders.
Characteristics of the Consultancy
  • Consultancy category and modality: Defined Term Contractual (DTC), monthly
  • Contract duration: 19 months
  • Place(s) of work: IDB Group Country Office in Jamaica
  • Responsible person: Team Leader, Non-Financial Products and Services Team, Investment Opreations Department
Payment and Conditions: Compensation will be determined in accordance with IIC’s policies and procedures. The IIC, pursuant to applicable policies, may contribute toward travel and moving expenses. In addition, candidates must be citizens of a Corporation member country.
Visa and Work Permit: The IIC, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa or work permits required by the authorities of the country(ies) in which the services will be rendered to the IIC. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa or work permit to render services to the IIC the contractual offer will be rescinded
Consanguinity: Pursuant to applicable IIC policy, candidates with relatives (including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity, including spouse) working for the IIC as staff members or Complementary Workforce contractuals, will not be eligible to provide services for the IIC.
Diversity: The IIC is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

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