Behavioral Economics Consultant RES/RES, Washington DC Job at Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC

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  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Behavioral Economics Consultant RES/RES

Post of duty: Washington, D.C. USA

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people who come together on a journey to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our people find purpose and do what they love in an inclusive, collaborative, agile, and rewarding environment.

About this position

We are looking for a professional with a background in studies in behavioral sciences, economics, psychology and/or empirical methods and a strong background in data analysis.

You will work in the Research Department (RES)This team is responsible for generating new ideas to enrich the knowledge base that supports the policy agenda of the Bank and its member countries for achieving sustainable and equitable development in the region. To maximize the impact of its research, RES carries out activities that serve as inputs to Bank departments, governments, the academic community, and public opinion in the region.

RES advises management on economic and development issues, conducts research and analysis on macro- and microeconomic trends, and oversees development of the Bank´s quantitative and analytical databases. It dons a team of researchers with excellent academic credentials, superior research and policymaking experience, and expertise in different areas.

What you’ll do :

  • Participate in conversations and meetings related to behavioral intervention design, implementation, or evaluation.
  • Produce academic literature reviews/surveys in behavioral topics.
  • Review and edit policy and technical documents.
  • Produce brief summaries of behavioral interventions for its website.
  • Help with training activities as needed.
  • Provide support for the production of working papes, policy briefs, and other knowledge products.

    What you'll need

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent advanced degree) in economics or related field. Master’s degree and strong data analysis background preferred.
    • Experience: At least 2 years of relevant professional research experience. Knowledge of Stata is required.
    • Languages: Proficiency in English

      Requirements:

      • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
      • Consanguinity : You have no family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.

        Type of contract and duration:

        • Type of contract: CNS Consultant.
        • Length of contract: 12 months.
        • Work Location: On site.

          What we offer

          The IDB group provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include:

          • A competitive compensation package.
          • Leaves and vacations : 2 days per month of contract + gender- neutral parental leave.
          • Health Insurance : the IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
          • Savings plan : ​​​​​​​The IDB Group cares about your future, depending on the length of the contract, you will receive a monthly savings plan allowance.
          • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family when it applies.
          • Hybrid and flexible work schedules.
          • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, 1:1 professional counseling, and much more.
          • Health and wellbeing: Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for all employees.
          • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, and others.

            Our culture

            At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try new approaches without fear, and where they are accountable and rewarded for their actions.

            Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are at the center of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.

            We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at diversity@iadb.org to request reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

            Our Human Resources Team reviews carefully every application.

            About the IDB Group

            The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest, and the IDB Lab offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through lending and grants to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

            About IDB

            We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability.

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