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International Trade and Integration Consultant INT|TIN

  • ... Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 81600 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

International Trade and Integration Consultant INT|TIN   

JOB TITLE:

International Trade and Integration Consultant INT|TIN

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Washington District of Columbia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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


SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean account for slightly more than 10% of intraregional trade, and yet have a vast importance to the region’s economy (they represent more than 90% of the region’s companies and more than 50% of total employment).
In this context, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made it an institutional priority to strengthen the international investment and commercial ties of SMEs in the region.


Based on the above, in March 2014 the IDB launched ConnectAmericas (CA) (www.
connectamericas.
com) the first social business network of the Americas.
It is a free online platform designed to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) carry out more and better international trade and investment transactions.
It was launched in March 2014 and currently has over 700,000 businesspeople from over 180 countries registered on the platform, and over 12 million users from 200 countries have accessed its content.


CA allows users to:

  • Publish or apply to purchasing announcements from companies and government entities
  • Find clients, suppliers or partners, applying filter (sector, country, verification status) to a database of registered companies
  • Discover business support services in their countries
  • Sign up for business events in their countries and the rest of the world
  • Apply to receive financing from banks in the region
  • Strengthen their skills through articles, videos and free online courses

CA was developed and promoted by the IDB with support from its anchor partners (Google, DHL, Facebook, SeaLand and Mastercard), and over 350 business support organizations within and beyond LAC.
The CA anchor partners are world leaders in aspects that are critical to the development and promotion of the platform.


To support ConnectAmericas’ activities we are looking for a team-player, experienced and skilled-communicator consultant.
As a consultant, you will support CA daily operations and activities.
This involves supporting the technology, business development, marketing, events, and data analytics teams.


You will work in the ConnectAmericas initiative, which is part of the Trade and Investment Division of the Integration and Trade Sector This team is responsible for activities regarding trade facilitation, export promotion and investment attraction.


What you’ll do:


  • The consultant will support the daily activities and operations of ConnectAmericas, which include:

o Taking an active role in the business development activities.
o Supporting communication campaigns and marketing efforts on social media, the platform, and other communication channels with the audience.
o Developing additional initiatives aimed at offering new benefits and tools to SMEs to help with their internationalization process.
These include for example the conceptualization, design and development of technology tools to facilitate investment into LAC, increase competition in IDB funded procurement, and improve market access for bio-businesses in the Amazon region.
This work will involve interacting with and overseeing the work of external providers.
o Assisting the team responsible for the development of the platform's IT infrastructure.

  • The consultant will strengthen the CONNECT module of ConnectAmericas by:
o Coordinating initiatives aimed at increasing the platform's audience.
o Supporting the organization of virtual and face-to-face business and matchmaking events for ConnectAmericas, the IDB, and key external partners.
The Consultant will also work on preparing reports on the results of the events they coordinate.
o Implementing badges on business profiles within ConnectAmericas and tracking the performance of this initiative to enhance data-driven insights and add new badges.

  • The consultant will strengthen the LEARN module of ConnectAmericas by:
o Identifying content such as articles, videos, or tools through desk research that can be useful for the ConnectAmericas audience.
o Promoting the onboarding of new knowledge partners (corporations, universities, NGOs, and governments) who will produce original content to fill those gaps.
This activity involves drafting value propositions, pitching to partners, and managing the relationship.
o Organizing, coordinating, and leading webinars, courses, training series and other learning experiences (online and face to face) on topics that promote the internationalization of SMEs from LAC.

  • The consultant will support the operations of the Integration and Trade Sector when required, as well as any other strategic initiatives undertaken by the sector.

What you'll need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent advanced degree) in International Trade, Business Administration or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of experience working with business development focused on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), regional integration, international trade and or public-private partnerships.
  • Languages: Fluency in Spanish; Functional working ability in English.

Key skills:

  • Learn continuously.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Focus on clients.
  • Communicate and influence.
  • Innovate and try new things.

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 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: International Consultant Full-Time (CNS)
  • 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 packages.
  • 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.


Follow us:


https://www.
linkedin.
com/company/inter-american-development-bank/

https://www.
facebook.
com/IADB.
org

https://twitter.
com/the_IDB

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

81600 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707479092-6bbfb1d0ca8ab7082e7463181fe6123c

LOCATION:

District of Columbia United States

CITY:

Washington

Job Origin:

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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


SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean account for slightly more than 10% of intraregional trade, and yet have a vast importance to the region’s economy (they represent more than 90% of the region’s companies and more than 50% of total employment). In this context, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made it an institutional priority to strengthen the international investment and commercial ties of SMEs in the region.


Based on the above, in March 2014 the IDB launched ConnectAmericas (CA) (www.connectamericas.com) the first social business network of the Americas. It is a free online platform designed to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) carry out more and better international trade and investment transactions. It was launched in March 2014 and currently has over 700,000 businesspeople from over 180 countries registered on the platform, and over 12 million users from 200 countries have accessed its content.


CA allows users to:

  • Publish or apply to purchasing announcements from companies and government entities
  • Find clients, suppliers or partners, applying filter (sector, country, verification status) to a database of registered companies
  • Discover business support services in their countries
  • Sign up for business events in their countries and the rest of the world
  • Apply to receive financing from banks in the region
  • Strengthen their skills through articles, videos and free online courses

CA was developed and promoted by the IDB with support from its anchor partners (Google, DHL, Facebook, SeaLand and Mastercard), and over 350 business support organizations within and beyond LAC. The CA anchor partners are world leaders in aspects that are critical to the development and promotion of the platform.


To support ConnectAmericas’ activities we are looking for a team-player, experienced and skilled-communicator consultant. As a consultant, you will support CA daily operations and activities. This involves supporting the technology, business development, marketing, events, and data analytics teams.


You will work in the ConnectAmericas initiative, which is part of the Trade and Investment Division of the Integration and Trade Sector This team is responsible for activities regarding trade facilitation, export promotion and investment attraction.


What you’ll do:


  • The consultant will support the daily activities and operations of ConnectAmericas, which include:

o Taking an active role in the business development activities.
o Supporting communication campaigns and marketing efforts on social media, the platform, and other communication channels with the audience.
o Developing additional initiatives aimed at offering new benefits and tools to SMEs to help with their internationalization process. These include for example the conceptualization, design and development of technology tools to facilitate investment into LAC, increase competition in IDB funded procurement, and improve market access for bio-businesses in the Amazon region. This work will involve interacting with and overseeing the work of external providers.
o Assisting the team responsible for the development of the platform's IT infrastructure.

  • The consultant will strengthen the CONNECT module of ConnectAmericas by:
o Coordinating initiatives aimed at increasing the platform's audience.
o Supporting the organization of virtual and face-to-face business and matchmaking events for ConnectAmericas, the IDB, and key external partners. The Consultant will also work on preparing reports on the results of the events they coordinate.
o Implementing badges on business profiles within ConnectAmericas and tracking the performance of this initiative to enhance data-driven insights and add new badges.

  • The consultant will strengthen the LEARN module of ConnectAmericas by:
o Identifying content such as articles, videos, or tools through desk research that can be useful for the ConnectAmericas audience.
o Promoting the onboarding of new knowledge partners (corporations, universities, NGOs, and governments) who will produce original content to fill those gaps. This activity involves drafting value propositions, pitching to partners, and managing the relationship.
o Organizing, coordinating, and leading webinars, courses, training series and other learning experiences (online and face to face) on topics that promote the internationalization of SMEs from LAC.

  • The consultant will support the operations of the Integration and Trade Sector when required, as well as any other strategic initiatives undertaken by the sector.

What you'll need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent advanced degree) in International Trade, Business Administration or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of experience working with business development focused on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), regional integration, international trade and or public-private partnerships.
  • Languages: Fluency in Spanish; Functional working ability in English.

Key skills:

  • Learn continuously.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Focus on clients.
  • Communicate and influence.
  • Innovate and try new things.

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 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: International Consultant Full-Time (CNS)
  • 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 packages.
  • 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.


Follow us:


https://www.linkedin.com/company/inter-american-development-bank/

https://www.facebook.com/IADB.org

https://twitter.com/the_IDB

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