Public-Private Partnerships Senior Specialist opportunity at IDB

qui, 25/02/2021
Português, Brasil

The IDB invites applications for the positions of Public-Private Partnerships Senior Specialist - Brasilia, Brazil


The Public-Private (PPP) Senior Specialist will work in the Vice-Presidency of Countries (VPC) at its Brazil Country Office. This role will report to the PPP Team Leader (Senior Operations Advisor within the Vice-Presidency).


The team's mission: The PPP Team, acting as the Bank PPP Focal Point, is in charge of the one-stop-window to support our IDBG Country Representatives on all PPP technical assistance and related requests received from the borrowing countries. This PPP coordination mechanism reviews the client request and assembles a team with the adequate staff from the IDB (Infrastructure, Sustainability, Institutional, Fiscal, and Country Economist) and the BID Invest (Bankability) to support the PPP project preparation. The PPP Team will coordinate and lead the IDBG PPP Technical Assistance interventions in Brazil with public sector counterparties.


What you will do:

Support Country Office Representatives to respond to demands related to the Public Private Partnerships.

Coordinate, together with the Sovereign Guarantee and Non-Sovereign Guarantee Specialist from the Country Departments the Public Private work of the Bank.

Serve as the Public Private Partnerships Focal Point for the Bank, interacting with VPS Divisions and the IIC.

Lead Bank’s Technical Assistance on PPP Regulatory Framework, Institutional Arrangements and PPP Project Preparation (Perform PPP Project Evaluation, Value for Money and Public Sector Comparator and Financial Structuring)

Participate in the project cycle of all PPP projects of the Bank in-order-to mainstream PPP coordination and lessons learned in the Banks interventions. 

Represent the Bank in the PPP harmonization initiatives with other MDBs and Global Project Preparation Facilities. 

Lead the PPP Community of Practice, in coordination with KNL with the objective to plan the PPP knowledge generation and dissemination.

Propose training content to the Knowledge & Learning Sector on PPPs to Bank staff.


What you will need:

Education: You hold a Master's degree, or equivalent, in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Affairs, or related field.

Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years of professional experience in with a proven track record of working with private sector actors and development organizations.  Experience in articulating Public-Private Partnership mechanisms, particularly in infrastructure projects, will be highly valued. An understanding of the operational frameworks of public sector and/or multilateral institutions (including their special governance, mandates, and safeguards) is desirable.

Language(s): You are fluent (written and verbally) in in English and Portuguese. Knowledge of an additional official Bank Language (Spanish and French) is desirable.    


Core and Technical Competencies:

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Opportunity Summary: 

Type of contract: fixed-term, National Staff

Length of contract: 3 years, with possibility of renewal 

Starting date: as soon as possible

Location: Brasilia, DF. Brazil.


Requirements: You are either a citizen of Brazil or a citizen of one of our 48-member countries with residency or legal permit to work in Brazil and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group. 

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.


About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.


Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service. In the event, the selected candidate cannot relocate to the post of duty, the start date may have to be postponed or temporary work agreement ratified, ad-hoc, in accordance with business needs and applicable policies, with the view of having the candidate physically present in the post of duty by July 1 at the latest, should travel regulations permit it.


Additional Information

External Opening Date: Feb 19, 2021

External Closing Date: Mar 5, 2021

External Contact Email:

Job Field: Operations