Labor Markets and Social Security Research and Operations Consultant

Inter-American Development Bank

Post of duty: Headquarters – Washington, DC, United States.

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

The Labor Markets and Social Security Division is looking for a professional in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, or related fields. As a research and operational consultant, you will provide support developing, implementing, and documenting rigorous research projects, as well as on the generation, oversight and reporting of technical cooperation and loan activities.

The Labor Markets and Social Security Division as part of the Social Sector is responsible for promoting more and better jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB works to achieve regional goals in poverty reduction, equity of opportunities, and improvement of labor productivity, through the strengthening of employment and training services, improvement in the design and scope of social security, and analysis of labor markets and labor information. To achieve these goals, the IDB is currently focusing on analytical work and projects in the following four main areas: Intermediation, Labor Training, Labor Force Migration, and Social Security.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide technical assistance in the preparation and elaboration of research proposals, research reports, working papers, and presentations.
  • Assist in the processing and statistical analysis of large datasets related to labor markets, and education, including the application of advanced econometric models.
  • Assist in data collection activities (including survey design, training, and management of enumerators).
  • Research and report information on current developments and historical evidence on labor market and social security interventions and best practices, as needed.
  • Provide logistical and coordination support required for our work.

What You’ll Need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role. Should have completed advanced econometrics and statistics coursework.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of progressive experience in micro econometrics. Proven ability to write documents in English and Spanish.
  • Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English, spoken and written, is required. Additional knowledge of French and Portuguese is preferable.

Key Skills

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


  • 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: International Consultant Full-Time.
  • Length of contract: 12 months.
  • Work Location: On site, Washington DC.

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 to request reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

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