Lead Ethics Specialist

/Lead Ethics Specialist
Organization: IDB
City: Washington
State: DC
Country: USA
Closing Date: January 29, 2019
Description:

Background: The IDB Group’s commitment to integrity and transparency begins with its own staff. Our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct sets forth the strict ethical standards that apply to IDB staff, including consultants. These standards are based on the core values of integrity, loyalty, equity, inclusion, impartiality and discretion. This is essential to build trust with those who do business with the IDB Group and achieve our mission to promote social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The team’s mission: The Office of Ethics is responsible for providing advice and guidance to employees in the application and interpretation of the IDB Group’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (Code), for investigating allegations of employee misconduct, for carrying out outreach, education, and training activities, and for the administration of the IDB Group’s annual Declaration of Interests Program.
What you’ll do:
  • Independently handle complex, highly sensitive and confidential work of the Office of Ethics (ETH).

  • Deliver planned ETH products and services to the IDB and IDB Invest, including in the region. Serve as main point of contact and coordinator for ETH services to IDB Invest.

  • Provide oversight, advice, and recommendations to management (including senior management) and employees on interpretation of the Code, IDB Group policies, and the management of the IDB Group Declaration of Interests Program.

  • Provide support to the Ethics Officer in overseeing, developing, and carrying out communications, training, education, and other prevention activities to inform IDB Group employees and management of their ethical obligations and expectations. Lead complex training and communications projects, write articles, give presentations, and develop other ETH communications for wide dissemination.

  • Responsible for overseeing the preparation of annual reports and other written products to the IDB and IDB Invest Board of Executive Directors and senior management. Maintain all IDB Group offices that collaborate with ETH informed on relevant issues.

  • Oversee data analysis and build on best practices from different sources to determine trends and major issues; recommend and implement policies, procedures, and targeted programs for strategic use of ETH resources; and develop reports to senior management, auditors, and others on such issues.

  • Monitor and ensure the efficient and effective use of ETH resources and align their use to IDB Group priorities with proper internal controls. Recommends and implements policies and procedures on issues including workforce planning, performance management, planning for year-round deliverables and related expenditures; and tracking progress towards the ETH Strategic Plan goals and performance targets.

  • Supervise ETH consultants and oversee contracts with firms.

  • Support the Ethics Officer in activities related to allegations of employee misconduct, including interfacing with senior management.

  • Represents ETH internally and externally. In the absence of Ethics Officer, serves as Acting Ethics Officer.

What you’ll need:

Education: Juris Doctor or equivalent degree, Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, or related field.
Experience: Seven or more years of professional experience, with 2 years in international setting. Significant experience working in employment-related ethical conduct or organizational integrity matters, including in providing advice/analysis of conflicts of interest, compliance, or business ethics preferred.
Languages: Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish. French and/or Portuguese desirable.
Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: fixed term
Length of contract: 3 years
Starting date: March 2019
Location: Washington, DC

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.

We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities 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.
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