Job Vacancies Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Position: Funding Specialist / Funding Senior Associate
Location: United States of America, HQ-US-Washington
Closing Date: Friday, 03 February 2012
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 1300 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20577, USA Tel: (202) 623-1000 Fax: (202) 623-3096
Funding Specialist / Senior Funding Associate
The Inter-American Development Bank, the largest and leading source of financing for regional development for Latin America and the Caribbean, is looking for dedicated, energetic and team- oriented Treasury professionals for two positions in the Funding Group.
The incumbents will be part of a high-performing team in the Finance Department and the main responsibilities will include:
Analyze, price, negotiate and execute bond transactions denominated in various international currencies.
Analyze, price, negotiate and execute derivative transactions, including interest rate/cross currency swaps and options. Participate in the technical and operational implementation of the Bank’s Treasury Management System and the Funding Reporting Database and other internal business systems as directed.
Provide advanced technical support to various internal interdisciplinary areas, including groups in Treasury, Legal, Risk Management, Accounting, and Sovereign/Non-sovereign Lending units in the conceptualization of innovative technical solutions/institutional policies and the preparation of technical documents including presentations, spreadsheets, tables and graphics for internal and external use.
Develop and maintain relationships with banks and counterparties.
Conduct and/or coordinate research and analysis by developing ideas/concepts in support of Unit/Operational projects/programs/studies.
Participate in the Investor Relations Program.
At a more senior level, the incumbent will also be expected to perform the following functions:
Participate in the design of strategies to source financing and provide hedging in illiquid financial markets, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Advise internal and external clients on asset/liability management strategies and valuation methodologies for illiquid and structured financial instruments
Provide mentorship and technical work guidance to more junior staff.
Education: Master’s or equivalent degree required, preferably in Finance, Business Administration, or Economics.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience is required; at least 8 years of relevant experience preferred for the more senior position. Strong working knowledge of derivative products and international fixed income markets. Familiarity with treasury management systems (Summit and Numerix), Bloomberg, and Reuters. Expert understanding of the entire MS Office package. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Languages: Fluency in English is required. Fluency in an additional Bank language (Spanish, French, or Portuguese) is highly desirable. Knowledge of Japanese useful.
1. Client Focus & Management
Focuses efforts on achieving business results through understanding and meeting internal and external client and stakeholder needs. Values the importance of providing high-quality customer service, while balancing the interests of the client and the IDB.
2. Innovation & Creativity
Generates innovative and creative solutions to problems that contribute to organizational effectiveness. Tries different and novel ways of approaching work to create added value in the services/products provided.
3. Knowledge Sharing
Actively develops and shares knowledge within and outside own business area. Leverages expertise to improve organizational effectiveness and add value within sphere of influence.
4. Collaboration & Influence
Cooperates with others and encourages teamwork to achieve mutually beneficial results. Gains the support of others for own ideas and initiatives, regardless of formal authority and organizational boundaries.
5. Critical Thinking & Judgment
Uses data, experience, and good judgment to make sound decisions and devise effective solutions to problems. Assesses and manages risk in own work
We offer: Competitive Salary, Excellent Benefits and Relocation Package (if applicable)
The IDB is committed to gender equality and encourages women to apply.
We seek diversity also in terms of nationality, ethnicity, race, and educational background.
Persons living with disability or HIV/AIDS are equally encouraged to apply.
* Seniority of the position will be determined according to the candidate’s background and level of technical experience.
Closing date: February 3, 2012
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