The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to recruit a national from its Member Countries to fill the position of Deputy Director, Research and Statistics (DDRS) in the Economics Department. The successful candidate will be based at CDB’s Office in St. Michael, Barbados.
The Economics Department is accountable for the formulation of country strategies to guide the Bank’s financial and Technical Assistance (TA) operations in the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). It is also responsible for monitoring and analysis of economic, social and political developments in the BMCs and relevant international sectors; conduct, and production of macroeconomic and financial analyses; and training in economic management.
Reporting to the Director, Economics Department (DED), the Deputy Director, Research and Statistics (DDRS) is mainly accountable for the Bank’s social and economic research pursuits. This includes identifying, initiating, executing, commissioning and supervising, and disseminating information to advance the work of the Bank in the areas of social and economic development in the Caribbean, either on a stand-alone basis, or in conjunction with other units in the Bank or with external agencies and entities.
The job will require the DDRS to:
The DDRS should demonstrate excellent representational skills that will enhance the profile of the Bank both regionally and internationally.
The successful candidate should have:
The DDRS should demonstrate strong proficiency in the following areas:
The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong proficiency in the following competencies:
Acting as a Champion for Change – the ability to identify problems and opportunities for change, implement solutions where appropriate; maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; and support people in their efforts to try new things.
Acting Decisively - Moves quickly to make decisions and commits to a straightforward course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action.
Championing Customer Needs - Calls attention to issues that impact customer satisfaction; views situations from customers' perspective; encourages people to think about customers when making decisions and develops and sustains productive customer relationships.
Developing Talent - Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice.
Driving for Results - Bottom-line oriented and pushes self and others to achieve results. Keeps current on project status; makes sure people are aware of project status and what they need to do to keep things moving; redirects project resources and activities to overcome setbacks; elevates project concerns to senior levels of leadership when appropriate.
Managing Performance - Clearly defines and communicates roles and responsibilities; holds people accountable for accomplishing objectives; recognises and rewards people who achieve results and deliver on performance expectations; provides effective feedback.
Managing Risk - Effectively balances risks and opportunities; thinks through potentially positive and negative outcomes; seeks ways to mitigate risks.
Setting a Strategic Vision - Identifies and articulates the strategic goals and direction of the company, Division, or group; establishes connections between short-term and long-term objectives and directions. Communicates the vision throughout the organisation through distinctive strategies, goals and action plans that maximise competitive advantage. Inspires and motivates entire Division (s) or department(s) to adopt the vision.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a two-year basis in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package.
Before you proceed to apply, please consider the following requirements:
You must be a national of one of CDB’s member countries.
You will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualifications to support your application if you are selected for an interview.
All appointments are subject to satisfactory background checks and references.
CDB fully respects the need for confidentiality of the information supplied and assures you that we will not discuss your background and interest with anyone, including references, without your prior consent.
The deadline for submission of applications is December 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm AST.