Opportunity

Head, Treasury Client Solutions Team

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Washington DC, United States

Head, Treasury Client Solutions Team Role Profile
 

Background: The Treasury Division is looking for a dedicated, energetic and team-oriented Head of the Treasury Client Solutions team.

The team’s mission: The Finance Department (FIN) manages the Bank’s financial resources including debt and non-debt funds, the Bank’s cash position, ensures timely financial reporting and financial planning. FIN, through the Treasury Division, is also responsible for the relationship with financial markets and intermediaries. The Treasury Client Solutions team interacts regularly with sovereign and non-sovereign borrowers to facilitate and implement the use of financial instruments available to them.
 
What you’ll do:
 
  • As Group Head, you will be responsible and accountable to:
  • Manage the relationship with public sector clients on all aspects of debt management, including negotiation (with clients and financial intermediaries) of loan fixings, local/main currency conversions, liquidity management proposals and promotion of the new Treasury services such as commodity hedging.
  • Explore new alternatives that may benefit borrowers: potential new products, variation of the existing ones, etc.
  • Ensure the team is properly trained and updated of new market developments: services, products, etc. that may benefit borrowers.
  • Foster regular interactions with internal clients and other support areas (other members of the Finance team, Risk Management, Internal Audit) and with Bank clients, external entities including financial counterparts, other MDBs, etc. to gather market intelligence and feedback to provide for continuous improvement and stronger and innovative value-added services to IDB clients.
  • Assist the Bank’s Office of Outreach and Partnership providing technical support during the negotiation, structuring and execution of transactions involving donor resource mobilization and administration.
  • Design and lead implementation (with no or limited supervision) of Bank-wide initiatives that seek to expand Bank products or services, this include leadership of inter-departmental working groups.
 
What you’ll need:
 
  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of the 48-member countries. IDB 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.
  • Education: Master’s degree (or the equivalent) in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field, or CFA required.
  • Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant markets experience with at least five (5) in a senior role covering public sector and sovereign clients in Latin America and the Caribbean with established relationships with them.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and proficiency in Spanish is required. Command of other official Bank language (French and/or Portuguese) is desirable.
Core and Technical Competencies
Treasury and Risk Technical Competency
  • Quantitative Analysis
Uses analytical tools and mathematical processes to empirically analyze and evaluate data and information.
  • Qualitative Analysis
Investigates beyond numbers through research and intuition to determine the reasonableness of information used for decision-making.
  • Financial Market Knowledge
Understands financial market dynamics, products and economics and their implications for financial and risk management.
  • Financial Operations
Researches, analyzes, inputs and reports information on the origination, execution and monitoring of financial operations.
  • Systems and Applications Knowledge
Leverages systems and applications knowledge to enter data, process transactions, conduct relevant analyses, and generate reports.
  • Risk Awareness
Understands, analyzes, acts on, and communicates risks by applying appropriate controls and risk mitigation procedures.
  • Business Acumen
Demonstrates an understanding of own functional area, the business of the Department and the IDB’s needs and priorities. Understands and applies knowledge of IDB strategies, business priorities and policies to accomplish goals and execute on business area work program.
 
Competencies for Technical Track with Supervisory Responsibilities
 
  • Innovation and Creativity
Definition: Develops imaginative ideas and solutions through creativity, experimentation and critical thinking.
  • Communication and Influence
Definition: Communicates effectively and leverages relationships and strategies to influence others.
  • Client Focus
Definition: Understands client needs and provides services that meet their expectations for quality and performance; meets the Bank’s expectations for ethical behavior.
  • Developing People and Teams to Deliver Results
Definition: Builds talent and capability inside the organization through coaching, mentoring, training, developmental assignments and knowledge sharing.
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
Definition: Improve and ensure a diverse environment and actively work to build, coach and empower teams with diverse background (e.g. gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, background, perspective)
 
 

How to Apply:

 
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Mr. Lester Bernardo, [email protected] on or before 27 November 2020. Further information regarding the selection process will be given should you demonstrate sufficient relevant experience.
All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.
 

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