Consultant Support in Sustainable Tourism in Argentina and Uruguay, Argentina At Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB )

Closing date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Consultant Support in Sustainable Tourism in Argentina and Uruguay

Job: Argentina

The IDB Group is a diverse, versatile and passionate community of people, united to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Those who work with us find a purpose and do what they like best in an inclusive, collaborative, agile and rewarding environment.

About this job

We are looking for a dynamic professional to join the team that works in the IDB Tourism sector in Argentina and Uruguay, which is part of the Environment division, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management . It is expected to collaborate by contributing to the strategic vision of the development of the sector in Argentina and Uruguay, participating in the identification, origin and monitoring of the project portfolio, and with specific analyzes that contribute to sectoral dialogue, with both public and private actors ( also in articulation with IDB Lab and IDB Invest ). Topics to consider include: i ) placing tourism on public goods; ii ) conservation of natural and cultural resources through tourism, including strengthening the links between sustainable tourism and ecosystem services;iii ) poverty reduction and increase of social equity through tourism; iv ) recruitment and support for private investment; v ) promotion of innovation and sectoral business competitiveness, with a focus on tourist MiPymes; vi ) segmentation of the tourism market; vii ) information systems and tourism statistics within the framework of destination governance; viii ) climate adaptation of tourist destinations .

This is what you will do

  •  Support the leading specialist in the sector in Argentina and Uruguay in the implementation of the Tourism Sector Framework in both countries, highlighting issues of interest at the national and sub-national levels that are aligned with the Bank’s vision.
  •  Collaborate in the implementation of new lines of action for the sector, such as ( among others ):
    •  Prepare two technical notes on the tourism sector, one for Argentina and one for Uruguay, which will serve as the basis for the tourism dialogue of both countries. The technical notes should update the main sectoral indicators and their expected evolution in both countries, pending progress and challenges in the tourism sector, priorities for the public and private sectors, current regulatory and institutional framework, proposals for action for the Bank. Notes are expected to identify innovation initiatives ( tourism 4.0 or new tourism experiences based on unexplored areas such as science or new forms of tourism consumption around natural and cultural capital.) in articulation with the private sector and public tourism and innovation agencies.
      •  Likewise, the notes are expected to evaluate the possibility of implementing successful experiences of human capital formation in emerging areas such as the low carbon management of the sector or the management of new technologies.
  •  Monitoring the design and implementation of innovative financing instruments for public and private projects that are currently in the design phase;
  •  Support articulation actions between tourist authorities at different levels of government with other sectoral authorities, for example tourism and the environment, to generate methodologies and instruments for measuring carbon footprint in tourism, linking this issue with green financing instruments.
  •  Support the development of sectoral dialogues around these new lines of action and strategic visions for the sector.
  •  Support the design of projects in the tourism sector: identification, design and preparation of loans and technical cooperations in the tourism sector that respond to the Bank’s priority strategies and areas in the country. You will identify opportunities for technical and / or financial collaboration, including concessional financing ( for example: GCF, GEF, CIP ) and with other organizations that promote sustainable tourism development.
  •  Support the coordination of tourism projects and programs in Argentina and Uruguay to maximize their results.
  •  Project Evaluation: you will support the design and implementation of effective methodologies for evaluating projects and programs in the tourism sector. You will prepare analytical knowledge products on the effectiveness of the operation and its lessons learned.
  •  Apoyo a la gestión de conocimiento: vinculando los estudios precedentes, lecciones aprendidas a partir de la ejecución de cartera, y otros estudios del Banco, para la promoción de conocimiento del ecosistema turístico en ambos países mediante publicaciones, eventos, u otra herramienta oportuna.

Esto es lo que necesitas

  •  Educación: Maestría en planificación y gestión de destinos, en economía o economía turística, marketing turístico, gestión de empresas turísticas o disciplinas relacionadas.
  •  Experiencia : Cinco o más años de experiencia profesional en el desarrollo y evaluación de políticas turísticas, así como en la gestión de proyectos de desarrollo turístico, preferentemente con experiencia en Argentina y/o Uruguay. Se valorará experiencia previa con fondos multilaterales o de múltiples donantes.
  •  Idiomas: Se requiere dominio de español y de inglés, oral y escrito. Se prefiere tener conocimientos adicionales de francés y portugués.

Habilidades claves

Campo técnico

  •  Aprendizaje continuo
  •  Colaborar y compartir conocimientos
  •  Centrarse en los clientes
  •  Comunicar e influir
  •  Innovar y probar cosas nuevas


  •  Ciudadanía: Usted es ciudadano de Argentina o ciudadano de nuestros 48 países miembros, con residencia o permiso legal para trabajar en Argentina
  •  Consanguinidad: No tiene miembros de su familia (hasta el cuarto grado de consanguinidad y segundo grado de afinidad, incluido el cónyuge) que trabajen en el BID, BID Invest o BID Lab.

Tipo de contrato y duración

  •  Tipo de Contrato : Consultor nacional a tiempo completo
  • Duration: 12 months ( renewable up to 36 months )
  • Labor Location: On site

What we offer

The IDB Group offers benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include:

  •  A package of competitive remuneration
  • License and vacation: 2 days per month of contract + parental leave without distinction of gender.
  • Health insurance: the IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
  • Savings plan: The IDB Group cares about its future and, depending on the duration of the contract, will receive an allocation for a monthly savings plan.
  •  Work schedules flexible e hybrids.
  • Health and wellness: Access to our Health Services Center that offers employees preventive care and health education.
  • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to improve your professional profile, such as seminars, individualized professional advice, and much more.

Partial Time Consultant

  •  A package of competitive remuneration.
  •  A flexible way of working. You will be evaluated by deliverable.

Our culture

At the IDB Group, we work for all people to do their best and bring their true selves to work, be willing to try new approaches without fear, be held accountable for your actions and receive compensation for them.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and the Sense of Belonging ( DEIB ) are the pillars of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ +, people with disabilities, people of African descent and indigenous people to apply.

We will ensure that people with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, email us at in order to request reasonable adaptations to complete this request.

Our Human Resources Team thoroughly reviews each request.

About the IDB Group

El Grupo BID, compuesto por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), BID Invest y BID Lab, ofrece soluciones de financiamiento flexibles a sus países miembros para financiar el desarrollo económico y social a través de préstamos y subsidios a entidades públicas y privadas en América Latina y el Caribe.

Acerca del BID

El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo tiene como misión mejorar vidas. Fundado en 1959, el BID es una de las principales fuentes de financiamiento a largo plazo para el desarrollo económico, social e institucional de América Latina y el Caribe. El BID también realiza proyectos de investigación de vanguardia y ofrece asesoría sobre políticas, asistencia técnica y capacitación a clientes públicos y privados en toda la región.


Acerca de BID Lab

BID Lab es el laboratorio de innovación del Grupo BID, la principal fuente de financiamiento y conocimiento para el desarrollo enfocada en mejorar vidas en América Latina y el Caribe. El propósito de BID Lab es impulsar innovación para la inclusión en la región, movilizando financiamiento, conocimiento y conexiones para probar soluciones del sector privado en etapas tempranas con potencial de transformar la vida de poblaciones vulnerables afectadas por condiciones económicas, sociales y ambientales.


Acerca de BID Invest

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of US $ 15.3 billion in assets under management and 375 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that respond to the needs of its clients in a variety of sectors.

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Additional Information

  •  External Opening Date: May 16, 2023
  •  External Closing Date: May 24, 2023
  •  External Contact Email:
  •  External Contact Name: HR Service Center
  •  Job Field: Technical Support


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