Support Consultancy for the Incorporation of the Gender Perspective in Emergency Response in the Framework of the Contingent Loan UR-O1157 ( IFD / CMF ), Washington At Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB )

Closing date: Friday, 4 August 2023

Location: Washington DC – USA

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Contingent Credit Facility for Emergencies due to Natural Disasters and Public Health

Given the high exposure of the Bank’s borrowing member countries to multiple natural threats, the Bank created in 2009 the Contingent Credit Facility ( CCF ) for Natural Disaster Emergencies ( GN-2502-2 ), which is an innovative tool to promote greater financial resilience of countries and increase Bank climate financing for the region, through a comprehensive approach that promotes the planning and advance financing of contingent fiscal liabilities. In 2020, faced with the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the scope of the Facility was expanded to include public health risks ( GN-2999-4 ). Under the leadership of the Risk and Insurance Financing Group of the Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division ( IFD / CMF ), Currently, the IDB provides ex ante financial coverage of more than US $ 3.9 billion to 17 countries in the region for earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, forest fires, droughts, public health risks, among others, positioning the Bank as one of the multilateral development institutions that contribute the most to increasing the resilience of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The CCF is one of the Bank’s main instruments to support countries to increase financial resilience and strengthen emergency response capacity for natural disasters and public health. The Facility has proven to be an efficient financial instrument in such emergency situations, by quickly providing liquidity to countries facing financial constraints and having the urgency to cover extraordinary public spending necessary for immediate response. In this way, the CCF allows countries to reduce the liquidity gap of governments in the emergency stage, mitigating the risk of worse scenarios of impact of the event on public accounts and the vulnerable population.

At the same time, the CCF promotes in the beneficiary countries the adoption of measures to strengthen all the axes of comprehensive disaster risk management ( GRD ). To be eligible for CCF financing, member countries must have a public policy for comprehensive disaster risk management and promote its effective development, which is reflected in a document agreed by the government and the Bank ( Plan Comprehensive Natural Disaster Risk Management – PGIRDN ), which includes indicators of the country’s progress in the main components of the DRG, in line with the priorities of action of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

About this job :

We are looking for a specialist consultant who will coordinate with the IFD / Risk and Insurance Financing Group/CMF of the IDB and local counterparts to support the country’s efforts in the revision of the Departmental Response Protocols for gender mainstreaming. Consulting activities include technical advice to the country and the IDB team in reviewing the Protocols, including the review of best practices and the development of a guide for the incorporation of gender aspects and vulnerable populations at the departmental level, and its articulation with other DRG policy instruments.The consultant’s work will also include participation in workshops that are required for socialization at the departmental level and/or regional of the results of the review of these documents and the corresponding guide to be prepared. For this, the consultant must travel to Uruguay to carry out the socialization workshops.

This is what you will do:

Support the Government of Uruguay, and to Sinai in particular in the elaboration of a guide for the incorporation of the gender perspective in the Departural Response Protocols for Emergencies due to Natural Disasters .

  •  Activity 1: Carry out the preparatory work to support the revision of the Departmental Response Protocols ( PRD ) that includes the gender and vulnerable population approach. For this, the consultant/a should review the institutional and legislative framework of Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management ( GIRD ) in Uruguay and the existing PRDs and propose adjustments to the PRDs to Sinae based on international best practices to incorporate aspects of care for vulnerable groups, particularly gender considerations.
  •  Activity 2: Prepare a guide for the incorporation of gender considerations in the PRD of the 19 departments of the country.
  •  Activity 3: Technically advise the country on a socialization strategy through workshops with the 19 departments of the country, considering the organization of the same through their grouping in 6 regions.
  •  Activity 4: Participate in presentation and socialization activities of the guide for the incorporation of gender considerations prepared for the update of the 19 PRDs. For this activity, the consultant/to make a 5-day trip to Uruguay to attend socialization events in person.

Expected deliverables:

  •  Deliverable 1: Work Plan that contains a proposal for the methodology and schedule of the activities to be carried out.
  •  Deliverable 2: First draft guide for incorporating gender considerations in PRDs, that includes a review of the institutional and regulatory framework in force in the country and a review of international best practices for response actions at the local level.
  •  Deliverable 3: Final draft of the best practices guide to be incorporated in the PRD.
  •  Deliverable 4: Report of presentation and socialization activities at the regional / departmental level of the guide for the incorporation of gender considerations in the updating of the PRD.

Delivery and Payment Schedule:

The indicative schedule is as follows: Activities / Products








Work plan

Review of the regulatory and institutional framework in GRD, and the state of progress in updating PRDs.

Review of international best practices in disaster response at the local level to be incorporated in the guide.

Adaptation of best practices to the PRDs of the 19 departments of the country through the elaboration of a guide for the incorporation of gender considerations.

resentment to Sinai and the IDB of the final draft of the guide for the incorporation of gender considerations for each PRD

Participation in socialization workshops grouped into 6 regions

Deliverable #


Estimated Delivery Date

one. Approval of the work plan


Up to 10 days of signing the contract

2. Approval of the first draft guide for incorporating gender considerations in PRDs


To be defined in the work plan

3. Approval of the final draft of the guide for the incorporation of gender considerations in the updating of the PRD


To be defined in the work plan

4. Approval of the report on presentation and socialization activities of the guide for the incorporation of gender considerations in the updating of the PRD


To be defined in the work plan

Each report will be sent to the IDB’s designated focal point, acceptance must be received before considering a milestone as completed. Authorization will be made formally and by email.

This is what you need

  • Education: Master’s degree in social sciences, engineering or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the function.
  • Experience: Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience, particularly with experience and understanding of the functioning of associated government agencies.
  • Languages: Excellent command of Spanish.

Key Skills

  •  Experience in disaster risk management from the public sector, with relevant knowledge on the formulation of programs, preparedness plans and response protocols to natural disasters.
  •  Planning and Organizational Skills: Demonstrated organizational capacity and ability to perform multiple and detailed tasks and demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision.
  •  Teamwork: Ability to take the initiative, share knowledge and information, express disagreements with tact and ability to work with interdisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  •  Communication: Ability to present concise, clear and precise analyzes and recommendations.


  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48 member countries.
  • Consanguinity: He has no family members ( up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including the spouse ) who work at the IDB, IDB Invest or IDB Lab.

Type of contract and duration

  • Type of Contract: External Products and Services Consultant ( PEC ), lump sum.
  • Duration: 6 months.
  • Job location: Remote.

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.
  •  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

The IDB Group, made up of the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ), IDB Invest and IDB Lab, offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through loans and subsidies to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank’s mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for the economic, social, and institutional development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research projects and offers policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private clients throughout the region.

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Additional Information

  •  External Opening Date: Jul 18, 2023
  •  External Closing Date: Aug 4, 2023
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  •  External Contact Name: HR Service Center
  •  Job Field: Technical Support


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