April 23, 2021

CCB/CCB Country Department Caribbean / 2016 Summer Internship Program, Washington DC

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Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 9.22.32 AMInter-American Development Bank (IDB) | 1300 New York Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20577, USA | Tel: (202) 623-1000 | Fax: (202) 623-3096
Organization: IDB – Inter-American Development Bank
Country: United States
City: Washington
Office: IDB Washington

United States

CARIBBEAN COUNTRY DEPARTMENT

CCB/CCB – 2016 Summer Internship Program

Background

The Country Department Caribbean (CCB) is responsible for the promotion and development of Bank country strategies and programming in The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago and via the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

The department supports the process, negotiation, and administration of regional and country-specific projects and programs; leading and maintaining the relations of the IDB with member countries and the CDB; supporting the implementation of country-specific operations; promoting and coordinating the use of the funds administered by the Bank or under parallel financing agreements, and monitoring the operation-related procurement activities of Bank borrowers and beneficiaries.

The management team is composed of the general manager, regional advisors and the country representatives. CCB is divided into six country offices in The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Internship objective

The purpose of the Internship program is to provide an opportunity for around 50 university students to learn about the operations of the IDB, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job training during their summer vacation before returning to their studies.

Description of Activities

Collect and manipulate data on the countries of the Caribbean region to prepare consistent databases.
Perform econometric analysis to be used by the Caribbean Economics Team for different topics of their research agenda.
Contribute to the research agenda by reviewing existing literature on specific topics that are currently developed in the unit.
Assist in creating a standardized dataset that combines data from different sources and allows for benchmarking exercises.
Prepare policy-oriented documents that are relevant to specific country or that explain a specific topic in the Caribbean region.
A citizen of one of the Bank’s member countries.
A current student working towards a PhD, Master’s degree or post-graduate program, in areas related to Economics, in an accredited university.
Graduation date cannot be prior to August 15 th of 2016.
Proficient in at least one of the official languages of the Bank (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French), preferably with a working knowledge of a second one.
Has not reached age 31 by January 1st, of 2016 (Age requirement under the diversity initiative is 33)
Candidates hired in the past under any employment program of the IDB do not qualify.
Family members or close relatives of IDB employees are not eligible. This restriction applies to candidates within and including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in Stata or similar econometric packages.

SOURCE: UN Jobs

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