Economics, Research Design and Evaluation - Temporary Term Contractual (TTC)-1700000126 Labor Markets and Social Security Division (SCL-LMK) Economics, Research Design and Evaluation Contractual for the Project “Inclusive Retirement Savings: From Access to Use in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru” – Temporary Term Contractual (TTC) TERMS OF REFERENCE Background Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “Bank”) is the main source of financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of its borrowing countries. In 2015 the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Metlife Foundation approved funding for the regional project “Inclusive Retirement Savings: From Access to Use in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru”. The project seeks to increase the number of low-income and self-employed workers who use retirement savings products. The project’s beneficiaries will be 400,000 low income and self-employed or micro-entrepreneurs, who will increase their mandatory and voluntary contributions to pension savings schemes and thus increase their income during retirement. The general model of intervention will be based on a cycle of three types of actions: i) knowledge dissemination and awareness workshops or events with stakeholders that can promote retirement savings among the self-employed; ii) studies to gauge the obstacles existing in the four countries and evaluate the feasibility of providing incentives for the self-employed to contribute to retirement savings; and iii) pilots of solutions (incentives, products, channels, etc.) to increase the use of retirement savings among those workers. Consultancy objective(s) In line with the objectives of the regional project “Inclusive Retirement Savings: From Access to Use in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru”, the Labor Markets and Social Security Division of the IDB (henceforth “IDB/LMK”) is looking to hire a contractual (henceforth “the provider”) to provide technical support to the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions developed under the framework of the mentioned project. Main activities The selected candidate will:
Reports / Deliverables The contractual is expected to deliver the following products:
IDB/LMK will retain any intellectual property rights of work prepared by the contractual in the context of this consultancy.
Skills: Outstanding analytical, research, synthesizing and communication skills. Wide-ranging knowledge of the academic literature on behavioral economics and financial inclusion is preferred. Expert knowledge of statistical packages such as STATA, and/or SPSSS and/or R required. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office package required. Characteristics of the Consultancy
Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa or work permits required by the authorities of the country(ies) in which the services will be rendered to the Bank. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa or work permit to render services to the Bank the contractual offer will be rescinded Consanguinity: Pursuant to applicable Bank policy, candidates with relatives (including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity, including spouse) working for the Bank as staff members or Complementary Workforce contractuals, will not be eligible to provide services for the Bank. Diversity: The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. The selected provider embraces diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. The IDB encourages women, Afro descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.
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