Operations Officer (Gender Specialist)

Application Deadline

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB/the Bank) is seeking to recruit an experienced professional to perform the role of Gender Specialist.  The successful candidate will be based at CDB’s headquarters in St. Michael, Barbados.

he Gender Specialist reports to the Division Chief, Social Sector Division.  They will be accountable for assisting in mainstreaming gender equality throughout the Bank’s operations; internally through the establishment of mechanisms of accountability and the maintenance and implementation of appropriate standards, and externally by providing policy advice to the BMCs, support to capacity enhancement, and maintaining dialogue with the Bank’s development partners, including civil society organisations.

In this regard, the responsibility of the Gender Specialist includes:

  • Accountability for the incorporation of the Bank’s Gender Equality Policy and Operational Strategy (GEPOS) into fund activities.
  • The provision of policy guidance on gender equality issues including the integration of gender equality into relevant policy documents.
  • The integration of gender equality into the appraisal of investment projects (including financial intermediary lending).
  • Supervision of the institutional aspects of gender equality on all assigned projects, including responsibility for enlarging awareness, knowledge and competencies on the management of gender issues within the Divisions/Operations.