Knowledge Management Division of the Inter-American Development Bank

Objective

Support activities related to the development, maintenance, and improvement of the IDB’s Bank Repository of Institutional Knowledge (BRIK), a user-friendly web based platform for the consolidation and enhanced dissemination of knowledge products.

Activities and Responsibilities

  • Identify knowledge products to be included in BRIK collections.
  • Perform quality control of document metadata, adhering to defined standards and procedures.
  • Compile and analyze data on the accessibility and visibility of knowledge products, using developed metrics framework.
  • Support users with questions related to ingest and use of BRIK, including providing hands-on training where necessary.  
  • Draft content for communication and teaching purposes as required.
  • Responsible for keeping Repository Project web Portal up to date and providing feedback.
  • Other activities as assigned, in support of KNM staff person responsible for coordination of the IKR project.
  • Research Fellow should have completed, or currently be pursuing, a master’s degree in one of these areas:  Economics (Macro or Development a plus), Latin American Studies, Library Sciences, Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, or a related discipline. 

Qualifications

  • Proficient in both Spanish and English, written and spoken.  Portuguese and/or French a plus.
  • Highly proficient in conducting internet research and utilizing current web technology, etc.
  • Experience with taxonomy/vocabulary development, and knowledge of metadata schemas desired, but not required.
  • Research Fellow must be detail-oriented and able to act independently and creatively.
  • Should be comfortable dialoguing with and synthesizing for (orally and written) different levels of authority.  
  • Should be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Contract and Work Location

One year beginning in July/August at Bank headquarters in Washington DC.

 

Graduate students and recent graduates encouraged to apply.   


Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Kyle Strand: kyles at iadb.org

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