VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Institution: The Inter-American Development Bank
Country: The Republic of Suriname
Project: Paramaribo Urban Rehabilitation Program (PURP)
Sector: Urban Development and Housing
Loan No.: 3905/OC-SU
Open to: All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position no. 1: Placemaking Consultant
Contract duration: 10 months from the signing of the contract

Position no. 2: Landscaping Consultant
Contract duration: 8 months from the signing of the contract

Deadline: 24 May 2021

The Republic of Suriname has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), toward the cost of the Paramaribo Urban Rehabilitation Program (PURP).
This Program will be implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, through the Directorate Culture with support of the Suriname Built Heritage Foundation (SBHF). The Directorate of Culture has installed a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to collaborate with SBHF for daily management

The Executing Agency invites all suitable and qualified candidates to apply for the vacant positions of Placemaking Consultant and Landscaping Consultant for the PIU. Candidates will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out by the Inter-American Development Bank.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: PLACEMAKING CONSULTANT
The Placemaking Consultant will develop and supervise the implementation of a Placemaking Strategy for Paramaribo’s World Heritage Site (PWHS) in close collaboration with key stakeholders from the public and private sector.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Qualifications:
● Masters in Tourism management studies, Social studies, Spatial planning, Urban/ City
management or related fields.
Experience, Skills, Knowledge:
● Minimum 5 years of experience in Placemaking development. Placemaking experience in
historical city is a plus;
● Experience in at least one inner city enhancement project or the co-design of 2 similar projects;


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: LANDSCAPING CONSULTANT
The Landscaping Consultant will design and supervise the fabrication and placement of street furniture for the Paramaribo’s World Heritage Site (PWHS) as outlined in a Placemaking Strategy for PWHS.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s Degree in landscape design, or related fields;
Experience, Skills, Knowledge:
● Minimum 5 years of experience in coordinating or supervising landscape architecture, design and sustainability;
● Experience in preparing technical specifications for street furniture (seating areas, (interactive) signs, lights);

Interested candidates are advised to request the full Terms of Reference by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address below. Applications for the position must be done by e-mail by submitting a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter by 24 May 2021 before 15.00 p.m. Suriname Time (SRT).

Address:
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Paramaribo Urban Rehabilitation Program (PURP)
Attn: Ms. Natasja Deul, Program Coordinator PIU-PURP
Wagenwegstraat 64 (upstairs)
Paramaribo-Suriname
Tel: +597 471879
E-mail: purp.idb@gmail.com