Climate Change Consultant to Elaborate an Environment and Climate Change Knowledge Database for Suriname

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What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are either a citizen of Suriname or a citizen of one of our 48-member countries with residency or legal permit to work in Suriname.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, programming, or data science, with fifteen years of work experience in databases, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and experience on climate change and environmental policy is a plus.
  • Experience: At least fifteen years of demonstrated professional experience in climate change and environmental policy planning and reporting associated with knowledge management will be required. The consultant should have advanced knowledge and experience working in Suriname and a good understanding of environmental governance in the country.
  • Languages: Advanced level of English and good handling of Dutch.


Core and Technical Competencies: Client focused, team player, great communication skills, understanding of the climate change governance in Suriname and advanced level of knowledge of Suriname.


Opportunity Summary:


  • Type of contract and modality: Products and External Services consultant (PEC).
  • Length of contract: Nine months.
  • Starting date: August 2021.
  • Location: Paramaribo, Suriname.
  • Responsible person: Climate Change Senior Specialist CSD/CCS.
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.  


“Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.”


Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.


Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people to apply.


About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.


Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.


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