Call for applications: Consultancy services for the Greening Transportation Infrastructure Development Integrated Program (GRID IP)

Posted on
13 June 2024


Call for appliations for two separate consultancies regarding the GRID-IP project:


See the complete Terms of Reference on the right of this page or click on the titles above. 

Submission requirements:
All candidates interested in applying for this consultancy should submit, no later than the 31st of July, a detailed application proposal including:

  • A curriculum vitae detailing their experience in relation to Gender, safeguards and stakeholder consultations.  Safeguards Frameworks; Stakeholder Engagement Plans
  • An analysis of and comments on the Terms of Reference, including a proposed chronogram of activities
  • A detailed budget proposal (Financial proposal) which takes into account the financial conditions specified in this TOR and specifies the honorarium (daily rate) as well as any other costs.
  • A sample of previous deliverable/s (either ESMF, IPPF, GAP, SEP, etc.)

Submissions should be emailed to, with the subject clearly stating 
Suriname Child Project (GEF/GRID IP)-  GENDER, SAFEGUARDS, AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT CONSULTANT, no later than the 31st of July 2024. 

Background Information:
Under the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Greening Transportation Infrastructure Development Integrated Program (GRID IP), Suriname will be developing a Child Project entitled: ‘Preserving Suriname’s Immense Marine and Coastal Biodiversity through Greening Infrastructure Development.’ The project will focus on upstream measures that support the transition towards sustainable transportation infrastructure to safeguard Suriname’s coastal, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. The Child Project includes four key components: (1) Enabling Conditions, (2) Integrated Planning and Design, (3) Financing and De-Risking, and (4) Communications, Program participation, and Monitoring and Evaluation. 

The project will focus on the port infrastructure that is planned along the Suriname River, situated at the mouth of the Caribbean Sea. However, the focus on upstream measures advanced through the project should be responsive to both the port infrastructure and terrestrial needs, so that all upcoming transportation infrastructure in Suriname is done in a way that maintains or even enhances the natural environment. The project is also directly linked with the Green Development Strategy (GDS) that is currently being developed under the leadership of the Ministry of Spatial Planning and the Environment (ROM), with the outputs from the project being part of the suite of early outputs from the GDS.

A concept has been developed and was approved as part of the Program Framework Document by the GEF Council on 6 February 2024 at the GEF Council. The project will now start the detailed project development stage. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the Implementing Agency, and ROM is the Lead Executing Agency. The Project Development Team (PDT) consists of ROM, WWF, and consultants.