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Telecommunications Sector Lawyer [Contract]

Paramaribo, Suriname

About the Role

The Telecommunications Sector Lawyer will support the TAS to draft the required legal instruments and relevant policy documents to accompany the new Electronic Communications Act of Suriname, including:

In collaboration with the staff of TAS, draft the following legal instruments related to:


  • Interconnection and access (competition, dominance, cost allocation, and separation of accounting);

  • Tariffs (general and related to interconnection, access, and data);

  • Universal access/services;

  • Scarce resources;

  • Licenses (and Quality of Service);

  • Peripherals and electromagnetic compatibility; and

  • Dispute resolution (general user and interconnection related disputes).

  • Provide outlines and build the in-house capacity of the staff of TAS to effectively design policy guidelines and other policy documents relevant to the new Electronic Communications Act.


The candidate shall have the following experience and qualifications:
  • A degree in Law from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the Bar in Suriname.  An additional degree in Public Administration or relevant discipline is preferred;

  • 5+ years of experience working on telecommunications matters in a law firm and/or as an in-house lawyer for a telecommunications company, preferably with experience in drafting telecommunication sector laws and regulations, and advising on telecommunication sector policy;

  • Proven understanding and experience in the relevant topics;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Dutch and English; 

  • Excellent organizational skills;

  • Proven communication and presentation skills, and 

  • Ability to work in an environment requiring liaising and collaborating with multiple actors, including government officials and personnel, private sector representatives, international organizations, and other stakeholders.

  • Seven pieces of legal instruments drafted, as well as preparation of relevant policy documents policy documents to ensure effective enforcement of the new Electronic Communications Act; and

  • Project Completion Report

About the Company

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded International Development Group LLC (IDG) a three-year, $8.6 million Caribbean Business Enabling Environment-Reform (CBEE-R) task order under the Public Financial Management II (PFM II) IDIQ. The objectives of CBEE-R will focus on improving the regulatory climate for resilient businesses, bolstering government capacity to implement business environment reforms, enhancing robust public-private dialogue, and improving the creation of a resilient private sector.

To support the USAID/ESC Regional Development Cooperation Strategy through CBEE-R, IDG chose TIV as a sub-contractor contributing to activities across the six result areas of two objectives.

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