Climate Change Adaptation Advisor

Project Description

The La Trinidad Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRM) Office in the Philippines has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Climate Change Adaptation Advisor. In 2024, the municipality plans to disseminate climate change and disaster risks information contained in the Climate Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) and how to act on it as suggested in the local climate change action plans using a Risk Communication Plan. The municipality has identified a need for support to help the Local Government Unit to develop and pilot test a “Climate Change and Disaster Risk Communication Plan” tailor-fitted for the different sectors in the community.

The PCRV will closely work with the DRRM Officers and other LGU designated staff to build the organizational capacity of the LGU and other primary stakeholders by assisting in the formulation of a Climate Change and Disaster Risk Communication Plan and conducting training on climate change and disaster risk communication for the DRRM staff. The PCRV will also review the latest CDRA and lead a survey on the communities’ level of understanding regarding disaster risks and climate change.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in the Philippines together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

La Trinidad Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRM) Office

Required Skills

● Bachelor’s degree graduate in Environmental Sciences, Communication, Management,
Urban Planning or any field related to climate change and disaster risk management.
● At least two years’ work experience in climate change adaptation and disaster risk communication planning and management.
● At least two years’ work experience in conduct of climate change and disaster risk communication training activities.
● Demonstrated ability to live and work under challenging emotional and physical conditions.
● Excellent people skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience.

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Philippines

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Medical Considerations

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