Climate Change Adaptation Support Specialist

Project Description

Alternatives Durables pour le Développement (ADD) in Cameroon has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Climate Change Adaptation Support Specialist. ADD Sustainable Natural Resources Management program focuses on activities to support community initiatives to adapt to the impacts of climate change on agriculture households. ADD is in the process of developing a curriculum and educational tools for educating vulnerable populations on climate change, and they have identified a need for support in finding innovative ways to disseminate the curriculum to local communities.

The PCRV will work with ADD staff to develop adapted learning tools and lessons (in French) on climate literacy for rural communities and strengthen staff and student capacity on climate literacy. The PCRV will also develop the capacity of ADD staff in branding, visibility, and resource mobilization for climate change activities for communities.

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

Partner Information

Alternatives Durables pour le Développement - ADD

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, agriculture, life science, earth science or any related field
• At least three years of practical experience in a tropical, low-resource environment working with communities on integrated sustainable development
• Intermediate-Mid French speaking and writing skills

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 Cameroon

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Medical Considerations

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