Climate Change and Biodiversity Advisor

Project Description

The NGO NACRES has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Climate Change and Biodiversity Advisor. NACRES focuses primarily on the biodiversity monitoring and preservation, and it also collaborates with stakeholders on public awareness raising, environmental advocacy and on the climate adaptation measures that are crucial for Georgia to address and mitigate these climate change risks effectively. There is a need to conduct thorough studies on the diverse species, populations, and ecosystems within the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti, where one of the largest national parks is located. Additionally, actively involving local communication groups in conservation activities is essential for fostering a ground-up movement that understands and values the importance of preserving the country's natural resources in the face of climate-induced challenges.

The PCRVs will collaborate with the Samtskhe-Javakheti Program Director and co-workers at the Borjomi branch office of NACRES support NACRES staff in strengthening and increasing their capacity for nature conservation and supporting studies of species, populations, and ecosystems and evaluation of their status and threats. The PCRV will also help improve the strategies and processes for mobilizing local community groups and local initiative groups and their involvement in conservation activities.

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

Partner Information

NGO NACRES

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources management, wildlife management, or related field;
• At least two years of experience working on environmental projects, natural resource management, biodiversity or wildlife management;
• Experience in project/program formulation and implementation of projects/ programs and studies in the pertinent field of expertise;
• Experience in supporting capacity development initiatives;
• Experience in conducting environmental awareness and/or education activities;
• Highly motivated and flexible
• Ability to show initiative and proactive
• High levels of energy and mobility

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.

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