Conservation and Sustainability Advisor

Project Description

GAMMA in Ecuador has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Conservation and Sustainability Advisor. GAMMA is a non-profit organization that works on conservation projects, which includes research, training, awareness and direct action for the care of high elevation meadows in the Adean region. GAMMA seeks to develop income generation alternatives and sustainable conservation policies through comprehensive conservation plans. At the Center for Encounters with Nature and Social Therapy (CEN), GAMMA supports clean energy systems for electricity generation and water management as well as income generation through ecological tourism.

The PCRV will work alongside GAMMA team members and community members to develop content on environmental education issues in the Adean highlands. The PCRV will gather information on strategic ecosystems, water, and other relevant areas in collaboration with the work team of five people. The goal of this collaboration is to develop a conservation plan for the CEN and strengthen the sustainable management of high elevation meadows.

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

Partner Information

GAMMA: Grupo de Apoyo al Movimiento de Mujeres del Azuay - Cuenca

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in any field related to climate change
• Intermediate Spanish
• Training and/or experience in sustainability, agroecology, conservation, biology or ecosystems (a combination or one or more of them is acceptable)
• 2 years of experience in conservation projects with a focus on sustainability and ecology
• Work experience in environmental education and material design and its interpretation
• Capacity and willingness to work as part of a team
• Familiarity with raising awareness on gender issues, equity, and violence prevention
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

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 Ecuador

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Medical Considerations

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