Environmental Education & Climate Change Adaption Specialist

Project Description

Various Local Government Units (LGUs) and other institutions in the Philippines have requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Environmental Education & Climate Change Adaption Specialists. LGUs are frontline agencies in the formulation, planning and implementation of climate change action plans in their respective areas. While a Guidebook on the formulation of Local Climate Change Action Plans (LCCAP) provided by the Department of Interior and Local Government is available, the technical capacity of the LGUs in developing and carrying out their plans differs at every level and they acknowledge the need for more capacity development activities.

Each PCRV will closely work with the local DRRM Officers and/or other LGU designated staffs on policy development, planning, and implementation; staff training; and data management, documentation and monitoring. The overall goal of the assignment is to contribute to the LGUs' effectiveness and efficiency to implement climate change related activities and promote a collective and inclusive approach towards a comprehensive and integrated climate governance framework.

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

Different local government units and state universities

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in any field related to environmental conservation studies.
• At least two years’ work experience in environmental conservation and/or climate change adaptation.
• At least two years of international development experience.
• 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.

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Medical Considerations

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