Wastewater Management Specialist

Project Description

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Roxas City in the Philippines has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Wastewater Management Specialist. LGUs share the responsibility in the management and improvement of water quality within their territorial jurisdictions and establishment of the water quality management area action plan. The Roxas City wastewater management plan will be a valuable instrument that will serve as reference of the LGU’s further initiatives and actions for the preservation of the quality of its waters.

The PCRV will work in close collaboration with the City Environment and Natural Resources Officer and City Planning and Development Officer to lead a water situation and pollution assessment in coastal areas and barangays and assist in creating a Wastewater Management Plan. The PCRV will also design and conduct orientations/seminars/workshops on wastewater management.

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

Local Government Unit (LGU) of Roxas City, Capiz Province

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in any field related to wastewater management (e.g. sanitary engineer, chemical engineer, environmental science, etc.).
• At least two years’ work experience on wastewater management.
• At least two years’ experience in conduct of wastewater related program orientations/seminars/ workshops with stakeholders;
• 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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