Water Management Outreach and Education Specialist
The National Superintendence of Sanitation Services (SUNASS) in Peru has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Water Management Outreach and Education Specialists. In 2005 SUNASS created the educational program “Learning to use potable water responsibly”, with the main objective being to promote the importance of caring for and reusing potable water. SUNASS conducts activities in all regions of the country and currently seeks to work with more emphasis in the regions of Ancash (Huaraz) and Loreto, directed to the education community (principals, teachers, students, parents and community members in general) in the basic education schools as well as the regular, alternative, and special school sectors. SUNASS has identified a need to reinforce the impact of the travelling campaigns and workshops developed with the support of strategic allies in the region. Demonstrating the program outcomes of raising consciousness and promoting the responsible use of water and the care of ecosystems surrounding water sources will strengthen program support. For these reasons, SUNASS has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to support the Decentralized Offices (ODS) in each of the three regions to improve strategies for raising consciousness, focusing on the development of innovative tools for environmental education that will have an impact on the Education Program, the School Competition, and the campaigns and workshops offered in the communities.
The PCRVs will support the ODS teams in each region and coordinate and report the achievements of the ODS together with the team to SUNASS headquarters in Lima. The PCRVs will support strategies to improve the cooperation between the ODS and the education community, as well as ways to measure this impact. In addition to developing awareness campaigns for consciousness raising and workshops directed at community members for the efficient use of potable water and the care of natural water sources, the PCRVs will support the design and implementation of a Workshop Pilot Program for Schools (students and teachers) on topics related to the efficient use of potable water and the care of natural water sources. Tools and strategies the PCRVs will help the program to implement will support standardization and improve the experiences of the other offices around the country who are working with the SUNASS Education Program.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Peru together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
National Superintendence of Sanitation Services (SUNASS)
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Education, Marketing or a related field
• 3 years of work experience in programs, projects, or activities in water management
• Experience working in communications for behavior change in community development, and developing campaigns related to sustainable water management
• Advanced level Spanish, sufficient for training the organization personnel and community members
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