Water Resource Management Specialist

Project Description

The Center for Research and Promotion of Farmers (CIPCA) in Peru has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Water Resource Management Specialists. CIPCA seeks to improve the quality of life of the residents of the Singucate micro-basin through improvement and protection of water and ecosystems of soils and natural forests, ensuring the availability of water resources for sustainable production. The support of PCRVs has been requested to strengthen the capacity of local staff in the the Singucate micro-basin, the Bigote-Serran River sub-basin, the Ancash region Local Committee for Agricultural Research (CIAL) and the Committee of the sub-basin Río Blanco-Santa Cruz.

The PCRVs will support the CIPCA teams to develop plans for training in scientific communications for non-specialized audiences, and for the implementation of remediation or treatment of water quality with low cost technologies. The PCRVs will begin by actively participating in the context of each organization and its work environment to understand the different personnel, the area of work, and the target population, which will inform the creation of a tailored work plan. The PCRVs will assist in the project activities to strengthen local organizations for the proper management of water resources and transfer skills through training and assistance.

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.

Partner Information

Center for Research and Promotion of Farmers – CIPCA

Required Skills

• 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 water management, Environmental, Hydrochemical, or Agricultural Engineering, or a degree in another environmental field related to water resource management
• 2 years of professional experience working in water resources management
• Advanced Spanish
• At least 1 year of experience in rural communities
• Experience working in diverse and multicultural teams
• Experience in software management related to georeferencing
• Microsoft (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

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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