Agro-Ecotourism Program Development Specialist

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Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

An Agro-Ecotourism Program Development Specialist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecotourism or related field, skills in modern Geographic Information Systems, and at least three years of experience in agro-ecotourism program planning and implementation is needed to strategize ways to develop, enhance and promote the agro-ecotourism plans with Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) in the Philippines. PSAU has a plan in place to come up with an integrated agro-ecotourism destination combining forest park, organic farming, culinary spots and recreational activities like mountain trekking, horse riding, and zip-lining. PSAU sees the development of eco-tourism activities as a means of reducing the impact of climate change, protecting and conserving valuable biodiversity, and providing economic benefits.

The Agro-Ecotourism Program Development Specialist will support the PSAU team in reviewing the current agro-ecotourism program and making recommendations. The Response Volunteer will provide trainings and workshops with PSAU officials, faculty, and community stakeholders. He/she will also make site visits and assist in the development and implementation of monitoring mechanisms and an evaluation framework for agro-ecotourism. The main goal of the assignment is to advise and consult with PSAU staff and other stakeholders in the planning process and to assist with the development of agro-ecotourism operational and marketing strategies for the agro-ecotourism park.

Partner Information

Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU)

Required Skills

• Bachelor Degree in Ecotourism, Ecology, Agriculture or Environmental Science
• At least with 3-year work experience in agro-ecotourism program planning and implementation
• Skilled in the application of modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS)and other related mapping technology
• Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural setting
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated 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.

Medical Considerations in Philippines

  • Philippines may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten, peanuts, and shellfish.
  • After arrival in Philippines, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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