Aquaculture Recirculation Systems 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

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with two to three years of experience in the field of design and implementation of aquaculture water recirculation, advanced written and spoken Spanish, and a degree in engineering, biology or a related field is needed to serve as an Aquaculture Recirculation Systems Specialist with the Center for Productive Innovation and Transfer of Technology CITEacuicola Ahuashiyacu in Peru. In the region of San Martin, aquaculture has been growing in economic importance because of its high productivity with great margins of profit, compared to agriculture, and the majority of the aquaculture farmers in the region carry out a semi-intensive activity in dug out pools with low density of fish. CITEacuicola Ahuashiyacu was founded in 2016, with the goal of motivating aquaculture in the San Martin region through supporting technological transfer, training, and technical assistance, and the organization has identified that their staff need specialized training in the implementation of the water circulation systems.

CITEacuicola Ahuashiyacu has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer to work jointly with CITE technicians, training in the design and implementation of water recirculation systems and the intensive production of exotic and amazon fish, and knowledge transfer could be facilitated by way of developing protocols to manage each system of intensive cultivation. PCRV will also support the technical team in the design and implementation of the water recirculation systems and assist in the dissemination of information, workshops and field visits to local aquiculture farms and high school and university students from the region. The overall goal of the assignment is to build capacity and strengthen the technical abilities of the CITE personnel in systems of water recirculation to cultivate tilapia in the San Martin region.

Partner Information

Center for Productive Innovation and Transfer of Technology CITEacuicola Ahuashiyacu

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, biology or related field
• Two to three years of experience in the field of design and implementation of aquaculture water recirculation
• Advanced level of written and spoken Spanish; sufficient for training personnel in a dynamic and practical way
• Experience in the management of continental aquaculture species

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

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