Business Growth and Ecotourism Development Specialist

Before You Apply

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

Project Description

Minga Peru is an award-winning non-profit organization focused on serving indigenous communities in the heart of the beautiful and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Minga works to empower women and their communities through leadership training, an inter-cultural radio program, and partnerships with grassroots & international organizations, local governments, and educational institutions to ensure that these communities have access to information and services related to human rights, health, conservation, and eco-friendly income generating projects. MINGA Tours Project is an educational eco-tourism program that provides the adventure of experiencing and supporting social change in the Peruvian Amazon. This program creates a space for a mutually beneficial and respectful experience between life-long learners, young & old, and the indigenous communities.
Minga Peru is requesting a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with Bachelor's degree in Tourism, Business Administration, or Business Marketing; advanced Spanish language skills; and 5 or more years of professional experience in tourism management, marketing, conservation, sustainable development to support this project. The Response Volunteer will research and assess conservation and eco-tourism opportunities available for the Minga Tour Project. A primary objective is to support Minga Peru’s team to develop skills to identify and develop new relationships with local, national and international organizations, potential donors, foundations and/or partners within the frame of the Minga tour Program. In addition the PCRV, will develop staff’s capacity to deliver MINGA presentations in English and Spanish to local, national and international donors, foundations and organizations as well as improve the monitoring and evaluation strategy to implement the Minga Tour Project.

Partner Information

Minga Peru

Required Skills

• Bachelor's in Tourism, Business Administration, or Business Marketing
• 5 years of professional experience in tourism management, marketing, conservation, sustainable development.
• Advanced level of Spanish
• Demonstrated fundraising and/or business development experience through networking and presenting oral and written presentations, grants and other proposals in English and Spanish.
• Experience making oral and written presentations and conducting training workshops in Spanish to small, medium and large groups
• Demonstrated success as both a leader of a project from start to finish and as part of a team.
• Compassionate about protecting the environment, respecting other cultures and respecting and empowering different genders.

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 Peru

  • Peru may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
  • After arrival in Peru, 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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