Coastal Resource Management Research and Extension 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

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Coastal Resource Management Research and Extension Specialist, with Bohol Island State University- Clarin Campus in the Philippines. BISU-Clarin is about to apply for Level III accreditation from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP); however, the recommendations of previous accreditors were on impact, consistency and utilization of research and extension programs. Thus, the top priority of the university is to strengthen research and extension. The campus is committed to strengthen every core area as strategies to level up and comply the International Standard Operations (ISO), and it is also looking forward to establishing a Center of Development and a Center of Excellence in the future. BISU-Clarin is looking forward to collaborating with a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV), who will guide and enrich faculty members to do research and extension program strategies for Coastal Resource Management (CRM) in different coastal communities. This program is vital not only to the university but also to the community of Clarin, as the PCRV will be sharing the same activities in the same training that will be conducted in BISU-Clarin.

A PCRV, with a master’s Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Management or related courses and three years’ experience in research and development work in a university setting or a research institution, is needed to build the capacity of the faculty and researchers of BISU-Clarin. The PCRV will work closely with the Research and Development Unit (RDU) and the campus Deans, chairpersons and planning department to review past and ongoing research activities, conduct consultation meetings/dialogues with faculty and researchers, and assist in conducting viable research activities, including training on refereed publication, citations, inventions and patents. The PCRV will also assist in conducting CRM extension training activities with community organizations and assist CRM extension coordinators in developing partnerships with potential network agencies. The overall goal of this assignment is to build capacity of the BISU-Clarin staff to support the coastal resource management needs of the community of Clarin.

Partner Information

Bohol Island State University - Clarin Campus (BISU-Clarin)

Required Skills

• Master’s Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Management or any related courses;
• At least two years’ experience in CRM program planning, implementation and capability building activities;
• At least 3 years’ experience in research and development work in a university setting or a research institution
• Excellent personal relational skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience;
• Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural setting.

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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