Coastal Resource Management Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
A Coastal Resource Management Specialist, with a Bachelor's in Marine Biology, Environmental Management, or related courses and at least two years experience in coastal resource management planning is needed to build the capacity of the LGU. The PCRV will be working closely with the Municipal Agriculture Officer and the staff of the LGU. He/she will perform, but not limited to, the following activities: lead coastal resource assessment and bio-physical surveys of the municipality’s marine protected areas; conduct training of trainers for environmental education; identify education and training needs for community-based organizations on CRM; and facilitate/conduct training to fisher folks/coastal people’s organization and fish wardens on Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment (PCRA) and Marine Protected Area (MPA) management using Management Effectiveness Assessment Tool (MEAT) or other monitoring techniques. The overall goal of this assignment is to build the local capacity to manage coastal resources.
• At least two years’ of international development work experience;
• At least two years’ experience in ecosystems or marine habitat assessment and training (corals, sea grass, mangrove and fish);
• At least two years’ experience in CRM program planning, implementation and capability building activities;
• Trained and certified SCUBA diver;
• Has Knowledge and skill in Database Management and Information Technology (Word, Excel, Windows); GIS (Manifold) practitioner;
• Demonstrated ability to live and work under challenging emotional and physical conditions;
• Adaptable to the rural, poor living conditions of a small and remote island;
• Excellent people skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience.
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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