Ecotourism Development Planning 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

Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) are needed to serve as Ecotourism Development Planning Specialists for various municipalities in the Philippines. The Local Government Units envision that the promotion of these protected areas as tourist destinations is essential to their goals for economic development and environmental conservation. Each Municipal Tourism Council, through the Municipal Tourism Office, Municipal Agriculture Office and the other stakeholders, is now implementing conservation and preservation programs for the protection of the environment, wildlife, and their habitat within their jurisdiction. The municipalities' goal is to promote social justice, reflected in the improved general welfare of the people, equitable distribution of resources, and enhanced economic development while maintaining stability of the social system.

Ecotourism Development Planning Specialists, with at least two years working background in tourism project planning and implementation, are needed to help the municipalities with the review, enhancement, and implementation of their Ecotourism Plans. Volunteers will conduct field visits and data gathering with targeted communities and stakeholders, and PCRVs will also conduct workshops, training, and other related activities for the enhancement of the plan. The goal of this project is to develop enhanced comprehensive ecotourism development plans for each Municipal Tourism Council.

Partner Information

Various Local Government Units (LGUs)

Required Skills

• Bachelors Degree in a tourism-related field
• At least two years working background in tourism project planning and implementation
• A team player who can work well with counterparts and the local communities
• Must have ability to work in multi-cultural setting
• 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 also 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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