Endangered Species Conservation Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The Endangered Species Conservation Specialist will support the design and implementation of a monitoring protocol for the endangered frogs within the Junín National Reserve. They will collaborate to strengthen networks between SERNANP and the Denver Zoo, design a database system to monitor the frogs, and train Junín National Reserve’s park guards on the proper management, visualization, and analysis of ecological data.
Please note that this position is one of several that will depart for service in Peru at the same time. It is unlikely that the departure date will change and applicants will be notified if the date does change. Please only apply if you are available on the date listed and if you can serve for the entire duration of the project.
•Experienced in the field of scientific research related to biodiversity conservation / monitoring.
•Intermediate Spanish (written / spoken). Level that allows you to train rangers and volunteer park guards in wildlife monitoring and ecological data management.
•Ability to perform in extreme climatic conditions and high elevations (4105 m.a.s.l).
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 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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