Small-Scale Fishing and Marine Biodiversity Specialist

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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) with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries management, environmental engineering, or related field and an advanced level of Spanish is requested to serve as a Small-Scale Fishing and Marine Biodiversity Specialist with the Technological Institute of Production - CITE Pesquero in Piura, Peru. CITE Pesquero is a government institution that provides training services, technical assistance, and promotes research and innovative management of fishing companies. Its primary objective is to develop a program focused on the promotion of technological and innovative skills for the fishing and aquaculture production chain for the Piura Region with an emphasis on sustainability, productivity, and environmental diversification.

The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with 2 years of experience in developing and executing scientific research for the academic or commercial sector is requested to conduct a baseline analysis in coordination with the specialists of CITE Pesquero and its partners, on issues of sustainable fishing and the strengthening of small fishing businesses. The analysis will be used to propose lines of action and improvements on the initiatives proposed by CITE Pesquero. Additionally the PCRV is expected to transfer knowledge to the CITE Pesquero specialists on assisted fishing production management for diversifying the Fishing and Aquaculture chain; provide training on proposal and partnership development; create and deliver training modules, and design improvement plans for environmental management. The PCRV should have experience in training adults, experience developing multimedia modules, and experience designing workshops, presentations and guides for training.

Partner Information

Technological Institute of Production - Piura Fishing CITE

Required Skills

• Degree in Fisheries Engineering, Biology, Environmental Engineering, or related field.
• 3 years of experience in at least one of the following fields: sustainable fisheries management, management of mariculture or aquaculture operations, or application of technologies and techniques for waste management and effluent treatment in the fishing industry.
• Spanish language at an advanced level (written / spoken) to coordinate and train professionals from CITE Pesquero Piura and business representatives.
• 2 years’ experience in training adults, development of informative materials, workshops, presentations and guides for training.
• 2 years’ experience in developing and executing scientific research for the academic or commercial sector.

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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