Water Resource Management 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) who speaks advanced Spanish is needed to serve as a Water Resource Management Specialist for the Superintendencia Nacional de los Servicios de Saneamiento (SUNASS). SUNASS is the body that regulates the public’s drinking water, and its mission is to regulate, supervise, and oversee the development of the market for drinking water and sewerage services. In the San Martin Region, SUNASS is a relatively new organization and has an urgent need to develop awareness strategies to promote water resource management and the proper use of water for human consumption in urban and rural areas. SUNASS is in urgent need of support to identify the barriers of behavior change communication strategies to improve access and impact with the local population.

A Water Resource Management Specialist with 3 years’ experience working in water resource management is needed to support the organization in improving training strategies on communicative approaches to improve developing educational and awareness campaigns offered to the community. The PCRV will focus on developing innovative recreational tools for environmental education that could help SUNASS reach both adults and children in the community. Additionally, the Water Resource Management Specialist will also train SUNASS’s technical staff in participatory tools and designing educational material. The goal of this assignment is to strengthen SUNASS’s ability to communicate the importance of water conservation and proper use to the local community.

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 but 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.

Partner Information

National Superintendence of Sanitation Services (Superintendencia Nacional de los Servicios de Saneamiento - SUNASS)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Water and Sanitation, or related field
• 3 years of work experience in public or private institutions working on water resource management
• Experience working in behavior change communication for the purpose of community development campaigns related to water resource management
• Advanced Mid Spanish level to be able to train staff and community members

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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