Water Resources Management 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

Two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRV) with Degrees in Environmental, Hydrochemical, Agricultural Engineering or a related field are needed to serve as Water Resources Management Specialists with the Center for Research and Promotion of Farmers – CIPCA in Piura, Peru. CIPCA works to promote the sustainable management of natural resources (water, soil and forests); address climate change; and strengthen local and regional institutions. In the district of Canchaque approximately 80.20% of the houses are built with adobe material, with an earth floor, and 80% do not have minimum basic services, which negatively impact the quality of life of the population. Drinking water, sewage, and energy services are limited and do not reach the majority of the inhabitants. Recent economic development efforts of the Singucate Micro-basin have been plagued by inadequate production technologies and have contributed to the deterioration of the natural resources further limiting the availability of water and land for family agricultural production. The project seeks to contribute to improve the quality of life of the residents of the Singucate Micro-basin of the Canchaque district, by protecting water supplies and conserving regulatory ecosystems of soil and natural forests.

CIPCA has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers who are specialists in water resource management, and with skills and experience in raising public awareness to assist in strengthening the technical knowledge of their staff. PCRVs would serve as trainers for the project team and provide support for programmatic activities for districts in the Micro-basin of Singucate; and strengthen local organizations’ capabilities in managing their water resources. The PCRVs must have advanced Spanish language skills and at least 2 years of professional experience working in water resources management positions.

Partner Information

Center for Research and Promotion of Farmers – CIPCA

Required Skills

• Degree in Environmental, Hydrochemical, Agricultural Engineering or a degree in another field related to water resources management
• Minimum of 2 years of professional experience working in water resources management positions
• Advanced Spanish
• 1 to 2 years of research experience in rural communities
• Proactive, responsible, works well in a team and is enthusiastic
• Experience working in diverse and multicultural teams
• Experience in software management related to georeferencing
• Microsoft (Excel, Word, ppt, among others).

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

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