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Eco-tourism Marketing Specialist

Project description

Several eco-tourism partner organizations in Kyrgyzstan have requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Eco-tourism Marketing Specialists. The eco-tourism program aims to improve living conditions in remote mountain regions by developing a sustainable and wholesome ecotourism model that utilizes local natural and recreational resources. Ecotourism is a field that promotes responsible global travel by considering travel's impact on wildlife, the environment and local communities.

Each PCRV will support partner organization staff and strengthen staff capacity to develop and promote sustainable ecotourism offerings with minimum impact on wildlife, environment and local culture. The PCRVs will also assist staff in creating effective marketing strategies to attract domestic and international tourists and organize and facilitate workshops, seminars, and classes on climate change, environmental conservation, and sustainable practices. The overall goal of the assignment is to increase local organizational capacity and development strategy and develop and promote new and diverse ecotourism offerings with sustainable practices to ensure environmental conservation and cultural preservation.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in the Kyrgyz Republic together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Required skills

• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, IT, environmental conservation studies, wildlife and natural resources management, or a related field.
• At least two years working background in (eco)tourism, hospitality, marketing, environmental conservation, or a related field.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Experience conducting training/workshops or developing training materials.
• Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, within established Peace Corps and counterpart organization policies, guidelines, and objectives.
• Ability to live in the modest conditions, with limited amenities, typical of Kyrgyzstani Host Families.
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

Living conditions

Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Kyrgyz Republic: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, and health/crime statistics in order to make a well-informed decision about serving.

Medical considerations

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