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Coastal Resource Management Community Outreach Facilitator

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Openings

23 currently recruiting

Service Dates

July 3, 2020 - November 15, 2022

Application Window

August 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location

  • Philippines

Contact Information

Alex Cheung
acheung@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.

As a Coastal Resource Management (CRM) Community Outreach Facilitator, your assignment is to work with local governments either at a municipal or provincial level. Under the Republic Act 7160 (Local Government Code), local government units have the mandate to manage the coastal and marine resources.

Depending on the priorities of the local government unit, Volunteers work in one or more of the following components:
1) Environmental Education
2) Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment
3) Marine Protected Area Management
4) Capacity Building of Fisherfolk Organization
5) Policy Advocacy
6) Alternative Livelihood

Many Volunteers spend the majority of their time in dealing with the political dynamics of the local governments in order for the CRM program to be well implemented. Skills working with people and organizations are equally, if not more, important than technical skills in this project. In the Philippines, you need to establish relationships with your work partners and community members and earn their trust before you can begin your work in environmental education or technical CRM areas. As a result, CRM Volunteers need good people skills and experience or interest in doing community organizing.

The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.

As a Coastal Resource Management (CRM) Community Outreach Facilitator, your assignment is to work with local governments either at a municipal or provincial level. Under the Republic Act 7160 (Local Government Code), local government units have the mandate to manage the coastal and marine resources.

Depending on the priorities of the local government unit, Volunteers work in one or more of the following components:
1) Environmental Education
2) Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment
3) Marine Protected Area Management
4) Capacity Building of Fisherfolk Organization
5) Policy Advocacy
6) Alternative Livelihood

Many Volunteers spend the majority of their time in dealing with the political dynamics of the local governments in order for the CRM program to be well implemented. Skills working with people and organizations are equally, if not more, important than technical skills in this project. In the Philippines, you need to establish relationships with your work partners and community members and earn their trust before you can begin your work in environmental education or technical CRM areas. As a result, CRM Volunteers need good people skills and experience or interest in doing community organizing.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Alex Cheung
acheung@peacecorps.gov

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