Forestry and Environment Extension Agent – Volunteer

Site Peace Corps

Peace Corps is seeking Forestry and Environment Extension Agent.

In the past year, the world has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Volunteer, you will be trained in how to best protect yourself from COVID-19 exposure and understand the impact of and steps to reduce stigma related to COVID-19. You may also have the opportunity to engage with your community on implementing or enhancing COVID-19 mitigation activities, such as COVID-19 prevention and risk reduction strategies including social distancing, hand washing, mask wearing, addressing myths and misconceptions related to these practices, and vaccine hesitancy. Activities will be tailored to address the COVID-19 circumstances in the communities where you will serve.

Required Skills

  • Qualified candidates will have an expressed interest in working in agroforestry and/or environment and one or more of the following criteria:
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in any field

OR

  • 5 years’ professional work experience

Desired Skills

  • Competitive candidates will have a passion for forestry/ environment and the following qualifications and qualities:
  • An interest in sharing agroforestry technologies
  • A strong desire to work outdoors in challenging weather conditions
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills (e.g., public speaking and partnership building)

An interest in working with youth as well as adults for environmental awareness and the promotion of gender equity

  • While it is not necessary to be an agroforestry expert to be a successful Volunteer, Peace Corps Senegal welcomes applicants with experience in the following areas:
  • Experience developing tree nurseries, grafting, pruning and planting for food production
  • Experience building live fencing windbreaks or firebreaks
  • Experience working to improve the soil and teaching water management techniques
  • An interest in sharing agroforestry technologies
  • Experience/Interest in beekeeping
  • Interest in cashew, moringa and mangrove value chains
  • An interest in working with youth as well as adults for environmental awareness and the promotion of gender equity
  • Environmental education
  • French language skills are desirable but not required. Candidates with French language skills, especially strong speaking skills, are encouraged to apply.
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