Project Coordinator

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The Project Coordinator will develop, manage and advance conservation projects by key stakeholders of three ecological zones of Perú (desert in Lima; dry forest in Piura; and Andean grasslands in Cusco). In addition, they will provide technical support for hydrological monitoring to measure the success of conservation initiatives.


The Project Coordinator will provide technical leadership and support the Fresh Water team in Peru. S/He will coordinate the implementation of project’s activities in coordination with the implementing partners in Lima, Piura and Cusco and will be responsible for articulating the project with other current initiatives led by the Fresh Water Team in Peru. S/he will address critical threats to the water supply in key natural ecosystems and provide technical support to create conservation portfolios. S/He also will support monitoring and evaluation solutions for Water Funds in Peru. S/he will maintain good relationships with local governments, local communities, and other key stakeholders to increase awareness about watershed management and increase public and private funding for watershed protection. S/He will report to Water Funds coordinator in Peru.


  • Master’s Degree in natural resource management or equivalent (water management or hydrology is highly preferred) and 10 years’ experience in watershed management/conservation, or the equivalent combination.

  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.

  • Experience in planning processes and project management.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.

  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.

  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.

  • Experience in training and curriculum design.


  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.

  • Relationship building skills to work closely a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.

  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles.

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation.

  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timelines.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English and other relevant languages.

  • Ability to collect, manipulate, analyze, and interpret scientific data and prepare reports of findings.

  • Proven time management skills to meet deadlines while delivering quality results.

  • Ability to make practical sense out of processed data and apply to real world applications.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with a staff and external parties, sometimes under pressure, in order to complete project work and goals in a timely manner


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