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Food Science and Technology Specialist


Peace
Corps

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COUNTRY
Philippines
REGION
Asia
SECTOR
Community Economic Development Education
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
None

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
1
DURATION
7 months

DEPART BY
Sept. 15, 2017

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Before You Apply


Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with
significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description
A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to serve as a Food Science and Technology
Specialist with Benguet State University- College of Home Economics and Technology. The
College of Home Economics & Technology (CHET) is the third largest college in the University
presently offering four degree programs, namely: Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, BS
Nutrition and Dietetics, BS in Entrepreneurial Technology, and BS Hotel and Restaurant
Management. The College is planning to offer a BS in Food Technology focused on providing
students both the science of making healthier, tastier and safer food and the technical training
on making novel food products, products, ingredients and processing equipment. To be able
to offer such, the college needs to develop a relevant curriculum, equip its faculty and staff,
and plan the enhancement of its facilities to cater to the offering of a BS in Food Technology.

A Food Science and Technology Specialist with background in teaching/training of food


processing operation activities is needed to assist in the design and implementation of a
curriculum related to Food Science and Technology. The Food Science and Technology
Specialist will provide seminars and trainings on meat, fish, fruits and vegetable processing as
well as research methodologies in food science and technology to faculty and staff at the
university and surrounding processing centers. Through site visits to the local food processing
centers and dialogue with key stakeholders, the Food Science and Technology Specialist will
assist in the improvement of products developed by the College and food processing center
The goal of this assignment is to strengthen the capabilities of faculty and staff members and
prepare the facility to have the technical resources and expertise to offer a BS in Food
Technology.
Please note that these are approximate departure dates and may change.

Partner

Benguet State University- College of Home Economics and Technology

Required Skills
Masters in Food Science/Food Technology
3 years of experience in teaching/training in food science and technology
Working background in food processing operation activities

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 in Philippines

Philippines may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions:
insulin-dependent diabetes.

The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin
and Vyvanse.

Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten,
peanuts, and shellfish.

After arrival in Philippines, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an
annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive
mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please also review Important Medical Information for Applicants [PDF] to
learn about other health conditions typically not supported in Peace Corps service.

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