Permaculture On-site and Project Coordinator

Iquitos – Peru

Background on the organization

The Chaikuni Institute is a local non-profit association based in the city of Iquitos in the Loreto region. We are a grassroots collective which investigates, promotes and protects equitable, inclusive and interrelated ways of life in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, honoring indigenous wisdom and the principles of permaculture. Working hand in hand with indigenous peoples and like-minded organizations in the Amazon, we pursue our holistic vision of well-being in the Amazon along three distinct paths: Intercultural Education, Permaculture, and Human and Nature Rights. For more information:

Job description

The Chaikuni Institute is in an exciting phase of growth: our on-site permaculture program is expanding to its surrounding communities, our permaculture center is being reimagined, redesigned, and improved, and we will start a new project in April to expand our agroforestry work to Shipibo communities in the Ucayali region.

We are now seeking to complement our existing team with an enthusiastic and qualified permaculturalist with great coordination and people skills, to coordinate the work at our permaculture center and support the implementation of new / expansion of existing agroforestry projects. The position will primarily be based at the Chaikuni permaculture center situated on the grounds of our sister organization, the Temple of the Way of Light, approx. 2 hours outside of the city of Iquitos, Peru, with frequent trips to Iquitos.

Key responsibilities

Person specification

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Essential requirements

Desirable characteristics

Our offer

The Chaikuni Institute offers:

Duration: 1-year with possible renewal. We are looking for a long term commitment. The position starts with a trial period of three months.

Starting date: as soon as possible. Due to the current pandemic there is some flexibility to the starting date. Please note that Chaikuni is not able to cover potential travel costs to Iquitos.

Location: Tres Unidos Community, Nanay River basin, 2 hours outside of Iquitos, Peru.

To apply for the post

Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated continuously upon reception. Deadline for applications is 30th of April 2021. Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered.