Mizque - Aiquile, Bolivia

Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumps Guru

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Skills Needed

  • Agriculture
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Renewable Energy

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak Spanish.
Additionally, speaking English would be helpful.

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 6 weeks to 2 months




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Project Details

Description and Impact

In the rural areas of Mizque and Aiquile, there is a great demand of water.  Our company wants to satisfy this demand by introducing irrigations systems based on solar photovoltaic water pumps that will help people living in these communities. Since we recently started working with these projects, our knowledge is still basic. We acknowledge that the analysis and planning of the systems to meet the requirements and characteristics of these communities and our costumers are essential.

Therefore, we are currently looking for support to calculate, size, and plan irrigation systems using solar photovoltaic water pumps for these small indigenous communities. At the same time, we would like support to visit these communities to acquire data of the customers’ requirements and to demonstrate the use and effectiveness of these systems


After we find the right candidate, this person will closely work with our technical team to elaborate a suitable work plan.  The anticipated results are:

  • Reports of the visits and meetings in the communities where the solar photovoltaic water pumps were presented and offered.
  • Calculations and sizing for the solar pumps required in the visited communities.
  • A platform for the calculations, sizing, and planning of the irrigations systems using solar water pumps.

We Provide These Local Benefits

Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend


While staying in La Paz, we can offer accommodations at our executive manager´s house in Bolonia in la Zona Sur.  Our Experteer would have his/her own room and bathroom.  The house is located within walking distance from our offices.  While staying in Mizque, our Experteer can choose from two options.  She or he can stay over at our representative´s house where she/he would have a single room and shared bathroom.  The other option is to stay in a local hostel.

Learning Opportunity

Our Experteer will not only acquire more experience in the field of hybrid photovoltaic systems, but will also learn from other projects and activities the company works on.  Some of the projects we are currently working in are: applications of solar and biomass systems and equipment mainly in rural areas in Bolivia, and solar photovoltaic pump systems.

Food Stipend

While our experteer stays in La Paz, we could provide breakfast and lunch every day, including weekends. We would offer a combination of traditional Bolivian food and some international food.  While our Experteer stays in Mizque, we sadly cannot offer meals.

Additional Benefits

Upon the arrival of our Experteer, we would offer a tour of the city of La Paz to visit the main touristic attractions and the most popular places where locals like to spend their time.  We would also help our Experteer integrate in our culture and in the company.  If we get projects in other rural areas, our Experteer could join our technical team to visit the communities where we work.

Also, our experteer can, on his or her own, experience more about Bolivia, Cochabamba, and La Paz which was recently declared one of the 7 new Wonder cities of the world.  Within a couple of hours from the city, there are various exiting activities and places to visit. We have Lake Titicaca, Los Yungas, and Huayna Potosi among our most famous touristic attractions.  In Bolivia, the experteer can also travel to places such as Salar de Uyuni (salt desert), or Madidi (rainforest).


This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

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I would like to assist from a virtual position. How do I proceed with the application?
matthias, Dec 5th, 2016
Hi Mathias, to apply for this project you will need to upgrade your account and then there will be an option availible to request an introduction to the host organization. -The MovingWorlds Team
Representative of this project, Dec 5th, 2016
Will this project be continued on July? I'm currently working but I want to volunteer after June. Thanks!
Rebeca, Dec 5th, 2016
Dear Rebbeca, ther is no Problem it is Possible to work with us after june 2017
Representative of this project, Dec 5th, 2016