United States Peace Corps Samoa

Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO)

The United States Peace Corps is seeking a Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner for the position of Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO), which provides health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa and work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Samoa and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington D.C.

  • Routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines.
  • Individual short-term counseling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems.
  • Response to emergency medical situations.
  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in Samoa.
  • Ability to conduct training on health related issues.
  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Samoa.
  • Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management.
  • Inventory of medical supplies and equipment.
  • Alternate 24 hour on-call duty with the other PCMO.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of accredited school. MDs must be a graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
  • Current license to practice.
  • Relevant clinical experience in primary care after medical school.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a professional practice, hospital or clinic setting without supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral /written English.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to obtain a US visa.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients.
  • Experience in training design and presentation of health related material.
  • Program management, administrative experience.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an intercultural team.
  • Hardworking, reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills
  • Willing to travel to sites in Samoa driving in PC Vehicles.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Salary dependent on qualifications/salary history; range is WST $99,677 – WST $130,056 (exclusive of allowances). Other benefits include both Samoan and USA public holiday leave.

Obtain the full Statement of Work: HERE

Application Requirements:

1. A resume or C.V. that includes:

  • Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, and dates of employment and reason for leaving.
  • Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas. Include all post graduate training, i.e. internships, residencies, fellowships.
  • Professional licenses, certificates, registrations
  • An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months

2. PCMO Application form (with signature): HERE

Please make sure the following is included on form:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiration date

3. A completed PCMO applicant skills survey: HERE

4. Three letters of professional reference. (At least two must be from professional medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting). Letters must be written recently with date
written at the top or bottom of the letter. Letters must be in English.

5. Clinical privilege form (with signature): MD Form or NP Form

6. Photocopy of Academic diplomas. If the candidate is an MD, he or she must be a graduate of a medical school listed on the following web site: A translated copy of the diploma in
English is required. Official translation is not necessary.

7. Photocopy of professional licenses. If the license does not have an expiration date, written confirmation must be submitted directly from the issuing authority. Please note, some countries do not require an
actual license; rather, the medical diploma is the license to practice. If this is the case, the applicant must submit written confirmation issued directly from the professional medical board, Ministry of Health or
other appropriate regulatory authority, establishing that the candidate is properly credentialed for medical practice. A translated copy of the diploma in English is required. Official translation is not necessary.

8. Professional certification needed if Nurse Practitioner

Acceptable methods of submission include:

  • Mail: Country Director, U.S. Peace Corps SAMOA, Private Mail Bag, Apia
  • Email: [email protected] (email highly preferred with docs in PDF format) Applications must be received no later than close of day Friday, January 31st, 2020. Only short list applicants will be contacted.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.