Adolescent Health Specialist – Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Services

Project Description

The Adolescent Heath Unit (AHU) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Guyana has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Adolescent Health Specialists – Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Services. The AHU would like to implement adolescent-friendly services nationwide, and the MOH is working to align their Youth/Adolescent-friendly services program with the WHO Orientation Program on Adolescent Health for Health Care. The overall aim is to orient health-care providers to the special characteristics of adolescents and to appropriate approaches to addressing some of their health needs and problems. MOH has identified a need within the four selected regions to support the roll out of the adolescent health program utilizing tools that were created in 2023 with the support of a PCRV.

The PCRVs will work at the Regional Departments to co-assess the current program, including understanding the challenges faced by health care workers and adolescents, and support in the development of strategies for the implementation of the Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Services program. The objective of the assignment is to support the Guyana MOH to strengthen the Youth-Friendly Services program within the AHU.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Guyana together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Adolescent Heath Unit (AHU)/ Ministry of Health (MOH)

Required Skills

• Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Sociology, Social Work, International Development, Youth Development or Program Design, with a focus on Youth/Adolescent health
• Strong working knowledge of strategic planning, data analysis, and project monitoring and evaluation
• 3 years of experience implementing Youth/Adolescent-friendly services programs
• Demonstrated capacity for problem-solving and decision-making

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.

Serving in Guyana

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Medical Considerations

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