Community Health Advisor
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a minimum of Bachelor's degree in Public Health or epidemiology, at least one year of experience in community health, and the ability to work in a French speaking office environment is needed to continue this critical work. As the Community Health Advisor, the PCRV will provide assistance to the health system and territorial entities with the implementation of community health interventions and provide training to Community Health Workers (CHW) in relation to Community Case Management of Children Diseases, sexual and reproductive health, WASH and nutrition. By the completion of this project it is expected that the PCRV will have established strong and reliable monitoring and evaluation system and trained local community members in the maintenance of this system.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Benin together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Experience in at least one of the following public health areas during their PC service or through other professional work in a developing country context: maternal health, infant and young child health or nutrition, household WASH, malaria control, household-level health outreach.
• Project management experience and skills demonstrated
• Ability to adapt to and work in a very low-resource environment, including very limited transportation, internet access, and other amenities
• Ability to work in a French speaking work environment;
• Proficiency with monitoring and evaluation software such as WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWERPOINT, etc.
• At least a year of experience in community health.
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.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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