Community Health Nurse Specialist

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Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is in need of two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRV) to serve as Nurse Educator - Community Health Specialists at the University of Eswatini Faculty of Health Sciences without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a Master of Science in Community Health or Public Health Nursing with experience in curriculum development and teaching and research supervision at university level. A doctoral degree is desired.

The Department of Community Health Nursing Science is reviving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Nursing and finalizing a proposal for a Master of Science Degree in Community Health Nursing. The PCRV will work alongside faculty to teach and mentor nursing students. Additionally, the department plans to develop a doctoral program in community health nursing.

PCRV Community Health Nurse Educators participate in the development of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral curricula, supervise and mentor student research projects, participate in the development of short courses, facilitate research grant writing by Department staff, and assist in planning a community health nursing mini-conference. PCRVs are expected to report on their service twice during their time on assignment.

Peace Corps Response established its "Advancing Health Professionals" program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level by providing high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions that enhance the quality of healthcare.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of uncertainties relating to Peace Corps and local partners resuming volunteer operations. Invitees will be arriving in Eswatini together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

University of Eswatini (UNESWA)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master’s degree in Community Health Nursing or Public Health Nursing
• Experience in curriculum development and review
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures

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 Eswatini

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Medical Considerations

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