Malaria Coordinator

Project Description

Jhpiego in Rwanda, as part of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria Project, has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Malaria Coordinators. PMI aims to reduce malaria-related deaths by expanding coverage of four highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures to pregnant women and children under five years of age. These interventions include insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying with insecticides, intermittent preventative treatment for pregnant women, and prompt use of artemisinin-based combination therapies.

The PCRVs will advocate for and coordinate malaria activities among two-year PCVs serving in Rwanda, as well as support and improve the implementation of programs in selected Impact Malaria-supported districts by supporting community case management activities under the direct supervision and guidance of the Malaria Technical advisor at Jhpiego.

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

Partner Information

Jhpiego – U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria Project

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree in public health, biological sciences, psychology or related field.
• At least two years of experience conducting community health programming in a low-resource environment.
• Ability to research, develop and present training materials to a broad spectrum of clients, using adult learning and non-formal education principles.
• Experience developing and using evaluation tools to monitor the efficacy of training programs and programmatic interventions.
• Knowledge of Peace Corps programming and training methodologies, and how Volunteers coordinate with host-country partners at the community level.
• Ability to assist PMI and the Peace Corps to culturally inflect programming and training initiatives to have the best chance of success in the field.
• Strong computer and internet-based research skills.
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

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 Rwanda

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Medical Considerations

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