Midwifery Nurse Educator

Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is seeking a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Midwifery Nurse Educator at the University of Dodoma (UDOM), School of Nursing and Public Health without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a Registered Nurse with certification in Nurse Midwifery, current nursing licensure and at least two years clinical practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Desired qualifications include prior teaching, mentoring, and facilitation experience at the university level, prior experience in low resource health care with focus on maternal child health, and strong computer and technology skills.

UDOM currently has nursing programs at the Diploma, Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. There are approximately 1500 students with different cohorts with about 900 students enrolled in the bachelor’s program. There has been a significant focus on strengthening UDOM’s maternal child health (MCH) education capacity and service delivery for Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) candidates.

The PCRV will collaborate with UDOM midwifery faculty to pilot midwifery focused low-fidelity simulation within the pre-service midwifery and nursing curricula, strengthen MS candidate and faculty capacity in simulation as a teaching and training methodology, strengthen and co-teach evidence-based midwifery and reproductive health content for BS and MS in Midwifery candidates, collaborate with faculty to strengthen midwifery course materials and student assessment for BS and MS midwifery candidates, and collaborate with faculty to support research skill development and process for faculty, MS and PhD candidates involved in MCH research. PCRVs are expected to report on their activities through Peace Corps reporting tools twice during their service.

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 health professions educators, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions that enhance the quality of healthcare.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Tanzania together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

University of Dodoma, School of Nursing & Public Health

Required Skills

• Certified Nurse Midwife
• Current RN licensure in the USA
• At least 2 years of clinical practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife
• 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.

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Medical Considerations

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