National Malaria Coordinator

Project Description

Peace Corps Malawi has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a National Malaria Coordinator. In Malawi, there are approximately 6.14 million presumed and confirmed cases of malaria reported annually and it accounts for 40% of hospitalizations in children. Peace Corps Malawi aims to reach out to individuals with evidence-based practices to reduce the burden of malaria. Malaria is one of the cross-sector programming priorities in the country and all Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) in Malawi are directed to engage in Malaria-related initiatives.

The National Malaria Coordinator PCRV will support PCVs to implement quality, effective malaria work with their counterparts, and other community members. They will help PCVs improve the ability of community health workers and community members to prevent malaria, liaise with local and national stakeholders, Peace Corps Staff/HQ, and Stomp Out Malaria in Africa teams to coordinate malaria prevention and control programming and initiatives. The PCRV will work with the Programming and Training staff to coordinate and facilitate malaria prevention activities and trainings and will also document challenges, lessons learned, and best practices in PC Malawi’s experiences in malaria prevention. In addition, they will develop a list of tools for use by PCVs in malaria prevention, compile malaria activity reports, and complete a monthly status report for submission to PC Malawi.

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

Partner Information

Peace Corps Malawi

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, preferably in a health-related subject
• Previous successful completion of Peace Corps service
• At least two years of experience conducting community health programming in a low-resource environment
• Knowledge and experience in malaria prevention programming
• Ability to research, develop, and present training materials to a broad spectrum of clients, using adult learning and non-formal education principles
• Knowledge of Peace Corps programming and training methodologies and how PCVs coordinate with host-country partners at the community level
• Strong cross-cultural skills
• Self-starting initiative
• 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 Malawi

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Medical Considerations

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