Nurse Educator- Midwifery Specialist

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Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is in need of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Nurse Educator – Midwifery Specialist at the University of Eswatini Faculty of Health Sciences without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. This position requires a PhD in Midwifery or equivalent (e.g. PhD Public Health Nursing, Maternal and Child Health/ Health Systems/ Epidemiology) and experience with large research projects, teaching and research supervision at the university level, grant proposal writing, and curriculum development. The University of Eswatini’s Master of Science in Midwifery Program is clinically oriented and designed to equip graduates with advanced clinical skills in basic emergency obstetric care and management of high dependence maternity patients in tertiary hospital centers. The Department requires advanced, current clinical skills in midwifery and neonatology; however, no clinical care, oversight or supervision will occur with this position.

The PCRV Midwifery Nurse Educator will participate in the development of midwifery curricula, mentor staff in research and grant writing, and assist in development of short courses and in-services for midwifery clinicians. The PCRV is expected to develop at least three written short course modules for workshops, develop a written proposal for a 4-5 year research project to build local capacity, secure research grant funding for proposed research project, and participate in developing postgraduate midwifery curriculum. 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 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); Faculty of Health Sciences

Required Skills

• PhD in Midwifery or equivalent e.g. PhD Public Health Nursing (Maternal and Child Health/ health systems/ epidemiology)
• Experience in large research projects
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at the university level
• Experience in grant proposal writing
• Experience in curriculum development and review

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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