Nurse Educator – Skills Laboratory Manager

Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is seeking a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Nurse Educator- Skills Laboratory at Mulanje Mission College of Nursing and Midwifery (MMCNM), Mulanje, Malawi, without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a bachelor degree in health sciences, preferably nursing, midwifery, community health nursing, public health or nutrition, experience in developing e-learning modules, 2 years or more of clinical teaching and precepting experience for hospital staff and students, minimum two years’ experience in area of expertise, teaching, and current professional licensure. Desired qualifications include a master’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Education, certificate in information technology, previous teaching experience, basic skills in research and publications, intercultural competence, communication skills, and health-related or volunteer work experience.

Mulanje Mission College of Nursing is currently training nurses and midwives at a technician level and offers a three-year Diploma and a Community Assistant certificate programs. The programs demand constant support of the students to acquire skills and competences necessary to become skills nursing and midwifery care providers. There is a need for support in the skills laboratory and supervision of students. The College also needs support in information technology and e-learning that supports students’ learning. PCRVs are expected to report on their activities twice during their service.

The PCRV will work with IT personnel to establish an e-learning program as a mode of teaching, work with skills laboratory to improve the skills lab environment, provide tutorials to students, and mobilize resources to promote student-centered learning.

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.

Invitees will be arriving in Malawi together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Mulanje Mission College of Nursing and Midwifery (MMCNM)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in health sciences
• Experience in developing E-learning modules.
• 2 years of clinical teaching and precepting experience for hospital staff and students.
• Registered Nurse with an active and up to date license
• Teaching experience

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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