Nurse Educator – Women’s Health
Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is seeking a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Nurse Educator- Women’s Health 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’s degree in women’s health or midwifery, community health nursing, public health, or nutrition, two or more years of clinical teaching and precepting experience for hospital staff and students, knowledge of nursing curriculum implementation, experience in low resource settings, excellent communication skills and teamwork, minimum two years’ experience in area of expertise, current professional licensure, and classroom or simulation teaching experience. Desired qualification are a master’s degree in women’s health, midwifery, or related field, basic skills in research and publications, previous teaching experience, 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 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 alongside fellow faculty in training of nursing and midwifery students with a focus on women’s health and midwifery classroom teaching and skills laboratory training and teaching assessments, participate in curriculum development and implementation, support midwifery level 3 student assessments, assess educational needs of students and provide remedial support when needed, work with IT personnel to establish an e-learning program as a mode of teaching, improve skills lab environment, and support faculty members in their resource mobilization efforts 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.
Mulanje Mission College of Nursing and Midwifery (MMCNM)
• Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Health, Midwifery, General Nursing, or Health Sciences
• 2 years of clinical teaching and precepting experience for hospital staff and students.
• Knowledge of nursing curriculum implementation.
• Experience in working in low resource settings.
• Excellent Communication Skills and Teamwork
• Registration by the national regulatory body.
• Classroom or Simulation 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.
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