Occupational Health Specialist

Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is seeking a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as an Occupational Health Specialist at the University of Eswatini without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a master’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences- Occupational Safety and Health, experience in teaching and research supervision at university level, experience with curriculum development and review, be a team player, be flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures. Desired qualifications include a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences- Occupational Safety and Health, good communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), good presentation skills, and good mentoring and research skills.

The University of Eswatini, Department in Environmental Health Sciences currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health and is developing a post graduate certificate in Occupational Safety and Health for professionals in various fields. The department envisions that these programs should be well aligned with stakeholder needs and also be of global standard. The department has embarked on curriculum review / curriculum development processes/ project and seeks assistance from a experienced occupational health specialist.

The PCRV will facilitate learning in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health program, participate in the development of a post graduate certificate/ diploma in Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health, participate in the review of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health curricula, and participate in relevant community service activities of the department. PCRVs are expected to report on their activities 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.

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)

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences- occupational Safety and Health
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• Experience with curriculum development and review.
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures
• 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 Eswatini

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Medical Considerations

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