Occupational Safety and Health Educator

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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 an Occupational Safety and Health Educator at the Good Shepherd College of Nursing without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to occupational safety and health or a post-graduate diploma/certification in occupational safety and health with experience in designing course content, practical and field based training and teaching at the tertiary level or within an employer or jobsite-based training program. An advanced Master’s degree in occupational safety and health, public health, or education is desired.

Good Shepherd College of Nursing is an institution of higher learning for nurses and allied health professionals whose mission is to produce competent occupational safety and health officers. The PCRV will work alongside local faculty to support new degree programs, to co-teach and mentor students both in the classroom and through their practical field experiences in occupational safety and health. The Occupational Safety and Health program aims to train graduates to evaluate workplaces for safety violations, air quality, and other potential hazards, becoming experts in recognizing danger, determining risk, and making recommendations for employers.

The PCRV will lecture to undergraduate students in occupational safety and health, participate in the development of curriculum, identify field training experiences, supervise classroom projects, identify issues and industries in Eswatini with occupational safety and health issues through networking with industries, public health entities, and the Ministry of Labour, and develop other relevant projects and research opportunities. 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

Good Shepherd College of Nursing (GSCN)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in field relevant to Occupational Safety and Health
• Post graduate diploma/certification in Occupational Safety and Health
• Experience in designing course content and training materials including practical and field based experiences
• Experience in teaching and training either at tertiary level or within an employer or jobsite-based training program
• Good mentoring, critical and research skills

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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