Public Health Curriculum Development Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Public Health Curriculum Development Specialist for the Institute of Development Management (IDM) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. IDM was established in 1974 as a regional management development institution, and in 2010, the mandate was extended to include pre-service training in the higher education space where long programs are offered. IDM fulfils its objectives through the provision of management consulting services, design and delivery of management training programs, research, and higher education offerings, including its Public Health program. The support of a PCRV will provide IDM with the necessary technical and experiential support in the review and/or design of Public Health curricula to align with international best practices.

The Public Health Curriculum Development Specialist, with an advance degree in Public Health or a related field and experience teaching at the university level, is needed to work with the head of the department and IDM academic staff to improve/review/design Public Health programs that are to be aligned with the requirements of the higher education regulator. The PCRV will direct the curriculum review and/or design process in accordance with the national qualifications framework, and provide recommendations for improvement. Additionally, the PCRV will focus on skills-transfer with the relevant departments/specifically assigned officers. There are already processes in-place to ensure that the curriculum review/design process is achieved in a timely fashion, and the goal this PCR assignment is to provide expert support to ensure the attainment of academic quality and that the reviewed/developed curricula address specific areas which speak to national and regional priorities.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in eSwatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Institute Of Development Management (IDM)

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
• Advanced degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Public Health (or a related field)
• Experience in curriculum development and review in the higher education sector
• Ability to engage with a cross-section of stakeholders in the public and private sectors
• Experience with conducting surveys such as Needs Assessments, Stakeholder Satisfactions and tracer studies
• Experience in teaching at the university level
• Good mentoring and research skills
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures

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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