Public Health Curriculum Development Specialist
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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.
• 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.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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