Teaching Resources Development Specialist

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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 a Teaching Resources Development Specialist at the Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi. The position requires a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Nursing, Midwifery or Nursing Education with experience in creating higher education online teaching resources and curriculum development. This position does not involve direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students.

Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) was established in 1979 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi and has two campuses in Lilongwe and Blantyre. It is the first and the primary training institution for registered nurses and midwives in Malawi. The school offers 23 academic programs, including BSc in Nursing and Midwifery and BSc programs in other specialty areas. The programs are taught in the traditional classroom setting. The college realizes the importance of delivering some of its programs or part of the programs using other modes such as online platforms. The PCRV will assist in creating online teaching resources for nursing and midwifery and provide mentorship to faculty members on the creation of the resources.

The PCRV is required to read through selected curriculum documents, to understand the content areas, to suggest curriculum areas that may need strengthening, to develop or adapt online teaching resources for some modules in the BSc in Nursing and Midwifery, and to train faculty members on the creation of online teaching resources through virtual training sessions. The Teaching Resources Development Specialist will write reports on areas of the BSc in Nursing and Midwifery curriculum that need strengthening and developing/adapting the online teaching resources that must be approved by the different faculties at KCN. Additionally, the PCRV is required to write a report on their faculty training and submit all online teaching resources created during the service period. This assignment aims for the mentored staff to be able to mentor fellow members of staff after completion of the PCRV’s assignment.

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 the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Malawi together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Kamuzu College of Nursing

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
• Master’s Degree or equivalent in Nursing or Midwifery or Nursing Education.
• Experience in creation of online teaching resources
• Experience in curriculum development and review in the higher education sector
• Experience in teaching at tertiary level and in low resource environments.
• Good mentoring skills
• Team player

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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