Community Health Partnership Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The Community Health Partnership Specialists, with Master’s degrees in Public Health and project management experience, will be placed within the County Health Team, jointly supporting PC/Liberia with key programmatic elements of project start-up and with their community health programs. They will help foster a strong foundation for collaboration between Peace Corps and MOH/CHT and ensure that the County Working Group of area health volunteers is functioning and strategically linked with the MOH/CHT. In addition, they will strengthen the over-all reporting mechanisms and processes by empowering hard and support the implementation of the National Community Health Assistant Program (NCHAP) at the health facility, district, and county levels and provide feedback to CHT and partners on a regular basis. The goal of this assignment is for the Response Volunteer to contribute to PC/Liberia by providing technical expertise to the new Community Health project.
Please note that candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Liberia together as a group, so the departure date is not flexible. It is unlikely that the departure date will change but applicants will be notified if the date does change. Please only apply if you are available on the date listed and if you can serve for the entire duration of the project.
• Experience in at least one of the following public health areas during their PC service or through at least two years of other professional work in a developing country context: maternal health, infant and young child health or nutrition, household WASH, malaria control, household-level health outreach, TB/HIV.
• Project management experience and skills demonstrated
• Ability to adapt to and work in a very low-resource environment, including very limited transportation, internet access, and other amenities
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.
Medical Considerations in Liberia
- Liberia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ophthalmology; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Vyvanse.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Liberia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.
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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