Emergency Medical Service Technical Advisor

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to serve as an Emergency Medical Service Technical Advisor (EMS) for Ifugao State University (IFSU) in the Municipality of Lamut, Ifugao Province. IFSU is subjected to tests such as calamities and natural disasters which result in damage and loss of infrastructure and documents. As a result of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Act, the Campus Executive Director designated a focal person to coordinate and spearhead all disaster risk reduction management activities within the University Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (UDRRMO). UDRRMO requests a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) who will act as technical advisor that will help the IFSU Emergency Response Team (IERT) carry out their assigned responsibilities before, during and after disasters.

An EMS Technical Advisor experienced with rescue and EMS is needed to conduct consultation dialogues/meetings with key university officials, IERT and students, as well as review IFSU’s current DRRM, ERT functions and staff member responsibilities. The volunteer will then use the information gained to develop an EMS training manual and recommend institutional policies to enhance ERT operations. The goal of this assignment is to establish an organized EMS rescue team and build the capability of the IERT staff, as most of them are new to their positions.

Partner Information

Ifugao State University (IFSU)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in EMS or related field preferred
• Two years’ work experience in rescue and emergency medical service
• Two years’ experience in emergency medical service response training activities
• Excellent people skills and flexible attitude when it comes to dealing with the community

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 Philippines

  • Philippines may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.   
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten, peanuts, and shellfish. 
  • After arrival in Philippines, 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 also 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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