Malaria Coordinator

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 a Malaria Coordinator for the Stomping Out Malaria Initiative for Africa with Peace Corps Liberia. The STOMP out Malaria Initiative’s mission is to fight the devastating effects of malaria in epidemic and endemic African countries where Peace Corps is operational. The STOMP out Malaria program utilizes Peace Corps unique position and methodology to nurture a grassroots movement to help solve one of the greatest global public health crises in history. Peace Corps Liberia's goals are to future develop post wide programs, support individual projects and create easily replicated activities for the Volunteers to join the global fight against malaria.

A Malaria Coordinator with previous experience conducting community health programming in a low-resource environment is needed to advocate for and coordinate malaria activities among Volunteers in Liberia as well as support and improve the implementation of country-wide programs. By the end of the service, the Response Volunteer is expected to:
• document and disseminate malaria best practices amongst the Peace Corps volunteers and staff twice a year;
• document challenges and lessons learned in Peace Corps Liberia’s experiences in malaria prevention and control;
• document the number and type of materials distributed to Volunteers for malaria prevention activities every trimester;
• develop a list of tools for use by Volunteers in malaria prevention and control;
• compile malaria activity reports, trimesters and annual, from Volunteers;
• develop a list of potential partners for malaria interventions and support working with Peace Corps Liberia Program;
• establish a data base/information resource on malaria prevention and control initiatives for easy reference .

The goal of this assignment is to support Peace Corps Liberia with the Stomp Out Malaria Initiative of Africa project.

Please note that this position is one of several that will depart for service in Liberia at the same time. 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.

Partner Information

Peace Corps Liberia

Required Skills

• At least two years of experience conducting community health programming in a low-resource environment or at least two years of experience in working in a grassroots program.
• Ability to research, develop and present training materials to a broad spectrum of clients, using adult learning and non-formal education principles.
• Knowledge of Peace Corps programming and training methodologies and how Volunteers coordinate with host-country partners at the community level.
• Knowledge and experience in malaria programming.
• Resourceful and highly motivated and the ability to work in a team effectively.
• Experience in networking, coordinating and organizing multi-stake holder’s dialogue.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to work in a stressful environment and meet deadlines.

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 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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