Medical Educator: Pharmacy

Before You Apply

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

Project Description

As part of the Advancing Health Professionals (AHP) program, two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) with a Master of Science in Pharmacy and experience in teaching and research supervision at the university level is needed to serve as Medical Educators: Pharmacy in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at Eswatini Medical Christian University (EMCU), without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The Pharmacy program at EMCU provides training that aims at strengthening the health sector in meeting the human resource needs faced by the Ministry of Health. The 2009 Human Resource for Health Report shows that health service delivery in Eswatini continues to be hindered by shortage of human resources for health. The growing need for evidence-based patient management requires highly trained pharmacy practitioners who will work at the highest level of quality. Hospitals and other health care facilities, as well as accrediting entities, consider it a pre-requisite for any pharmacy to be run by competent and well-trained individuals, and our aim is to produce such health cadres. The PCRVs will work alongside local faculty to teach and mentor Bachelor of Pharmacy students and work with the university team in the development of new modules, programs and innovative teaching.

The Medical Educators: Pharmacy will assist the university by teaching courses in pharmacy and participating in the development of curriculum, policy and procedures and assessment of program outcomes. The PCRVs will also undertake relevant research and supervise student project proposals and research projects. The overall goal of the assignment is to strengthen the quality of the pharmacy curriculum and the quality of the graduates produced by EMCU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.

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 through the provision of high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include programming such as nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions which enhance the quality of healthcare.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.

Partner Information

Eswatini Medical Christian University

Required Skills

• Master of Science in Pharmacy
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• 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.

Medical Considerations

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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