Nurse Educator- Community Health Specialist

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’s degree in Community Health Nursing or Public Health and experience in curriculum development, teaching, and research supervision at the university level are needed to serve as Nurse Educator- Community Health Specialists in the Department of Community Health Nursing Science at the University of Eswatini (UNESWA), Faculty of Health Sciences, without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The Department of Community Health Nursing Science within the Faculty of Health Sciences is in the process of resuscitating a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Nursing as well as finalizing a proposal for a Master of Science Degree in Community Health Nursing. The exchange of best practices in nursing education in Community Health through the Response Volunteers will strengthen the quality of the curriculum for each program and the quality of the Community Health Nursing graduates. In addition, in its plan of action for the 2019-2022 periods, the department plans to develop a doctoral program in community health nursing. Having Response Volunteers with expertise and experience in curriculum design will be an added advantage in this regard. The Department will also need assistance in planning to host a mini-conference in March 2021, with the theme of “Community Health Nursing in the 21st Century: A catalyst for Sustainable Development”.

The Nurse Educator- Community Health Specialists will work alongside local faculty to teach and mentor nursing students and participate in the development and review of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate curricula. The PCRVs will also train and serve as an advisor to department staff on research grant proposal writing and grant management, and assist in planning for and hosting the planned Community Health Nursing mini-conference. The overall goal of the assignment is to build the capacity of the Department of Community Health Nursing by transferring skills to department staff and students and facilitating the development and refinement of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral curricula.

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

University of Eswatini (UNESWA), Faculty of Health Sciences

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in Community Health Nursing or Public Health
• Experience in curriculum development and review
• 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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