Nurse Educator- Midwifery

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 (PCRV) who is a Certified Nurse Midwife or advanced practice nurse (Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, etc.) with a Master’s or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is needed to work with students in classroom and skills lab settings without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students at the School of Nursing in the University of Dodoma (UDOM) College of Health Sciences. UDOM currently has nursing programs at the diploma level, nursing and midwifery programs at the bachelor’s level and masters of science in nursing programs in nursing education, midwifery and pediatrics. In total, they have approximately 1000 students within the different cohorts, with approximately 600 students enrolled within the bachelor’s program alone, and collaboration with Peace Corps has been crucial for their team over the past 4 years as many local faculty have been on study leave to obtain further training at the MScN and PhD level. UDOM has requested the assistance of a PCRV to serve as Nurse Educator to support core midwifery, pediatrics and women’s health content and to strengthen the capacity of the UDOM faculty.

The PCRV will work with the Head of Department and the Dean of the School of Nursing, and the Volunteer would be a regular member of the faculty within the School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences. The primary goals would be supporting the continued integration of interactive classroom and skills lab teaching methodologies, piloting simulation within the midwifery and nursing curricula and building faculty capacity in this effective and transformational training methodology, strengthening the Helping Babies Breathe program with a goal of fuller integration into appropriate curricula, ensuring stronger evidence-based didactic content for MScN midwifery students, and supporting ongoing maternal child health research methodology and implementation science capacity of the local team. This position will not include involvement in or provision of any direct patient assessment, management, or care, the provision of any counseling services, or any supervision or conducting of clinical research. The main goal of the assignment is to build upon the past four years of the partnership with a continued focus on maternal child health and strengthen UDOM’s capacity to provide high-quality nursing and midwifery education.

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

Partner Information

University of Dodoma College of Health Sciences- School of Nursing and Public Health

Required Skills

• Certified Nurse Midwife or advanced practice nurse (Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, etc.) with a Master’s or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
• Active RN license in the USA
• Able to meet licensing criteria and obtain appropriate licenses in Tanzania (facilitated by Peace Corps)
• English fluency (written and spoken)
• Computer literacy (Excel, MS Word)

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 Tanzania

  • Tanzania may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; insulin-dependent diabetes; gastroenterology; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; 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 and peanut.
  • After arrival in Tanzania, 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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