Pharmacy Lecturer

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, a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and an active U.S. pharmacist license is needed to serve as a Pharmacy Lecturer at St. John’s College of Nursing and Midwifery. It is the goal of St. John’s College of Nursing and Midwifery is to be a center of excellence that is dynamic and progressive in developing human resources for health. Previously, the college only offered a three-year diploma program in Nursing/Midwifery, but has recently announced a new program for a Certificate in Pharmacy. The college has only two full time lecturers so far; as such, the placement of a PCRV will help to address this problem. In addition, the PCRV will help strengthen the curriculum and course content of the new program using knowledge based on their previous experience.

A Pharmacy Lecturer with 2-3 years’ relevant teaching experience will collaborate with fellow faculty to support the college in developing a sustainable Pharmacy program. The PCRV will participate in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the college pharmacy curriculum, develop lesson plans, and assess student performance. Further duties include supporting faculty in collaboration initiatives with various stakeholders to support resource development and training faculty in development of project proposals for fundraising ventures for the college. The goal of the assignment is for the Pharmacy Lecturer to assist St. John’s College of Nursing and Midwifery in the development of their new pharmacy program through teaching, training faculty, and developing curriculum.

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 that the departure date for this position is tentative and may change, and applicants will be notified if the date does change. This position is part of a cohort and all selected invitees will depart for Malawi at the same time.

Partner Information

St John’s College of Nursing and Midwifery

Required Skills

• Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctorate in Pharmacy
• Active U.S. pharmacist license
• Fluent in English language and communication
• 2 – 3years’ experience in teaching/clinical education
• Experience working in a limited resource setting

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 Malawi

  • Malawi 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; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: peanuts.
  • After arrival in Malawi, 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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