Co-develop Basic Guidance for Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health

Activity/project background

Partner: Mongolia Society of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Local NGO)

The Mongolia Society of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medicine, located in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia was established in 2021 and is dedicated to advancing the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into healthcare practices. Through various initiatives and collaborations, the society aims to lead the way in promoting evidence-based approaches and ethical considerations for the utilization of AI technologies in medical settings.

Despite the growing interest in AI applications in healthcare, there remains a gap in knowledge and resources regarding ethical usage, patient safety, and regulatory compliance. To address this gap, the Society requests the services of a Virtual Service Pilot Participant (VSPP) to develop and promote guidance through trainings and workshops for introducing AI into clinical health practice in Mongolia. The intended audience includes healthcare professionals, policymakers, and stakeholders involved in the adoption and implementation of AI solutions in medical settings. Through the engagement, the Society seeks to provide basic practical guidance, and awareness-building activities to empower stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and tools for responsible AI integration.

A VSPP is requested to leverage external expertise and global perspectives to co-develop basic guidance for the integration of AI into healthcare in Mongolia. By collaborating with a VSPP, the project can benefit from specialized knowledge, cross-cultural exchange, and strategic guidance in navigating complex challenges associated with AI implementation in healthcare. The VSPP will play a crucial role in enhancing the project's effectiveness, relevance, and sustainability, ultimately contributing to the advancement of ethical AI practices in clinical settings within Mongolia.

The Mongolia Society of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine has not previously collaborated with Peace Corps. They understand that the role of a VSPP is different than a two-year Volunteer.

Virtual service engagement and tasks

The VSPP will engage in the following tasks, in collaboration with their Host Country Partners:

● Co-design educational materials on AI integration in clinical practice, ensuring cultural relevance and alignment with local healthcare context
● Co-plan and conduct virtual training sessions on Medical AI Ethics for approximately 15 mid-level healthcare professionals (flexible number of sessions)
● Co-develop interactive workshops and case studies on Medical AI Ethics for healthcare professionals
● Assist in developing content for social media campaigns to raise general awareness information about AI ethics in healthcare
● Provide input on the dissemination of additional educational materials related to AI

VSPPs are expected to engage on the tasks listed above for an estimated 5-15 hours per week. This engagement is estimated to be 10 -12 hours per week.

Meetings between the VSPP and the host country counterpart will take place during normal office hours or flexible early in the morning or in the evening Ulaanbaatar time (flexible timing possible to allow for the time difference).

The HCP will have access to Zoom, Google Meet, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and email for regular communication and collaboration.

Per the Child Protection Code of Conduct, when engaging online with minors (0-18), two adults must be present.

Optional additional activities

The Peace Corps mission is to promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Goal 1 will be achieved through the VSPP's engagement and completion of the above tasks. The counterpart and VSPP may also choose to identify an activity that aligns with Goal 2. Additionally, the VSPP may identify a Goal 3 activity to implement during their engagement. See recommendations and tools for Goal 3 activities.

Essential qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree related to public health and formal training OR certificate in AI

Experience:
● Two years of experience in public health or related field
● Experience training healthcare professionals and/or individuals on AI

Intercultural skills and motivation: Flexible, strong cross-cultural agility, high tolerance for ambiguity, able to work independently, resourceful, creative, and genuinely motivated and capable to serve virtually

Desired qualifications

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in a relevant field such as public health, computer science, or healthcare management

Experience:
● Experience with project management
● Experience with capacity strengthening initiatives in a virtual environment
● Experience with virtual engagement and communication

Terms and conditions of engagement

VSPPs will be engaging with the host country partner, in coordination with Peace Corps post staff, remotely from the US. They should have access to a computer, internet, and telephone in order to enable direct engagement with the Peace Corps overseas office and the Host Country Counterpart assigned by the host country partner.

Orientation with the host country partner will be provided, within the designated virtual service hours, during the first week of virtual service via an online presentation and discussion. The host country partner will provide an overview of its organization, the local context, and how they envision collaborating with the VSPP.

The VSPP will have regular check-ins with their counterpart and bi-weekly check-ins with Peace Corps staff. Spending unstructured time with counterparts can be critical to relationship-building and is encouraged through activities such as coffee chats and informal calls within the weekly 5-15 hours.

Engagement-specific safety and security

The VSPP will receive an orientation on Peace Corps’ Child Protection Policy and how it relates to online engagement along with IT security best practices. The VSPP will be expected to follow safety and security guidelines for online engagement to ensure their safety and that of the Host Country Partner and their counterpart, and any beneficiaries of the engagement.

Supervision requirements

The VSPP will report to a designated Peace Corps staff member. The VSPP will be expected to abide by the Virtual Service Pilot Participant and Donation Agreement and Participant Principles of Engagement. The VSPP will also be expected to check in with the designated host country counterpart as assigned by the host county partner.


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