Malawi: Peace Corps Medical Officer – PCMO

By Peace Corps Organization: Peace Corps
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 10 Nov 2018

Peace Corps Malawi

Peace Corps Medical Officer

Peace Corps, a Development Agency of the U.S. Government, has an immediate opening for a Medical Officer or Nurse Practitioner to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Lilongwe. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Malawi and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Malawi and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited school

  • Current license to practice

  • Relevant clinical experience in primary care

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral /written English.

  • Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients

  • Experience in training design and presentation of health related material

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook

  • Program management, administrative experience

  • Ability to work effectively as part of an intercultural team

  • Hardworking, reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills

  • Willing to travel to volunteer sites throughout Malawi

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to obtain an American visa

Duties include:

  • Routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines

  • Individual short-term counseling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems

  • Response to emergency medical situations

  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in Malawi

  • Ability to conduct primary health care trainings

  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Malawi

  • Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management

  • Inventory of medical supplies and equipment

  • Alternate 24 hour on- call duty with the other PCMO

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey and a completed Privileging form. The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications. Required forms may be requested from Peace Corps Office.

  2. A resume or C.V. that includes:

    1. Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for leaving

    2. Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas. Include all post graduate training, i.e internships, residencies, fellowships.

    3. Professional licenses, certificates, registrations

    4. An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months

  3. Three professional medical references, with at least two being from professional medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. (It is encouraged that at least one be from the current employer.) Letters must be in English.

  4. Photocopies of:

    1. Academic diplomas. Please note, in addition to a copy of the academic diploma, the applicant must submit an official academic transcript and curriculum.

    2. Professional licenses. If the license does not have an expiration date, written confirmation must be submitted directly from the issuing authority. Please note, if a license is not required, rather, the medical diploma is the license to practice, written confirmation, issued directly from the professional medical board, Ministry of Health or other appropriate regulatory authority establishing that the candidate is properly credentialed for medical practice, is required.

    3. Certificates of all post graduate training, internships, residencies, fellowships

    4. Professional registrations

  5. A cover letter

  6. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

  7. The candidate should also provide the following:

    1. Date of birth

    2. Place of birth

    3. Citizenship

    4. Passport number

    5. Passport issue date

    6. Passport expiration date

All documents must be in English. Official translation of non-English documentation is required.

How to apply:

For candidates who meet the above qualifications, send or delivery your detailed CV with cover letter describing past work experience, professional references & medical or nursing certificates and registration, and telephone contact to the address below:

The Human Resource Specialist

U.S. Peace Corps

P.O. Box 208, Lilongwe.


Email address: Applications must reach the U.S. Peace Corps Office not later than 1700hrs on 10th November, 2018. Contact the Peace Corps Office for electronic full statement of work. Applications from candidates residing in Malawi will be considered first. The U.S. Peace Corps is an equal opportunity empoloyer.