The Advancing Health Professionals (AHP) program sends qualified nursing educators to low resource Peace Corps locations requiring further capacity building for their nurses/nurse practitioners and future nurses/nurse practitioners. AHP programs tend to be in high need locations that do not have enough trained educators to train others. Those professionals who become Peace Corps Response Volunteers in these areas could be involved in giving lectures, leading tutorials and learning laboratories, monitoring research, and mentoring. Positions are currently available in the following areas: Skills/Simulation Lab, Curriculum Development, Research Skills and Methodologies, HIV/AIDS & Clinic Management, Basic Sciences Lecturer, Family Practice, Midwifery, Medical/Surgical Nursing Lecturer, and Pediatrics.
These are 12-month assignements open to U.S. citizens only. All Peace Corps Response assignments have different minimum qualifications. To ensure that you are a competitive candidate, please carefully review the qualifications of each position you are interested in and tailor your resume for each application.
Most of these nurse educator openings require a combination of these skills:
- Certification and/or degree in nursing, midwifery, and/or one of the above backgrounds
- Experience teaching or precepting nurses or nursing students
- Clinical experience in any health setting
- Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Please note that the PCRVs selected for these positions will not perform work involving patient assessment, management, care, counseling or research, nor will they otherwise perform clinical supervision. The goal of this assignment is to build local capacity of the partner organizations to provide excellent education and training to nursing faculty and students.
About the Organization
The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. Peace Corps Response recruits U.S. citizens with significant professional experience as well as returned Peace Corps Volunteers for short-term, high-impact assignments. These positions are streamlined and designed for Volunteers to hit the ground running.
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.
Peace Corps Response Volunteers receive the same benefits as Peace Corps Volunteers, including: transportation to and from their country of service; settling-in, living, and leave allowances; two vacation days per month of service; medical care; and for those who complete their service, the option to receive a travel stipend in lieu of a return plane ticket. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Peace Corps Response at www.peacecorps.gov/response.