Peace Corps Medical Officer
Company Name: Peace Corps
POSITION: Peace Corps Medical Officer
LOCATION: Freetown, Sierra Leone
OPENING DATE: March 24, 2023
CLOSING DATE: April 14, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT
WORK HOURS: Full Time – 40 Hours Minimum/Week
SALARY RANGE: 267,070 – 413,957 SLE plus benefits, negotiable based on salary history and experience.
The United States Peace Corps is seeking a qualified Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner to serve as a personal services contractor (PSC) Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Sierra Leone and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Sierra Leone and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington, DC.
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 Sierra Leone
Ability to conduct trainings on health-related issues.
Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Sierra Leone
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.
This is a regional advertisement. There is a separate local advertisement being placed for this personal services contractor (PSC) position in Sierra Leone with the same opening and closing dates/times. Preference will be given to the candidates who have applied to the local advertisement over candidates who have applied to this regional advertisement.
Peace Corps may select one or more PCMO PSCs from the applications received in response to this advertisement or may decide not to fill any PSC positions. All PSC positions are subject to the availability of funds and continued need.
The anticipated personal services contract(s) will be for a one-year period with up to three (3) or four (4) option years, exercisable based on satisfactory performance, availability of funds, and continued need. The work schedule will be on a full-time basis (a minimum working schedule of 40 hours per week), with after-hours, weekend, holiday, and on-call responsibilities.
Daily pre-tax compensation will be negotiated within the specified range for the position at the discretion of the Peace Corps Contracting Officer, taking into account items such as documentable salary history. Benefits will be offered for this position in accordance with guidance provided by Peace Corps Headquarters. Benefits will differ for citizens or permanent residents of Sierra Leone versus citizens and permanent residents of countries other than Sierra Leone. Payment of relocation expenses and/or housing expenses may be authorized for candidates who are neither citizens or permanent residents of Sierra Leone and who have applied under this regional advertisement.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
Graduate of accredited school; Medical Doctors (MDs) must be a graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, https://search.wdoms.org/
Current license to practice.
Relevant clinical experience in primary care after medical school
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 sites in Sierra Leone
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to obtain an American visa.
Application Process and Requirements:
By the closing date/time identified above, interested applicants for this position must submit the following items as attachments to an e-mail to:
Attention: Peace Corps Director of Management and Operations (DMO)
Peace Corps does not accept responsibility for technical issues or glitches that cause application materials to be received past this closing date/time.
A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey, and a completed PCM Physician Privileging form. The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications.
For detailed Statement of Work and other required documents for submission, please follow the URL: Job Openings at Peace Corps/Zambia – U.S. Embassy in Zambia (usembassy.gov)
A cover letter.
A resume or C.V. that includes:
Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for leaving.
Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas.
Professional licenses, certificates, registrations
An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months
Three professional medical references, with at least two being from medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. The letters must be written within the last two years and include the date. (One must also be from the current employer.)
Diploma from medical school.
Professional medical license. 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.
Professional certification if Nurse Practitioner
The applicant should also provide the answer to the following question in their application e-mail:
Have you ever served Peace Corps as a Trainee or Volunteer (including Response), or as a staff member (USDH, PSC, or FSN)? If yes, identify the position location, position type, title, and starting and ending dates.
All documents must be in English. Official translation is not required.
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