Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
1 year ago

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Job Description

The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Lusaka, Zambia.  The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Zambia and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Zambia and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.

Work Schedule: Full Time 40 Hours/Week

Starting Salary: o/a ZMW 713,133.00/Annum

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

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 Zambia
  • Ability to conduct trainings on health related issues
  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Zambia
  • 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

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited school; MDs must be a graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
  • 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 Zambia
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to obtain an American visa

All interested applicants for this position must submit the following:

  • A completed PCMO Application form,
  • A completed PCMO applicant skills survey,
  • A completed Physician Privileging form (The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications)

For detailed application submission instructions and access the required documentation and forms above, please follow the URL to the US Embassy Website

Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements, CV, educational certifications, and at least three traceable references must be submitted by close of business March 31, 2022.

Only email applications will be accepted and should be addressed to:

Email: clearly stating your name and position applied for in the subject line of your email.

(E.g. John Doe, Peace Corps Medical Officer)

The United States Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer

All qualified individuals eligible to work in Zambia under local conditions are welcome to apply

Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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