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Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant  








OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates 

POSITION: Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) 

OPENING DATE: January 27, 2014 

CLOSING DATE: February 10, 2014 

WORK HOURS: 40 hour/wk. 

The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Ngaoundere, Cameroon. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers located throughout Cameroon and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director based in Yaounde and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington, D.C. 

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 (name country) 
  • Design and presentation of health training sessions 
  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout (name country) 
  • 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 
  • At least 3 years experience in a professional practice, hospital or clinic setting 
  • 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 
  • 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 in Cameroon 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision 


Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered. All required documents must be in English with official translation. 

1. A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey, a completed Privileging from. The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications. 2. 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 

3. Three professional medical references, with at least two being from medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. (One must also be from the current employer.) 

4. Photocopies of: 

  • Academic diplomas. Pease note, in addition to a copy of the academic diploma, the applicant must submit an official academic transcript and curriculum. 
  • 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. 
  • Certificates of all post graduate training, internships, residencies, fellowships 
  • 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:  

  • a. Date of birth 
  • b. Place of birth 
  • c. Citizenship 
  • d. Passport number 
  • e. Passport issue date 
  • f. Passport expiration date 

Only candidates who meet the above qualifications will be considered. 

Applications may be submitted electronically to Indicate "PCMO" in the subject line. Hard copy applications may be mailed to: 

 Deputy Director of Management and Operations, Peace Corps B.P 215 Yaoundé 

No telephone calls or personal visits. All documents, including your telephone number/email address must be received by January 22, 2014. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone. 


The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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