USAID & Peace Corps Opportunities

The United States Peace Corps Benin is seeking to hire one or two individuals for the position of MEDICAL ASSISTANT (MA).

This position performs a variety of clinical and administrative duties in support of the Health Unit. The Medical Assistant (MA) works under the guidance of Peace Corps Medical Officers (PCMOs) and reports to the Country Director (CD) for administrative issues (unless CD authorizes PCMO supervision).

The MA is responsible for providing administrative support and, to the extent credentialed, clinical support, including but not limited to, working as the health unit receptionist, actively assisting the PCMOs in clinical care*, screening phone calls, taking messages, coordinating requests, scheduling medical appointments, distributing of medicines to Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) under PCMO oversight, and other clerical and administrative functions in support of the PCMOs.

*Clinical duties will be performed with clinical oversight by the PCMOs and only as approved by the Medical Director through the Credentialing Committee/Office of Health Services (OHS).

Vacancy Announcement (PDF, 80 KB)

Statement of Work (PDF, 321 KB)

The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor to serve as a contracted Back-Up Medical Provider
(BUMP) based in Cotonou, Benin. The BUMP will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in
Benin and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Benin and the Peace Corps
Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.

Duties include:
The required skill level for the back-up provider shall be a physician, nurse practitioner, or under limited
circumstances and upon approval by the Credentialing Committee, a registered nurse who will provide clinical
care for Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees in the absence of a Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) or
assist the PCMO during busy times.
The back-up provider shall provide direct patient care, referrals to outside medical consultants or facilities, i.e.
hospital or emergency department, depending on the specific in-country arrangements, and assist with
administrative duties and health education when indicated. The back-up provider will also function as a PCMO
and perform any or all of the PCMO duties. The back-up provider shall be available around-the-clock by
telephone or be present in the Health Unit. A physician or nurse practitioner back-up provider may also be
required to provide consultative or prescriptive services to Registered Nurse (RN) PCMOs.

Vacancy Announcement (PDF, 107 KB)