Peace Corps Medical Officer, Lesotho


The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical

Officer (PCMO) based in Lesotho.  The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Lesotho and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Lesotho and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC. This is a full-time position working 40
hours per week.

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 Lesotho

•   Ability to conduct trainings on health related issues

•   Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout  Lesotho

•   Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management

•   Inventory of medical supplies and equipment

•   Alternate 24 hour on- call duty with the second PCMO

Mandatory Minimum Qualifications:

•   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 in your country of residence

•   At least five years’ relevant clinical experience in primary care after medical school

•   Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook

•   Ability to communicate effectively in oral /written English.

•   Must be able to obtain a long-term, multiple entry visa to the United States

•   Must be able to obtain a multiple entry visa to South Africa

•   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 Lesotho

•   Ability to work with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

•   Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients

•   Experience in training design and presentation of health related material

•   Program management, administrative experience

•   Previous experience providing primary health care to Americans

Interested applications should download all required application materials, as well as the full statement of work, from All application materials must be submitted to [email protected] by 12:00 noon on Friday, April 26th.  Peace Corps will respond only to shortlisted candidates. The Peace Corps, an agency of the US government, is the largest non-Basotho development volunteer organization in Lesotho with over 100 Peace Corps Volunteers assigned across all 10 districts as teachers and health educators.  We have been operating in Lesotho for 50 years, in collaboration with Basotho, and in support of Lesotho’s development goals