Encore Service Corps International (Encore Service) is working with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies (JnJ) to develop a program that will be part of JNJ’s larger strategy to make nursing programs stronger in Africa. In this second year of funding, two expert volunteers will build capacity at the Moi University School of Medicine, working in both the Department of Nursing and the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Moi University School of Medicine is located on a quiet campus in the small town of Eldoret in the cool of Northern Kenya. For more information about the school, go to

  1. Department of Nursing (DON): At the DON, volunteers prepared at the Master’s level are needed to serve as temporary faculty, teaching one or more undergraduate courses in the core areas of nursing including pediatric, medicalsurgical, psychiatric, obstetrical/gynecological, and community health nursing as well as other Bachelor of Science level courses such as foundations of nursing, communication, informatics, and nursing research. PhD prepared volunteers will also mentor graduate students in maternal and neonatal nursing, as well as mentor faculty in research methods and publication of scholarly work.

  2. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH): At MTRH volunteers will work with the Chief Nurse to build the capacity of the MTRH Division of Nursing through consultation in quality improvement, professional development, nursing management, evidence based practice, and patient outcome evaluation.

Other Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and presenting workshops to both faculty and nurses at MTRH and in the community
  • Maintaining records for outcomes measurement and evaluation
  • Reaching out to inform others in the US about the university’s work

Required Qualifications:

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse
  • BSN or equivalent, MS, MPH, DNP, or PhD with a major focus in nursing or related health care field
  • 3‐5 years experience teaching nursing theory and clinical application
  • 3‐5 years experience in designing and facilitating faculty workshops in professional development, teaching methods, curriculum development, current health care issues, research, or production of scholarly work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3‐5 years experience in quality improvement, nursing management or administration
  • A record of peer‐reviewed scholarly work or research in area of expertise
  • Experience living in a developing country

Timeframe: This is a three‐month position, from January 14th to April 18th, 2011. Volunteers who are interested in returning to the project in 2012 will be given preferential placement.

Costs: Airfare, emergency medical evacuation insurance, room/board and local transportation for the assignment will be provided. Volunteers are asked to cover the cost of their passport, visa and vaccinations, and maintain their own health insurance. Any personal travel is at the volunteer’s expense. Volunteers will have a small budget for donations of equipment or books.

TO APPLY: Qualified volunteer candidates should submit a resume or CV, with a Statement of Interest, to Please write JnJ Kenya and your name in the subject line. To be considered for an Encore Service Volunteer assignment, you must have an up‐to‐date profile in our database. To create or update your profile, go to:

NOTE: Final candidates will also need to undergo a criminal background check and verification of current RN licensure.


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