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Medical Assistant (m/f)

Tirana 26. april 2024.

Peace Corps


LOCATION: Based in Tirana, Albania 
CLASSIFICATION: Personal Services Contractor (PSC) / Full-Time
POSITION: Medical Assistant 
OPENING DATE: Thursday, April 4th, 2024
CLOSING DATE: Friday, April 26, 2024 

Qualifications and Evaluation Criteria
Candidates must meet all Requirements. Candidates will be further evaluated for exceeding the minimum requirements, as well as additional qualifications presented.

The Medical Assistant position is a full-time position (40 hours per week), 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 position will be based in Tirana, Albania, and will serve Peace Corps both in Albania and Montenegro. 
Fluency in English is required for this position, both written and spoken. It is also preferrable for the MA to speak and write in Montenegrin and Albanian. 

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).


  • Education: Successful completion of a nursing school (technical/university degree), general medical school, medical 
  • Assistant program, and a valid registered clinical license/diploma as a Nurse or Physician, or applicable knowledge and experience  
  • Obtained through on-the-job training or under the direct guidance of a provider (supporting documentation must be submitted).
  • Experience: Two years progressively responsible related experience with knowledge of administrative medical duties related to health services. Clerical and secretarial experience desirable. Basic knowledge of administration of health units/facilities, including procurement of medical supplies and inventory control.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required, both spoken and written. It is also preferrable for the MA to speak and write in Montenegrin and Albanian.  
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of the use of standard office technology (desktop computer, mouse, and keyboard) to complete 
  • daily tasks and long-term projects. Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.).

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain clean background check/security badge.
  • Valid passport and ability to travel across borders. 
  • Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills, intercultural competence, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility related skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthetize, interpret, and apply regulations. 
  • Willingness to take the initiative; and has excellent teamwork skills.

The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer, and it is the policy of the Peace Corps to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons, to prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. It is the policy of Peace Corps Albania and Montenegro to pay wages similar to those paid by other local employers for similar work. 


Applicants must submit their application documentation to the Director of Management and Operations by, COB Friday, April 26, 2024, to AL-Information@peacecorps.gov.

All submitted applications will include: 

  • Application packages must include a current resume or CV, a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, and at minimum three professional references, certificates, or other documents that can demonstrate your skills & abilities.
  • Please ensure to provide an English translated version of all documents that are in Montenegrin or Albanian.   

Only applications from qualified applicants received on or before COB, Friday, April 26, 2024, will be considered.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

The Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit: https://www.peacecorps.gov/albania/contracts/

Peace Corps Albania and Montenegro