CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, CMMB has worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.
CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.
We believe in a world in which health and human dignity are shared by all.
We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children, and their communities. We’re ready to make it 100 more.
We believe change starts with her.
We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods.
We believe in people.
We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence, and respect every day. We provide our volunteers with a meaningful volunteer package, and the opportunities to learn, grow, and leave a longstanding legacy. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.
In 2016, CMMB:
Assisted 57,282pregnant women
Provided health services to 541,575people
Placed 686 volunteers in 18 countries
Trained2,741 health workers
Provided critical health services to 171,337children
Delivered medicines & medical supplies valued at $359million
CMMB Kenya has a strong track record of strengthening health systems and providing quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services. CMMB Kenya’s experience in managing US government and private health awards goes back more than a decade.
Domestic and international volunteers
HIV prevention, care and treatment, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission
Health systems strengthening
Voluntary medical male circumcision
CMMB Kenya programs have built the capacity of local healthcare organizations to tackle not only HIV/AIDS but also other national health challenges. CMMB Kenya has a reputation for locally managed, high-quality HIV care and treatment, with low loss-to-follow-up and low mortality rates among clients. Program areas include HIV prevention, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV - with support from mentor mothers, and voluntary medical male circumcision, as well as HIV counseling and testing, screening for sexually transmitted infections, and behavior change communication. We also help build human resources for health and work to strengthen Kenyan health systems via direct assistance on health management information systems, finance, administration, and technical training for staff.
Population : 46,050,000 (Source: UN, 2015)
Life Expectancy : 61 (Source: UN, 2010-2015)
Maternal Mortality Rate : 510 per 100,000 (168th in the world) (Source: WHO, 2015)
Under-5 Mortality Rate : 49 per 1,000 (149th in the world) (Source: UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2015 )
Country Office: Mutomo, Kenya
The village of Mutomo is located in a semi-arid area of Kenya. Most of the 17,000 inhabitants are living under the official poverty level of $1.25 USD a day.
General description/Background: (INSERT HERE - how the role fit within current programs and why is there need for it now. Length: 3-4 lines)
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialists support the implementation of WASH projects by working with the community health workers with the aim of reducing health risks for affected populations in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene. The WASH Specialist is both expected to be able to give specialized technical support, conduct situational analyses in the field and take sectorial leadership. Furthermore, education of both affected or displaced populations and staff will be critical.
The professional must have experience in resources sustainable management, Solid Waste Management and implementation of eco-toilets
General Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop tailored sanitation and hygiene strategies and marketing approaches to improve demand and supply for improved sanitation and hygiene products and services based on a regional context.
Ensure regional level WASH activities are performed, implemented and expanded with consistent approaches and quality, in accordance with national and global policies and best practices.
Ensure that effective engagement is maintained with communities and with local government partners, to ensure responsive and sustainable programming.
Review technical documents and other deliverables to ensure alignment with overall project strategy.
Develop or review relevant guidelines, materials, trainings, job aids and tools to ensure the technical strategies are reflected accurately.
Advise on and monitor technical quality of deliverables associated with sustained water and sanitation services and adoption of key hygiene behaviors.
Advise partners on all technical aspects of WASH activities implementation, ensuring a unified and effective approach to achieving project milestones.
Identify and collate evidence base of promising practices and support dissemination workshops to improve existing practices and introduce new practices and/or ideas among partners and key stakeholders
Provides technical assistance to develop and implement communication strategies and materials, through all phases from formative research, through design, media and materials production, community mobilization and evaluation.
Participate in relevant technical working groups and forums at the national, regional and global level.
Volunteer should be comfortable with performing a range of tasks outside of their SOW, when needed
Other duties as requested by supervisor and/or CMMB staff
Must be 21 years old
Bachelor's degree or higher in Environmental Science, Hydrology or Environmental, Civil, Water Resources, Irrigation, Sanitary or Mechanical Engineering, Public Health or a related field associated with water supply, sanitation and hygiene behavior change.
Preference for experience in:
One year of experience in health care environment or community involvement, in developing countries
Implementing community water system facility development, including multiple water use services
Implementing Community Led Total Sanitation and hygiene programming and training staff
Behavior change materials development
Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships and collaborate with local community members
Demonstrated strong technical programming skills.
Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of public health practice
Ability and willingness to provide guidance to staff members
Familiarity and interested in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; strong problem-solving skills
Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative
Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
Computer skills in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office tools.
Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
Proficiency in English; strong communication skills
Spanish fluency required for Peru
Haitian Kreyol or French required for Haiti
Interested? Apply today!
Expenses & Conditions:
Volunteers who serve 6-12 MONTHS: CMMB will provide roundtrip to placement site, housing, stipend for meals/living expenses, and insurance. Volunteers are expected to cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising/contributions.
Contact & Application:
Apply online at www.cmmb.org/volunteer
Covid-19 Update: Due to Covid-19, CMMB has paused all field deployments until early 2021 as the countries we serve respond to this pandemic, and we are able to ensure the health and safety of our incoming field volunteers. Nonetheless, our commitment to support these communities remains, and we are eagerly waiting to be able to assist with the aftermath of this crisis when international travel is possible and safe. For more information please visit:
Inspired by the example of Jesus, CMMB works in partnership globally to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.
CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities.
Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS) model, CMMB works at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. CMMB has committed to develop 20 CHAMPS sites by 2020, incorporating at least 3 in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
Mutomo Mission HospitalMutomo, Kenya
September 17, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
CMMB provides housing, stipends and insurance. Volunteers are to cover part of the placement cost.