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 has been working in Zambia since 1965. CMMB Zambia works with provincial and district health offices of the Ministry of Health in all 10 provinces and enjoys a close relationship with the Zambian Episcopal Conference and the Churches Health Association of Zambia, the umbrella organization of Zambia’s faith-based healthcare institutions.
Program areas include:
Child protection, including support for orphans and vulnerable children
Domestic and international volunteers
Gender-based violence prevention
HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission
Prevention and control of malaria
Voluntary medical male circumcision
In rural areas, where government services may be sparse, CMMB Zambia partners with traditional leadership, from paramount chiefs to village headmen. These individuals play a critical role in defining community norms, and are often revered members of local governance structures. Collaboration and cooperation are critical to project effectiveness and sustainability.
With support from USAID, CMMB works as a subpartner to Luapula Foundation, a local NGO, to strengthen district and community structures aimed at improving services for orphans and vulnerable children. Working in Copperbelt, Southern, Luapula, Central, and Lusaka provinces, CMMB Zambia works to mobilize and link communities to existing support structures and builds technical capacity.
CMMB is also implementing The Kusamala Project, a child protection project intended to reverse family, community, and system tolerance for harmful practices and build their capacity to provide stable, protective, nurturing family environments for children. Project support also includes community mobilization and advocacy.
Population : 16,212,000 (Source: UN, 2015)
Life Expectancy : 59 (Source: UN, 2010-2015)
Maternal Mortality Rate : 224 per 100,000 (136th in the world) (Source: WHO, 2015)
Under-5 Mortality Rate : 64 per 1,000 (163rd in the world) (Source: UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2015)
Country Office: Mwandi, Zambia
Mwandi, which means "plenty of fish," is a small Zambian village located in the country’s Western Province. While the nearby Zambezi River is a water source for those close to the village, Mwandi is extremely dry. Shallow wells are often salty and undrinkable. The community is challenged by a lack of safe water and access to health care.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have their story heard.
The role of the story gatherer and teller in the field is a key role for our organization. It gives voice to the too often voiceless. It gives people the chance to have their stories heard. These stories are the most important for our community. It allows gives our donors, partners, and friends the chance to see how far their generosity travels and the very real impact it is having for women and children in the communities that we serve. The stories you will gather will also help to highlight the work that still needs to be done. They will include stories of tragedy and loss, as well as hope and possibility.
The story gatherer will forage for stories. Sometimes they will be easy to find and other times they will reveal themselves in the most unlikely of places. It is about knowing where and how to look. But first and most importantly, it means knowing how to LISTEN. The key to any good story teller is his/her ability to listen to another person’s story.
Gathering & Telling Stories: In words, pictures, and video. This may include blogging, storytelling, capturing photos and videos etc. Your role will including:
Acting as our "in-field reporter" collecting compelling stories about our beneficiaries, programs and projects, staff, and volunteers
Managing field programs content development for integrated fundraising/marketing campaigns and communications channels
Researching and preparing questions, and conducting interviews with beneficiaries, partners, staff, and volunteers
Collecting stories that will be shared on our website, emails, quarterly and annual reports, e-newsletters, press releases, and social media, to help get the stories of the beneficiaries to our growing community. These stories will also help to increase CMMB’s visibility and fundraising
Taking photos and videos
Processing, organizing, and archiving country office media library and sharing this content with the New York office (using Flickr, Wetransfer, or Dropbox)
appropriately tagging with key information (e.g. name, ages, context, situation, services CMMB is providing, etc) and sharing with headquarters
Develop local capacity in country offices and field teams to train on storytelling, photography and videography.
Other general support with marketing operations for field office and working closely with headquarters
Other duties and special projects as assigned
Must be 21 years or older
Bachelor's degree, tertiary degree or higher in relevant fields - marketing, communications, journalism, photography, videography.
Preference for one year of experience in content production, communications, marketing, PR or strategy
Commitment to CMMB’s mission, vision and values
Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively (self-starter; take initiative)
Capacity to solve problems, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
Knowledge of professional and ethical standards
Ability and willingness to provide and receive guidance and feedback to/from staff members
Familiar and interested in global health issues, especially maternal and child health
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
Computer skills in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office tools etc.
Skills and experience with WordPress, and Photoshop
Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and working some evenings/weekends
Proficiency in English; strong communication skills
Spanish fluency required in Peru
French or Creole required for Haiti
Interested? Apply today!
Expenses & Conditions:
Volunteers who serve 6-12 MONTHS: CMMB will provide roundtrip ticket 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 https://cmmb.org/volunteer-interest-form/.
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
Media & Broadcasting
We'll work with your schedule.
Ministry of HealthLusaka, Zambia
January 15, 2021
Social Media / Blogging
Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Marketing Strategy & Planning
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.