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CMMB

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Program Description

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have 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.

Marketing Operations and Communications : social media, website, blogging, storytelling, writing and producing content, newsletters, mailings, outreach, events
  • Deepen understanding of our work with various audiences, translating our strategy and programs into powerful copy and stories that drive particular desired actions
  • Manage content development for integrated fundraising/marketing campaigns and communications channels
  • Write both short-form and long-form pieces for our website, email, reports, newsletters and social media
  • Act as our "in-house reporter" and develop compelling stories about our beneficiaries, programs, staff and other global health and development issues
  • Identify opportunities to gather content to support our content strategy, including planning trips in close collaboration with other teams and country offices
  • Social Media content creation, management and posting
  • Writing and researching articles, stories, updates, and profiles for fundraising, communications, and marketing
  • Taking photos, videos and conducting interviews with key stakeholders
  • Copywriting for appeals/campaigns (email and other digital channels)
  • Drafting press releases and media pitches
  • Tailoring materials for digital and print formats
  • Proofreading, editing and fact-checking marketing materials
  • Processing, organizing, and archiving media library
  • Updating and developing strategies for optimization of social media and e-mail marketing
  • Working through photos appropriately tagging and filing them so they are usable for content
  • Working on the backend of the website
    • Coding posts
    • Attaching pictures
    • Hyperlinking internal content
    • SEO coding
    • Tagging
  • General research on trends in marketing
  • Organizing correspondence calendars
  • Editing of content
  • Data upkeep and entry
  • Weekly Reflection
  • Other general support with marketing operations
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Required Skills/Experience

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant field
  • Preference for one year of experience 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; takes initiative
  • Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standards
  • Ability and willingness to provide and receive guidance to/from 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
  • Skills and experience in blogs, WordPress, and Photoshop
  • Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
  • Proficiency in English; strong communication skills
  • Spanish fluency required in Peru
  • French or Creole required for Haiti

Locations: Kenya, Peru, Haiti, South Sudan, and Zambia

Covid-19 Update: Due to Covid-19, CMMB has paused all field deployments until 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:

https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/covid-19-resources/

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About CMMB

Location:

100 Wall St, Floor 9, New York, NY 10005, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the example of Jesus, CMMB works in partnership globally to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.

Description

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
International
Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple positions in multiple locationsJuba, South Sudan

(4.85936,31.57125)
 

SKILLS

  • Advertising
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Content Management Systems
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print

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