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.
Volunteer Position: Business Development Officer
Term: 6-12 Months
Location: Nairobi, Kenya (CMMB Country Office)
Benefits & Conditions: Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising/contributions.
CMMB in Kenya
Nairobi‐based CMMB Kenya possesses a strong track record of strengthening health systems and providing quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services. CMMB Kenya’s experience in managing U.S. government and private health awards dates back to 2003.
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.
CMMB’s Children’s and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS) initiative works to improve the health of women and children and, through them, their communities. CMMB’s first CHAMPS site in Kenya is in southeastern Kenya in underprivileged Kitui South subcounty. The site focuses on increasing access to healthcare services; income‐generating activities such as livestock breeding; water, sanitation, and hygiene activities; and training and retention of community health workers. CMMB collaborates with the community to engage its members and facilitate their understanding of their own health needs, and acts as a convener to mobilize resources and partners.
Placement Site: Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a bustling metropolis of 3.1 million people situated at 5,000 feet above sea level. The official languages of Kenya are English and Kiswahili. The Nairobi team of over 35 people manages projects throughout the country.
Volunteers in Nairobi will work in the CMMB Kenya office supporting a range of programs, including CHAMPs, and a broad portfolio of HIV/AIDs and Health Systems strengthening programs. The volunteer apartment is located immediately next to the office and contains two bedrooms, toilet and bathroom facilities, a kitchen, and other amenities including a good communication network and 24-hour security. The CMMB office and volunteer apartment are in the same compound as our partner, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and is walking distance to a mall as well as many shops, banks and restaurants.
County Office address: St. Augstine Court, Karuna Close, Westlands, Nairobi, 254.20.445.0437
Business Development Officers will support CMMB’s mission by working in CMMB’s country offices to support our country directors and programs team through a range of programmatic support activities. Business Development officers will help oversee our donor relations programs and manage our fundraising and event initiatives. They are responsible for developing fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns.
Business Development Officer responsibilities and duties include:
Develop and oversee fundraising programs
Lead grant research and proposal writing efforts
Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors
Research donor relation programs at local and national institutions
Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders
Lead the management and planning of fundraising events and donor receptions
Develop print marketing collateral related to fundraising and manage our website and social media presence.
Manage development budget
Oversee fundraising events production
Development Manager qualifications and skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field
3+ years’ fundraising experience
Foundation relationship and grant writing experience
Familiarity with fundraising database software solutions including Raisers Edge
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
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:
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.