Healthcare Administrators: Volunteer in Haiti
About CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide
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 health service and other 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 professionals and 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.
In 2018, CMMB:
- Assisted 74, 240 pregnant women
- Provided critical health and social services to 1,536,844 people
- Provided HIV services to 889, 155 people
- Provided critical health services to 206, 840 children
- Delivered medicines & medical supplies valued at $598 million to 34 countries
In 2018, CMMB Volunteer Program:
- Engaged 661 volunteers working in 17 countries
- Volunteers contributed 92,920 hours
General Duties and Responsibilities:
- Help the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Center for Health(BJSH) to deliver high-quality medical services in a harmonious manner, following a team approach, reflecting the compassion of and a commitment to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ
- Support the Hospital Administrator in ensuring that the facility performs with sound financial investments, adequate staffing patterns, and strict adherence to BJSH policies and procedures
- Ensure the implementation of communication processes and practices to uphold these standards
- Work with Financial and Administration team to support financial and budget management
- Assist with hospital planning, management, implementation activities
- Assist with the planning and implementation of project trainings for healthcare workers and community mobilizers
- Distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins and visual aids; maintain health education libraries to provide resources for staff and community members
- Document and participate in team meetings and conference calls with donors and partners
- Provide critical support as CMMB engages with clinical partners to improve human resources for health and facility operations
- Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and co-develop need-based goals
- Participate in project site visits, project-related trainings and events
- 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.
- Master of Health Administration or Public Health (or related field.)
- Fluent in French and/or Haitian Creole, as well as English
- Minimum one year of experience (internships/practicums) in health care environment or community involvement and experience in developing countries preferred
- Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of health care administration
- Background and/or interest in health program development and design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and program coordination/support
- Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
- Computer skills in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office tools
- Prior international experience and familiarity with the INGO sector would be an advantage
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; strong problem-solving skills
- Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative
- Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice
- Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issue
- Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
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.
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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.