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Are you a Nurse wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communities in Kenya? Join our CMMB team in Kenya! Nurses are invited to join our community health programs to improve the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.

Volunteer Position: Nurse/RN

Term: 6 months

Locations: Mutomo, Kenya

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.

CMMB in Kenya:

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.

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 the southeast, in the underprivileged Kitui South subcounty. The site focuses on increasing access to healthcare services; incomeā€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: Mutomo, Kenya

The village of Mutomo is located in a semi-arid area of Kenya. Although Mutomo is only about four hours by car from Nairobi, it is a world away. Mutomo is an administrative town for the County of Kitui, which has a population of over one million people. The catchment area for Kitui-South sub-county includes a population of 190,000 people and is served by Our Lady of Lourdes, Mutomo Mission Hospital.

Learn more: http://mutomohospital.or.ke/, https://cmmb.org/country-office/kenya/

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans and update patient medical histories and progress notes.
  • Perform physical examinations and make tentative diagnoses.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral, and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
  • Assist in vaccination initiatives, programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Support hospital organization providing oversight of hygiene measures, management of drug stocks, and data collection.
  • Participate in project/community site visits and CMMB project-related trainings and events.
  • Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and co-develop need-based goals.
  • Evaluate learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
  • Instruct patients and families on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and childbirth; develop health improvement programs.
  • Provide clinical capacity building and health education to local staff and community health workers.
  • Implement initiatives to educate the community about health topics and resources and distribute health education materials.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • Relevant degree (BSN/RN)
  • Active professional license in good standing. Minimum 1 year of clinical experience as licensed practitioner
  • Ability to perform in resource-limited working conditions
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health, and community health or preventative medicine
  • Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Willingness to work in resource-limited settings
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred

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 ($5,000).

Interested? Apply Today!

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

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About CMMB


1212 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 11, New York, NY 10001, 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.


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.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Faith-Based, Health & Medicine


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Country OfficeMutomo, Kenya



  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Children Medical Services
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Pediatrics




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-12 months, flexible

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