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Midwives: Volunteer with CMMB in South Sudan

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ORGANIZATION: CMMB

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Join our growing team of global health volunteers!

Change the lives of women and children, and change your own life as well!

Volunteer Position: Midwife

Term: 6 months

Locations: South Sudan

Contact & Application:

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

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Are you a Midwife wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communities in South Sudan? Join our CMMB team in South Sudan! Midwives are invited to join our community health programs to improve the health and well being of the most vulnerable.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary care for pregnant women
  • Help with delivery of patient’s babies in a hospital setting
  • Educate patients on a variety of topics related to pregnancy including parenthood preparation, labor pain management techniques, and newborn hygiene
  • Support expecting mothers by giving advice on exercises, and medications
  • Ongoing monitoring of patients health before, during and after birth by taking vitals and ordering necessary diagnostic tests
  • Liaise with physicians to determine a treatment plan
  • Interact with patients and their families by explaining the process, risks, and benefits, provide emotional support if needed
  • Work directly with hospital leadership and clinical staff on health service delivery to diverse patient population
  • Work directly with hospital leadership and clinical staff for capacity building and on-the-job training activities
  • Support the development of staff education in the region, teaching and training on midwifery techniques and practices.
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or associate's degree in nursing or related field
  • Proof of completion of accredited midwifery education program
  • Certification through American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) or North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)
  • Basic Life Support (BSL) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications
  • Up to do date state licensure
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice
  • Capacity to administer healthcare to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner
  • Ability to work and live with a diverse group of professionals
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
  • Familiarity and interest in public and community health or preventative medicine
  • Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
  • 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).


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 South Sudan:

CMMB has been working in the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, since 2009. South Sudan has recently suffered from devastating civil conflict that has destroyed social services and health infrastructure. Compounding matters, conflict in countries bordering South Sudan has also spilled over into the country. CMMB currently works in Mvolo, Ezo, Yambio and Ibba counties in the greater Western Equatoria region.

CMMB’s CHAMPS areas in South Sudan serve the towns and surrounding areas of Ezo, Nzara, and Yambio. The initiative focuses on safe motherhood, child protection, safe water and sanitation, and women’s empowerment. CMMB provides HIV/AIDS care and treatment and community health workers conduct health information sessions, testing and adherence counseling. The CMMB team provides training and mentorship to local healthcare workers and water committees and manages the supply and distribution of medications and water purification tablets.


Country Offices: Nzara & Yambio, South Sudan

Learn More About Nzara: https://cmmb.org/champs-community/nzara-south-sudan/ Learn More About Yambio: https://cmmb.org/champs-community/yambio-south-sudan/

Contact & Application:

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

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Country OfficeNzara, South Sudan

(4.63401,28.26436)
 

SKILLS

  • Children Medical Services
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Pediatrics

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months

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