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.
COVID update and work from home update:
CMMB has developed guidelines to inform the different aspects of preparedness and preventive measures we need to put in place for the reopening of our NYC Headquarters. These guidelines were developed based on the Employee Wellness Survey responses, the COVID-19 Task Force and external survey through the Humentum network. CMMB is still working from home to protect the health of its employees. Internships will be remote until further notice. In the meantime, we are interviewing for remote service to support the COVID response with urgently needed skills.
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.
CMMB has committed to develop its CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother Partnerships) model in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia. Building around a new CHAMPS, working at both the community and health facility levels in targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. Among its core features, CHAMPS approach to CHW systems strengthening is focused on technical design alignment to outcomes, a mentoring approach to CHW supervision, and the integration of a robust monitoring and evaluation system capable of generating accurate, user-friendly household-level data.
CMMB is seeking short-term internrole to support its Programs Technical Unit in adapting and producing a field-ready CHW Supervision manual.
Scope of Work
Working from already existing training materials, the internwill be expected to work closely with CMMB’s Programs Technical Director to review content, flow, and format to ensure highest level of quality and field user friendly. The final product will be a manual for CHW Supervisors in CHAMPS, including guidelines for use of key tools. The essential functions of the internwill be:
- To review CHW supervisor training materials in CHAMPS countries (Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, and Peru)
- To adapt CHAMPS CHW Supervision training slide deck as necessary
- Develop the CHW supervision training deck into field user-friendly manual for CHW supervisors
- Experience with curriculum development and understanding of the principles of adult learning
- Experience with community-based health programming, preferably in an African context
- Working knowledge of the technical aspects of public health issues in sub-Saharan Africa
- Excellent communication, diplomacy and collaboration skills
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Excellent computer skills and ability to prepare quality final products ready for printing (no graphic design experience required)
Length of Project:
Three to six months. Scheduling is flexible.
Check with your internship coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
Complete manual for CHW Supervision in CHAMPS (based on the existing training slide deck)
-Seasonal, and they work around the typical academic calendar. Internships typically last around three months, and the timeline is as follows:
- Spring: mid-January through April
- Summer: June through September
- Fall: September through December
-Term: Minimum 3 months
- College/university credit available
- Part-time, Flexible schedules
- Office hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm EST
Contact & Application:
Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/