CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide

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Basic Information

Address: 100 Wall St, Floor 9 New York, NY 10005
Phone Number: (800) 678-5659

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Providing sustainable healthcare solutions to women and children in developing countries
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Population Served: Women and Children
Ages for Volunteer: 21+ for international service
Hours of Service: Part-Time, Flexible Schedules
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.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Despite the progress in global health, women and children living in developing countries continue to be among the most vulnerable. This motivates us to focus on improving their lives and the lives of their communities.

Embracing the bond between our Catholic faith, values, and service to those most in need, CMMB is called to provide effective health solutions founded on love and respect for all.

Program History:

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 facilitates year-round opportunities for students and professionals to serve in our New York City office where they contribute to vital operational and programmatic projects in support of our global health initiatives. We have worked with thousands of interns and volunteers who help to develop and implement community health interventions, conduct research, develop communications content and build our donor base, and provide critical administrative support to the diverse teams in our offices. The goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our New York departments, country teams and local partners by finding meaningful placements for interns and volunteers who are committed to supporting a pattern of sustainable development. In addition, our International Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in South Sudan, Zambia, Kenya, Peru, and Haiti in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. In 2017, CMMB worked with 841 Volunteers in 14 Countries. CMMB volunteers donated 90,515 volunteer service hours valued at $5.2 million. 53% of volunteers came from institutional partnerships.

Additional Information:

Variety of Opportunities for individuals from many majors and fields such as:

  • Public Health
  • International Development, International Relations, Global Affairs, Humanitarian Studies
  • Social Work, Sociology
  • Health Administration, Supply Chain Management
  • Pre-med, Nursing, Nutrition, and Health Sciences (non-clinical administrative work only in NYC)
  • Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Finance, Business, Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics, Statistics
  • Spanish, French, Haitian Creole (Interpretation/Translation)

Internship Positions include:

  • Marketing and Communications Assistant(s): social media, website, blogging, storytelling, writing and producing content, newsletters, mailings, outreach, events
  • Designer(s), Photographer(s), Videographer(s): generally project based work, events, editing
  • M&E, Data and Reporting Assistant(s): data entry, analysis and processing, report generation and systems streamlining, transition to new technology, some IT related projects also available
  • Administrative Assistant(s): supporting multiple departments and teams including the Office of the CEO, office operations, programmatic support, liaising with diverse stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Researcher(s): generally project specific, programmatic based research focused in women's and children's health and development, producing reports, white papers
  • Programs and Special Projects Assistant(s): monitoring and evaluation, administrative support, writing and editing, liaising with country offices
  • Resource Mobilization Assistant(s): donor reporting, proposal writing, individual donor communication, partnerships support
  • Healing Help Assistant(s): support needed for both Manhattan Office and Distribution Center in Long Island City, generally administrative roles, some research support as needed
  • Volunteer Program Assistant(s): outreach, recruitment, volunteer engagement and communications, administrative support, content production, travel planning, pre-departure orientation and preparations
  • Interpreter/Translator(s) Spanish and Haitian Creole: Translate written documents, materials, guides and communications. Support needed for programs, human resources and strategy and innovation teams.

General Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Specific requirements vary based on position.
  • Relevant degree or coursework
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health
  • Commitment to CMMB's mission, vision and values
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative
  • Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Proficiency in English; strong communication skills
  • Spanish, French or Creole Fluency required for interpretation/translation positions