Volunteer - Public Health Generalists and Specialists (M&E, WASH, MNCH, E-Health, Nutrition)


Join our growing list of global volunteers!
Change the lives of women and children, and change your own life as well!
Locations:
Zambia
Term:
6 – 12 Months
Expenses & Conditions:
Volunteers who serve for 6 months or longer receive housing, monthly stipend, and insurance coverage. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field, cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising or individual contributions ($2500.00), and build a legacy project for the community where they serve.
Program Description
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 collaborationloveexcellence, 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.
A message from Bruce Wilkinson, President and CEO of CMMB – Healthier Lives Worldwide
As President of CMMB, I would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering with us and joining our journey to bring healthier lives to women, children, and their families worldwide. CMMB has embarked on our second century of service to the most marginalized. Our vision of a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all is at the core of who we are. We are always looking to join hands with professionals who want to volunteer their time and energy to our work, and are so pleased you are considering CMMB for your next volunteer experience.
These field volunteer positions are critical to our mission and vision. I welcome your interest in joining the diverse, talented, and motivated CMMB volunteer movement.
Cheers,
Bruce
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 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.
In 2015, CMMB:
· Volunteers dedicated 101,353 hours valued at almost $4.9 million
· Assisted 43,969 pregnant women
· Provided health services to 447,566 people
· Trained 4,734 health workers (1,400 were trained by volunteers)
· Provided critical health services to 91,013 children
· Delivered medicines & medical supplies valued at $266 million
We invite you to join our movement for Healthier Lives Worldwide!
Position Summary: Public Health
Specific duties will vary based on position, location and facility. Specialists will focus on projects related to their technical area of expertise in addition to providing general programmatic support.
General Duties and Responsibilities may include:
· Working with the programs team, assist in the planning, implementation and/or administering of health activities and programs out of the country office, hospitals and/or communities; assist in the development and revisions of key planning and program documents
· Assist with the planning and implementation of project trainings for healthcare workers and community mobilizers
· Implement initiatives to educate the community about health topics and resources including distribution of health education materials, reports, bulletins, and visual aids
· Maintain health education libraries to provide resources for staff and community members
· Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and co-develop need-based goals
· Coordinate health needs assessments and other surveys
· Participate in project site visits, project-related trainings, and events
· Conduct research and document evidence-based approaches; collect best practices, case studies and human interest stories which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the project period
· Develop communication and program documentation materials for the projects
· Participate in presentations to CMMB senior executives and CMMB’s international country directors
· Assist in the development of concept notes, proposals, budgets, teaming agreements, donor reports, capability statements, and other new business development activities
· Collaborate with and support technical staff in investigating, documenting, and reporting on projects’ results and lessons learned, project progress and close-out activities; support consultants and technical staff to finalize and distribute reports and other technical documents
· Work with the M&E Officer to plan, coordinate, and effectively monitor CMMB’s program activities; including the collection, dissemination and analysis of data/evidence to CMMB
· Assist Programs team in strengthening the accountability mechanisms, sharing tools and providing practical support to improve community participation, information sharing and feedback mechanisms
· Under direction, liaise with stakeholders from implementing partners, agencies, and organizations to coordinate project activities; forge new and maintain existing partnerships with NGOS, CBOs, government ministries and community stakeholders
· Document and participate in team meetings and conference calls with donors and partners
· Perform routine administrative duties (meeting and conference notes, review results, editing, filing, managing electronic communications and scheduling)
· Other duties as requested by supervisor and/or CMMB staff, Volunteer should be comfortable with performing a range of tasks outside of their SOW, when needed
Requirements and Qualifications:
· Must be 21 years old
· Master of Public Health degree (or related field)
· Community Health Worker Certification preferred
· Minimum one year of experience in health care environment or community involvement and experience in public health in developing countries preferred
· Experience working with or knowledge of USG-supported cooperating agencies such as USAID and CDC, and international counterpart organizations preferred
· Background and/or interest in health program development and design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and program coordination/support
· One year of relevant experience in qualitative and quantitative research and producing high quality reports based on the data collected and analyzed (Graduate research, volunteer and internships included)
· Prior experience or familiarity with INGO sector would be an advantage
· Prior international experience would be an advantage
· Experience with Microsoft Office tools required
· SPSS/Stata or other M&E software experience is beneficial
· Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health
· Knowledge of professional and ethical standards of global health practice
· Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; strong problem-solving skills
· 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
· Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen, communicate and present complex issues in simplified ways
· Able to work within a team, as well as independently and with limited supervision
· Full respect for client/organization confidentiality
· Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
· Proficiency in English; strong communication skills

HOW TO APPLY:
Contact & Application:
Apply online at www.cmmb.org/volunteer
Email: volunteer@cmmb.org Phone: 212-242-7757
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