22 July 2016

Global Health Volunteers (Various positions available)

Employer:  Catholic Medical Mission Board 
Location: Various Locations
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Global Health Volunteers (various positions available)

Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru (multiple sites in each country), New York City

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 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.

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.



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!

Available Positions and General Requirements:
Variety of Opportunities for:

Physicians (OB/GYN, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics)

o Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

o Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru

o Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru
Allied health professionals (Lab, X-ray, Ultrasound)

o Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti
Therapists (Physical, Occupational, Speech, Mental Health)

o Locations: Kenya, Peru

o Locations: Kenya, Zambia, Peru
Public Health Generalists and Specialists (M&E, MCNH, HIV, WASH, e-Health, Malaria, Grant Specialist)

o Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru, New York
Pharmacists and Supply Chain Managers

o Locations: Kenya, South Sudan, Haiti, New York
Health Administrators

o Locations: Haiti
Hospitality Professionals

o Locations: Haiti
Operations, Finance/Business, Program Managers

o Locations: Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, New York,
Communications and Marketing, Photographers, Videographers

o Locations: Kenya, Haiti, Peru, New York
Human Resources, General Administration, Volunteer Managers

o Locations: Kenya, Peru New York

General Requirements and Qualifications:
Specific requirements vary by location and position:
All international volunteers must be at least 21 years old
Medical professionals must have licensures in good standing
Min. Bachelor’s degree (except for some US based internships)
Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health
Ability to perform in resource-limited working conditions
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 Fluency required for Peru
French or Creole required for Haiti

How to apply:
Contact & Application:
Apply online at www.cmmb.org/volunteer
Email: volunteer@cmmb.org Phone: 212-242-7757