Volunteer Opportunity

Curriculum Development Volunteer

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New York, NY
Published 2 months ago

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.

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-19 Update: Due to Covid-19, CMMB has paused all field deployments until 2021 as the countries we serve respond to this pandemic, and we are able to ensure the health and safety of our incoming field volunteers. Nonetheless, our commitment to support these communities remains, and we are eagerly waiting to be able to assist with the aftermath of this crisis when international travel is possible and safe. For the time being, we are interviewing for remote service to support the COVID response with urgently needed skills.

Overview: CMMB is seeking qualified volunteers who are experienced in curriculum development to help build the capacity of our programs. Candidates should have experience with community-based health programming, preferably in a low-resource context. This project will be done remotely. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in reviewing, editing, and recommending improvements to Community Health Worker (CHW) supervisor training manuals developed for the countries we serve including Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti and Peru 
  • Support the adaptation of CHW Supervision training slide deck as necessary with feedback provided from the New York technical team. 
  • Develop the CHW supervision training deck into field user-friendly manual for CHW supervisors 
  • Work closely with CMMB’s New York technical team and in-country program managers to design new training materials and curricula that can be delivered remotely
  • Develop a training model around the principles of adult learning 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A commitment to CMMB’s mission and values 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Relevant degree and/or experience related to the service opportunity
  • Experience with curriculum development and understanding of the principles of adult learning
  • Experience with community-based health programming, preferably in an African context
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a similar role to the one that will be perform
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health
  • The ability to work remotely using various online platforms 
  • Experience working remotely is preferred 
  • Commit to a minimum of 50 hours per month, for 1-3 months
  • Applications to the CMMB International Volunteer Program are processed through CMMB HQ office and only suitable to international applicants. Please contact directly with the local CMMB office in Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, or Peru to inquire about opportunities to volunteer within your country or region

Becoming a Volunteer: Visit to learn about the remote opportunities we have and how you can apply to help CMMB by volunteering from home.



Phone: 212-242-7757

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…

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