Christian Mission for Development (CMD) is a registered non-profit, benevolent and development organization with its Head Office in Juba, South Sudan and Field Offices in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Eastern Equatoria States. CMD was humbly founded in 2005 as an agriculture development project formerly known as (Ayod Christian Mission for Agriculture - ACMA) following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement – CPA. Since then, CMD has been operational as a humanitarian and development organization mitigating suffering, by providing lifesaving assistance and holistic services to the most vulnerable communities in hard-to-reach areas focusing especially on women, children and youths in South Sudan. Since then, CMD has reached over 3.4 million people in Greater Upper Nile and Greater Equatoria with emergency, recovery assistance and development programming in its various thematic areas.
Over the past years, the organization has grown in capacity with an increase in staff, partners, volunteers, programs and projects in the different parts of South Sudan. The programs have shored up and currently include “Education, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, Peace Building and Protection” which addresses the immediate and long-term needs of the target communities. CMD’s activities have attracted several partnerships with both Local and International humanitarian actors, Government line ministries, institutions and individuals with whom they share common goals.
CMD collaborates with others to build communities' resilience with the hope to become self-sufficient, and to increase the pool of community facilitators who can transform the whole society out of extreme poverty, illiteracy, diseases and injustices, and to improve social amenities, social justice welfare, livelihoods and economic mainstays of the communities.
CMD’s programming is multi-sectoral encompassing emergency, recovery and development activities that strive to transform lives and build communities. CMD works to reach hard-to-reach regions with very little or no basic services characterized by cycles of conflict, civil wars, extreme hunger, flooding, disease and poverty. The organization has established organizational policies and management standards that include state-of-the-art human resources, financial, procurement and PSEA policies that are continuously being reviewed.
“CMD exists to inspire, empower and transform communities to move towards self-reliance through provision of holistic social services and development assistance”
“CMD envisions empowered, holistically transformed and peaceful communities growing in unity and diversity towards self-reliance.”
Our mandate is to support humanitarian and development assistance in South Sudan and expand operations in the East Africa region and the African continent in a quest to provide holistic social services to vulnerable communities in need through the following:
Strengthening capacities of communities for self-reliance
Responding to community needs during emergencies, recovery and development
Addressing discrimination and violence of all its forms against women, children and men
Economic and social development of vulnerable children, youth and women
Engaging key stakeholders at all levels in policy formulation, implementation and advocacy
Pursuing our mission with integrity, excellence and compassion in service delivery
Our Core Values
We will hold ourselves accountable to our mission, vision, values, and goals; they are the essence of our internal interactions, and form the foundation for our engagements locally, nationally and globally. Our successes will be measured not only by CMD’s performance but also, and more importantly, by its impact. To be successful, CMD must remain distinctive, maximize our comparative advantages, and ensure our culture and environment exemplify our values. The organization endeavors to uphold a set of core values (Value statements) to guide all its undertaking. These values includes but not limited to:
Transparency and Accountability
CMD values openness in the selection of staff, timely payment of staff and suppliers, timely procurement and implementation, timely reporting to donors and stakeholder involvement.
CMD is founded on Christian principles of love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, faithfulness, honesty, self-control, hope, order and commitment in service of humanity. In its work, the organization embraces the model of Jesus Christ who came not to be served but to serve. At all times seek to honour God by quality service delivery (Mark 10:45)
Equity and equality
CMD believes that people with different needs belong to the community and have equal access to human and financial resources without discrimination. The organization is committed to respecting rights and including women, children and vulnerable individuals within our society in service delivery
CMD upholds respect values within its staff and stakeholders, which includes: beneficiaries, donors and authorities. This is evidenced on our respect to agreements and compliance to systems and procedures
CMD believes in recruiting and retaining qualified staff, quality service delivery, continuous learning, skills development and change management
The organization believed in wholeness in service delivery, character, uprightness and practicing honesty in everyone does
Unity and Diversity
CMD affirms the importance of unity with diversity of race, religion, gender and language in its staff, partners, communities and among all people