Christian Mission for Development (CMD) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental, multi-sectoral relief and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and injustices to reduce human suffering and enhances communities’ livelihoods. CMD was established in 2005 and has been in operations, mitigating suffering through the provision of lifesaving assistance and essential social services to most vulnerable communities focusing especially on women, children and youth initiatives.
Over the past years, CMD works to equip people with skills, knowledge and helps communities rebuild their livelihoods through resilience building programs in collaboration with other stakeholders to become self-sufficient, and to increase pools of capable community facilitators to transform communities out of extreme poverty, hunger, illiteracy and diseases, and to improve social amenities, welfare and economic livelihoods of the society.
CMD has established strong organizational policies and management standards, these include a state-of-the-art human resource, financial and procurement management policies that are continuously reviewed with active participation and inputs of staffs, beneficiaries, experts and donors. Staffs have opportunities for furthering their careers through both in-house trainings and sponsorship abroad that equip them with the necessary expertise and skills to deliver on their mandate.
Since then, the organization has increased its capability with an increase in staff, partners and volunteers to match the increase in its programs and projects as it spreads widely to different parts of East Africa. With this, CMD activities have attracted several partnerships with both Local, regional and international relief and development actors, Government line ministries, institutions and individuals with whom we share common goals. Today, CMD serves over “500,000 people” a year!
CMD exists to inspire, empower and transform communities through the provision of holistic social services while strengthening resilience for self-reliance”
CMD envisions empowered, holistically transformed and economically self-reliant communities growing in unity and diversity.
Our Core Values
We hold ourselves accountable to our “Vision, Mission and Core Values” these are the essence of our internal interactions and form the foundation for our engagements locally and internationally. Our successes are measured not only by CMD performance but also, and more importantly, by its impact. CMD remains distinctive and maximizes its comparative advantages, and ensures our culture exemplify our values. The organization endeavors to uphold a set of “core values” to guide all its undertaking. These values include but not limited to:
Transparency and Accountability
CMD values openness in selection of staff, timely payment of staff and suppliers, fair selection of clients/bidders, timely procurement and implementation, timely reporting to donors, stakeholders and beneficiaries’ involvement in programming and implementation with openness and transparency.
CMD was founded on Christian principles of love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, faithfulness, honesty, self-control, hope, order and commitment in service of God and humanity. In its work, the organization embraces the model of “Jesus Christ” who came not to be served but to serves (Mark 10:45). At all times, we seek to honor God by delivering quality services to our beneficiaries.
Equity and equality
CMD believe that people with different needs belong to the community and have equal access to humanitarian assistance and financial resources without discrimination. The organization is committed to respecting rights, including women, children and vulnerable individuals’ rights within the society we serve.
CMD upholds respect and values among its staff, stakeholders, beneficiaries, donors and authorities. This is evidenced in our respect to agreements and compliance with systems and procedures.
CMD believes in recruiting and retaining qualified staff, quality service delivery, continuous learning, skills development and change management.
The organization believe in wholeness, the absolute upholding of Christian values, uprightness and practising honesty in day-to-day deeds.
Unity and Diversity
CMD affirms the importance of unity with diversity of race, religion, gender, rights and languages in its staff, partners, communities and amongst all people.
Our mandate is to support relief and development assistance in South Sudan and expand operations in the East Africa region and the continent of Africa to provide holistic social services to vulnerable communities toward achievement of – “Sustainable Development Goals”