Jobs and volunteering opportunities

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Jobs and volunteering opportunities

Concern Worldwide has job and volunteering opportunities in its offices around the world. We're looking for skilled staff who are committed to working towards a common goal.

Areas of expertise

Concern employees share a common goal, helping people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives. They do this by providing vital work in the areas of health, livelihoods, HIV and AIDS, emergencies and educationWe also employ support staff to maintain our fundraising, financial, HR, IT and logistics systems.

Concern aims to ensure that all its employees are valued for their contribution and are given the opportunity to realise their full potential within the organisation.


We believe in working directly with local people, in partnership with local bodies and other international agencies. We aim to develop people's potential in the countries that we operate. In as far as possible, we try to recruit local people to fulfill our staffing needs. At present, 87% of our personnel working overseas are local people, living and working in their own country.

Volunteer overseas

Wherever possible, Concern employs people from the countries in which we work. As well, our overseas volunteers generally require some previous experience or relevant qualifications.

EU Aid Volunteer Initiative

Concern is delighted to be working with the Education Audio Visual Executive Agency (EACEA) and DG ECHO on the EU Aid volunteer initiative. To date, we have deployed 13 volunteers to our countries of operation certified to host EU Aid Volunteers which include; Malawi, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Turkey and Lebanon.

We have been working in a consortium on the project with our Alliance2015 partners People in Need (PIN) and ACTED since 2015. The latest EU Aid Volunteer opportunities are currently open for applications. If you are interested in being an EU Aid Volunteer with Concern please sign up for notifications via our jobs and volunteering page or contact [email protected].

Working overseas with Concern

Employee testimonies

Core Humanitarian Standard

Concern is committed to the highest standards of good governance and accountability. In recognition of this, are certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS)

Anyone working for Concern must agree to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies to Concern's Code of Conduct. Each of which is intended to ensure the appropriate behaviour of Concern staff and ensure the maximum protection of programme participants.

Additionally, in response to donors funding requirements and our determination to ensure that funds are used in an exclusively humanitarian manner, it is our policy that all job offers are conditional on our ensuring that potential employees’ names do not appear on counter terrorism lists generated by the United Nations, European Union or the United States.

Associated Policies to Concern’s Code of Conduct

Important notice regarding recruitment

It has come to our notice that certain individuals masquerading as affiliates of Concern Worldwide in certain areas are purporting to recruit interns or employees for the organisation for a fee.

Concern Worldwide never solicits for payments before, during or after any of our recruitment processes. Anyone asking for money in relation to recruitment is not an agent of Concern. Please do not give them any money. If in any doubt as to the veracity of a recruitment ad, please contact us.