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.

Find out more about volunteering overseas.

Find out more about volunteering opportunities with Concern.

EU Aid Volunteer Initiative

Concern is delighted to have been successful in securing funding through the EU Aid Volunteer Initiative to deploy EU Aid Volunteers. In 2017, following a three-month Dublin-based apprenticeship, we deployed our first five EU Aid Volunteers to Malawi, Sierra Leone and Haiti. We are currently recruiting five new EU Aid Volunteer positions. You can find out more about these exciting positions by clicking on the EU Aid Volunteer opportunities on our jobs site.

Working overseas with Concern

Employee testimonies

People in Aid Code

Concern is committed to People in Aid Code of Good Practice.

Anyone working for Concern must agree to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern 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.

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.