• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1976
Concern Universal (CU) is an international development organisation tackling poverty from the grassroots. The organization creates opportunities for people around the world to improve their lives and shape their own futures. By building skills and connecting people at all levels in society, they help communities deliver practical solutions with long term impact.   Established in 1976, today we are helping over 1.5 million people each year in 9 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Channelling approx £12 million per year to support community-led development.   Concern Universal is a UK-based charity helping over 1.5 million people each year in 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The organization is also an efficient, effective and entrepreneurial organisation with 35 years of experience. It has been channeling approximately £12 million per year to support community-led development in Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia/Senegal, Bangladesh/India, Brazil & Colombia.   The organization focuses on helping people build better lives, by working with partners to Improve food security and support sustainable livelihoods - through agricultural development, nurturing natural resources, and enabling access to microfinance and markets Improve health - through access to safe water and sanitation, preventive healthcare, improved nutrition, and action on HIV and AIDS. Improve respect for rights - through empowerment of women, children and other vulnerable groups. Improve skills - through literacy circles, capacity building, and other training. Reduce vulnerability - through disaster risk reduction, integrating emergency preparedness and response work with long-term development.   The organization achieves this by: Implementing cost-effective, community-driven, integrated development programmes, collaborating with others to ensure maximum benefit for those we serve. Learning from what we and others do, in order to continually improve the quality of our own work, and to influence those who can help achieve our vision. Contributing to the global movement to improve the lives of people living in poverty – working with individuals, NGOs, businesses and governments to help build a fairer world. 

Where is Concern Universal (CU)
Staff3Location of current staff
Jobs3Location of past and open jobs


Job openings over the past year

3total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Projects Support Officer
  • General Manager, Gambia is Good (GiG)

Staff at Concern Universal (CU) have experience in


  • development
  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • accounting
  • tertiary education


  • united states agency for international development
  • non-governmental organization
  • deutsche gesellschaft für internationale zusammenarbeit
  • department for international development
  • canadian international development agency


  • ghana
  • malawi
  • kenya
  • japan
  • united kingdom


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact Concern Universal (CU)

Current staff

  • Alexandra Sherry
    Marketing and Communications Assistant

Former staff

Company Offices
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Hereford
  • 21 King St
  • Brazil
  • Sao Joao
  • Concern Universal Av. Almirante Barroso 438 Em. Newton Almeida – sala 211 Centro
  • Colombia
  • AA347 Ibague Tolima
  • Nigeria
  • Calabar
  • Concern Universal House No. 1 Abeena Estate State Housing Estate P.O. Box 283
  • Gambia
  • Concern Universal The Gambia & Senegal P.O. Box 2164, Serrekunda
  • Malawi
  • Blantyre
  • Concern Universal P. O. Box 1535 21 Link Road Namiwawa
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Concern Universal P O Box 316 – 00502 Karen,
  • Mozambique
  • Concern Universal CP234 Lichinga, Niassa


Primary sectors

Local Government
Financial Services
Procurement Process
Monitoring / Evaluation
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Capacity Building
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Economic Policy

Contract Awards

Promote Community Empowerment and Economic Development4 July 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
4 Jul 2016

Increased Democratic Participation and Empowerment of Poor Women Farmers 5 May 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada) - DFATD-Canada
5 May 2016
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