Overview

Concern Worldwide works with the world's poorest people to transform their lives. They are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. They work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using their knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. In 2015, they positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people. Beliefs Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Vision A world where: No-one lives in poverty, fear or oppression All have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy and creative life Everyone is treated with dignity and respect Mission Concern's mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. To achieve this mission, they engage in long term development work, build resilience, respond to emergency situations, and seek to address the root causes of poverty through their development, education and advocacy work. Core values Built on their history and the voluntary, compassionate commitment of Concern’s founders: They focus on extreme poverty They are driven by a clear focus on eliminating poverty in the most vulnerable places and responding to humanitarian crises. They believe in equality People are equal in rights and must be treated with respect and dignity. They listen Listening and partnership are key to empowering the poorest and most vulnerable to transform their own lives. They respond rapidly People affected by disasters are entitled to have their most basic needs met through rapid, effective, and principled responses. They are courageous Taking necessary risks, balanced with sound judgement, allows us to work in the most challenging contexts. They are committed Going the extra mile to support communities in times of need and in the face of very difficult operating environments. They are innovative Finding effective solutions requires innovative thinking combined with a pragmatic approach. They are accountable Accountability and transparency are central to all of our actions and use of resources. Programmes Their work focuses on educationemergencies and healthlivelihoodsHIV and AIDS. Education 72 million children around the world are not enrolled in school; Concern Worldwide focuses on providing basic education to those who need it most. Access to education is not only a basic human right, but also a key factor in reducing poverty and child labour. Emergencies Many of the countries where Concern Worldwide works are highly vulnerable to emergencies as a result of conflicts and natural disasters. They are prone to floods, storms, earthquakes and droughts. We work with vulnerable communities in countries prone to disaster helping them prepare as much as possible to deal with the next one. Health Today, there are an estimated 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty, most of whom regularly experience health problems. Malnutrition causes illnesses such as diarrhoea, tuberculosis and malaria, HIV and AIDS to worsen. By tackling undernourishment we can improve the health of entire communities.  Livelihoods We have been supporting the livelihoods of the world’s poorest people for over 30 years. Put simply, “livelihoods” doesn’t just mean a person’s ability to earn a living, it’s about everything that makes an impact on a person’s life. This includes whether they have enough food to sustain themselves. HIV and AIDS Millions of people living with HIV and AIDS are also suffering from malnutrition. This can stop anti-retroviral drugs from working effectively and increase the complications brought on by these already debilitating illnesses. Tackling malnutrition improves the lives of those living with HIV and AIDS. Combined programmes In addition to the above five sectors, they also run programmes that combine two or more of these areas of work, such as the Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project in Zambia and the graduation programme in Burundi.

Where is Concern Worldwide

Careers

13Current jobs
151Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Programme Manager, Livelihoods
    Chad
  • Programmes Director, Freetown
    Sierra Leone
  • Programmes Director
    South Sudan
  • Emergency Coordinator
    Somaliland

Staff at Concern Worldwide have experience in

Sectors

  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • research & development
  • performance measurement
  • capacity building

Funders

  • ec
  • goal global
  • world bank group

Countries

  • worldwide
  • united states
  • nepal
  • south sudan
  • zambia

Skills

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

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Company Offices
  • Ireland (headquarters)
  • Dublin
  • 52-55 Lower Camden Street
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • 13/14 Calico House, Clove Hitch Quay
  • United States
  • New York City
  • 104 East 40th Street, Room 903
  • United Kingdom
  • Glasgow
  • 40 St. Enoch Square
  • Korea, South
  • Seoul
  • 2 fl, Cheon-ji bldg., 115 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu

In the News

In the news: Concern Worldwide

Rising up the ranks: 30-year aid veteran is Concern Worldwide's new CEO

26 February 2013
Concern Worldwide @ EUDevDays

The ‘precarious’ state of global food security

22 October 2012
#HealthyMeans Access

How commercial models solve global health problems

17 November 2014
Crystal Wells on data collection

A new tool for understanding urban emergencies

18 December 2014
#HealthyMeans Access

Ebola: Why we must play the long game

10 November 2014
From the field

The 'accidental' agriculture expert

22 July 2014
Executive appointments

Who's who in #globaldev: March 2017 appointments

3 April 2017

Experience

Primary sectors

Public Administration
HIV/AIDS
Financial Services
Anti-Corruption / Transparency
Infectious Disease
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Economic Policy
Capacity Building
Monitoring / Evaluation
Community Participation / Employment

Contract Awards