Concern Worldwide (“Concern”) is a non-governmental, non-denominational, non-political, international humanitarian organisation. With its Head Office in Dublin, Ireland, Concern is dedicated to reducing suffering and ending extreme poverty. We work with the very poorest people in the world’s poorest countries to help them bring about long-lasting change in their lives and realise their fundamental human rights: to food, health, education and ultimately to a life of dignity. Together with local and international partners, and with the beneficiaries themselves, we respond to emergencies and undertake long-term development work.
About the Internship Program
The Concern Worldwide Internship Program seeks to offer hands-on experience for students and/or graduates, with the hope of providing them with an opportunity to develop skills in areas relevant to Concern’s overall organizational scope. This program is designed to provide a ‘win-win’ outcome, by enabling Interns gain practical experience in working in the humanitarian sector and by providing Concern with access to talented people.
We are currently seeking applicants for internship in;
- Health and Nutrition to be based in the following counties, Marsabit (North Horr) and Turkana (Kibish)
- WASH to be based in Marsabit (Saku)
To be eligible to participate in the Internship Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be Kenyan citizens
- Be Masters, Bachelors or Diploma students from Commission for University Education (CUE) accredited tertiary level institutions studying courses that are relevant to the above programmes.
- The Masters graduates must have completed or at least finished course work.
- Undergraduates and Diploma students must be in their 3rd or 4th year of study and eligible to undertake industrial attachment/placement, as part of the course requirements. This is to be confirmed by a letter seeking industrial attachment/placement from their academic institution.
- Recently graduated i.e. within the last 12 months and unemployed.
- Must be available on a full-time basis, for the entire period of the internship which will be for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months.
- Must demonstrate good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude, ability to learn. This will be assessed based on interviews and reference checks, including from the institution of study.
- Preference will be given to applicants who are from our programme areas of operation and willing to be based in that area/location. Marsabit County (Saku, North Horr); Turkana County (Kibish).
- Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.
- Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary.
- Take all possible measures to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
- Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.
Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online: www.concern.net
How to apply
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a two page CV including three referees and Cover Letter to email@example.com with the subject of the email as
“Internship Health and Nutrition- North Horr or Kibish
Internship WASH – Saku”
on or before 30th January 2023 “. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.