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Internship Opportunities – WASH

Concern Worldwide

About the Internship Program

The Concern Worldwide Internship Program 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.

Brief of the project

The intern will be engaged in the Promotion of water safety, sanitation and hygiene activities in communities served by Concern Worldwide in the targeted Counties. Additionally, the person will take part community mobilization and implementation of community-led total sanitation approach.

We are currently seeking applicants for 3 internship positions in;

  • WASH to be based in Marsabit – Moyale, Laisamis and North Horr

Eligibility Requirements

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 (Moyale, Laisamis and North Horr)


  • 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:

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to [email protected] with the subject of the email as;

  • ”Intern WASH – Moyale”
  • ”Intern WASH – Laisamis”
  • ”Intern WASH – North Horr”

on or before Wednesday 12th July 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 the 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.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them – so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our website or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

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Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

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