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Why World Concern

Compelled by the love of Jesus, we are called to serve those in greatest need, in the hard places—beyond the end of the road. We focus our efforts on serving the most marginalized, poorest people, working and walking with them, in their world.

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About Us

World Concern is about extremes. We go to the end of the road to serve people in extreme need because we have an extreme calling—to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a broken world. We follow Him to the thirsty. The hungry. Exploited. Traumatized. Forgotten. We Listen. Walk alongside. Equip and train.

We see transformation in communities as families move beyond survival. The thirsty drink clean water, the hungry have food, children learn, the enslaved are free, the hopeless find peace with God.

Our work is never a quick fix; transformation takes time. When a community is thriving on its own and can envision its future transformed, we know our work is finished.

Our Mission

World Concern partners to transform the lives of poor and marginalized people through disaster response and sustainable community development. The love of Christ compels us to pursue reconciliation and equip those we serve, so that they may in turn share with others.

Our Values

At World Concern we honor God by esteeming what He values most—people. We share the love of Christ with communities beyond the end of the road so they can have the abundant life God wants for all of us, both now and forever.


We approach our work by Faith, prayerfully believing God will do the miraculous.


We serve our world by meeting needs practically and spiritually.

Uncompromising Integrity

We are honest, transparent, and trustworthy—reflecting Jesus in all we do.

Holy Stewardship

We honor and maximize the potential of the resources, assets and people God has entrusted to us.

Unified Team

We are One CRISTA, united in the vision to transform lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


We seek to treat all people with equity and respect, celebrating and affirming their unique, God-given value as human beings.


We strive to excel in every aspect of our work and commit to continuously learning, innovating, and improving.

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Your Role at World Concern

As part of the World Concern team, you will play a role in our efforts to alleviate poverty in some of the world's poorest communities. Your role may involve one or several short and long-term programs that focus on the following:

World Concern staff Harrison Macharia distributes deworming medication to elementary students near Narok, Kenya.
  • Community and Public Health

    Build diverse community-based health programs aimed at improving physical and psycho-social health, maternal and child health, hygiene practices, nutrition, and disability-related services.

  • Disaster Response

    Design and implement rapid responses to natural and man-made disasters with a focus on food, shelter, water, and sanitation.

  • Transformational Development

    As part of a holistic approach that includes spiritual transformation, we integrate biblical values in all our work in order to see individuals and communities return to God's intended design for life. To achieve this, we make sure our programs are Spirit-led, holistic, inclusive, reproducing, empowering, and sustainable.

  • Livelihoods and Food Security

    Design, implement, monitor, and evaluate livelihood and food security programs as part of a holistic approach to community development.

  • Operations

    Manage, direct, and evaluate the organization's fiscal and operational performance and build resources to support strategic business goals, serving as a bridge between headquarters and international teams.

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What We Look For

We seek to use our God-given gifts and talents to initiate transformation in poor communities. Here are the skills and abilities we look for in potential candidates.

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Join The Transformation

If your calling aligns with our mission, we invite you to join us in bringing practical help, transformation, and reconciliation to those living in extreme poverty. And to be a part of seeing our world transformed from poverty to the abundance of life.

Headquarters Positions

Located in Seattle, Washington, you must be legally eligible to work in the United States to qualify for these positions.

Overseas Positions

These are primarily management-level positions based in the countries where we serve.

Deputized Positions

Based overseas, these positions require candidates to raise 100% of their support through personal fundraising.

Current Openings


World Concern offers internships to university students and recent graduates interested in global relief and development work.

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World Concern gives me an incredible opportunity to contribute, learn and grow, today as much as on the day I joined in 2003. I find meaning in working with our national and expat team to reduce preventable deaths of young children, protect the most vulnerable, and build capacity with local organizations. Working with World Concern means working with dedicated and honest people. I love working here.

Jacob Engelage

Country Director, Myanmar

I work for World Concern because of the organization's passion for championing the role of the local church in bringing justice, transforming people's lives and overcoming global poverty. I have found World Concern to be a listening, caring partner of the people they serve, helping them to rise out of poverty by working alongside them and making use of their own resourcefulness and determination. Moreover, I strongly associate with the organization's values. I feel amply supported and welcomed!

Humphrey Kimani

Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Specialist

Serving at World Concern is a privilege. I get to be part of a worldwide team of professionals committed to sharing the love of Christ with "the least of these" in Asia, Africa and Haiti. Because I support our national staff, I am able to make a difference in the lives of individual women who would otherwise have little hope for themselves or their families.

Susan Talbot

Senior Desk Officer

Working with people is a lifestyle rather than a job to me. A lifestyle that seeks to bring communities closer to God. We witness individuals make choices to follow Christ as a results we see improvement in relationships. They also achieve their goals, access good health and clean water, produce their own food and they give testimonies of Christ love for them every day.