Job Vacancy: Project Officer, Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality
Job Title: Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer
Reports to: Programme Manager
Location: 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
Comhlámh is the Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers. Our mission is to nurture, guide and mobilise development workers and volunteers to work for social justice locally and globally. Comhlámh is the leading independent voice and source of information on values-based international volunteering from Ireland, and the coordinator and advocate for good practice in this area through its Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies. We work to promote and support volunteers and development workers to engage in volunteering and action for global justice, and to create societal and attitudinal change.
We are recruiting a Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer, who will play a key role in enabling us to promote values-based volunteering rooted in global citizenship education (GCE) approaches at this time of significant change. We’re looking for a candidate with:
This post is being recruited on a 4-day week basis (7 hour working day, with flexi-time) and will offered at the Project Officer scale ranging from €24,000 up to €36,000 (4 day basis). Appointment will be made according to suitability, experience and qualifications. The post is being offered on a permanent contract, and a matching pension contribution of 6% is available after 9 months service. The place of work is our offices in Dublin but a hybrid working model is in place allowing for remote working. Flexibility is needed in relation to working hours as there is some evening and occasional weekend work.
Please apply with a covering letter (max one page) outlining how you meet the criteria and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, entering PO – Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality in the subject line. Please also include in the subject line where you saw this job being advertised. Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 3rd February at 13:00. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9th February.
Description: The Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer supports a network of 35 volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in implementing Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The position will report to the Programme Manager.
For the past 15 years, the key Irish-based NGOs involved in organising international volunteer placements in the Global South have collaborated to shape and guide values-based practice through their work to mainstream the Code. The Project Officer plays a crucial role in this, through the management of the Code’s strategic development and implementation. This includes overseeing an audit process relating to Code implementation, and managing the participation of several Code groups that focus on strategic issues relating to values-based volunteering. The role also involves work to promote visibility of the Code to a wider audience through the Code Supporter Network of various representative bodies who support our work. The role also involves networking with international organisations and learning from and contributing to the development of future policy and practice in international volunteering. The role also involves working as part of a team and contributing to the work of Comhlámh in the implementation of its strategic and operational plans.
Specifically, the responsibilities include the following:
Code development, monitoring and capacity building
Facilitation of signatory and supporter networks, in a way that ensures ownership, participation and growth. This includes:
Communication and research
Comhlámh has an Equal Opportunities policy and all employees are expected to develop an understanding of and commitment to equality and social justice.
All staff are required to adhere to: Comhlámh’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct with Children and Comhlámh’s values.
Knowledge, Skills and Disposition: