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 committed to being the leading independent voice and source of information on volunteering for development in Ireland, and the coordinator and advocate for good practice in this area. We work to promote and support volunteers and development workers to critically engage in volunteering and action for development, and to create societal and attitudinal change on development issues.
We are seeking to recruit a Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer, who will play a key role in enabling our staff and members to achieve our aims and objectives. The ideal candidate will have a background in international or community development, excellent communication and analytical skills, and experience of developing and monitoring quality standards, as well as knowledge of organisational capacity building and network facilitation. S/he will have worked or volunteered in the Global South, have an excellent understanding of good practice in volunteering and experience of using consultative and participative approaches to build consensus among a range of stakeholders.
This is currently a 4-day a week role but we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. The role will be subject to ongoing sustained funding. It is offered on the Project Officer scale which on a 4-day basis ranges from €24,000 to €36,000. The contract will be a fixed-term contract, to conclude 31st August 2021. The role is based in our offices in Dublin but some remote working will be available and likely required due to the Covid pandemic.
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 Friday 31st July, at 17:00 GMT. Successful candidates will be contacted by Wednesday 5th August and interviews will take place on Monday 10th August.
Description: The Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer will monitor and support a network of over 40 volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in implementing Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The position will be based in Comhlámh’s Dublin office and will report to the Programme Manager. The Project Officer manages the strategic development of the CoGP through facilitating working groups’ participation and promotes visibility of the Code through the facilitation of a network of supporting organisations. This position involves some evening and weekend work. It 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 will include the following:
Facilitation of signatory and supporter networks, in a way that ensures ownership, participation and growth. This includes:
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.
Full job specification can be downloaded here