Irish Global Health Network: Student Outreach Team Coordinator

Student Outreach Team Coordinator - Position Available (Voluntary)

The Irish Global Health Network is looking for applications from graduates or post-graduates looking for a start in the area of global health or the international development sector. We are a small, but agile, internationally focused organisation. You will get the opportunity to gain excellent hands-on experience in the field of global health:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting SOT reps
    • Aim to have 1-2 reps per college on the island of Ireland over the academic year
    • Advertise positions widely
    • Request CVs, a brief motivation email and an interview
    • Ensure reps sign an annual contract to commit to the voluntary role
  • Communicating with SOT reps
    • Via WhatsApp and Facebook groups
    • Via email mailing list
    • Hold at minimum, quarterly online meetings
    • Keep up to date with global health-related activities and opportunities that may be of interest to the SOT or larger student body, and disseminate as appropriate
  • Liaising between SOT reps and IGHN Secretariat
    • Ensure the Secretariat is kept up-to-date with SOT operations
    • Send quarterly SOT updates for Board meetings
    • Contribute to IGHN Communications (newsletter, website, and social media) on initiatives specific to the SOT or the larger student body community
    • Produce or commission short summary write-ups about SOT events
  • Strategic Planning
    • Follow the 2019-2021 IGHN SOT strategy, and update it accordingly in the years to come
    • Manage and organise the annual budget and financial records of the SOT, in collaboration with the Secretariat
    • Ensure reps are well supported and supervised at a local level with strategic planning and budgeting
    • Coordinating events

You have the possibility to plan national or international-level events with support of the secretariat and SOT reps

In the past, such events have included, but are not limited to; webinars, conferences, workshops, networking events and virtual simulations

Linking students with research opportunities

A notice is featured on the SOT webpage which facilitates the provision of students with researchers. Researchers can request student assistants and your role is to match those opportunities with contact of the IGHN. You can play a key role in linking/liaising with them.
Strengthening partnerships with similar groups and organizations

Liaise with third-level academic societies and institutions in Ireland focused on global health or global health related issues
Collaborate with already established SOT partners (Evidence Aid, Global Health Next Generation Network, Association of Medical Students Ireland, Global Health Mentorships WHO Youth Hub, Irish Doctors for the Environment)
Seek new partnerships with youth organizations focused on global health


  • Reimbursement of any travel and accommodation costs within Ireland
  • Possibility to request funding from Board to attend relevant trainings and events
  • Free rein to build and expand the SOT as you see fit!
  • Opportunities to contribute to IGHN events and activities (i.e conference planning, policy development)
  • Having full support of a fantastic secretariat
  • Possibility to join the IGHN board (depending on your availability and performance)

Time Commitment
Preferably the role should cover a minimum of two academic years with the option to renew following approval by the IGHN Board of Directors. On average, it is expected that the SOT Coordinator will invest a minimum of 3-5 hours/week toward the SOT.

Interested? Send your CV and a few lines about why you are suited for this role to Charlotte, . A decision will be made in December 2021.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
17th Nov, 2021
Expiry Date
10th Dec, 2021