New Communities Partnership: National Development and Integration Officer (Part-Time)

New Communities Partnership

Job Title: National Development and Integration Officer

Reports to: CEO

Hours: Part time (3 days)

Overall Purpose of Job

  • To initiate, maintain and develop a working relationship with NCP groups, NGO’s and statutory agencies and actively promote awareness of social inclusion and anti-poverty issues in the new communities
  • To enhance NCP as an independent national network that facilitates communication and collective action towards a multicultural Ireland
  • To play key role in implementing NCP’s strategic goals by delivering support to key stakeholders Nationwide

Key Responsibilities

  1. Initiate, maintain and develop a working relationship with key groups and individuals working with NCP
  2. Identify needs and priorities, through research on integration related issues and policy analysis nationally and take actions on these, in consultation with the Board and CEO of NCP as the organisation respond to the changing face of migration in Ireland
  3. Work collaboratively with other NGO’s and local government agencies to achieve local integration and ensure that rights are safeguarded to ensure equality of treatment, opportunities and outcome
  4. Advocating and campaigning on issues of concern for the migrant community, participate in policy discussions and submit proposals to local and national government agencies
  5. Develop specific, practical policy proposals based on research findings for presentation to Government and other policy makers
  6. Co-ordinate the provision of training, technical support and capacity building to enable NCP member groups to organise and develop action plans
  7. Support groups Nationally on their development, access to funding to facilitate migrant groups to self advocate and self determine
  8. To maintain records and database of contracts, compile statistics to prepare required reports, facilitate monitoring, evaluation and compliance requirements
  9. Represent NCP on relevant working groups and organise conferences to inform and contribute to the Integration Agenda

Person Specification

Essential

  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Educated to a Degree level
  • Strong IT skills including social media experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to engage comfortably with individuals, management and staff at all levels
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, strategic planning and organisational skills
  • Experience of providing support and information to individuals and groups experiencing poverty and social exclusion
  • Ability to follow through on tasks and work on own initiative
  • Working knowledge of the NCP and its development to date
  • Experience working with statuary and voluntary agencies
  • Ability to represent NCP at local, national and EU level if required
  • A willingness to travel Nationally

Desirable

  • Ability to speak more than one language
  • Policy and research skills
  • Experience in organising conferences and delivering papers
  • Sound knowledge of the Migrant sector in Ireland and experience in working with relevant agencies and stakeholders in the field
  • Knowledge of Migrant issues and current policies in place concerning members of new communities in Ireland
  • Ability to apply p-project management and organizational skills to variety of tasks; demonstrating flexibility and problem solving skills
  • Experience in grant and report writing to donors and funding agencies
  • 1 – 2 years of relevant experience in similar role

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.

Application: To apply, please send a comprehensive CV and cover letter to: info@newcommunities.ie stating clearly the position you are applying for.

Closing date for all applications is Friday 27th of September 2019 @ 5pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held in the week of 7th of October 2019.

NCP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

Region: 

Cork

Expiry date: 

27/09/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

05/09/19