Waterford Migrant Integration Strategy: Project Coordinator (Part-Time)

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Waterford Migrant Integration Strategy

Project Coordinator (Part-time)

Background

Waterford Migrant Integration Strategy 2021-2024 was launched in April 2021 by Waterford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). This strategy is led by a LCDC working sub-group of collaborative partners to ensure implementation and outcomes of the actions are achieved https://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/community-sport/waterford-migrant-strategy.htm

Waterford Integration Services, as a collaborative partner, is recruiting a Project Coordinator to lead, initiate and achieve agreed actions prioritised within the strategy and as determined by Waterford LCDC. The successful candidate will work with collaborative partners and migrant community to achieve outcomes to support an inclusive environment in Waterford where all migrants, asylum seekers and refugees are active citizens within their communities.

Equity and Inclusion: This position requires an individual who demonstrates commitment to equitable practices in the community and have an unwavering commitment to reducing disparities that may exist because of social, gendered, ethnic or economic difference.

Project Coordinator Key Role & Responsibilities

  • To coordinate, facilitate and deliver on agreed actions in collaboration with migrant communities, community organisations, service providers and state agencies.
  • To coordinate and facilitate themed working sub-groups to create focussed approach to achieving outcomes
  • To support participation of migrant community representatives on working sub-groups
  • To liaise with Waterford Migrant Integration Forum to support engagement and representation
  • Develop promotional material to support ease of access to information, facilities, services etc.
  • To identify funding streams to support action delivery
  • Monitor & Evaluation processes including reports developed and implemented to capture data, learning and outcomes to inform future actions
  • Attend relevant meetings to provide progress reports
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary by the Waterford LCDC Migrant Strategy Working Group in the delivery of agreed actions

Core competencies required

  • Minimum of 3 years working in a coordination and development capacity in the community sector
  • Knowledge of migrant cultures and awareness of diverse, cultural sensitivities
  • Provide leadership and direction for migrant communities’ engagement
  • Commitment to transparency and open communication, advocates for models based on antiracism practices
  • Effectively builds and sustains positive professional and interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and as part of a team
  • Experience of working with a voluntary management board
  • Experience of working in an interagency capacity
  • A high level of innovation, be energetic and self-starting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including reports, presentation etc.
  • Strong administrative and computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Must have strong leadership capabilities and excellent personnel skills.

Education/Qualifications:

  • Third level (Level 7 or higher qualification) in community work is essential. Where a related discipline is referenced, there should be a clear rationale demonstrated in the cover letter and CV, including skills and knowledge for the successful implementation of the project.
  • Language skills: excellent command of English. Multi-lingual and multicultural tenets are a distinct advantage – slightly changed senyence

Full, clean driving licence is desired as an element of travel in Waterford City & County will apply.

This is a 12-month contract, based on a 21-hour week (flexible approach is required) with a salary of €23,400. Main office is based in Waterford City.

To apply for the above position please forward a relevant Curriculum Vitae and letter of application no later than 3p.m. on Wednesday September 22nd to: Anne Nolan at anne.nolisu@gmail.com
Interviews will be held on Thursday September 30th

N.B: Candidates will be short listed based on the letter of application and Curriculum Vitae. Late applications will not be considered.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
14th Sep, 2021
Region
Waterford City
Expiry Date
22nd Sep, 2021