Coalition 2030: Coalition 2030 Coordinator

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Coalition 2030

Coalition 2030 is seeking applications for the full-time position of Coalition 2030 Coordinator.

Contract: 24-month Full time Contract (Renewable based on funding availability)
Commencing: As soon as possible
Salary band: €46,000-€54,000 commensurate with skills and experience
Reporting to: Steering Committee of Coalition 2030
Location: IEN Offices, MACRO Centre, 1 Green Street, Dublin 7. Remote-working supported during Covid restrictions
Closing date: 5 PM Thursday, 21 October

About Coalition 2030

Coalition 2030 is an alliance of civil society organisations working to uphold Ireland’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at home in Ireland and internationally by 2030. It comprises 75 organisations - international and domestic NGOs as well as environmental groups, universities and Trade Unions.

Coalition 2030 exists primarily to ensure that the Irish Government fulfils its commitments to delivering the SDGs. To this end, Coalition 2030 engages with the Irish public and Irish decision- makers to increase their awareness of and engagement on the SDGs in support of ensuring that the Irish Government delivers on its commitments. Further information is available at

Our key objectives include: 1) To advocate and advance public policy that would achieve the targets in the SDGs by 2030, and to act as a watchdog on the Government’s implementation of the SDGs. 2) To promote engagement and informed action on the SDGs by building a coherent understanding of the issues that impact on the lives of people in Ireland and throughout the world. 3) To be an effective coalition that supports, amplifies and leverages the work of its members to promote our collective vision and achieve our goals. Our Strategic Plan is available here. Our Workplan for 2021 is available here.

About the job

The duties and responsibilities include:

Coalition building and coordinating

  • Coordinate and work closely with Coalition members and networks to advance the Coalition’s vision and objectives in accordance with the Coalition’s agreed Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Coalition members to develop an Annual Workplan each year (2021’s plan is here) to advance the Strategic Plan.
  • Lead the delivery of the Annual Workplan, in conjunction with the Steering Committee and facilitating the participation of Coalition members in the delivery of Coalition activities.
  • Report to and support the functioning of the Steering Committee meetings, including regular meetings, minute-taking and follow-up actions
  • Maintain and support a diverse Coalition membership, including responding to all new membership queries and applications, maintaining membership email lists and details and keeping members up to date with all Coalition news, events, activities and relevant reports

Policy and advocacy coordination

  • Lead coordination and implementation of policy and advocacy activities in line with the Coalition’s Workplan, in light of Steering Committee direction.
  • Lead engagement with Departments and the Oireachtas on Ireland’s SDG implementation plan and stakeholder engagement (e.g. the Stakeholder Forum)
  • Monitor other relevant SDG specific policy processes; brief Coalition members on developments and identify opportunities for advocacy to achieve strategic objectives
  • Establish good working relationships with members and networks active in the Coalition in order to identify how the Coalition can use SDG policy opportunities to further advocacy priorities of members related to specific Goal areas
  • Coordinate Coalition processes to agree policy positions and messaging, and develop policy briefings and coordinate advocacy engagement in line with Annual Workplan
  • Manage consultants and coordinate and lead working groups for particular advocacy projects, as necessary.

Communications and events

  • Administer all meetings of Coalition 2030, including the facilitation of Plenary meetings
  • Actively manage a website and social media platforms to communicate public campaigns and messages in line with strategic objectives and work plan priorities, and to facilitate information sharing among members
  • Support the coordination of Coalition-led conferences and events and public campaigns, in line with work plan objectives


  • Manage the finances of network, including preparing an annual budget in conjunction with the Steering Committee.
  • Ensuring invoices are sent and paid as required, and income and expenditure accounts are maintained.
  • Request and record member contributions to the finances of the Coalition in accordance with the Coalition's TOR.
  • Prepare financial reports for the Steering Committee and facilitating financial and budget management decisions by the Steering Committee
  • Prepare reports on the activities of the Coalition for the Steering Committee, the members / Plenary meetings, and external stakeholders and funders.
  • Prepare applications for external funding in consultation with the Steering Committee
  • Maintain the Coalition 2030’s lobbying records and make returns to

About you

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant third level qualification
  • Proven track-record in facilitation, planning and coordination
  • Experience of working in networks or member led coalitions, with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Experience of policy and advocacy engagement
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Project management and reporting skills
  • Ability to understand a budget and a financial report
  • Ability to work well independently under pressure and capacity to prioritise tasks effectively

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of campaigning for policy change in fields related to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Experience managing websites and social media
  • Experience of policy research and analysis in relevant fields
  • Experience of working in and an understanding of the community and voluntary sector

Further Information & Benefits: What We Offer

This role offers the opportunity to join a dynamic organisation and to work with a diverse coalition of leading Irish civil society organisations.

The annual gross salary for this role is of the range €46,000-€54,000 commensurate with skills and experience. This contract is for a two-year, 35-hour week role and salary is payable monthly in arrears. Consideration will be given to applications from suitably experienced candidates who may be interested in a shorter working week.

Other benefits include:

  • A 5% employers' matched contribution to a company contributory pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave of 25 days
  • Further Education / Training opportunities
  • Time off in Lieu (TOIL) policy
  • Travel (bike-to-work schemes/tax saver commuter tickets)
  • The IEN offices are located centrally in Dublin 7, close to lively Capel Street and only 5 minutes from Luas. Due to the impacts of Covid, staff are currently working remotely, and it is anticipated that remote and blended working will continue to be offered to employees in a post Covid work environment.

A complete list of all the terms and conditions will be made available to the candidate offered the role through the IEN’s internal policies. The IEN is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees.

To Apply: Please send an up-to-date CV (max 2 pages) and Cover Letter (max 1-page) to:

Deadline for Applications: 5 PM Thursday, 21 October 2021

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
5th Oct, 2021
Remotely / Dublin 7
Expiry Date
21st Oct, 2021