Irish Refugee Council: Invitation to Tender - Career Coach for Refugee Women

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Irish Refugee Council

Invitation for tender:
Career coach and CV development specialist for refugee women


The Irish Refugee Council is seeking proposals from qualified a career coach/career guidance personnel with CV-writing expertise to deliver one to one support and guidance to refugee women and women in the international protection process.

The project will be delivered as part of the Integration from Day One project is funded by European Social Fund (ESF PEIl) and Rethink Ireland’s Mná na h-Éireann fund.

The supports given by the coach will form support women seeking to access the labour market and will support them to overcome barriers and set in motion personal progression paths, with the aim of achieving employment.

Proposals should demonstrate the applicant’s ability, skill and experience in delivering supports to this or a similar target group in a community development setting and should highlight their understanding of the target group needs. Demonstration of an understanding of employment supports work and prior experience of working in a similar role will be an advantage.

Practical Details:

  • To deliver Career Coaching service and CV editing service for Irish Refugee Council clients

Proposers should present the costs per hourly session to work with approximately 120 participants providing on average 4 sessions per person as need demands.

For the career guidance, proposers will be required to prepare a Personal Action Plan with each client to support them in progressing their career. A summary report with recommendations will form part of this Personal Action Plan.

Scoring criteria:

Proposals will be assessed across a detailed range of criteria including:

  • Prior experience
  • Quality of completed application
  • Cost and value for money and
  • General suitability.


The successful candidate will be required to deliver on the following:

  • To provide high-end CV proof reading/ review for refugee women and women in the protection process
  • To provide career coaching sessions to refugee women and women in the protection process

The contractor will be supported by Employment team

Timeframe and budget of the project:

Coaching can commence in December 2021 and is to be scheduled over the course of one year until 30 September 2022.

Please set out any issues which may impact negatively or positively on the total cost. A payment schedule will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Allocated budget for this project is in the region €20, 000 - €25, 000.

Tender proposals should include:

  • A statement or narrative piece demonstrating basic understanding of the project background, and previous experience with an outline of skills and qualifications relevant to the project;
  • a CV;
  • your proposed availability.

Tenders and any queries should be submitted to:
Greta Keegan at Tenders should be submitted by close business on Wednesday 1 December 2021 by 5.30pm. . In the case of receiving many high-quality proposals we reserve the right to invite shortlisted candidates for interview.

Irish Refugee Council

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th Nov, 2021
Expiry Date
1st Dec, 2021