South Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force: Invitation to Tender


The South Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force ( SICDATF) is seeking an individual or organisation to work with the SICDATF on a community engagement project, ‘Reduce the Health-related Harms from Cocaine and ‘Crack’ Cocaine in the south inner city.    

Scope of project: To engage with communities in the SICDATF geographical remit and through a consultation process identify:

  • what supports are required to manage the impact of Health-related Harms from Cocaine and ‘Crack’ Cocaine on individuals, families, and communities.
  •  Co-design training, workshops and learning events that can support individuals, families and communities. 
  • Identify suitable training, workshops and learning events that can support individuals, families and communities.

SICDATF remit: The SICDATF is committed to implementing the goals of Government policy on drug and alcohol use as set out in the national drugs strategy (NDS)Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017 – 2025. The foundation for the strategy is the Healthy Ireland Framework. The strategy aims to promote healthier lifestyles within society and encourage people to make healthier choices around drug and alcohol use.

Five strategic goals have been identified under the strategy:

  1. Promote and protect health and wellbeing
  2. Minimise the harms caused by the use and misuse of substances and promote rehabilitation and recovery
  3. Address the harms of drug markets and reduce access to drugs for harmful use
  4. Support participation of individuals, families and communities
  5. Develop sound and comprehensive evidence-informed policies and actions

Local and regional drug and alcohol task forces implement the national drugs strategy in the context of the needs of their local area. The SICDATF is implementing actions under its strategic work plan that relate to Goal four of the NDS.

  • Promote and protect health and wellbeing
  • Support participation of individuals, families and communities
  • Strengthen the resilience of communities and build their capacity to respond & enable participation of both users of services and their families to respond to the impact of drugs and alcohol.

Reporting Relationship: The SICDATF  management liaison group.

Background to the project:

In January 2022, Frank Feighan TD, Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing, and the National Drugs Strategy, announced €850,000 in recurring funding for an HSE-led initiative to reduce the health-related harms associated with the use of cocaine and ‘crack’ cocaine. Community Health Organisations were invited to submit proposals to deliver interventions for cocaine problems and this will include communities where there is a significant issue with ‘crack’ cocaine. The SICDATF  project aims to reduce the Health-related Harms from Cocaine and ‘Crack’ Cocaine for individuals, families and communities. It will provide a model of best practice compatible with Sláintecare and the goals of 'Reducing Harm Supporting Recovery' and the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework. SICDATF is working with partner organisations to deliver programs for people using cocaine and crack cocaine. The SICDATF will now develop and identify a range of support to address the impact on individuals, families and communities.


  • To work with the  Project Oversight Group and The SICDATF   to consult with communities impacted by cocaine and crack cocaine use to identify and develop where possible through co-design community training, learning events, materials and workshops to support communities.
  • To coordinate and deliver the training,  learning events and workshops.
  • To identify suitable materials to share with stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Candidates must have at the latest date of application: Knowledge about addiction and well-versed in adult learning styles.

Qualifications and/ or experience:

  • Experience working and consulting with communities.
  • The knowledge to design and co-design workshops and prepare any learning materials needed.
  • Conduct surveys to judge how the learning is received and if changes are needed.

Trainer/ facilitation  Requirements:

  • Prior experience as a trainer/ facilitator or a similar position.
  • Prior experience in delivering community-based training/ workshops
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to convey complex information in an understandable way.
  • Knowledge of various teaching methods.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

Submission process:

  • Please submit a CV, letter of interest, a brief to demonstrate an understanding of the work, samples, and a link to previous work.
  • Availability & Two Referees to   
  • Questions and queries can be mailed to the above e-mail.

Indictive Costs must include

  • An indicative budget of €5,000.  has been assigned to this project.
  • VAT, travel and expenses are included in the total cost
  • Price increases during the term of the work will not be accepted.

Closing date:

Closing Date: 25.07.22 Taking up Appointment A start date will be 1-2 weeks after the work has been awarded

Project duration:

  • The consultation process is to be completed by August 2022.
  • To offer  1-2  training  /workshops  in mid-September 2022
  • Materials to be available for September.


  • Current in date Tax Clearance Certificate.
  • Schedule of professional indemnity insurance
  • Provide an hourly rate inclusive of VAT.

Enquiries to: The  SICDATF  Coordinator    

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Jun, 2022
Expiry Date
25th Jul, 2022