Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Ireland: Request for Tender

Request for Tender from Alternatives To Violence Project (Ireland) for Co-Ordination and Management Services


Alternatives to Violence Project (Ireland)is a charity providing experiential workshops in conflict resolution and restorative practices through a community of volunteers inside and outside prisons. This is done primarily within the Irish Prison System, alongside a small number of community activities.We are committed to creating a society based on honesty and respect that can resolve conflicts without resorting to violence. We are seeking a provider to deliver co-ordination and management services to support us in delivering our operations plan.

The mission of Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)is to empower people to live their lives without violence and is based on a strong set of values. The central theme in AVP is Transforming Poweri.e.,the power, available to all, to make choices to transform what might be a violent or destructive situation into a non-violent outcome.

Tender Request:

We are seeking tenders from suitably experienced individuals to deliver an efficient and effective co-ordination and management service for AVP Ireland.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Timely and efficient delivery of the Service Level Agreement with the Irish Prison Service.
  • Restructuring of service delivery/teams to ensure a sustainable and consistent service.
  • Recruitment and training of volunteer facilitators with an initial targeted recruitment for Limerick and Castlerea areas.
  • Development and Implementation of Training for Trainers.
  • Ongoing guidance and support of volunteers.
  • Development of ongoing training for facilitators inside and outside prisons.
  • Development and management of AVP’s social media& Marketing.
  • Fundraising support:researching appropriate funding streams to ensure a sustainable future of the service.
  • Overall organisational management (management of files, data, basic financial support, appropriate communications,and reports, supporting the board etc).
  • Provide support to the BoM on request.

Hours of Work:

  • Given the size of the organisation it is expected that delivery would typically equate to three days per week averaged across the year but with variations at different times of the calendar year.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work to aflexible schedule, including evening and weekend is a requirement.
  • This is a remote based position with travel required from time to time.

Description of the Skills Needed for the Role

We require a motivated and talented individual who can create a vision for the future and use innovation and creativity to build a strong foundation to grow AVP for the future. A combination of the skills listed below is desirable.

  • Strong organisation and management skills.
  • Leadership skills and a strategic mindset.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills.
  • Excellent planning, monitoring and communications skills.
  • An interest in conflict resolution and restorative justice.
  • A pro-active and positive approach to work and building relationships.
  • Resilience and an ability to deal with workload and ambiguity.
  • Strong IT experience and skills.
  • Marketing and Fundraising Skills are also desirable.

Duration of the Contract

The duration of the contract will be one year starting at beginning of 2023. This may be extended depending on funding. A written contract will be agreed between the winning tenderer and AVP. The maximum amount offered for the year will be €35,000, which will include any taxes payable such as VAT.

Award /Evaluation

The contract will be awarded from tenders based on the quality of the tender, which may include interview.

Tender Process/ Timings

  • Queries concerning this quote should be emailed to Informal queries are welcome in advance of the application.
  • Tenders must be received by 5pm Monday 13th February 2023 – email to
  • AVP reserves the right to reject in whole or in part, any or all tenders received.
  • All tenders received will be acknowledged by email.
  • Successful and unselected tenders will be notified by email.

Format of Response

The proposal should include:

  1. Name, address, telephone number and email address of the person/organisation presenting a tender response.
  2. An outline of the proposed approach and explanation of suitability, include CV(s).
  3. The names of two referees in respect of previous work comparable to the organisation’s requirement is desirable.
  4. Tax clearance information.
  5. Statement of relevant professional indemnity and insurance details, of which evidence will be required prior to the commencement of the contract.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
17th Jan, 2023
Expiry Date
13th Feb, 2023