Connecting Communities Development Officers – 2 x Part-time (3-day equivalent)

Inishowen Development Partnership

Salary: €35,977 pro rata
Closing Date: 04/12/2023
Part Time

Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) is recruiting for two part time Connecting Communities Development Officers each working a three-day equivalent.

The role of the Connecting Communities Development Officer is to facilitate community engagement and development work with a view to increasing civic participation, and health and well-being across our migrant, refugee and BME communities through focusing on priority actions within IDP. It will specifically seek to engage members of the BME, migrant and refugee community in Inishowen to support them in addressing the issues that affect their lives; working with local community groups and county structures to raise awareness and address the challenges facing new communities and in responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation.
The position will necessitate the following: –
• Commitment to and understanding of working within a community organisation in an inclusive manner to bring about positive change.
• Knowledge and understanding of current procedures, policies and supports required by migrants, IPAS, refugee and asylum seekers
• Experience in working with migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups and an understanding of the challenges faced by these target groups.
• Experience in organising activities, training and events.
• An ability to think strategically about the information that will help stakeholders make informed decisions and to communicate the value of this information effectively. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write comprehensive documents.
• Experience in project delivery and promotion, monitoring including finance and administration, reporting and evaluation
• High motivation, positive disposition, and flexible attitude in response to organisational change and development, with an inclination for problem-solving.
• These roles will operate across the Inishowen peninsula and link in to county-wide and national structures therefore access to a car is essential.

Ideally the successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience of working in an information, advice, advocacy or community development setting with the BME, migrant, refugee and asylum seekers communities, have a good working knowledge of local community supports and hold a relevant third level qualification. For more information on this position see Job Description.

How to Apply: Please complete the official Application Form accompanied by an up-to-date CV and a cover letter to Closing date for applications is Monday December 4th at 12noon. Applicants applying for position should note that the proposed interview date will be Monday December 11th. Shortlisting will apply and a panel may be formed

Inishowen Development Partnership is a community led local development company that has successfully delivered rural development and social inclusion programmes and initiatives in Donegal since 1996 on behalf of the European Union and the Irish Government through the National Development Plan.