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Project Officer, Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality

Job Title:         Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer
Reports to:     Programme Manager
Location:        12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Comhlámh is the Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers. Our mission is to nurture, guide and mobilise development workers and volunteers to work for social justice locally and globally. Comhlámh is committed to being the leading independent voice and source of information on volunteering for development in Ireland, and the coordinator and advocate for good practice in this area. We work to promote and support volunteers and development workers to critically engage in volunteering and action for development, and to create societal and attitudinal change on development issues.

We are seeking to recruit a Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer, who will play a key role in enabling our staff and members to achieve our aims and objectives. The ideal candidate will have a background in international or community development, excellent communication and analytical skills, and experience of developing and monitoring quality standards, as well as knowledge of organisational capacity building and network facilitation. S/he will have worked or volunteered in the Global South, have an excellent understanding of good practice in volunteering and experience of using consultative and participative approaches to build consensus among a range of stakeholders.

This is currently a 4-day a week role, which will be subject to ongoing sustained funding.  It is offered on the Project Officer scale which on a 4-day basis ranges from €24,000 to €36,000. The contract will be a contract of indefinite duration and be subject to a 6-month probation.

Application Procedure:

Please apply with a covering letter (max one page) outlining how you meet the criteria and a CV to, entering PO – Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality in the subject line. Please also include in the subject line where you saw this job being advertised. Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 3rd October at 17:00 GMT.  Interviews will take place on Monday 9th October.

Full job description and criteria can be found here




Volunteer Engagement Project Officer



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