Wednesday News - Issue 20

The latest edition of Dóchas' Wednesday News including information on upcoming events and workshops, as well as vacancies and opportunities in the sector!

22 May 2024

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 Dóchas News

(1) Dóchas Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration - Recordings Available 

Dóchas’ 2024 Annual Conference; 'Dóchas at 50: Sustainable Development in a Time of Climate Crisis’ was be held on Thursday 9 May at Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. This year we celebrated five decades of collaboration amongst International development and humanitarian organisations in Ireland, and our collective vision for a just, equal and sustainable world. 

We would like to thank all those who attended and contributed to the day. For those who missed the conference, recordings of the panel discussions as well as President Michael D. Higgins keynote speech are available here.

 Upcoming Events

(1) National Women’s Council of Ireland: What We Can Do: Towards Feminist Climate Justice - 25 May

Come and join our event for girls and young women aged 16 – 35 to be inspired to take action on climate justice in your school, higher and further education, your community and online. You will hear from young women bringing about change in their specific arenas and sectors, how to take climate action as a young woman and understand the different processes for getting your voice heard. The event will have several excellent contributors, including organisations working within education, in local communities and at all-island levels towards climate action which tackles issues of inequality as well as saving the planet. There will be a mix of panel discussions, presentations, and interactive workshops. Register here

(2) National Women’s Council A Feminist Europe: Ireland South EU Candidate Hustings - 28 May 

Come and meet the women running for European Parliament in Ireland South. This event is co-hosted by National Women's Council of Ireland and Women For Election. The event will take place on 28 May from 11:00- 12:30 at University College Cork. Register here

(3) DSAI: The Future of Global Cooperation: Keynote Address by Jonathan Glennie - 12 June 

Join DSAI on 12 June at 1pm at Trinity College to hear Jonathan Gleine deliver a keynote address on The Future of Global Cooperation. Jonathan Glennie is a writer, researcher, campaigner and consultant on sustainable development, inequality and poverty. He recently co-founded a new thinktank, Global Nation. His work looks in particular at the changing nature of international cooperation as dominant paradigms and global economic relationships evolve. He has held senior positions in several international organisations, including Ipsos, Save the Children, ODI and Christian Aid and helped set up The Guardian‘s Global Development website, for which he was a regular columnist. Find out more and register here

(4) Irish Global Health Network Conference 2024: Fostering Humanity: Promoting Health Equity for a Better Planet - 2 & 3 October 

The Irish Global Health Network (IGHN) Biennial Conference 2024, co-hosted with RCSI Institute of Global Surgery, will be convened under the theme Fostering Humanity: Promoting Health Equity for a Better Planet. In a world marked by diversity and interconnectedness, the pursuit of global health equity demands a profound re-evaluation of our approaches. This conference emerges as a pivotal gathering point for thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and advocates dedicated to reshaping the landscape of global health. This conference is a call to action, recognising the urgent need to foster a sense of shared humanity while dismantling colonial legacies in the realm of global health. By embracing a decolonised and more equitable perspective, participants will delve into innovative strategies, human-centric practices, and inclusive policies that strive for health equity on a global scale. Find out more here.

Meetings, Seminars & Workshops

(1) VSI: Meetup and Workshop on Biodiversity 

Join VSI at our May monthly meetup and workshop! The meetup will take place online, from 19:00 to 20:00, on Tuesday 28 May. This month's meetup is on the topic of biodiversity. We will hear from a conservation ranger working in Killarney National Park about biodiversity in the National Park and across Ireland and the challenges in this area, as well as discuss what we can do to combat biodiversity loss. Register here

(2) Concern Worldwide: Webinar on Communicating Climate Change in Journalism 

We invite you to join Concern online at 11:00 to 12:00 on 30 May for a webinar on the challenges around communicating climate change in journalism. Speakers include Caroline O’Doherty from Irish Independent, Jackson Mekenye from Concern Kenya and Dr. Dave Robbins from DCU. The webinar marks the launch of a Concern and DCU climate resource for journalism students and anyone interested in communicating climate change. For more information on the event, please contact laura.oconnor(at) To join the webinar directly, follow this link

(3) Concern Worldwide: Webinar on Building Climate Resilience 

On World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June, at 12.00-13.00 please join Concern for a webinar on Building climate resilience – saving lives and empowering communities. Hear directly from Concern teams in Somalia and Kenya on how communities are building climate resilience and saving lives. For more information on the event, please contact laura.oconnor(at) To join the webinar directly, follow this link

Vacancies & Calls for Tender

(1) Oxfam Ireland: Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply

(2) Concern Worldwide: Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply 

(3) Irish Red Cross: International Vacancies

The Irish Red Cross is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply

(4) Trócaire: Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply

Call for Tender

Trócaire invites tenders for the provision of management skills training to staff in our Ireland Division. The services are required of an external training provider with knowledge, skills and experience relating the design and delivery of key management skills modules. The overall aim of this exciting initiative is to further develop and shape a culture of high performance in Trócaire’s Ireland Division; to ensure that staff are equipped with the necessary competencies, skills and confidence in the areas of management; and to upskill future leaders for the organisation. Find out more here. Closing date: 9 June

(5) GOAL: Multiple Opportunities 

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply

Information Systems and Knowledge Manager 

Reporting to the Head of MEAL, the Information System and Knowledge Manager will provide technical guidance and support to the systematic gathering and documentation of evidence across GOAL’s programmes. Key areas of responsibility include ensuring appropriate tools and technologies are in place to support management analytics for MEAL data, leading in designing and standardising surveys and data capture processes, and supporting country offices by training staff. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling Basis 

Regional MEL Advisor 

The key priority of the Regional MEL Advisor (RMA) role is to provide technical support for strategic monitoring, evaluation and learning activities throughout the whole project cycle from conception to completion. The RMA is part of the Global Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Team which supports country teams to create MEAL systems and culture with the aim of enhancing coordinated MEAL practices that meet GOAL Global and Donor requirements. This RMA has responsibility for a group of GOAL’s countries of operation in Africa. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling basis

Senior Accountability Officer

The key duty of this role is to support in strengthening GOAL’s capacity in accountability to communities by providing technical support to the design and implementation of accountability programming along with Community Feedback Mechanism (CFM). Areas of responsibility include updating SOPs, CFM reporting and analysis and supporting the capacity development of accountability to affected populations. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling basis 

(6) Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Institute of Global Surgery: Education Programme Officer 

“The RCSI Institute of Global Surgery (IGS) works to improve access to high-quality, essential surgical care for underserved populations.” The IGS are excited to advertise the role of Education Programme Officer.This role is an opportunity to get hands-on experience working across a number of different education and training projects that are making a difference worldwide - supporting surgical training institutions in low-resource settings, working on ambitious global open access medical education and simulation projects, and more. Find out more here. Closing date: 26 May 

(7) National Women’s Council & Community Work Ireland: Call for Tender 

The National Women’s Council (NWC) and Community Work Ireland (CWI) are seeking a suitably qualified evaluator(s) to undertake the evaluation of the Feminist Communities for Climate Justice (FCCJ) project. Women and marginalised communities are disproportionately more affected by the climate crisis and its impacts in Ireland and globally. Our project equips those most impacted with the knowledge and resources to recognise and respond to the climate crisis while highlighting the differential impacts on women, girls, and marginalised communities domestically. FCCJ is eager to ensure that the learning, outcomes and impact from the project is documented and disseminated. Find out more here. Closing date: 27 May

(8) Brighter Communities Worldwide: Operations Coordinator 

Brighter Communities Worldwide are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to take on the new role of Operations Co-Ordinator in Ireland.  This role is to support the delivery of the activities and responsibilities of Brighter Communities Worldwide in Ireland in line with our strategic plan.  This is an opportunity to join an organisation supporting partnerships that have evolved since 2002 and developed into programmes supporting a population of 910,777 people in North West Kenya. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling basis

(9) ActionAid Ireland: Programme and Learning Co-ordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced programme advisor, with a strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) in development and humanitarian programming. You will have experience in working in complex contexts specifically on women’s rights, gender equality and or GBV. You will also have strong experience in ensuring high standards of programme quality and providing support on participatory, feminist, and adaptive MEL practices. You will be responsible for implementing a monitoring, evaluation and learning system for our multi-country Women’s Rights Programme III (2023-2027) in Nepal, Ethiopia and Kenya seeking to address gender-based violence. Please note that the position is subject to Irish Aid funding and will be terminated with one month notice period if the funding is not forthcoming. Find out more here. Closing date: 29 May

(10) Department of Foreign Affairs: Call for Tender

The EAU and the Africa Unit are conducting this review to gather feedback on  experiences relevant Embassies and HQ on the recent approaches taken to Strategy evaluations. It is intended that the review will facilitate a preliminary assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches currently being applied, to promote learning and to make recommendations for further consideration by management. The outcomes will inform the revision of DFA’s Evaluation Manual planned for 2024 and any subsequent review of the Embassy Strategy Guidance document. Find out more here. Closing date: 30 May 

(11) Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: Digital Marketing Coordinator 

The digital marketing team at MSF Ireland oversees all digital endeavours, including content creation, campaigns, platforms, and initiatives aimed at enhancing user engagement and experiences, ultimately driving increased donations, applications, and awareness. As the Digital Marketing Coordinator, the incumbent is tasked with implementing and refining a dynamic digital marketing strategy to optimise engagement and drive digital conversions aligned with fundraising, communication/advocacy, and HR objectives. With a primary focus on collaborating with the fundraising team, the role involves crafting digital elements to foster positive interactions with potential audiences and nurturing relationships with existing supporters. Given the consistent growth in online revenue in recent years, this position plays a pivotal role in sustaining and expanding this potential. Find out more here. Closing date: 31 May

(12) Christian Aid Ireland: Head of Programmes

Reporting to the CEO, the role is responsible for leading the direction, coordination and oversight of Christian Aid Ireland’s international programme portfolio, working in close collaboration with the Global Head of Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention. You will manage the Programme Unit (10 staff) and support and oversee the delivery of the International Programme Strategy, working closely with colleagues from country teams and across the organisation. As a member of Christian Aid Ireland’s senior management Leadership Team, you will also contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation, including developing corporate objectives, setting annual plans and targets, and inputting into decisions on the management and governance of Christian Aid Ireland. Find out more here. Closing date: 31 May

(13) Plan International: Programme Team Lead on Institutional and Multilateral Funding 

The Programme Team Lead is a key management member of the Programmes Department leadership team of Plan International Ireland (PII). This Team is responsible for developing, growing and delivering Plan International Ireland’s grant portfolio. Reporting to the Head of Programmes and being based in Dublin, you will coordinate and oversee a small team dedicated to the strategic planning and management of an assigned donor project portfolio, ensuring good quality proposals and programme delivery along the project cycle. You will work closely with the other teams in the programmes department, Head of Programmes and other departments to ensure the overall effective continuity and strategic delivery of Plan Ireland’s strategic goals and visions. Find out more here. Closing date: 3 June

(14) Friends of the Earth: Multiple Vacancies 

Administrator and Operations Manager 

The successful candidate will provide crucial support to the organisation for advancing one of our four organisational goals: To ensure Friends of the Earth has the robust governance and effective management systems, and the appropriate financial resources, to maximise our impact and to cultivate a positive working environment. The post-holder works closely with other colleagues at all levels of the organisation and provides support in office administration and IT management. Find out more here. Closing date: 9 June 

Climate Policy Campaigner 

Friends of the Earth Ireland is recruiting a Climate Policy Campaigner who will lead our climate policy analysis, deliver climate policy advocacy and support the coordination of our Faster and Fairer Climate Action campaign. You’ll be helping us make the most of the oversight and accountability mechanisms and moments in the 2021 climate law. And with a General Election on the horizon you’ll be helping us develop and press our Programme for Government demands. You will be line managed by Friends of the Earth’s Head of Policy Change and you will be in a matrix management relationship with the Head of Campaigns. Find out more here. Closing date: 9 June

(15) HOPE: Fundraising Manager 

HOPE is hiring a Fundraising Support Administrator, to provide assistance to HOPE Dublin fundraising activities and campaigns. This is a part time hybrid role, i.e. 5 mornings per week,( 20 hours ), working from home, and from HOPE Dublin city centre office.  The key function of this role is to provide excellent accurate and professional, administrative support to all of the fundraising activities undertaken and supervised by, the members of the HOPE Dublin Team.  This is a new and exciting role, with an immediate start date.  The successful candidate will be working as part of a small dynamic team of passionate and committed fundraisers. Find out more here. Closing date: 14 June 

(16) Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI): Secretary General 

The Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) represents and promotes active collaboration between Religious Institutes, Societies of Apostolic Life and Lay Missionary Organisations.​ It seeks to respond to existing and emerging realities both in Ireland and overseas by supporting and energising the life and ministries of its members and of the wider church with a renewed sense of hope and relevance. The Secretary General will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of AMRI in an effective and efficient manner. Under the leadership of the Executive Council of AMRI the Secretary General will ensure the necessary conditions are in place which will enable AMRI to successfully meet its strategic goals, in keeping with our Vision, Mission and Values Statement. Find out more here. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria, your salary expectations and when you would be available to commence employment, along with your CV to secretariat(at) Closing date: 26 June

(17) CBM Ireland: Fundraising Manager 

CBM Ireland is seeking an ambitious and skilled Fundraising Manager to help achieve its commitment to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities and ending the cycle of poverty and disability. As part of a small, energetic and enthusiastic team, the Fundraising Manager reports to the CEO and is a member of the Senior Management Team. The Fundraising Manager will lead the fundraising team in the delivery and optimisation of the fundraising strategy of CBM Ireland. If you are a motivated leader, an experienced fundraiser, with a passion for fundraising, international development, and disability rights we would love to hear from you. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling basis 

(18) Habitat for Humanity Ireland: Partnership and Philanthropy Manager

Habitat for Humanity Ireland is delivering on a strategy for growth and impact and needs an experienced fundraising professional to join our committed team. Driven by the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity works beside families to build, renovate, or repair their home in more than 70 countries. Habitat has helped more than 59 million people buildThe Partnership and Philanthropy Manager will support the organisations growth strategy, working independently and collaboratively with the Chief Executive and fundraising teams across Europe to achieve ambitious income targets. The individual will build key relationships across Ireland with companies and major donors, growing the number of five figure gifts in support of local and global impact. their lives on the solid foundation of decent, affordable homes. Find out more here. Closing date: 28 June 

Internship and Volunteering Opportunities 

(1) Plan International Ireland: Digital and Communications Internship 

Sitting within the Fundraising and Communications Department you will learn about the daily workings of a busy fundraising and communications team.  From creating social media posts to writing website copy, to proof reading and data entry, you will provide assistance to the team across various areas including Marketing, Communications, Fundraising and Digital Media.  This role would suit someone who is creative with an outstanding attention to detail and an eagerness to learn the internal workings of a leading International Development Organisation that uses a human rights-based approach to address the root causes of poverty around the world. Find out more here. Closing date: 28 May

(2) Irish Red Cross: International Humanitarian Law Project Internship 

The main purpose of this internship is to support all IHL related activities of the IRC. The internship will comprise of a number of projects and tasks, decided in conjunction with the International team and on the basis of the needs of the department and the experience, competencies and interests of the intern. In particularly, the position offers the opportunity to contribute substantially to the work of Irish Red Cross on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Find out more here. Closing date: 3 June

Courses & Training

(1) Concern Worldwide: Summer Academy - 24 - 26 June 

Are you a 3rd level student interested in the SDGs, climate change and international development? Sign up for a three day Summer Academy for young people to learn more about Concern Worldwide’s SDG Campaign, Project Us. Over the three days you will find out more about Concern’s work to support communities to achieve SDGs though our work on climate, conflict and hunger. You will all have the chance to meet with Irish diplomats and learn more about how the Oireachtas is working to deliver the SDGs. Find out more and register here

(2) STAND: Ideas Collective Summer Bootcamp - July - August 2024

Applications are open for the Ideas Collective, STAND’s summer bootcamp where students and recent graduates will learn the skills and techniques to shape their solutions for positive change. Over three weekends in July and August, they will delve into global issues and perspectives, examine their own values and purpose, and acquire tools in design thinking, as well as skills in pitching, presenting, communications, and marketing. The programme culminates in a Showcase in early September where participants get to pitch their idea to win seed funding. The full cost of the program is over €500, however, thanks to support from Irish Aid we can offer a highly subsidised rate for students and recent graduates. Find out more here

(3) Crawford College of Art and Design: Creativity and Change Post-Graduate Certificate Course 

The Creativity & Change post-graduate certificate course takes place at Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork City, one weekend per moth from September to May. Accredited by MTU at 20 level 9 ECTS credits, this course is for educators, changemakers, activists, artists, youth & community workers, adult educators, volunteers, and anyone who would like to bring creative global citizenship education and socially-engaged action to their communities. Participants will explore critical literacy and creative action through transformative processes like theatre, movement, street art, visual facilitation and Design Thinking, develop their skills as creative facilitators and design their own awareness-raising actions. Find out more and apply here

Other Information 

(1) National Youth Council of Ireland: 2024 One World Week Seed Fund

The 2024 One World Week Seed Fund applications in association with Irish Aid have launched! The fund is an exciting opportunity for youth organisations to explore an aspect of the Sustainable Development Goals, and to connect your work locally with issues, events and happenings globally. Project implementation should take place between 12 August - 20 October 2024. Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to €400 and free training with the Youth 2030 expert team to help you deliver a young person-centered project on issues relating to our global world. This funding is to support projects in the non-formal youth work education sector. Find out more and apply here. Closing date for applications: 21 June 

(2) Irish Global Health Network: Exclusive Interview with UNFPA’s Jacqueline Mahon  

Welcome to this special edition podcast episode, in which we delve into the insights of UNFPA’s latest State of World Population report, “Interwoven Lives, Threads of Hope: Ending inequalities in sexual and reproductive health and rights.” Join us as we sit down for an exclusive interview with Jacqueline Mahon, Principal Advisor for International Development Finance at UNFPA, as she provides a comprehensive overview of the report’s key findings and its implications for global efforts to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Listen here

(3) WaterAid: Call for signatures 

Along with WASH partner NGOs, we are launching a small action next week to target European election candidates to sign a pledge towards SDG6/ WASH in the next European Parliament, particularly in the context of climate change. As you may know, elections are 6-9 June. To find out more on the WaterAid Manifesto for Water 2024 click here. To sign the pledge follow this link


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