Wednesday News - Issue 21

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

29 May 2024

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(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

(2) Call for Tender - Worldview Research Project Final Evaluation 

Dóchas requires the support of a consultant to facilitate the evaluation of the Worldview Project in its first five years. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide Dóchas, our members, and Irish Aid with an independent reflective assessment of the work of Dóchas over the period of Worldview since 2020. The main objective of this formative evaluation is to assess if Worldview has succeeded in achieving its objectives since its inception. The evaluation should identify what has worked well, less well or could have been implemented, managed and/or designed better, therefore assessing the opportunities, limitations and effectiveness of the Worldview research project. Find out more hereClosing date: Rolling basis

Forthcoming Events

(1) 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

Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) 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

(2) 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

(3) 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

Situations Vacant-Paid Positions

(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) 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.

(3) 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.

Call for Tender

Concern Worldwide is seeking a consultant to analyse Irish Government ODA funding for nutrition interventions from 2013 to 2023. The consultant will assess historical spending, identify prioritised interventions, and provide recommendations for future funding aligned with the 2025 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit. The consultancy, running from July to August 2024, requires extensive knowledge of EU funding, OECD reporting, and nutrition funding mechanisms. The final deliverables include a comprehensive report and presentation of findings and recommendations. Applications should include a CV, cover letter, previous work examples, methodology, and financial proposal. Find out more here. Closing date: 7 June 

(4) 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.

Policy Officer 

The purpose of this role is to support and advise IRC on Migration and related policy. The role will involve maintaining a comprehensive understanding of migration policy development, engaging with Irish Red Cross members, staff and international colleagues internally and key actors in the NGO sector and Government in Ireland, as well as conducting analyses and preparing advise to support the development of IRC migration policy. University degree in Law, Political or Social Science, International Relations, or related is required as well as at least three years of experience working in the migration sector. To find out more here. Closing date: 10 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) 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 

(7) 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

(8) 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

(9) Amal Women’s Association: Invitation to Tender 

The Amal Women's Association is a Muslim women-led organisation; we provide frontline services to Muslim women and women with a connection to the Muslim community nationwide. Amal is uniquely placed to understand the specific needs of Muslim women, and to link them to relevant specialist services.We are seeking the services of an experienced short term consultant to undertake the Community profile and needs assessment of stakeholders in strategic themes such as demographics, employment, economic stability and housing security. Find out more here. Closing date: 31 May 

(10) 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

(11) 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

(12) HOPE: Fundraising Support Administrator

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). 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 

(13) Saolta: Multiple Vacancies

Programme Officer 

Programme Officer is a key role within the Saolta team, working with a dedicated and skilled group of colleagues to deliver on the commitments in the work plan (2024-2028). A deep knowledge and understanding of the adult and community education sector in Ireland will be key to the role as well as a proven track record of successfully delivering GCE programmes. The Programme Officer will need to have experience working as part of a team, as well as independently. Important aspects of the culture of Saolta include a process orientation to the work, creating space to innovate, learn and grow, trust in the staff team as well as the importance of supporting and developing the team. Find out more hereClosing date: 14 June 


The Trainer is a key role within the Saolta team, working with a dedicated and skilled group of colleagues to deliver on the commitments in the work plan (2024-2028). Key responsibilities and duties include coordinating the organisation, delivery and facilitation of 2 editions of the Training of Trainers, and to provide 1-1 and group coaching and mentoring to SDG advocates. Find out more here. Closing date: 14 June 

(14) National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI): Global Youth Work Trainer 

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Global Youth Work team wishes to recruit a Development Officer: Global Youth Work Trainer. This role requires experience working as a Trainer and an understanding of Global Issues and how these impact our daily lives. Is this you? Find out more here. Closing date: 14 June

(15) Voluntary Service International (VSI): Programmes & Administrative Assistant 

VSI are accepting applications for the role of part-time Programmes & Administrative Assistant. This will be a hybrid role of 15-hours per week. The successful candidate will work closely with the Programmes Coordinator and the small VSI team to support delivery of our national and international volunteering and global citizenship education programmes. Find out more here. Closing date: 16 June

(16) IDEA: Call for tender

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)  is seeking for a consultant to lead the drafting and development of a Theory of Change (ToC) for GCE in Ireland in consultation with IDEA members. This will include various tasks between June and December as described in the Terms of Reference and Timeframe. A Theory of Change is an important step in identifying the cumulative impact of GCE in Ireland. This builds on work already carried out on impact measurement of DE/GCE in Ireland by IDEA. Please submit your CV highlighting relevant experience, referees for similar work, and a brief proposed plan/methodology. This proposal should include a proposed no. of days and staff involved (if relevant) and fee. Find out more here. Closing date: 17 June 

(17) International Presentation Association: Executive Director 

Are you aware of the complexity of justice issues and the emerging needs of the world? Are you passionate about creating a better future for people and the planet? Can you inspire and mobilise a global network of change makers? The International Presentation Association (IPA) is looking for a new Executive Director to drive global advocacy for social justice and environmental sustainability. We are seeking a visionary leader who can inspire and guide our international network of Presentation People and Sisters in 19 countries across the world. As Executive Director, you will be at the forefront of systemic change, shaping our future direction, leading the implementation of our strategy, and fostering diverse collaborations that have a lasting impact. Find out more here. Closing date: 17 June 

(18) 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

(19) 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 

(20) 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 

Situations Vacant – Internships and Volunteer Posts

(1) 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 particular, 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 and Training

(1) Maynooth University: Multiple Opportunities 

Postgraduate & Masters programmes at MU Department of International Development 

Join us at the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, on our MA programmes, which start in September 2024 (full- or part-time). These include MA in International Development, and our MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice. Through them, participants will critically engage with important contemporary issues and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others at personal, local and global levels. Find out more here

Certificate in Global Citizenship Education 

We invite applications for the part-time Certificate in Global Citizenship Education, commencing in September 2024. This one year 20 ECTS postgraduate programme is designed for educators working with learners at all levels - from early childhood to youth, in adult and community education and in schools. Addressing the major global challenges facing our world, it offers participants a unique learning experience and training in GCE, shaped by peer reflection and applied learning. cholarships are available for some educators for 2024. Find out more here

(2) 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

(3) 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

(4) 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) Tonga Literacy Project: Video on Language and Cultural Rights

This video, which was recently launched at an event in Binga, Zimbabwe, tells the story of a community’s fight for its language and cultural rights. Shortlisted for three film festival awards, "The People of the Great River" shows how the Tonga people were removed from their riverbank homes to make way for the largest dam in the world, at Kariba, in Zimbabwe. It also shows the current struggles - and successes - of the Tonga people today. Find out more about the Tonga Literacy Project here. Watch the video here. 

(2) 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 

(3) National Women's Council of Ireland: Call for Signatures 'My Voice, My Choice' Campaign

The National Women's Council is supporting the 'My Voice, My Choice' European Citizen's Initiative, a campaign to ensure women across the EU can access safe, timely and legal abortion care. For more information see here.

(4) 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


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