Wednesday News - Issue 22

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

05 Jun 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 here. Closing date: Rolling basis

Forthcoming Events 

(1) Ireland Pro Bono Week - 10 -14 June 2024

This year, Pro Bono Week takes place from 10 to 14 June. European Pro Bono Week is a multi-city, week-long event to celebrate and highlight the role played by the European lawyers in supporting civil society and human rights organisations and promoting access to justice for those in need. It is organised by the European Pro Bono Initiative, PILnet, Trustlaw, law firms and European pro bono clearinghouses and organisations. This year, the overarching theme for the European Pro Bono Week is ‘Harmonization of Pro Bono across Europe’. There are a number of events taking place throughout the week on a variety of topics including perspectives from a number of stakeholders. Find out more here

(2) 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

(3) Charities Institute Ireland: Screening of “Uncharitable” - 13 June 

Join Charities Institute Ireland for a special screening of ‘Uncharitable’ at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork on June 13th! Directed by Stephen Gyllenhall and featuring actor Ed Norton, the film provides us with the opportunity to look at this topic anew.  Dan Pallotta, whose lifetime commitment to championing the charity sector the documentary is based on, has spearheaded a long-running campaign in the US to change perceptions about indirect/overhead costs. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion. 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) Oxfam: Discussion on ‘Measuring Transformational Change - Lessons from Climate Action - 6 June 

Agulhas Applied Knowledge will be hosting an online learning event on ‘Measuring Transformational Change – lessons from climate action’ as part of gLOCAL Evaluation Week. A panel will share their knowledge and experience of measuring transformational change, using several examples from their work with partners in supporting climate action. The event will enable discussions on the entry points and enablers to support the measurement of ‘transformational change’, an increasingly key but challenging aim for evaluators. The panellists will share lessons from providing tailored support to build robust frameworks, as well as practical tools, for monitoring and reporting on transformational change for climate action, nationally and globally. Register here

(2) Concern Worldwide, Trinity College Dublin & MenEngage Alliance: 'Uniting couples: How gender transformative dialogues support economic empowerment in Malawi' - 6 June

Concern Worldwide and Trinity College Dublin are pleased to present a program using gender transformative approaches to support couples in Malawi facing extreme poverty.  The program used the 'Graduation Approach', which aims to address the complex nature of extreme poverty through a range of measures. Join us to find out about the program, as well as the impact of the program, as shown through the results of a randomised controlled trial. Learn how the innovative approach—called Umodzi— works with couples in Malawi through gender transformative dialogues. Register here

(3) IFIAD: Food Systems Webinar - 11 June

IFIAD Food Systems Group will host a webinar with FAO soil expert Lucrezia Caon on 11th June 9.30am - 10.30am. The topic will be "Status, trends, challenges and solutions for soil health in Asia". Moderated by Dr Linxi Jiang, UCD. Find out more and register here

(4) Community Wetlands Forum: Workshop on Wetland Conservation 

The Community Wetlands Forum is organising a workshop on Thursday 27th June in the Íontas Theatre, Castleblayney, to explore the topic of land access for community led wetland conservation. Without access to land, whether it be via ownership, leasing or agreement with landowners, projects can't go ahead.The workshop will explore successes and barriers to accessing land for community wetland conservation and stewardship projects. It will hear from members of the Community Wetlands Forum (CWF) about their challenges and successes in accessing land via different means. We will also hear the perspectives of academics, NGOs and semi-states working in the space. Register here

(5) Dr. Ruth Pritchard - Webinar on Implementing Effectively in Human and Social Services - 3 July  

A lot of effort goes into planning interventions and programmes but implementation, typically, receives far less attention and yet, this is where most of us live - in the real, often messy, world of practice and continuous improvement. This webinar is grounded in Implementation Science and will be useful to public sector, partner agency and NGO staff in human & social services fields who are implementing evidence-based interventions, programmes and services and want to improve their implementation practice. The webinar will provide an overview of implementation science principles, concepts and frameworks, with signposting given to useful resources and toolkits to support practice. Register here.

(6) CO3 & Humanitarian Leadership Academy: Eco Leadership Programme - 19-22 November 

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy and the Eco-Leadership Institute, in partnership with CO3 (Chief Officers Third Sector) are delighted to offer a unique 3.5-day leadership development event. Designed to bring leaders from diverse backgrounds together to create a community learning experience and explore new leadership approaches, this programme aims to create space for participants to pause and reflect, develop their leadership capability and for a collective leadership learning experience to emerge. This event is for senior leaders based in Ireland (North & South) and within Europe, who are committed to building civil society with a flourishing community spirit. Community leaders, civil society leaders, public sector leaders, humanitarian leaders, private sector leaders are welcome. 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 here. 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 here. 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 here. 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: Multiple Opportunities 

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. Find out more here. Closing date: 10 June

Communications Manager 

The Irish Red Cross (IRC) is looking for a creative and highly motivated communications professional to develop and implement a clear and compelling communications strategy to bring our story to a wider audience. This is an exciting and strategic role that will focus on the development of a coordinated approach to build public support for the IRC and the establishment of an efficient and coordinated internal communications structure throughout the IRC’s national network and head office in Dublin. Working closely with the Secretary General, our external Media Advisor and Senior Management Team, and directly managing a team of two dedicated communications staff, the Communications Manager will promote the humanitarian work of the IRC in Ireland and overseas in line with the Principles of the Red Cross organisation. Find out more here. Closing date: 18 June

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

The M&E Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation function, across a number of projects, in the migration department. They ensure M&E is undertaken to the highest technical standard and that there is a strong analysis available and contributing to a high quality programme. The role will contribute to the ongoing development of the organisational M&E agenda. Migration is a priority focus for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement internationally as well as for the IRC in Ireland. Ireland, along with other countries, has experienced considerably more inward migration in recent years from people in need of protection and, as a result, is challenged to respond with appropriate supports for all affected. Find out more here. Closing date: 18 June

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

The primary purpose of this role is to support the implementation of a strong monitoring and evaluation approach across the migration programme. The responsibilities in this role include supporting data collection and facilitating evidence based learning. The M&E Officer ensures accountability by providing timely access to information to clients/beneficiaries and ensures compliance with required internal and external policies and procedures. Find out more here. Closing date: 18 June

Integration Officer

The primary purpose of this role is to support integration with local stakeholders, particularly the Local Authority Integration Teams, and provide direct support through our volunteer network.The role will support the wider Irish Red Cross programme facilitating the placement of refugees into accommodation and to support the social integration of refugees at community level. It is expected that the role will travel nationally. Find out more here. Closing date: 18 June

Mediation Officer

The Irish Red Cross is tasked under its mandate as auxiliary to the Irish Government to develop capacity building and mediations services for the Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTPs) living in pledged and state accommodation. To help ensure that adequate measures are in place to protect the welfare and wellbeing of residents, and that concerns raised by residents or providers are responded to and resolved in a timely manner. This role will coordinate with a partnering organisation to develop a system focused on building capacity, training and mediation for BOTPs, Accommodation Providers and local NGO’s in specific areas. Find out more here. Closing date: 18 June 

(5) GOAL: Multiple Opportunities 

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more here. Details for current invitations to tender 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) Team Hope: Multiple Opportunities 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Manager 

Team Hope is currently advertising for a full time Christmas Shoebox Appeal Manager to be based in Dublin 18, Ireland. We are looking for someone passionate and enthusiastic about working with volunteers and promoting the benefits of great volunteer involvement. You should demonstrate experience working with community partners and other stakeholders. You should possess excellent communication skills and be well organised and attentive to detail. You should have experience of volunteering principles and practice. The ideal candidate can demonstrate inspiring leadership including coaching, team development, motivation, communication and setting direction. Importantly you must believe and lead for the ethos and work of Team Hope. Find out more here. Closing date: 7 June

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

(7) 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

(8) 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 here. Closing 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 

(9) 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

(10) 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

(11) IDEA: Multiple Opportunities 

Call for tender: Theory if Change for GCE

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)  is seeking 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 

Call for Tender: Recruitment Services

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is inviting tender submissions from interested recruitment agencies/consultants to provide recruitment services to IDEA in recruiting a CEO. Specifically, the recruitment services will work with the Board of IDEA (our ‘National Council’). This service will include working with our board on job design and developing the job specification as well as advertising the post, proactively identifying suitable candidates, shortlisting candidates and supporting the Board with the recruitment and appointment of the successful candidate. Find out more here. Closing date: 17 June 

(12) 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 

(13) STAND: Communication and Marketing Manager 

STAND is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organisation mobilising third level students and graduates to stand up for global justice, equality and sustainability. We do this by creating opportunities to inspire, educate and activate students to understand the root causes of global injustices and equip them with the confidence and skills to be catalysts for positive change. We have an exciting opportunity to join and lead our Communications team. The purpose of the STAND Communications and Marketing Manager role is to lead on our organisational communications strategy and ensure we achieve our ambitious participation and engagement targets. Find out more here. Closing date: 20 June

(14) Centre for Global Education: Assistant Editor 

The Centre for Global Education invites applications for the post of Assistant Editor that supports publication of our peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  This position represents an exciting opportunity to work on one of the most influential publications in the development education sector, both locally and internationally.   The post is part-time (17.5 hours), the salary is £26,760.00 per annum pro rata (plus employer’s NIC and Pension contributions). The contract is from 1 September 2024 to 31 May 2025 with prospects for extension. Find out more here. Closing date: 21 June 

(15) 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 

(16) 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 

(17) Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF): Multiple Opportunities 


As a paediatrician you provide medical care to (mainly) paediatric patients according to MSF protocols, values, and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients’ health conditions. Other duties involve standardising protocols and guidlines in line with MSF and international standards, and organising and carrying out formal training sessions. Assets for this role include a strong medical background and specific training/experience in areas such as tropical medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology, infectious diseases and emergency medicine. MSF Ireland can only accept applications for field positions from Irish residents who have a valid permit to work in Ireland. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling Basis 


From flying to remote areas to manage complicated deliveries to caring for women struggling from debilitating conditions in conflicts, MSF obstetricians/gynaecologists make a huge impact on women’s lives in our projects all over the world. Our gynaecologists also require obstetrical skills as they will often run an entire maternity ward in a large secondary health facility. It's a challenging and rewarding role and you will be responsible for providing curative care for women and children, performing obstetrical surgeries where necessary and managing and training a team of staff.*MSF Ireland can only accept applications for field positions from Irish residents who have a valid permit to work in Ireland. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling basis 

ER Medical Doctor 

From caring for people living with neglected tropical diseases to conducting rounds to survey trauma patients in a large Ministry of Health hospital after a bout of conflict, MSF’s doctors provide life-saving care every day in our projects. Being a medical doctor with MSF can be a challenging role, and the needs are very diverse depending upon the project you work in. Medical doctors are based in the project, and will often care for people affected by some or all of the following: Malaria, Malnutrition, HIV/AIDs or TB, injuries sustained in a conflict zone, trauma and tropical diseases. MSF Ireland can only accept applications for field positions from Irish residents who have a valid permit yo work in Ireland. Find out more here. Closing date: Rolling basis 

(18) Beyond Stigma: Head of Programmes 

Beyond Stigma seeks a part-time Head of Programmes. Head of Programmes will have responsibilities for managing current portfolio of programmes (Zimbabwe, Rwanda and elsewhere), monitoring and evaluation, finance, advocacy and communication. Find out more here. Closing date: 21 June

Situations Vacant – Internships and Volunteer Posts

(1) Beyond Stigma: Internship 

We are looking for a creative and confident self-starter with professional skills and real interest in self stigma as it affects particularly vulnerable population groups such as people living with HIV, survivors of gender-based violence, sex workers, people affected by TB and others. Beyond Stigma is a small organisation that works in Zimbabwe, Vietnam and Ireland primarily designing programmes and carrying out research on self-stigma related. The period of 2022-2025 is an important time in the organisation development of Beyond Stigma is running several programmes and working to secure additional funding to enable the organisation to continue to fulfil its mission. This will be a unique opportunity for a Professional Intern to gain experience in project management, programme design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation and grant writing. Find out more here. Closing date: 21 June 

Courses and Training

(1) United Edge: Subsidised Trainings for Humanitarian and Development Workers

Transformative Safeguarding Course - September

Over 200 people from 60+ countries joined us for the inaugural launch of this course -- from Safeguarding Directors to novices alike, and their feedback encouraged us to continue offering it at subsidised rates! It's time to reframe the current narrative away from compliance and colonial power dynamics towards genuine prevention, protection, compassion, agency, and justice -- because safeguarding should be led by those most affected. The interactive curriculum includes theory, practice, case studies, tools, and discussions with participants, guest speakers, and facilitators from around the world, sharing from their contexts, and includes a Transformative Safeguarding Toolkit that will deepen the way organisations design, implement, evaluate, and audit safeguarding policies and practices. For inquiries on financial assistance contact mattkletzing(at) Find out more here

Strategic Foresight Workshop - November

After launching with over 150 participants from 50+ countries, we're again offering this live, online, part-time workshop in future thinking. This is part of our commitment to provide innovative ideas and tools that can foster transformative programming and leadership at subsidised rates. We have an interactive curriculum that includes theory, practice, case studies, and world renowned guest speakers like. Each session adds an essential tool to the resume of leaders in the NGO sector and will help to up-skill teams for better creativity, visioning, decision-making, programme design, and strategizing, with the potential to totally transform our work, and so create a more just future. For inquiries on financial assistance contact mattkletzing(at) Find out more here

(2) 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

(3) 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

(4) 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

(5) 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) Irish Rule of Law International: Latest Episode of the HorsehairWigs Podcast 

The latest episode in the Irish Rule of Law International’s HorsehairWigs podcast  is a timely discussion on the unfolding situation in Gaza with human rights lawyer and professor at the University of Galway, Ray Murphy. He talks about the current conflict in Gaza, its impact on citizens and - like the horrors observed in Srebrenica - the fact that this is known to each of us through footage on our TV screens each day. In discussing the relevant legal concepts, he outlines why, in his opinion - given the conduct of hostilities - there is a strong case to say that crimes against humanity have been committed.Ray stresses the importance of political will as well as the framework of international law and international law as being key factors in truly tackling this humanitarian crisis. Listen here

(2) 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

(3) 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 

(4) 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.

(5) 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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