NCP is looking to hire a Community Development Coordinator

17 Dec 2019

Community Development Coordinator

New Communities Partnership is seeking to employ a qualified and experienced Community Development Coordinator on a Full-time basis to assist in the delivery of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

  • To deliver the Action Plan 20/20 of Inner City Dublin targeting ethnic minority led organisations including Individuals/Leaders support and group development
  • To organise training, information provision, social enterprise, Employment & funding opportunities, addressing inequalities, accessing public services, enhancing integration strategies that improves the capacity and leadership development of ethnic minority communities.

Essential requirements for the post include:

  • Project planning, co-ordination and management and financial management
  • Fundraising and/or grant writing experience
  • Excellent administrative, communication, IT and report writing skills including financial reporting
  • Good interpersonal skills, including ability to liaise with a wide range of contacts and build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Highly motivated, committed and energized by work around equality & diversity, a self-starter
  • Ability to engage and liaise effectively with potential and current funders, including ability to communicate key messages (both verbally & written).
  • Demonstrated experience in working in anti-racism and Interculturalism
  • A strong commitment to community development / human rights and equality

The successful candidate must have:

  • Degree in Community Development and related qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification professional experience
  • Proven track record of working with communities of interest/minority groups using community development approaches.
  • Experience working as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral and excellent report writing skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office and other relevant computer applications
  • Experience of policy work, networking / interagency working within the community development sector
  • Commitment to Equality, Human Rights and Diversity
  • Clear understanding and analysis of migration and integration issues and national infrastructure, including current issues

Desirable

  • Ability to speak more than one language (French, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili & Spanish)
  • Policy and research skills
  • Experience in organising conferences and delivering papers
  • Sound knowledge of the Migrant sector in Ireland and experience in working with relevant agencies and stakeholders in the field
  • Knowledge of Migrant issues and current policies in place concerning members of new communities in Ireland
  • Ability to apply p-project management and organizational skills to variety of tasks; demonstrating flexibility and problem solving skills
  • Experience in grant and report writing to donors and funding agencies
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in similar role

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future

This position is subject to funding

Please forward letter of interest and CV by email to: info@newcommunities.ie.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 10th of January 2020 at 5pm.
Interviews will be held in a week 13th of January 2020.
The work will start on Monday 20th January 2020.