Community Development Officer (Full Time)
Peace Impact Programme
The aim of the programme is to engage and support youth and women to build sustainable peace and prosperity in areas suffering from high levels of economic and social deprivation, where there are low levels of engagement in peace building and where the Peace Process has delivered limited benefits .
The successful candidates shall be responsible for the recruitment, development, delivery and reporting of a cross border cross community International Fund for Ireland Programme (Peace Impact Programme) targeting Youths aged 12 -
20 and Women in the Cooley Peninsula and South Armagh area.
Job Title : Community Development Officer - Peace Impact Programme
Duration : This is a fixed term post starting September - 18 and August 2020
Hours : 39 hours per week (Evening, occasional weekend and residential work is also a requirement of the post).
Responsible To : The manager Omeath District Development CLG
Salary : €35,000
Location : The Dolmen Centre, Omeath, Co Louth .
Summary of Main Duties :
To design and implement a marketing and promotion strategy for the Programme
Recruit and support young people (12-20 year olds) and women to participate in a series of capacity building and engagement programmes on a cross border cross community basis
Design and coordinate training and capacity building programme
Coordinate and support the administration of a Programme Steering committee
Liaise with other community groups and support agencies to source opportunities and resources to strengthen the outcomes of the Programme.
To encourage contact and networking between Programme participants and relevant agencies and to support the development of the Programme and its participants.
Identify problems and barriers, developing solutions and paths to progress in target areas.
To organise networking between other projects where appropriate.
To establish and maintain office systems and procedures for the delivery of the Programme.
Manage all financial aspects of the project including procurement, claim drawdown and reporting to funders
Work closely with the PIP Finance Officers to monitor project spend and report internally and to the Fund on project spend.
Oversee the implementation of the Programme, monitor progress and outcomes and compile reports.
Present applications, Executive Summaries and any other required information to Fund committees.
The coordination, delivery and evaluation of residential programmes
To develop policies and procedures and other management systems as required to meet the needs of the Programme.
Contribution to other strategies, policies and initiatives as appropriate and relevant to the issues being addressed through the programme
To attend regular supervisory sessions and programme team meetings as and when required and to be involved in other aspects of work related to the Programme as necessary
Adhere to existing and new policies and procedures of Omeath District Development CLG
Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to service users, ex-service users and general centre business
Develop options for the long term sustainability of the project
Support events being delivered by the Company that would contribute or enhance the Programme delivery.
To undertake other duties as requested by the project development manager.
Qualifications and experience
Three years + experience of working within a community development role / setting dealing with sensitive / contentious issues focusing on outcomes relating to either Cultural Diversity, Peace Building or Leadership.
Three years + experience of establishing, developing and progressing excellent working relationships with all project stakeholders including community groups, statutory agencies and / or Government Agencies Significant recent experience (over 3 years) of working within a community development role / setting with a focus on Cultural Diversity, Peace Building or Leadership.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, including writing reports;
Experience of facilitating workshops, meetings and focus groups
Experience of managing budgets
Strong IT skills including the ability to use IT systems (Microsoft office, Google Apps) to implement, manage and monitor processes and workloads;
Excellent administrative and organisational skills to include the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines;
The ability to work well as part of a team;
A degree or other third level qualification in a related discipline
Applications in the form of Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to be forwarded to :
Omeath District Development CLG
Closing date for Applications 5.00pm Friday 3rd August 2018