Concern WorldwideClosing Date : 2017-01-23
Duty Station : Dublin, Ireland
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Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Ireland
Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

Working with the world s poorest people to transform their lives. Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world s poorest countries. We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty.

Schools and Youth Programme Officer

Job Title:

Schools and Youth Programme Officer

Reports to:

Schools and Youth Programme Coordinator

Head of Active Citizenship Programme

Liaises with:

Community Fundraising, Advocacy, Communications, Public Affairs directorate

Job Location:

Concern Worldwide, Grantham St., Dublin 2

Contract Details:

Permanent Contract

Pay Band:

Grade 3 ( 28,909- 34,011)

Job Purpose:

To engage and challenge young people in Ireland in the 10-24 year age bracket to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal targets, particularly those most relevant to Concern s vision and mission.

Job Description

As Schools and Youth programme officer you will be responsible for the delivery and facilitation of group talks, workshops and seminars along with the facilitation of the Concern Primary Debates, Concern s Campaign Academy and the TY work experience programme, as well as promoting action on global issues through campaigns, events and social media.

You will engage teachers and youth leaders at ITE and CPD levels as well as contribute to the development of curriculum and issue based resources.

Working closely with the Schools and Youth programme coordinator you will help ensure the quality and growth of the programme by assisting in monitoring and evaluation procedures and report writing

You will also represent Concern in relevant development education groups and networks.

Main duties &


Work closely with the Schools Programme CoordinatorBe an active and dynamic member of the Active Citizenship (AC) teamPlanning and delivery of high quality talks, workshops and seminars to target audiencesManage relationships with school networks, individual schools, teachers, youth leaders and students/youth Contribute to effective communications of the programme through social and digital media Be responsible for inputting to relevant parts of the AC Programme database, ensuring accurate and up to date recordsEffectively use regular M&E feedback for reports Liaise closely with other functions of the Public Affairs DirectorateRepresent Concern on relevant groups and networks. Ensure that the values, the brand, and core messages of Concern are evident in all aspects of the position

Person specification:


A Third level qualificationDynamic, energetic and enjoys working with young peopleHas a minimum of three years Development Education experience working with schools and youthExperience working directly with teachers and youth leaders Experience in producing education resources targeting a youth audienceExcellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) coupled with experience delivering talks in classrooms as well as speaking at seminars and public events Excellent social media and computer skills including database and web content procurementExperience working as an effective and productive member of a teamIs available to work unsocial hours and travel to all parts of the country

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and an organisational Code of Conduct which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists.

How to apply:

All applications should be submitted through close of business on Monday 23rdJanuary 2017.

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