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*Deadline for application for the two vacancies listed below has now passed. The recruitment process is ongoing and all shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon.*

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VACANCY: COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (FULL-TIME)

The Communications and Administrative Officer ensures the smooth running of the organisation and promotes our work and the policies we advocate for. The successful candidate will develop and implement our communications strategy and develop our internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title             Communications and Administrative Officer
Reporting to     Chief Executive Officer
Hours of work  35 hours per week
Place of Work  Doras Offices, 51a, O’Connell Street, Limerick

Doras is an independent non-governmental organisation, which works to support and promote the rights of all migrants living in Ireland. We provide a range of services, some of which are designed to meet the specific needs of the migrant community and others, which are available to the wider community. Our main areas of work are direct client support, capacity building within
support services as well as migrant and minority communities, and advocating for relevant policy and legislative changes.

Doras Communications and Administrative Officer will work in close collaboration with Doras Chief Executive Officer, ensuring the smooth running of the organisation on a day-­­to-­­day basis and promoting our work and the policies we advocate for. The successful candidate will develop and implement our communications strategy and develop our internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulation including the Governance code, GDPR, Charities Regulations, etc.

Communications duties:

  • Promote our work to relevant stakeholders and the general public and deal with relevant
    queries;
  • Promote our work and raise the profile of the organization through the media, including issuing press releases and dealing with media queries, in collaboration with the CEO and Policy Officer;
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Doras Policy Officer to support and promote the policies which Doras advocates for;
  • Manage and promote Doras social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc);
  • Maintain Doras website and update regularly;
  • Compile a quarterly e-­­bulletin, an Annual Report and an annual impact report;
  • Coordinate the production, publication and distribution of a range of reports, brochures and other publicity materials;


Administrative Duties

  • Develop both existing and new policies and procedures as required to ensure the organisation is compliant with legislation and regulations (eg GDPR, Governance Code, Charities regulations, etc);
  • Research new funding opportunities and assist in applying for funding and reporting to funders;
  • To be responsible for the recruitment, selection and management of volunteers including developing and implementing a programme to provide training and support to volunteers;
  • Ensure Garda vetting is in place for staff and volunteers;
  • Manage and/or support the delivery of some projects such as the Migrant Mentoring Project and Failte Isteach;
  • Support the work of Doras Finance Officer by providing administrative support on an ad hoc basis;
  • Organise events and fundraising initiatives such as our Christmas Appeal;
  • Manage IT services and equipment;
  • To order materials, stationery and equipment and ensure maintenance of adequate stock;
  • Any other admin duties which may be assigned from time to time.

APPLICATION PROCESS & DOCUMENTS

To apply, please follow the instructions in the Application Pack below.

All applications must be received no later than the close of business on Wednesday, 3 July. It is expected that interviews will take place during the week of  15 July.  All applicants will receive an acknowledgement but only those shortlisted for interview will receive further communication.


Communications and Administrative Officer Job Description
Communications and Administrative Officer Application Guidelines
Application Form A1 – Communications and Administrative Officer
Application Form A2 – Communications and Administrative Officer

VACANCY: POLICY OFFICER (PART-TIME MATERNITY COVER)

Doras is seeking a part-time, temporary Policy Officer for a maternity cover. The Policy Officer will work to identify key policy areas, developing papers and policies on issues directly affecting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. The Policy Officer works in collaboration with key national partners with the aim of informing and influencing Government policies which impact on our clients.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title             Policy Officer
Reporting to     Chief Executive Officer
Hours of work  17.5 hours per week
Place of Work  Doras Offices, 51a, O’Connell Street, Limerick

Doras is an independent non-governmental organisation, which works to support and promote the rights of all migrants living in Ireland. We provide a range of services, some of which are designed to meet the specific needs of the migrant community and others, which are available to the wider community. Our main areas of work are direct client support, capacity building within
support services as well as migrant and minority communities, and advocating for relevant policy and legislative changes.

Duties of the post:

  • To collaborate on national policy campaigns to ensure the needs and issues of migrants are
    highlighted at a national level;
  • To work with Doras Caseworkers in identifying trends and issues presenting to the Doras Advice and Information services;
  • To work with relevant organisations and groups to avoid duplication of work across the sector and engage their support as appropriate;
  • To support other Doras staff e.g. providing updates and information on changing policy;
  • To identify and implement strategies to promote Doras policy positions and briefings, locally and nationally;
  • To facilitate and lead campaigns on key policy issues as identified in collaboration with Doras CEO;
  • To support the work of Doras Communications Officer in the drafting of press statements;
  • To work with local and national Government, other networks and the general public to engage support and endorse our work and campaigns.


Other Duties:

  • To effectively represent and promote the vision, mission and values of Doras at relevant fora;
  • To attend and contribute to fortnightly Team meetings;
  • To maintain accurate and up-­­to-­­date records of all work;
  • To complete monthly performance reports;
  • To compile and work to an Annual Work plan;
  • To maintain strict confidentiality of personal information about Doras service users and adhere to Doras policy and procedure in this regard;
  • To undertake additional tasks and responsibilities, which may arise from time to time and are incidental to the post;
  • To carry out duties and responsibilities with due regard to Equal Opportunities legislation and Doras diversity policies.

APPLICATION PROCESS & DOCUMENTS

To apply, please follow the instructions in the Application Pack below.

All applications must be received no later than the close of business on Wednesday, 3 July. It is expected that interviews will take place during the week of  15 July.  All applicants will receive an acknowledgement but only those shortlisted for interview will receive further communication.


Policy Officer (Maternity Cover) Job Description
Policy Officer (Maternity Cover) Application Guidelines
Application Form A1 – Policy Officer
Application Form A2 – Policy Officer

APPLY ONLINE

Complete application forms A1 and A2, and email them as separate attachments by close of business on Wednesday, 3rd of July to:
recruitment@doras.org

To ensure the integrity of the shortlisting process, please do not include any cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Certificates or References with the Application Form.

APPLY BY POST

  • To ensure the integrity of the shortlisting process, candidates must place their completed Form A1 in a small sealed envelope. This envelope will not be opened until the shortlisting process has been completed.
  • Return the completed Form A2, along with sealed envelope containing Form A1, to:
    Doras Recruitment, Central Buildings, 51 A O’Connell St., Limerick.
  • A Post Office ‘Certificate of Posting’ must support any allegations of a loss or delay in the post. In the event of such a loss or delay a photocopy of the completed application form and the ‘Certificate of Posting’ must be presented to the correspondence address below within 72 hours of the above closing date and time.
  • Do not include any cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Certificates or References with the Application Form.

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