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Vacancy: Accommodation & Welfare Project Coordinator

Doras is seeking to appoint an Accommodation & Welfare Project Coordinator for six months on a part-time basis. The successful candidate will coordinate a network of organisations to track welfare and safeguarding issues and living conditions in serviced accommodation for beneficiaries of temporary protection, to share relevant information, and to provide training where needed.

REPORTING TO: Policy and Programmes Manager

LOCATION: Based in Limerick, but open to hybrid working

HOURS: 21 hours per week


DEADLINE: March 26th

SALARY: Linked to Experience


The successful candidate will be expected to deliver on a number of activities, including the following:

  • Collecting, recording and collating reports of welfare concerns from around the country, and developing online mechanisms to support this;
  • Engaging with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, and other agencies and bodies, to escalate issues and seek responses to ongoing concerns – including, but not limited to, quality of accommodation; food; safeguarding concerns; access to healthcare; threats of eviction; etc.
  • Putting referral mechanisms in place to meet specific needs, including the needs of people with vulnerabilities including victims of torture, LGBTIQ, people with complex mental health needs and disabilities, victims of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking,
  • Developing mechanisms for the reporting of suspected crimes against humanity and war crimes.
  • Supporting good communication between local organisations and accommodation providers;
  • Assisting the provision of relevant information to refugees;
  • Developing checklists and providing training to local organisations and accommodation providers on safeguarding responsibilities, provision of a trauma-informed service, etc.
  • Contributing to the overall response to the needs of refugees through the Ukraine Civil Society Forum.

Person Specification

  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with migrant support organisations, community groups, family resource centres and others involved in supporting refugees;
  • Good understanding of community development work;
  • Experience in supporting refugees, and an appreciation of trauma informed approaches to service delivery;
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Experience designing and configuring data collection and information management tools;
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage and prioritise workload;
  • Degree holder, preferably in subject of relevance to the role

Apply by sending the completed application form only (download from the top right of page here) to Deadline March 26th.

ABOUT DORAS: Doras is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to promote and protect human rights since the year 2000. Its headquarters is in Limerick and its core areas of work include direct support, advocacy and campaigning, and integration support.