05 february 2020

Dóchas is seeking the support of a project manager to deliver this exciting new public engagement project, which is being supported by Irish Aid. 

The project will be guided by three goals:

  1. Improve perceptions of and support for Ireland’s overseas aid programme and the UN goal of spending 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on Official Development Assistance (ODA).

  2. Improve perceptions towards the relevance and value of international development co-operation as an expression of Irish values, community and citizenship

  3. Improve the scale and collective narrative of our ‘story’ about international development in order to engage the Irish public

It will be delivered through a number of activities:

  • Cutting edge research to gain a deeper understanding of the Irish audience and public attitudes and behaviour towards international development, and overseas aid specifically;

  • Dissemination of the audience insights to Dóchas members, Irish Aid and wider stakeholders in order to shape communication and engagement activities that help to target new and broader audiences as well as retaining current supporters;

  • Develop a stronger collective narrative and test out some activities and/or campaigns that will engage and connect with specific audiences and the Irish public at scale.

The project will be directed by a Project Steering Group and coordinated by the Project Manager.

The Project Manager, supported by Dóchas Head of Communications and Public Engagement and the CEO, will lead on all aspects of project design, implementation and delivery of this project. 

Our ideal candidate is someone who is creative, ambitious, and is looking to change the narrative on international development.  You will need to be an excellent communicator, have a proven track-record in building strong relationships, as well as excellent project management, and organisational skills.

Please send CV and cover letter outlining suitability for the role, by email, to Anna Farrell, Finance and Operations Manager, at: anna@dochas.ie. In your letter please state current remuneration (salary and benefits) and notice period.

If you wish to discuss this role, please feel free to contact Ronan Doyle, Head of Communications and Public Engagement on 01 4053801

Closing date: closing of business on Wednesday 19 February

For more information please see the attachment below.