Vacancies

 Current vacancies:

  • Project Coordinator (Part-time) (closing date Tuesday 19th December 2017)
  • Development Worker (Full-time) (closing date Tuesday 19th December 2017)

MRCI is seeking applications for TWO positions, Project Coordinator and Development Worker, to work on a new project based in the border region. Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries is a new, exciting and innovative cross-border partnership project funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Peace IV Programme.

The project aims to support the participation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) workers in precarious work to secure their rights and build relationships across communities - Protestant, Unionist, Loyalist, Catholic, Republican and Nationalist (PULCRN) - to build, develop and promote positive relations. Project partners are Community Intercultural Programme Craigavon, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Northern Ireland), and Ulster University’s Institute for Research in Social Sciences.

Project Coordinator (Part-time)

The Project Coordinator will be based in Dublin with travel to Border Region and Belfast. The coordinator will report to the Director of MRCI and will:

  • Resource the Steering Group and Partners in the delivery of the project goals
  • Ensure that effective communication in place with partner organisations and for all levels of the project
  • Support MRCI’s development worker
  • Develop a team approach to the delivery of the work programme in cooperation with development workers
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a new model of labour market integration
  • Develop the performance monitoring matrix with the Steering Group
  • Develop and ensure implementation of the evaluation framework
  • Liaise with the financial manager to ensure that expenditure is in line with programme rules
  • Liaise with project partners to ensure progress and reporting of same is on target
  • Liaise with the project staff and Steering Group to ensure the communications for the project are implemented
  • Develop strategy to secure policy changes
  • Develop a mainstreaming strategy for the project
  • Promote the project at a national regional and international level

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Clear commitment to the values of equality, community participation, social justice, anti-racism and anti-sectarianism, including the rights of migrant workers
  • Understanding of working in a post-conflict, cross-border context
  • Relevant qualification and 5 years’ experience in community work/development and management
  • Experience of managing projects in the NGO sector
  • Experience of and commitment to working with multi-stakeholders to bring about results
  • Demonstrable ability to work well under pressure and to prioritise tasks effectively
  • A self-starter, with an ability to demonstrate initiative and innovative, flexible and adaptable work approaches
  • Experience of planning, coordination and managing projects
  • Willing to travel to Border Region and Belfast

Desirable

  • Experience of managing research and evaluation processes
  • Experience of working in and with community sector organisations
  • Experience of policy development and implementation
  • Experience of coordinating campaigns and actions to effect change

Duration: This is a 3 day per week position commencing in February 2018 and ending 31st September 2020.

Location: Based in Dublin with travel to Border Region and Belfast

Remuneration (commensurate with experience): €40,000 – €44,000 pro rata

Application and questionnaire form available by request to hr@mrci.ie 

Apply by sending a completed application and questionnaire form marked PEACE IV Project Coordinator or PEACE IV Development Worker to hr@mrci.ie by 6pm Tuesday 19th of December 2017.

Interviews will be held on Friday 19th January 2018.

MRCI is an equal opportunities employer.

Development Worker (Full time)

The Development Worker will be based in the border region, reporting to the Project Coordinator, and will:

  • Develop relationships with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups in the border counties
  • Map out and build relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Organise and provide one-to-one support, information and advice to BME individuals
  • Develop and deliver outreach at key locations to BME and PULCRN individuals
  • Track and record cases and advocacy through the Case Management System
  • Assist in conducting research
  • Organise collective spaces and outreach with BME individuals
  • Support the development of relationships across communities
  • Design and deliver training to build leadership capacity in BME communities
  • Design and coordinate the delivery of a leadership training programme
  • Provide training and information to relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare reports, articles and presentations on the work
  • Contribute strategically and practically to the running of the project
  • Organise a range of activities and events in line with the project activity plan
  • Represent the project at a range of policy fora at a national and regional level
  • Utilise a team approach to working with other partners in delivery a range of activities in line with the project activity plan
  • Coordinate digital activities for the project for MRCI
  • Any other tasks as may be required

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Clear commitment to the values of equality, community participation, social justice, anti-racism and anti-sectarianism, including the rights of migrant workers
  • Relevant qualification and 3 years’ experience in community work/development or labour organising
  • Demonstrable ability to work well under pressure and to prioritise tasks effectively
  • A self-starter, with an ability to demonstrate initiative and innovative, flexible and adaptable work approaches
  • Experience of planning, coordination and organising events and actions
  • Willing to travel in the border region
  • Driving licence and own car

Desirable

  • Experience of working directly with migrant workers in precarious sectors of employment
  • Second language an advantage such as Russian, Polish, Arabic, Romanian or Tagalog.
  • Experience of supporting participation, group work and collective methods of working
  • Experience of delivery of training
  • Experience of working in and with community sector organisations
  • Experience of carrying out research and feeding into policy
  • Experience of policy development and implementation
  • Experience of campaigns and organising workers to effect change

Duration: This is a 5 day per week position commencing in February 2018 and ending 31st September 2020.

Location: Based in the Border Region

Remuneration (commensurate with experience): €36,000 – €38,000

Application and questionnaire form available by request to hr@mrci.ie 

Apply by sending a completed application and questionnaire form marked PEACE IV Project Coordinator or PEACE IV Development Worker to hr@mrci.ie by 6pm Tuesday 19th of December 2017.

Interviews will be held on Friday 19th January 2018.

MRCI is an equal opportunities employer.

A Project supported by the EU’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB)