Community Action Network: Vacancy – deadline 14 December

CAN is a social justice NGO dedicated to working with communities to create a more equal, more just society that has the well-being of citizens at its heart. We work with people to assert their rights to participate fully as subjects of their own lives, to have their voices heard and to have their choices respected. It works within a human rights framework, and we seek to build leadership for positive social change and participative democracy.

About this role

CAN has four main pillars of work – Leadership development – Human Rights – Dialogue – Organisational development. The successful candidate will be expected to work across all four pillars of CAN’s work and that fits in with the ethos of CAN in an integrated way.

This post will concentrate on our intercultural work that has a social justice and human rights focus the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges that this type of work entails, with a knowledge of the principle legal frameworks underpinning a rights-based approach.

A track record of working on your own initiative, a commitment to working collaboratively with our small team to advance the values and goals of the organisation.

You are expected to be a confident self-starter that can work effectively in challenging situations and can work autonomously and deliver fully completed projects

You will need to

  • Be a clear communicator
  • Have strong administration and organisational skills
  • Have a proficiency in using social media
  • Have campaigning and lobbying skills

The location of the post will be our Dublin base, the main activity for the execution of the post will be in different community settings, engaging with individuals, communities, interest groups and others that operate from a policy perspective at community national and international levels.


Relevant 3rd level or equivalent as appropriate to job description

Experience required

  • Facilitating community engagement and experience of working with marginalised groups
  • Understanding of human rights-based approaches
  • Experience of networking, lobbying, campaigning and knowledge of media

Skills and abilities required

  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication, information and report writing skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ability to work with cultural diversity
  • Innovative and flexible in responding to situations as they arise

This is a one-year contract subject to funding.

Please send a CV by email or by post to Jennifer Arkins Community Action Network, Sean MacBride House, 48 Fleet Street, Parliament Row, D02T883

Closing date Friday 14th December 2018.

Click here for more information and details on how to apply.




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