Working with ActionAid

ActionAid has job and volunteering opportunities in its offices in Dublin and around the world. We’re looking for skilled staff who are committed to working towards a common goal to eradicate poverty and injustice and achieve gender equality.

ActionAid Ireland is seeking a Communications, Digital & Campaigns Co-ordinator for Maternity cover.

This is a fixed term contract for Maternity cover, starting in September 2019 to enable a comprehensive handover.  To fulfill this position you will require the following:

Skills and attributes:

  • A versatile writer with the ability to convey complex information in a user-friendly way
  • Good media contacts and ability to identify newsworthy stories
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work on own initiative, exceptionally organised with good time management skills
  • Strong ability to work effectively as a team member and to collaborate across the organisation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues in other markets and other organisations
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong social media and digital skills
  • Capacity to keep abreast of the changing political and sectoral environment
  • Capacity to access, analyse and make appropriate use of relevant research
  • Willingness to travel in Ireland and abroad if required
  • Commitment to ending poverty, social justice, and equality

I.T. Skills

  • Competence with MailChimp and Survey Monkey (or similar platforms)
  • Experience with CMS systems, ideally WordPress.
  • Outlook and Microsoft Packages – advanced level (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experienced user of Google Adwords and Analytics
  • Knowledge of design software and graphic design an advantage

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in a Communications and/or a Marketing-related discipline.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a communications, media or digital role
  • Experienced and regular user of IT communication tools.
  • A good understanding, interest in and experience of development issues and current affairs.

Applicants should complete the attached Application Form and send to by 13.00 on Tuesday 16th July 2019 

Salary negotiable, dependent on experience.

If you have questions in advance please email

Interviews will be held in Dublin on Wednesday 31st July.

Job Description

Reports to: CEO, working closely with Head of Individual Giving and Head of Programmes

Works with:  Donor Care team & ActionAid Ireland team; ActionAid Ireland chair and board; External suppliers: e.g. designers, web hosts, fundraising agencies, consultants; ActionAid International and other ActionAid teams; and selected other networks

Role Purpose: To support ActionAid Ireland to achieve its remit as set out in ‘Realising Rights for Women and Children 2017-2021’, and the three goals (a) Realise rights for women and children (b) mobilise resources (c) be transparent and accountable.

Role Overview:

  • Lead and implement a Digital acquisition strategy for CS, RG and Cash donors in support of ActionAid Ireland’s strategy.
  • Create and deliver a Communications and Media plan to support ActionAid’s Fundraising, Public Engagement and Campaign strategies.
  • Build strong loyalty and retention of ActionAid’s supporters through devising and implementing high-quality supporter communications.
  • Build a strong identity and brand for ActionAid Ireland, implementing new communications strategy.
  • Manage ActionAid global campaign in Ireland.

Acquisition and Supporter Development

  • Implement the Email & Digital acquisition strategy, including through Facebook and other channels, and optimise website for donations, working closely with Facebook Executive
  • Build profile to acquire new Cash donors and Humanitarian supporters
  • Donor Journeys: devise and implement in conjunction with Donor Care Co-ordinator
  • Supporter Communications: manage child sponsorship communications from field to supporters in conjunction with Donor Care Co-ordinator
  • Draft content for Applications and Reports to selected Foundations, Major Donors and Corporates in conjunction with the Head of IG and Head of P
  • Apply an evidence-based approach and use analytics to drive strategy.
  • Work with Head of Individual Giving and supplier to deliver DRTV ads
  •  Approve all fundraising content to keep in line with communications strategy.

Media & Communications

  • Create and manage content, design, publication and promotion of ActionAid collateral and online presence
  • Ensure that ActionAid Ireland’s work and impact is communicated internally in AA, through online and other relevant channels
  • Prepare and promote media statements, blogs and articles in support of ActionAid’s fundraising priorities and policy positions
  • Ensure high standard communication outputs, meeting the needs of the target audience/s, within budget and in a timely fashion
  • Build relationships with media (local and national), key decision makers (including politicians), and partner organisations and utilise then to promote AA’s work.
  • Monitor media, current affairs and governance developments in the Irish and International context
  • Meet the communications objectives of donor funded projects and programmes (events, reporting deadlines etc).

ActionAid Corporate

  • Deliver AA events (i.e. Speech Writing competition, Public Engagement events for Women’s Rights programme, campaign etc). Work with fundraising team on donor events.
  • Create the Annual Trustees Report and the Annual Review
  • Ensure adherence to ActionAid’ global Identity, including language and style guide, image usage and design guidelines
  • Represent ActionAid Ireland and engage in relevant AAI platforms
  • Engage actively in AAI Communications networks
  • Report to Board on ActionAid’s communications, campaigning and digital activity.

Campaigns Co-ordination

  • Lead the development of ActionAid’s campaign strategy
  • Engage with and implement ActionAid’s New International Campaign
  • Manage the plan for Campaigner acquisition, training
  • Manage and implement the Campaign Supporters journey
  • Manage Campaigns Events
  • Oversee the updating of Lobbying Register,  and file the Lobbying Returns as required under the Lobbying Act
  • Represent ActionAid Ireland and engage in relevant network / memberships (i.e. TJNI, DDCI, Dóchas)

Part-time Digital Volunteer

ActionAid is looking to recruit a part-time Digital Volunteer working 4-6 days per month for up to three months.

Overall Objective of the Role

The volunteer will work with the Digital Coordinator to update the organisation’s Ad Word Account to align with current organisation requirements.

What Will You Learn

The volunteer will gain experience working in an international NGO. And will learn how to apply SEO and Ad Word experience to an NGO context.

Experience Required

  • SEO experience – in an academic or workplace setting
  • Google Adwords experience – in an academic or workplace setting

Application Deadline: Monday 24th June 2019
Start Date: Monday 1st July
How to apply: Please send CV and a short cover letter to


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Volunteer with ActionAid

At ActionAid Ireland we always like to hear from generous people in Ireland who wish to give their time to support our work. If you are interested please drop us a line at


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