Position: Policy and Research Officer – Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence

Reports to: Coordinator of the Consortium
Direct Reports: None
Job Location: ActionAid Ireland, Dublin 1, remote working currently
Contract Details: 2 year (Fixed Term Contract) – all candidates must have the right to work in Ireland
Salary Range: €35,000- €40,000, depending on experience


The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence is an alliance of international human rights, humanitarian and development organisations, including NGO’s, Irish Aid and the Irish Defence Forces. Established in 2005 as a response to reports of ongoing and systematic sexual violence against women and girls in the Darfur Region of Sudan, it works collaboratively to increase knowledge and understanding of gender based violence and to promote high quality programming and policy responses, in both humanitarian and development settings.

Job Purpose

The Consortium is seeking to employ a full time Policy and Research Officer. The purpose of the role is to work on policy creation, research and to support the learning agenda of the Consortium. The Policy and Research Officer will also support the Coordinator and Consortium members in the implementation of its Strategic Plan within the context of annually agreed plans.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop policy outputs on gender based violence and coordinate technical input from Consortium members on the policies, through the provision of briefing papers, desk reviews and research material, as well as drafting policy papers.
  • Provide technical inputs as well as logistical and administrative support for Consortium events.
  • Develop communications materials for the Consortium (such as producing a twice-yearly Members’ newsletter, the Annual Report, etc.) and actively maintain the ICGBV social media accounts.
  • Assist in the creation of training materials and undertake group facilitation exercises as needed.
  • Support the functioning of the Consortium’s Steering Committee and the Learning and Practice Group, as well as any ad hoc groups that are created.
  • Represent the Consortium at external events as required including at key international and domestic networks.
  • Undertake other reasonable tasks as requested by the Coordinator and the Chair.

Person specification


  • An academic qualification in a relevant field (for example Gender Equality; International Development, International Relations/Policy)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a relevant area and an understanding of the field of gender and gender based violence.
  • Proven policy drafting experience, preferably in the area of gender equality or gender based violence.


  • Technical expertise in the field of gender based violence in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
  • Proven research experience (qualitative or quantitative research work).


  • Systematic and thorough approach to organising and executing tasks in a timely manner
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative

How to apply

Applications can be made by sending a CV and Cover Letter to info@gbv.ie with the subject line “Policy & Research Officer Application” by 26th April 2021.

Please be aware that screening and interviewing for this role will be conducted by a number of ICGBV member organisations, by applying you give your consent to have your CV and cover letter shared with those involved in this process.

Position: Digital Manager

Duration of contract 2 years, subject to extension

Reporting to: Head of Fundraising

Location: Dublin 1, currently with remote working   

Salary range: €45,000 – €48,000 depending on experience

Start date: As soon as possible


Our strategy ‘Realising Rights for Women and Children: ActionAid Ireland Strategy 2017-2021’ places fundraising at the heart of our work in Ireland and commits us to diversify channels and increase unrestricted income. In 2021, ActionAid Ireland will finalise the organisational strategy for the next 5-year period – a strategy which will see ActionAid’s investment in fundraising grow significantly and which puts Digital fundraising at its core in delivering ambitious offline and online growth plans. We have a bold 5-year plan for growth in both the size and engagement of our loyal supporter base, as well as delivering on income targets. This is a new role, and an exciting time to be joining a small but powerful team who are motivated by the women, girls and communities we work with and driven by the results we achieve as a team.

Role Description


  • Work closely with the Head of Fundraising to develop the new Digital Fundraising Strategy in line with existing digital targets
  • Work collaboratively across the Fundraising department, Communications & Campaigns department, to assess ActionAid Ireland’s digital capabilities and identify opportunities to improve all SEO strategy across all areas of ActionAid Ireland’s work
  • Develop cases for digital change and investment that demonstrate clear ROI and key indicators of digital performance
  • Further develop, through close working with the Head of Fundraising, and the Campaigns and Programme teams, existing financial and lead based social marketing campaigns across all social channels (FB, Instagram etc.)
  • Devise, implement and manage ActionAid Ireland’s procurement of a new digital agency as well as manage ongoing supplier relationships to deliver agreed targets
  • Set up and management of all ActionAid Ireland’s paid search
  • Horizon scan, identify best practice and trend insights from the sector and beyond to allow AAIre to innovate


  • Line management of Digital Campaigns Executive (50% FTE)
  • To support the Head of Fundraising in promoting collaborative and ambitious digital Leadership to the fundraising team
  • Actively engage with and contribute to digital skill-sharing of the Fundraising team
  • Act as ActionAid Ireland’s Digital Ambassador across the Federation, working on key cross organisational projects and international working groups
  • Build effective and mutual working relationships with other counterparts across the wider international organisation
  • Ensure appropriate systems, processes and standards are in place to realise the organisation’s digital objectives and ensure the organisation is fully compliant and meets best practice standards


  • Grow online committed giving income and achieve supporter acquisition in line with agreed Fundraising targets
  • Review, assess and optimise current tracking and back-end processes across all digital platforms
  • Support the Individual Giving Manager in delivering integrated end-to-end user journeys, across online and offline platforms
  • Build and deliver effective testing across all digital fundraising based on insight and analysis of campaigns

Experience, Knowledge and Expertise


  • 5+ years devising and implementing successful digital acquisition strategies
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering successful acquisition social marketing campaigns (FB, Insta.) and SEO (PPC, Display etc.)
  • High proficiency in all core digital marketing platforms (Analytic, AdWords etc.)
  • Proven track record of managing successful acquisition PPC
  • Competent user of WordPress
  • Proven ability to deliver innovation across a fundraising portfolio
  • Completed recent relevant education and training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly in a small and brilliant team


  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets and accounting for plans and budgets
  • Experience of working in Non-profit organisation/s, ideally within a Fundraising context
  • Competent in creating create short videos and creative assets using production and design tool software
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
  • Knowledge and experience in the International Development sector

This profile sets out the current duties of the post that may vary from time to time without changing the character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed. However, all role profiles are regularly reviewed and updated in line with organisational needs.

About you: You share our passion to work towards a just, fair and sustainable world, where everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and oppression.  You want your talents and expertise to make a measurable difference towards achieving our mission for social justice and gender equality, and to eradicate poverty. You thrive in a workplace where you have the autonomy to implement your ideas and to lead at a senior level.

What makes ActionAid different? ActionAid’s approach is about empowering people to claim their rights. Our working relationships, in Ireland and across the world are based on mutual trust, respect and democracy. As part of our commitment to women’s rights we recognise, embody and champion feminist principles not only in the work we do, but the way we work, and how we do things.  This Is a committed attempt at reflection, continuous learning, and being mindful of the power we have as individuals in any situation (irrespective of where we are in the organisational structure) and how we exercise it.  If you like the sound of that, we can’t wait to welcome you aboard.

Application Process:

Persons interested in applying for this position should email a CV and Cover letter stating relevant experience and skills and reasons for applying to recruitment.ireland@actionaid.org no later than 9 am (Irish time) on Monday 12th April 2021.

Please note candidates who live in the Republic of Ireland must have the legal right to live and work in Ireland.

Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted by ActionAid Ireland.

ActionAid Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.



ActionAid Ireland currently has no voluntary or interning roles available.

If you are interested in volunteering or interning in the future, please email your CV to Brigitte.Frenkel at actionaid.org

Feminist Leadership

Our transformative vision of a just world free from poverty, oppression and patriarchy requires transformative feminist leaders: leaders who enable others to lead, building power with them instead of over them.  To develop this approach, we have adopted a set of feminist leadership principles.

We are embracing feminist principles not only because they are consistent with what we do, but also because we know that they are vital to the success of our mission.

We embody these feminist principles through our behaviour in all aspects of our work and our workplace culture, while acknowledging that this is a journey of continual improvement.


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