Nasc are recruiting for a Project Officer to support our Gateway to Employment Project

Wed, December 20, 2017

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre are recruiting for a Project Officer to support our Gateway to Employment Project

Term: 10-month fixed term contract – 30 hours per week

Salary: €30,000 p.a.

About Nasc: Nasc is an independent human rights organisation that seeks to respond to the direct needs of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their families in the Cork region. We campaign and lobby for effective policy change on a national and regional level.

About the Role: Nasc is inviting applications for a Project Officer to support our Pathways to Employment project. This project seeks to advance labour market integration for refugee women and female members of refugee families.

Job Description – Key areas of responsibility:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the project, including reporting;
  • Maintain accurate records for all aspects of the project;
  • Recruit participants for the project;
  • Identify, recruit and coordinate speakers, English language teacher and other teachers as may be required;
  • Identify suitable work, education and volunteering placement opportunities for participants;
  • Support participants to access employment, education or volunteer opportunities;
  • Provide mentoring and developmental supports for participants;
  • Develop and deliver training supports for participants;
  • Support participants throughout the lifetime of the project;
  • Develop appropriate pathways of referral to external projects or organisations;
  • Work in a culturally sensitive manner;
  • Manage the project budget;
  • Work in partnership with key stakeholders

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria

  • Third level qualification in a relevant field or 5 years work experience in a similar role;
  • 2 years’ experience in working with refugees and, in particular refugee women;
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training supports;
  • Experience in working in a community-based setting;
  • Strong written and oral communication and reporting skills;
  • Experience of managing a project.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of a second language, in particular, Arabic and/or French

Application is by CV and cover letter clearly outlining your suitability for the role to: Fiona Finn CEO Nasc, The Irish Immigrant Support Centre, Ferry Lane, Off Dominick Street Cork or by email to:

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Friday 5th January 2017 at 5.00pm. Interviews will be held on the week of the 8th of January. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. Nasc is an equal opportunities employer.

This project was approved by the Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.