Project Administrator – Addressing the Legacy of Violence through Facilitated Dialogue
The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (www.glencree.ie) is an independent, non-governmental organisation that works with individuals and groups to transform violent conflict, promote reconciliation, build sustainable peace, cultivate positive relationships, and works towards more inclusive, equitable, and diverse societies.
Glencree was founded in 1974 as a direct response to the violence happening predominantly in Northern Ireland. Through working with politicians, women, youth, victims/survivors, former combatants, security force personnel and community and religious leaders Glencree has built a strong reputation for its practical contribution to peacebuilding and the Northern Irish peace process.
Glencree is based and carries out much of its work from its beautiful and historic residential centre in the Wicklow Mountains just 25kms from Dublin City Centre.
Building on Glencree’s work with politicians, victims and survivors, former combatants and security forces Glencree started a ‘Legacy of Violence’ programme in 2015. This formed the basis of a Peace IV application and Glencree has been awarded funding by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) for a project entitled ‘Addressing the legacy of violence through facilitated dialogue’.
The programme is expected to run until December 2021 and is focused around, but not limited to, the experiences of four ‘victims and survivors’ groups and their communities. Through a process of private and confidential facilitated dialogue, it examines themes and issues, which remain as obstacles to deeper understanding and the promotion of positive relations. The four key groups along with other relevant parties are co-developing their own process and pace of engagement, entering into dialogue with groups and individuals with differing interpretations of what happened in the past including as appropriate those perceived to have contributed to causing harm. The learning accrued through the project will be of assistance to ‘Victims and Survivors’ groups, other interest groups, academics, policymakers, and practitioners in ascertaining how to productively engage with
Northern Ireland’s contentious past and this learning will be shared through publications, roundtables and an end of project Symposium.
Glencree is seeking an experienced administrator to assist in ensuring the smooth implementation of this sensitive and complex project. The Project Administrator will assist all members of the project team with financial, administrative and logistical support to help ensure the implementation of all the project phases.
Reporting to: Assistant Project Manager
Salary: €32,000 – €34,700 depending on experience
Location: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Co. Wicklow, Ireland (25kms from Dublin City Centre)
Terms: Fixed term contract (with end date of December 2021)
Experience and skills sought:
The following are indicative and specific experience and skills sought in looking for the best candidate. Working as part of the project team the successful applicant will be highly organised and efficient and have the personal and relational skills to liaise effectively with fellow project team and Glencree colleagues, project participants, our funders, service providers and stakeholders.
Organising Meetings and Events;
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland and must be able to drive and have access to a car
To apply please send your CV and covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org.The deadline for applications is 17.00 hours on Thursday 23rd July 2020.