We are currently hiring a Secretary-General
Job Title: Secretary-General
The Irish Red Cross is a leading humanitarian organisation. It delivers a range of services including training in first aid, ambulance, rescue and event cover, community and youth support, through a nationwide network of 86 Branches and 3,200 members. The organisation provides accommodation and integration services to refugees and first aid and non-violence programmes on a peer led basis in Irish prisons. As part of the global Red Cross Movement, it raises funds for and manages international humanitarian disaster response programmes.
Due to the impending retirement of the current job holder, the IRC is seeking candidates for the position of Secretary-General.
In partnership with the Board, the Secretary-General ensures the delivery of services and the implementation of the Society’s strategic development plan “Act Today, Shape Tomorrow” and provides vision, leadership and direction for staff and management.
The successful candidate will have;
Significant senior-level leadership experience
Extensive organisation and business background and ideally experience in the not for profit sector
Capacity to bring stakeholders and members together to work to achieve a common purpose
Proven track record of leading in a complex environment with the highest standards of governance and compliance
Experience in policy development and advocacy
Relevant third level qualification.
Closing Date: Friday, 31st January 2020. Applications and CV should be sent to:
We are currently taking applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher
Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Researcher in the field Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Planning to join a project managed by the MaREI Centre in University College Cork (UCC) and the School of Law, based at the Environmental Research Institute’s Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Cork.
This position provides the opportunity to join an exciting multi-disciplinary team of scientists and lawyers working across the science-policy interface with respect to climate adaptation planning and disaster risk and emergency planning in Ireland. The candidate will undertake research focussed on the EPA-funded project Enhancing Integration of Disaster Risk and Climate Change Adaptation into Irish Emergency Planning. The project will examine the implications of climate change for the emergencies identified within the Strategic Emergency Management (SEM) National Structures and Framework, as well as assist in ensuring that emergency plans prepared in line with a national policy are climate proofed.
The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading / contributing role in research activities and in collaboration with project partners (Irish Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies) to conduct:
A review the institutional challenges/barriers for Ireland in terms of how to better integrate the climate adaptation and emergency planning communities so that they are more effective in addressing their challenges;
Design a roadmap for how best to mainstream climate change considerations for the emergency planning sector that address both the immediate and the long term; and
An examination of the implications of climate change for the emergencies identified within the SEM National Structures and Framework and assist in ensuring that emergency plans prepared in line with a national policy are climate-proofed.
Project Title: Enhancing Integration of Disaster Risk and Climate Change Adaptation into Irish Emergency Planning
Post Duration: 1 year
Salary: €37,873 - €45,041 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)