Vacancy: EMN Ireland is recruiting an Information Officer

19 Sep 2022

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is seeking to recruit an Information Officer for a vacancy at Administrative Officer (standard level) in the Irish National Contact Point (NCP) of the European Migration Network (EMN) level located within the ESRI. The position will be filled on a three-year, fixed-term contract basis.

The Institute

The ESRI, founded in 1960, is located in Dublin’s South Docklands area.  Our mission is to produce high quality research, relevant to Ireland’s economic and social development, with the aim of contributing to knowledge and informing policymaking and public debate.  We have over 110 staff including economists, sociologists, and other social scientists, in addition to professional support and technical staff.

The European Migration Network

The European Migration Network provides the latest objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum at national and EU-levels. The EMN aims to support policymaking and to inform the general public. In Ireland the National Contact Point is funded by the European Commission and the Department of Justice. More information can be found at www.emn.ie and https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/networks/european-migration-network-emn_en.

Role Description 

The EMN Information Officer will develop and manage the communication activities of EMN Ireland. They will lead the communication and dissemination of EMN Ireland/ESRI outputs. They will produce an annual Communications and Dissemination Strategy and Quarterly Action Plans and co-ordinate their implementation. Together with the NCP Head the Information Officer will take a leading role in the coordination of EMN Ireland events, including international conferences. The role involves website maintenance and overseeing development of www.emn.ie. At the EU level, the Information Officer will actively contribute to the activities of the EMN Communications and Dissemination Working Group. The Information Officer will also lead and develop EMN Ireland’s social media presence and will support the Head of EMN Ireland with the administrative co-ordination of the NCP, including drafting interim/final technical reports.

QualificationsExperience and Skills

The successful candidate will be educated at least to degree level and have: 

  • a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience;
  • demonstrable experience in developing and managing a website and managing social media profiles in a professional capacity;
  • proficiency in the use of a range of communications platforms and tools;
  • experience in event coordination;
  • strong attention to detail;
  • strong writing skills;
  • excellent communication and dissemination skills;
  • good judgement and the ability to work autonomously;
  • excellent organisational skills;
  • excellent interpersonal, team-working and networking skills.

Familiarity with migration and asylum issues, including domestic and EU stakeholders is desirable but not essential.

Location

ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. Applicants should note that staff have the option of working on a ‘blended’ basis with a minimum requirement of one day per week based in the ESRI office. The arrangement will run on a pilot basis for up to a year. Full details will be provided at interview.

Terms & Application Procedure

The role is full-time (35 hours per week – standard working hours are 0930-1730, Monday – Friday; flexible working hours are supported). Starting salary will be €42,800, which is the first point of the ESRI Administrative Officer (Higher) salary scale.

To apply for this position please follow the link below. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 04 October 2022 at 5pm. All applications will be acknowledged. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed. The selection process may consist of a preliminary interview and, for candidates successful at that stage, a written exercise and final interview.   The ESRI is currently conducting selection processes via videoconference (MS Teams or Zoom).

The ESRI is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities to enable them to participate in the selection process. Please let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application.

For more information and to apply, click here.