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Michael Thiauri, Trócaire's Humanitarian Programme Officer in Kenya.

Join our organisation working to protect the basic rights of those in need, while tackling the critical questions as to why people are living with poverty and injustice.

At Trócaire, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of performance and integrity in line with our organisational values. All recruitment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs. Trócaire is committed to creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, recruiting and employing staff from diverse backgrounds and with diverse identities, at all levels in the organisation. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disability. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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  • Diversity and Equality of Opportunity Statement

    Trócaire is committed to enabling a diverse workforce and creating equality of opportunity. Trócaire’s commitment extends to eliminating all forms of discrimination, ensuring that the principles of employment equality are applied to recruitment, promotion, training and work experience and to all terms and conditions of employment.

  • Safeguarding Policy

    Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. 

    Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require police/garda vetting.

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Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest Sought for Membership of the International Programme Advisory Committee, Trócaire, May 2022

Trócaire is seeking candidates from the Global South for the International Programme Advisory Committee.

Trócaire is a social justice organisation, established by the Irish Episcopal Conference in 1972 and the Irish member of Caritas Internationalis. We work in partnership with local organisations and communities to tackle the root causes of poverty, injustice, and inequality working in 15 countries worldwide. Trócaire was established with a dual mandate;  to provide development and humanitarian assistance where it is most needed overseas and to raise awareness of the underlying causes of this inequality in Ireland. For further information please refer to www.trocaire.org

Trócaire is seeking a professional with expertise in humanitarian programming to serve on the organisations’ International Programme Advisory Committee (IPAC). The IPAC is the sub-committee of the Board of Trócaire with responsibility for the oversight of the organisation’s development and humanitarian programming in line with the vision and priorities set out in the Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The IPAC currently comprises eight individuals, two of whom are based in the Global South – we are now seeking applications for an additional member from the Global South to join the committee for a term of three years. Two members of IPAC also sit on the Board of Trócaire.


Expressions of interest are requested from individuals who are willing to contribute their knowledge and skills to the committee. The IPAC meets five times a year, including at an annual review meeting with country directors. Meetings last approximately four hours.

This Committee fulfils an advisory and governance role through:

  • Oversight of programme activities
  • Monitoring major organisational initiatives that relate to international programming
  • Review and approval of policies and strategies
  • Oversight of institutional funding
  • Accountability related to the organisations impact assessment
  • Risk management related to the international division.

Members are appointed on a voluntary basis. In line with our diversity policy and our localisation agenda, the IPAC is particularly interested in applications from individuals whose background and/or ethnicity reflects the diversity of the communities that Trócaire serves.

Skills & Experience

Following a skills-assessment by the Board, we are seeking to fill a current skills gap in the IPAC on humanitarian programming, particularly when delivered through a partnership approach.

Candidates should meet the following expertise and skillset:

  • Development and humanitarian programming particularly in fragile and conflict affected states.
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • A good working knowledge of localisation and partnership.
  • Comfort working and contributing remotely and in hybrid meeting settings.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and human rights, including gender equality.
  • Sympathetic to the ethos of Trócaire as an agency inspired by Catholic Social Teaching.

Expression of Interest: Candidates who wish to be considered for the IPAC should submit a short note to [email protected] indicating why they are interested in serving on the IPAC and what skills they bring to the committee. A CV should be attached. Closing date 20th May


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