2016 Global Talent Programme at GOAL

GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating suffering in the developing world. Since our inception in 1977 we have spent in excess of €910 million on humanitarian programmes in more than 50 countries.
GOAL’s vision is “a world where poverty and hunger no longer exist; where communities are prepared for seasonal shocks; where structural and cultural barriers to growth are removed; and where every man, woman and child has equal rights and access to resources and opportunities”
GOAL are proud to launch the next round of our Global Talent Programme; a training and development scheme which offers participants access to entry level opportunities and to kick start an exciting career in humanitarian aid. The Global Talent Programme is a one year scheme that will enable participants to develop the necessary skills to turn their passion into a career and to see their academic results achieve real impact.
The Global Talent Programme
The programme will give experience of working in GOAL’s headquarters in Dublin or London as well as in our country programmes, giving a broad range of experience in humanitarian programme management. During the first five months, you will work intensively with your department team gaining on-the-job training and mentoring in aspects of humanitarian programme management. The second period of the placement will be a deployment based in a field location and embedded in one of GOAL’s country programme teams. You will play an active role in implementing GOAL’s programmes and strategies. You will work with experienced professionals who will act as mentors helping you to development the skills necessary for a successful career in the sector.
Programme participants will have their living costs, travel, insurance and medical costs supported by GOAL. Start date will be in September 2016.
  • Relevant 3rd level qualification in a related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a multi-cultural team with differing areas of expertise
  • Enthusiastic, self-starter interested in a career in humanitarian assistance
  • Ability to live and work overseas, occasionally in challenging environments with limited resources
  • While this is a programme targeting graduates/ people seeking a career change, previous relevant work experience is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a multi-cultural team
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written in English
  • An ability to maintain a positive attitude to work especially when faced with stressful situations, team conflict and/or multiple deadlines across all departments
Programme participants will nominate their preferred discipline based on qualifications and experience. The different departments include:
  • Monitoring and Evaluation – Dublin based
  • Logistics – Dublin or London based
  • Health – London based
  • Nutrition – Dublin based
  • WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) – London based
  • Operations - Dublin based
  • Fundraising - Dublin based
Specific Requirements: Logistics
  • A common sense approach to solving difficult problems in relation to logistics functions
  • An ability to solve problems, make decisions and/or offer creative solutions;
  • IT literate and have the ability to handle electronic data with strong numeracy skills;
  • An ability to negotiate and use your analytical skills.
Specific Requirements: Nutrition
  • Experience in nutrition programming / research in development and / or emergency contexts
  • Familiar with current best practice international development / humanitarian nutrition policy and guidelines.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and quick to learn
  • Interest and / or experience in nutrition outcomes using market systems approaches.
Specific Requirements: Health
  • Experience in delivering clinical services as a nurse or medical doctor
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Commitment to humanitarian assistance
  • Experience working overseas a bonus
  • Language skills desirable – especially French or Arabic
  • Willing to travel to insecure environments and deploy with the EMT if required
Specific Requirements: WASH
  • Degree in Public Health, Water and Sanitary Engineering, Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written
  • Experience working overseas in WASH programmes in a development and/or emergency context
  • Post-graduate professional qualification with specific focus on water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Fluency in Arabic or French
Specific Requirements: Monitoring and Evaluation (MEAL)
  • Experience in Database Development;
  • Familiarity with data analysis, data visualisation
  • Strong communication, in particular writing skills ;
  • Strong initiative – can work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Awareness / experience of global development theories, and development programming approaches
Specific Requirements: Operations
  • Experience of and ability to use project cycle management approaches to coordinate projects;
  • Previous involvement in developing proposals or requests for funds desirable, including a familiarity with logical frameworks;
  • Experience and ability to write accurate reports;
  • An ability to solve problems, make decisions and/or offer creative solutions;
  • IT literate and have the ability to handle electronic data with strong numeracy skills;
  • Proven ability to represent an organisation at external meetings (partners, government, NGO, Business).
Specific Requirements: Fundraising
  • Familiarity with Sales and Marketing
  • Resilience and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Interest in, and preferably some experience of working in, media and/or public relations;
  • Competence and understanding off the main social media platforms
Please apply with an introduction letter clearly addressing your preferred discipline, along with your most recent CV. Closing date is 17 July 2016.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland/UK at the time of application.
GOAL has Standards of Integrity and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

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