ADVERT ID 147998

First 5 Early Childhood Project Specialist – Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth

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Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Lower Baggot Street
Dublin
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MAIN DETAILS

Status:
Deactivated
Level:
Other Education
Date Posted:
Mon Apr 12 2021 12:20:13
Application Closing Date:
Thu Apr 29 2021
Status of Post:
Permanent
Number of Vacancies:
1
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POST DETAILS

Title:
First 5 Early Childhood Project Specialist – Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth
Description:
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) deals with policy and service developments relating to a number of very important groups in society. It seeks to co-ordinate and develop key actions across Government relating to children and young people.
The Assistant Principal Officer (AP) with responsibility for First 5 Projects is a senior managerial grade. Under the supervision of a Principal Officer (PO) and overall direction of the Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare, the AP will be actively engaged in developing, co-ordinating and implementing a series of significant projects in the context of First 5: A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families.

The successful candidate will have:

• A qualification in early learning and care / early childhood care and education at Level 8 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications (or equivalent) AND at least three years of relevant work experience at a senior level, including working in the field of children’s services, early learning and care or other learning initiatives and/or public health projects directly;

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• A qualification in social science, social policy or a field directly relevant to the duties of this role at Level 8 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications (or equivalent) AND at least five years of relevant work experience at a senior level, including working in the field of children’s services, early learning and care or other learning initiatives and/or public health projects directly;
• Demonstrable experience in project design, management, implementation and evaluation including the management of budgets, staff and commissioned contractors;
• Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as part of a team;
• Ability to understand policy intent at an abstract level, the relationship between policy intent and the range and combination of tools available to put policy into practice.


THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION IS 3PM, THURSDAY 29th April 2021


We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications
under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.


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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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Applications may be submitted by

  • Online Application
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Apply To:
County:
Dublin
Postal District:
Dublin 2

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