INAR invites applications for the position of

Policy Education  Lead

INAR is a National Network organisation of over 180 civil society organisations working together to combat racism at a local, national and European level.  INAR is recruiting a Policy Education Officer to continue the development of the Shadow National Action Plan Against Racism for combating systemic racism, by consulting Minority Ethnic groups, anti-racist and civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders.



The INAR Policy Education Lead will be responsible for initiating policy work at INAR, in line with  UNCERD, and actions contained within the EU Plan Against Racism and National Action Plan Against Racism. They will gather findings, draft and present reports of findings to the government and the public.

They will also be responsible for ensuring the deliverables on a two year project aimed at creating accessible advocacy teaching material on anti racism policy. They will  create accessible, minority community specific anti-racism materials, piloting them in conjunction with the wider team,  affected communities and anti-racist organisations, as online modules.  They will ensure the delivery of the training modules, to the agreed schedule.

The INAR Policy Education Lead will : 

  • Work with the civil society Coalition for the Implementation of the NAPAR (CINAPAR) to help monitor the implementation and achievement of actions contained in the National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR).
  • Develop the Shadow National Action Plan Against Racism into a Digital Advocacy Resource; an online advocacy teaching module for minority ethnic leaders, and for majority allies.
  • Develop and contribute to INAR’s work on relevant policies including a set of policy recommendations that affect the most marginalised groups within minority ethnic communities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with political leaders, media and other decision makers as well wider civil society.
  • Contribute to the wider activities of INAR and its team.

Their responsibilities will be: 

  • To conduct consultations with affected communities and relevant stakeholders, relating to the implementation of the  National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR).
  • Proactively researching, developing, and publishing reports on  NAPAR-related policy recommendations.
  • Bringing together interested parties to support the collective NAPAR policy demands. 
  • Managing Communication for their projects work, including public awareness campaigns.
  • Organising information events and capacity building events for stakeholders  on anti-racism and the fight against discrimination. 
  • To represent and advocate INAR’s values and objectives.

Essential requirements:

  • Third level qualification in human rights, public policy, or law or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of terms, themes, policy framework and issues related to racism and race-related discrimination in Ireland.
  • Detailed knowledge of the issues facing minority ethnic communities in Ireland, and a commitment to social justice and equality, affected community leadership, solidarity and capacity building.
  • Demonstrable understanding of racism as a systemic issue.
  • Experience of working with hardest-to-reach and marginalised communities.
  • Experience in conducting research and project management, and excellent interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with a specific focus on writing reports, preparing briefings and accessible information for websites, and making presentations.
  • Experience submitting and presenting policy recommendations to High Level decision makers, including European Commission and or Members of the Oireachtas
  • Experience of analysing  complicated policy issues and framing them for both national print and broadcast media, and to minority ethnic community groups.
  • Ability to self manage and work on own initiative and be an excellent team player.


  • Postgraduate qualification in human rights, public policy, or law or equivalent
  • Experience of multi-stakeholder project management.
  • Good knowledge of international practices in combating racism. 
  • Direct experience of working with ethnic minority communities.
  • First hand knowledge of the issues facing Ethnic Minorities.
  • Experience of  training and facilitation .
  • Experience of coalition or network mobilising and capacity-building. 

INAR is committed to fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment which values all identities, perspectives and experiences, and provides opportunities for learning and growth. We especially welcome applications from people from all Ethnic Minority and migrant backgrounds, from women, nonbinary, LGBTQI+ and other working class backgrounds, and people from other traditionally marginalised backgrounds. 

Salary range:  €39,000 – €42,000 PA, depending on experience.

This is a full-time position, 5 days (35 hours) a week on a renewable fixed-term contract for 2 year starting immediately, with a 6 month probation period, Annual leave entitlement: 25 days per annum. 

Place of work: INAR office in Dublin 1, with occasional travel, as appropriate to the role. 

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the Republic of Ireland.

Post holder reports to: the Director at INAR.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is for 9.00pm on Wednesday 27 March 2024.
Please upload: a CV, 2 samples of your policy submissions (max 500 words each) and fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM here.

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based only on the information supplied in the CV and Application Form and on the requirements of the post. 

PLEASE NOTE: *Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview between 10am and 2pm on Thursday 18 April 2024 . We hope to be able to announce a successful candidate by Friday 19th April 2024.*