INAR invites applications for the position of

Policy Lead

INAR is a National Network organisation of over 178 civil society organisations working together to combat racism at a local, national and European level. INAR is recruiting a Policy Officer to develop an alternative 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 Officer will be responsible for initiating policy work at INAR, including managing and carrying out a consultation process with affected communities, anti-racist organisations, NGOs and stakeholders. They will gather findings, draft and present a report of findings to the government and the public. 

The Policy Lead  will: 

  • Design and conduct consultation processes, with affected communities and relevant stakeholders, relating to the need for a National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR).
  • Develop and contribute to INAR’s work on relevant policies including a set of policy recommendations for a NAPAR.
  • Support the development of a civil society coalition for a NAPAR. 
  • 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: 

  • Designing and conducting consultation processes, with affected communities and relevant stakeholders, relating to the need for a National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR).
  • Researching, developing, and publishing a reports of collective NAPAR-related policy recommendations.
  • Bringing together interested parties to support the collective NAPAR policy demands. 
  • Communication management around the project, including public awareness campaigns.
  • Organising information events for stakeholders without direct knowledge of the questions of anti-racism and the fight against discrimination. 
  • To represent and advocate INAR’s values and objectives.

To be considered for the role, you will need to be someone who:

Essential :

  • Postgraduate qualification in human rights, public policy, or law.
  • Excellent knowledge of terms, themes, policy framework, and issues related to racism and race-related discrimination in Ireland.
  • 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
  • Ability to speak and work effectively in multiple languages, including English and at least one Sub-Saharan African language. 
  • Experience in conducting research and project management, and possessing good organisational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with a specific focus on writing reports, preparing briefings, and making presentations.
  • Experience submitting and presenting policy recommendations to High-Level decision-makers, including the European Commission and or Members of the Oireachtas
  • Experience in explaining complicated policy issues to national print and broadcast media.
  • Ability to self-manage and work on own initiative and be an excellent team player.


  • Experience in multi-stakeholder project management.
  • Good knowledge of international practices in combating racism. 
  • Direct experience in working with ethnic minority communities.
  • First-hand knowledge of the issues facing Ethnic Minorities.
  • Experience or training in community development.
  • Experience in 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 1 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.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is COB Tuesday 6 December 2022.
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 interviews based only on the information supplied in the CV and Application Form and on the requirements of the post. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview between 8 – 13 December. We hope to be able to announce a successful candidate by 14 Dec 2022.