STAND Programme Assistant

(Deadline 29 March 2019)

Stipend: €50 PER DAY

STAND celebrates the power of ordinary people to change the world. We support third-level students to stand up for justice and equality, learn more about important global issues, and find out what they can do to take positive action.

We do this by running a range of activities (see below) in collaboration with students at third-level campuses across Ireland. We are now looking to build on our existing support to empower more students across Ireland to STAND for what they believe in. We are a not-for-profit initiative run by the educational development charity Suas.

The purpose of the part-time Programme Assistant role is to contribute to the achievement of STAND’s organisational goals by supporting the STAND team with all aspects project design, planning, implementation and evaluation. The successful candidate will be passionate about global justice, highly organised, a self-starter and have experience in project management, leadership and working with university students. The goal is to provide support to the STAND team to create awareness about STAND, effectively engage STAND participants, plan and implement successful activities for participants, and help evaluate and demonstrate the success of our work.

The Programme Assistant will learn valuable skills in working as part of a diverse team to implement development education activities on university campuses across Ireland. The role would focus primarily on assisting the Activities Manager with the planning and implementing development education activities, including:

  • STAND Student Festival: annual film and art exhibition for students highlighting global justice issues.
  • STAND Global Issues Course: part-time evening course for students who want to change the world.
  • STAND Ideas Collective: helps students turn their ideas into solutions to the world’s problems.
  • STAND News – online news magazine for students who are passionate about equality and justice.

Training will be provided with this role, along with ongoing support from your manager and the STAND team to ensure you gain valuable skills and experience during your time with STAND.

A large degree of flexibility will be expected and offered in terms of working hours (16 per week). You will be based at our office on Aungier Street in Dublin, working closely with our Activities Manager. You will be required to attend our events and activities on campuses in Dublin and around Ireland (travel expenses will be covered). You will also have the opportunity to work remotely and at flexible times by agreement with your Manager.


Project Management

  • Support the Activities Manager in designing and coordinating STAND activities on university campuses, including Global Issues courses, The Ideas Collective, and the 8×8 Festival;
  • Travel to universities across Ireland to work with students to raise awareness of STAND, our activities, and ensure successful implementation of activities on campuses;
  • Represent STAND at student activities and events;
  • Build rapport with relevant stakeholders and students on campuses;
  • Support with the monitoring and evaluation of STAND activities.


  • Provide administrative support to the STAND Team, including developing and maintaining campus databases.
  • Provide ongoing support to STAND Societies on campus where needed.



  • Experience in project management or experience in a leadership role
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to multitask and prioritise a varied workload
  • Excellent people skills and an ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent written skills and strong editing/proofreading skills
  • Experience of working collaboratively with various stakeholders and with young adults (18-30)
  • Ability to work flexibly and to travel
  • Full driver’s license



  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Global Studies, Project Management or related field.
  • Experience using Content Management Systems, such as Salesforce
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign


Please complete our online application form and upload your CV here.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact Joanne Mulligan at joannemulligan@stand.ie or (01) 662 1400.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday March 29th 2019.