Invitation to Tender for the Role of Communications Coordinator – Childhood Development Initiative

Based in Tallaght West, CDI was established to design, deliver and evaluate a suite of services aimed at improving outcomes for children and families. Following significant consultation with those living and working in the community, areas for improvement were agreed, interventions developed utilising research and best practice, and independent evaluation teams commissioned. Taking an implementation science approach, CDI has supported a wide range of organisations and disciplines to enhance best practice and take on new models.

CDI is currently part of the Government’s Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme which supports prevention and early intervention work at 13 sites across Ireland.

From 2007 to 2013 CDI was one of three Prevention and Early Intervention Programme (PEIP) sites in Dublin, which were co-funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and The Atlantic Philanthropies.

CDI is looking to engage communication supports which will enable us to develop and deliver on our strategic objectives. We require an individual/organisation with excellent contacts in the public and voluntary sector, and with a demonstrable track record of policy influencing.

The Task:
The task will include the following :-
Supporting the development and implementation of a communications strategy;
Developing and disseminating press releases;
Dealing with media locally and nationally;
Coordinating media re:external/high profile events;
Advising and supporting CDI’s public affairs and lobbying strategy;
Technical advice as required eg. Website developments

CDI is interested in offering a two-year contract, subject to funding.

Scoring Criteria:
Applications will be scored on the basis of the following:-

Experience of media management;
Demonstrable track record in influencing policy;
Strong understanding of the public and voluntary sector;
Clarity and comprehensiveness of Tender.

Application Process:
Applicants should provide the following information to the address below by 5pm on Friday the 21st of April 2017:

Comprehensive CV, which includes reference to the criteria named above;
Proposed methodology;
Costs (including daily rates);
Anticipated number of days to complete the work;
Two recent professional referees; and
Proposed timelines.

Contact Details:
Completed applications (by 5pm on Friday the 21st of April 2017) to:
Marian Quinn, E: Ph: 01 4940030

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