The IEN is hiring

We have two positions available at the moment:

Coalition 2030 is hiring!


Are you passionate about the Sustainable Development Goals here in Ireland and abroad? Do you have experience in working with member-led coalitions?

Then we’d love to have you join our team as the Coordinator for Coalition 2030.

Coalition 2030 is an alliance of civil society organisations working to uphold Ireland’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals both at home and around the world. It comprises 75 organisations – international and domestic NGOs as well as environmental groups, universities and Trade Unions.

Some key responsibilities will be:

  • Coordinating and working closely with Coalition members and networks to advance the Coalition’s vision and objectives
  • Leading coordination and implementation of policy and advocacy activities in line with the agreed Workplan
  • Supporting the coordination of Coalition-led conferences and events and public campaigns

Essential criteria for the role will include:

  • Relevant third level qualification
  • Proven track-record in facilitation, planning and coordination
  • Experience of working in networks or member-led coalitions, with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills

The position is full-time under a 24 month contract. Commencement of the role will begin as soon as possible, and the full job description can be found here.

The salary band is €46,000 to €54,000 commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV (maximum 2 pages) and cover letter (maximum 1 page) to

Deadline for applications: 5pm Thursday 21 October 2021 



The IEN is hiring an agriculture policy officer!


The dual climate and biodiversity crises our agricultural sector faces are vast – and they are more pressing than ever before.

We need someone front and centre on our team working to influence decision-makers to ensure that environmental protection remains at the forefront of agriculture, land use and food policy in Ireland. So we’re hiring an Agriculture and Land Use Policy and Advocacy Officer.

They’ll be working with members of the environmental NGO sector, with senior government officials, and the European Commission.

Some duties of the role include: 

  • Monitoring developments related to agriculture and land use policies as they pertain to areas of the environment
  • Coordinating processes to agree policy positions and messaging
  • Engaging and developing relationships with key public representatives to ensure that our goals for the environment and communicated effectively

We’re looking for an energetic, self-starting individual to take on this role, who’s comfortable with working on their own and as part of a team.

Essential criteria for the job is as follows: 

  • Relevant education qualifications in environmental policy, law or a related discipline
  • At least 3 years’ experience in related policy or advocacy work
  • Proven experience of policy analysis, planning and producing own research and policy documents to tight deadlines
  • Experience of advocacy work at a national, European and international level
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a range of audiences

The annual gross salary for this role is of the range €40,000 to 45,000, commensurate with skills and experience. The contract is for a one-year, 35-hour week role and renewable conditional on funding.

A full description of the role is available here

To apply, please send the following to

  • A one-paged letter of motivation indicating your salary expectations
  • A one-page review of what you regard as the potential challenges and opportunities in relation to agriculture and land use policy
  • Your CV

Deadline for applications is Friday 3 September 2021.