Housing Consultant sought by the Irish Refugee Council

Posted On: 29 May 2017


The Irish Refugee Council’s (IRC) mission is to promote and enhance the lives of refugees in Ireland. Our 2016 Impact Report gives a picture of the organisation’s work.

Approximately 450 people living in Direct Provision have status but cannot leave because of the wider housing crisis that exists in Irish society. As part of the IRC’s pilot housing project various organisations and individuals, including religious congregations and members of the public, are leasing properties to the organisation. Individuals and families who are trying to exit Direct Provision may be offered transitionary tenancies in these properties if they come within the terms of the pilot. During this period other holistic supports around employment and education are offered.

The Irish Refugee Council is seeking to engage a Consultant to assist the organisation in developing a best practice and good governance framework for the pilot project.

Consultancy description

  • Advise the IRC on governance requirements in relation to the pilot housing project
  • Assist in the implementation of the Irish Council for Social Housing’s voluntary regulation code
  • Draft a comprehensive risk register for the housing project
  • Input on, and assist in drafting, a selection criteria for beneficiaries of the project
  • Input on, and assist in drafting, a tenant handbook
  • Advise on funding opportunities for the project
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the project
  • Analyse and document the project’s learnings and make recommendations for its future direction and also other housing projects of this nature
  • Any other relevant tasks identified by the CEO

Person specification

  • Relevant third level qualification
  • Excellent knowledge of social housing, housing management and tenant management
  • Substantial experience working on social housing, governance and financing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to human rights and the protection of refugees

Please send a CV and cover letter to nick@irishrefugeecouncil.ie by 5.00pm, 19 June.

This is a paid, short-term, consultancy role supported by the St Stephen’s Green Trust. The IRC is seeking to engage a Consultant for approximately 40 days during July-September 2017.