EIL Explore funds overseas intercultural learning adventures that challenge participants to become global citizens. With a fund of over 140,000 Euros EIL Explore will sponsor 45 “Explorers” to travel abroad during 2019 for the purpose of volunteering, cultural immersion, youth activist and school based opportunities. The Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the effective planning and successful operation of the EIL Explore Travel Awards

EIL is a Cork based educational charity promoting global citizenship and personal development through cultural immersion and experiential learning placements in Ireland and in 30 other countries around the world.

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Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Programme Manager, this exciting and fast paced role will be responsible for ensuring the effective planning and successful operation of the EIL Explore Travel Awards https://www.eilexplore.ie

The successful candidate will join a small team and work alongside other colleagues who lead responsibility for the Global Citizen Award https://www.globalcitizenaward.ie/ and the EIL network members and alumni.



To coordinate:

  • The marketing and promotion of the Awards
  • The application, shortlisting, interview and placement processes
  • Pre-departure workshops, debriefs, webinars and activities
  • Travel bookings, insurance and other logistical issues
  • Administration duties – updating files and databases
  • Garda Vetting
  • Engagement with the EIL network and Explore alumni and empower them to be involved with programme events

To support:

  • The Programme Manager in identifying new partnerships, co-funding opportunities and sponsorship opportunities
  • The participants as they go through the process (especially when they struggle with cultural adaption, homesickness and health issues)
  • The Mentors, Explore Support Group/Committee and other volunteers/alumni around Ireland who help promote and deliver the programme
  • To help grow and develop EIL Explore in to EIL’s “flagship” outbound programme


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • 3 years working as part of an admin/support team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate groups and deliver trainings
  • Ability to lead and motivate volunteers
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and to think on your feet
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Teamwork and people skills
  • Strong IT / Microsoft Office skills

Knowledge Required:

  • Appreciation and understanding of the voluntary and NGO sector in Ireland
  • Non formal educational methods & approaches
  • Child Protection and Child Protection Legislation
  • Social media usage and trends
  • PR and Marketing
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals/Global Justice Issues

Person Behaviour Competences Required

  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Partner and Stakeholder Interaction
  • Achieving Results
  • Planning and Priority Setting
  • Problem solving and Decision making

Salary:  €30,000 plus pension contribution

EIL Explore – Co-ordinator Application form can be downloaded here.

To apply for this position: Please forward
(1) a completed application form and
(2) a copy of your CV

Email your application to [email protected] with “Explore Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Applications close at 12 noon on Friday March 22nd 2019.