ASSOCIATION OF LEADERS OF MISSIONARIES AND RELIGIOUS OF IRELAND, CLG.  AMRI is a registered charity, CRA 20023263 CHY9301.  CRA 20023263.  Registered in Dublin, Ireland. CRO 529508.

Directors: Brendan Coffey, Edmund Garvey, Evelyn Greene, John Hennebry, Rita Kelly, Bríd Liston, Kathleen McGarvey, Paula Molloy, Aidan McGrath, Thomas O’Connor, Sally Roddy, Timothy Lehane.

Justice News from AMRI

An Opportunity for A Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Co-Ordinator To Join AMRI 

The Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) is seeking to recruit a Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Co-Ordinator, initially on a two-year contract, ideally full-time.

AMRI represents and promotes active collaboration between Religious Institutes, Societies of Apostolic Life and Lay Missionary Organisations. It inspires, impels, supports, and facilitates its members to be missionary, prophetic, and charismatic in the following of Jesus. AMRI seeks to respond to existing and emerging realities both in Ireland and overseas by supporting and energising the life and ministries of its members and of the wider church with a renewed sense of hope and relevance.

The Role

The ideal candidate will have expertise in and experience of working for the cause of justice and Care of the Earth and will have a strong commitment to promoting pastoral responses to situations concerning justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. He/she will possess the skills to co-ordinate, communicate, and represent diverse and complex justice areas or issues across a range of organisations located both in Ireland and further afield.

The Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Co-Ordinator will:

  • Participate in the implementation of the AMRI Strategic Plan for 2018-2021, with a particular focus on JPIC issues;

  • Work collaboratively on emerging Social Justice issues, in ministering and responding to the marginalised in society;

  • Be a gatherer and a unifying voice in advocating, especially for refugees and migrants, those experiencing homelessness, people who have been trafficked or are otherwise exploited;

  • Foster a vision of hope and a meaningful reality that reflects the interface between the sciences, humanities, and faith;

  • Work collaboratively to promote care for our fragile earth, our “common home”;

  • Lead, participate, and organise events, campaigns, and activities related to AMRI JPIC priorities;

  • Build co-operative relationships with AMRI communities and relevant groups within the wider community in order to promote engagement with work for JPIC;

  • Provide members of AMRI and associated groups with information that raises awareness of developments in justice and ecological issues, challenges them and points to appropriate Christian responses and enables and encourages them in their advocacy for justice;

  • Liaise with relevant partners in the pursuit of AMRI’s strategic aims.

  • Represent AMRI at meetings, promoting its aims and priorities.

 

This list is not exhaustive. It is expected that the post holder will take on other related assignments as requested by the Secretary General of AMRI.

 

 

 

Essential Criteria

  • An appropriate postgraduate qualification (or equivalent);

  • Respect for the AMRI ethos;

  • Experience in a similar role;

  • Evidence of project/task management;

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, evidence of professional relationship building;

  • A commitment to social justice and Care of the Earth;

  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills including writing briefing documents;

  • Ability to think strategically and work to deadlines;

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team;

  • Familiarity with IT including general computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and a competency around social media.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working directly with people who experience discrimination or are excluded in promoting Care of the Earth;

  • Minimum of three years’ experience of working in a similar role.

Terms and Conditions

Contract duration: Two-years
Place of work: AMRI Office, Cypress Grove Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W, D6W YV12.
Hours per week: This will ideally be a full-time role comprising a working week of 35 hours.
Safeguarding: The candidate must be willing to comply fully with AMRI safeguarding protocols.
Starting date: Immediate.
Salary: Negotiable, based on experience.

Application

Applications should be emailed to: secretariat@amri.ie
or posted to: AMRI Office, c/o Missionaries of Africa, Cypress Grove Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W, D6W YV12.

Applications should include:

  1. Covering letter (making reference to the essential/desirable criteria outlined above).

  2. Full Curriculum Vitae with details of two referees.

The deadline for applications is: Friday, February 14th, at 5pm.

It is expected that interviews will take place on February 20th and February 21st, 2020.