We are currently recruiting for the fulltime positions of

1. Programmes Lead

2. Fundraising Lead

Aidlink is a small, but impactful international development organisation, striving to achieve gender equality and end poverty in Africa, while also raising awareness of global inequality in Ireland.

We work through partnering with African community-based organisations to collectively deliver our work, empowering people to tackle poverty and catalyse change.  Currently, our programmes are based in Kenya and Uganda.

By listening to the voices of the community and through our partnerships we work to address the structural causes of inequality and poverty. We believe that by putting the furthest behind first – often girls – we can support an entire communities growth.

We have award-winning standards and ambitious plans; you could be central to achieving our plans. We are looking for someone with values and drive, who feels strongly about international development, child rights and gender equality. Do you enjoy building relationships in different communities? Are you a strong team player who can roll up your sleeves and get stuck in as well as handling strategic priorities? If so, this may be the job for you!

Job Title: Programme Lead (full-time)

Location:Hybrid / Flexible (Office is Dublin based)

Job Purpose: 

This position plays a critical role in the delivery of Aidlink’s new strategic plan, in which we have identified four strategic priorities, against which we will work to deliver impact through our programmes and partnerships. The 4 strategic Pillars are:

  • Disadvantaged communities essential needs are met.
  • Women and Girls can exercise agency and live free from harm
  • Communities are more resilient to shocks and setbacks and
  • Informed citizens committed to action on poverty inequality

The Programmes Lead, reporting directly to the CEO, will provide strategic direction and ensure effective planning, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Aidlink parnters and projects.

The Programmes lead function is to ensure that Aidlink partnerships and programmes are managed in line with established policies and procedures, requiring the day-to-day management of the grant management processes across all partnerships.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Partner Relations and Programme Management
  • Donor Relations
  • Organisational Development and Capacity Building
  • Strategic and Policy Support
  • Development Education / Immersion Programme support.

Partner Relations & Programme Management

  • Manage key relationships with Aidlink’s strategic partners in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana;
  • Assist partners throughout the project/programme cycle – applying current thinking and best practice in line with our commitment to management for results;
  • Oversight of partner programme/project budgets;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of partners and programmes in line with Aidlink’s M&E Policy;
  • Attending, providing input to, and reporting back on various external technical working groups;
  • Preparing reporting materials for internal accountability processes (quarterly and annual reporting) in line with results-based management systems;
  • Supporting the team in the development of analysis and thematic papers; planning processes, mid-term reviews and evaluations;
  • Preparing case studies on programmes and partnerships;

Donor Relations

  • Manage and implement the institutional and FTC (Foundations, Trusts and Corporate) components of Aidlink’s Fundraising Strategy;
  • Develop proposals and reports, both narrative and financial, to the highest standards and to donor requirements;
  • Liaise with donors (Irish Aid and others) in a timely and professional manner, ensuring that Aidlink meets requirements for submissions, communications and reporting.

Organisational Development and Capacity Building

  • Work with partners to develop and implement bespoke capacity building plans in line with Aidlink’s Capacity Building Approach;
  • Contribute towards Partner and Staff training and organisational learning;
  • Development of organisational policies related to Aidlink’s programmatic focus and key themes.


  • To actively participate in professional / sectoral networks and working groups;
  • Support advocacy, communications and development education activities;
  • Represent Aidlink in line with organization ethos and values;
  • Undertake from time to time other tasks relating to Aidlink activities as requested.

Candidate Profile – Skills and Experience

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have a well-established track record of good performance and possess the following skills and experience:


  • Strong understanding of and commitment to the core values and principles of Aidlink.
  • Understanding and commitment to the principals of Partnership, localization and Rights Based Approaches to poverty reduction and development.
  • Good communication, writing and strong IT skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of Results Based Management systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of organisational capacity development.
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working on project cycle management including: partnership management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • A Master’s degree in an area relevant to social development, poverty reduction, humanitarian.
  • Well-organized, positive attitude and efficient; ability to work on own initiative and as part of a small team.


  • Knowledge of development in an East African context (Kenya and Uganda)
  • Overseas experience working in a development context.

Application Process

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

To apply, please email CV and cover letter to info@aidlink.ie

Please reference the job title in the email subject line.

Deadline: rolling deadline

Job Title: Fundraising and Communications Lead. Full-time

Location:Hybrid (Office is Dublin based) 

Job Description

This position plays a critical role in the delivery of Aidlink’s strategic plan in that it brings together the major elements of Fundraising, Communications and Administration. The Fundraising and Communications lead will provide strategic direction and ensure effective delivery of fundraising, and communications plans, and will be responsible for Aidlink’s relationship with the public to ensure growing levels of financial and non-financial support, reporting directly to the CEO.

The Fundraising and Communications is responsible for;

  • Developing and delivering a programme of fundraising campaigns and events to meet Aidlink’s revenue targets
  • Communicating the impact of Aidlink’s work with existing supporters and the general public
  • Managing the day-to-day administration of a small office.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrable experience in a similar role, and will have knowledge and experience of the key aspects of fundraising, communications and marketing.

Principal duties

Fundraising (45%)

  • Working with the CEO and Fundraising Committee of the Board, develop and implement the organisation’s fundraising strategy to meet Aidlink’s revenue targets
  • Coordinate and deliver community fundraising events and campaigns delivering revenue against agreed targets
  • Manage the fundraising budget (total and individual campaign budgets)
  • Provide support for the delivery of major, public fundraising events
  • Maintain and manage Aidlink’s current donor relationships
  • Build new fundraising relationships with individuals, schools, community groups
  • Identify and work with companies where CSR and Aidlink values are aligned.

Communications (45%)

  • Deliver the organisation’s annual communications plans
  • Management of all donor and supporter communications including, donation acknowledgments, donor updates and newsletters
  • Development of Aidlink promotional material and the organisation’s Annual Report
  • Content creation for website and social media accounts
  • Engagement with media and press

Administration (10%)

  • Monthly book-keeping and financial reporting
  • Administration of the organisation’s CRM (Salesforce)
  • Logistic and administrative support for oversees field visits and development education projects
  • Administrative support to the CEO and Board of Directors
  • General office management and administration, maintaining efficient filing and information systems

Essential Requirements

  • Educated to degree level
  • At least 2 years work experience in a fundraising, marketing/communications or administrative role
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize
  • Flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the requirements of the role

Person specification

  • Ability to self-motivate, takes initiative, and work independently within a small yet collaborative team.
  • Strong strategic awareness and influencing skills.
  • Natural relationship builder, networker, and connector with an intuitive ability to identify opportunities for engagement.
  • Innovative and creative approach, with solution-oriented problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive with ability to work to tight deadlines and skillfully manage multiple projects.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of a small charity and shift priorities accordingly.
  • Employs active listening skills and responds to prospect, supporter, volunteer, and team needs in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Aidlink’s purpose and best practice in the charity sector.

Application Process

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application. 

To apply, please email CV and cover letter to info@aidlink.ie.

Please reference the job title in the email subject line.

For more information see www.aidlink.ie or please contact (01) 221 0444.