Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Pieta provide a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or who are bereaved by suicide. Pieta House also operate a national 24-hour helpline (1800 247 247) and a dedicated Education and Training office. We are committed to delivering our services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that we provide the best service for our clients

As Project Officer you will provide essential support to the Programme Office. You will be responsible for coordinating and providing support on all project activities, including scheduling, reporting and document control.

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Location: Tallaght, Dublin 24
Position Type: 40 hours per week over 5 days (Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm) 12 month contract

The Project Officer is responsible for:

  • Support the Programme Office and improvement projects by providing project support

  • Work closely with the Project Manager and internal stakeholders to define the project scope and the development of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to facilitate decision-making for project start-up

  • Assists with the preparation of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and other key documents to support the project

  • Assists with the development of the overall budget for the project as well as for project components and conducts budget reviews and analyses in conjunction with the Project Accountant for discussion with the Project Manager

  • Assists with the implementation of records management, communications, feedback, monitoring and evaluation frameworks. Ensuring these are effectively established to facilitate project start up and to support the project to completion under the direction of the Project Manager

  • Prepares regular reports to assist the Project Manager to track the progress of project components to ensure schedules and deadlines are being met

  • Identify project issues and possible solutions, and bring them to the attention of the Project Manager for action. Provide a central repository for all project management documentation and ensure all documentation is filed appropriately

  • Maintain highlights and issues logs and ensure these are communicated to the programme manager and other relevant personnel as required

  • Monitor project schedules flagging potential issues; approaching deadlines; and reporting on any potential delays. Identify project issues and possible solutions, and bring them to the attention of the Project Manager for action

  • Coordinating and managing project activities and schedule

  • Organises meetings to review project progress and to discuss future steps

Skills & Experience:

  • 2 years' experience in project planning and implementation

  • Hold a recognised project management qualification

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and project priorities

  • Good organisational skills to help groups plan, organise, and coordinate their work effectively

  • Develops efficient work plans for complex projects involving many groups, and effectively implements and coordinates these plans.

  • Demonstrates a keen understanding of the relationships among various components of large-scale programs that cut across groups, organising them such that limited resources are used most effectively.

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently

  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines

  • Advanced IT skills and working knowledge of MS Office

Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.

Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 30th November 2020.


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