Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.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.

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


The Research and Evaluation Manager will work independently and as a member of a team to support the development of a research framework, and programme of research for the organisation.

They will be required to design, commission and execute research and evaluation projects as required and will ensure projects support data-informed strategic planning and decision making.

The successful candidate must be committed to delivering high-impact and actionable research and evaluation that informs, guides, and influences practice and policy with innovation, enthusiasm, flexibility, thoughtfulness.


  • Develop a framework to support the development and delivery of research and evaluation programmes

  • Liaise and build relationships with third level institutions

  • Design all research inputs for a portfolio of projects, determining appropriate strategy, methodologies and analysis protocols

  • Knowledge of funding opportunities and a track record in securing grants and funding

  • Manage project research budgets

  • To analyse and synthesise research results and to identify lessons learned and best practice for learning

  • To contribute to development of new concepts, projects and outputs, particularly during proposal writing, project extensions and renewals

  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external partners to plan, implement, report, and activate

  • recommendations from research and evaluation projects

  • Develop briefs, presentations, and reports that describe and interpret findings and provide actionable insights

  • Respond to ad-hoc research- and evaluation-related queries

  • Develop and completes annual professional development plan, in consultation with Management

  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings

  • Carry out other related tasks, requests, and duties as assigned

Skills & Experience:

  • 3 years' research experience in health/ mental health and /or counselling and psychotherapy

  • Minimum of Master's degree required

  • Management and project management experience

  • Proven research and evaluation experience and expert knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data, interpret findings, discern implications, draw conclusions, and make recommendations

  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical analysis software, including ability to write complex syntax, and Microsoft Office suite required

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to develop relationships internally and with external stakeholders (3rd level institutions, government bodies etc.)

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

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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