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The Institute of Public Health in Ireland

Policy Officer

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland

  • Belfast / Dublin
  • See description
  • Not disclosed
  • Updated 07/10/2017
  • Human Resources
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Project Officer (Policy) – Fixed Term Post


Role Summary

The post-holder will work with the IPH policy team in the design and delivery of processes integral to the evolution of evidence-informed policy. The post-holder will deploy skills relating to stakeholder engagement and basic analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. The post-holder will also contribute to evidence synthesis and integration of evidence into coherent recommendations for policy.  The role requires a blend of research and policy-based skills.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute to defined IPH projects relevant to the development and review of policies on public health priorities, including healthy workplaces and alcohol policies

  • Conduct high quality analysis on quantitative and qualitative data gathered through structured engagement and consultation processes
  • Support the effective translation of consultation/engagement findings into recommendations for policy
  • Integrate the best available evidence relevant to health promotion policies and practices into the content and direction of evolving policy in Ireland
  • Conduct critical appraisal of the evidence used to inform policy priorities
  • Support the development of fit-for-purpose policy that is evidence-informed and context appropriate for Ireland
  • Develop clear, accessible communications for relevant IPH partners and committees on the process of policy development
  • Work effectively and efficiently with national IPH partners in accordance with tight project timelines
  • Report to the Director of Policy, and ultimately to the Chief Executive, as required

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.  This document must be regarded as an outline of the major areas of accountability at the present time, which will be reviewed and assessed on an on-going basis. 

Application Process

IPH is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting an environment free from discrimination in accordance with the Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004. 

Applications must be made in writing quoting reference IPH17PL2 and enclosing:

-A letter of application of no more than 2 pages setting out how you fulfil the essential criteria for the role.

-An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 pages

Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date of the competition.  Late applications will not be accepted. All applications are treated in strict confidence.

Ref: PO2017
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