Policy and Advocacy Advisor on Climate Justice



Are you energised by the thought of working in an organisation that supports people and communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice? Do you love the idea of working in a global organisation with an inclusive and collaborative culture? Then Trocaire wants to hear from you! Read on for more details about this exciting opportunity.

The Opportunity

Policy and advocacy advisor on climate justice (Full time – 3 year contract)

Climate change is destroying the lives and livelihoods of the most marginalised people in countries where Trócaire works. They are paying the price for a problem they have not created, and for which they have least resources to cope. In addition, climate change amplifies existing political, social and economic inequalities.

We want to see a sustainable world, where people and the planet flourish. Richer countries, including Ireland, have a responsibility not only to dramatically reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, but also to provide financing for adaptation efforts in the South and to provide finance to deal with loss and damage resulting from climate breakdown.

In this exciting role, you will strategically advocate for swift, ambitious and just climate action. You will analyse the issues, devise clear strategies and policy solutions and work with partners and in civil society networks for effective change. You will engage with media and lobby decision-makers in Ireland, within the EU and at the UN.

About you

  • To carry out this exciting role, you will have the ability to analyse complex justice, human rights and political issues and devise appropriate solutions.
  • You will be familiar with issues of climate justice and have an excellent gender analysis.
  • You will be a strategic thinker and an effective advocate, skilled at communicating complex policy issues to different audiences and decision-makers. You will have excellent report writing skills.

About Trócaire

Trócaire is an International NGO. We work with local partners in the world’s most at-risk communities and with people in Ireland to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and injustice and respond to the crises they create. Together we bring about positive and lasting change for a just world.

Trócaire works in up to 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We work towards five goals:

• Promote Access to Justice;

• Achieve Climate & Environmental Justice;

• Ensure Women & Girls’ Protection, Voice & Influence;

• Save Lives and Protect Human Dignity and

• Mobilise the Public on the island of Ireland to achieve Global Justice.

Do you want to know more about Trocaire, the organisation? Find out more at www.trocaire.org


What we can offer you:

Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits including pension scheme and life assurance. We have an excellent range of work life balance friendly policies including Hybrid and Flexible working.

Safeguarding Programme Participants-Children & Adults

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We welcome diverse applicants to join our inclusive workforce.

Trócaire is an equal opportunities employer. We are an organisation that embraces diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to bring their experiences and perspectives to Trócaire.

Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities can be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application or by contacting [email protected]. See our Diversity and Inclusion statement here


You will report to Head of Policy and Advocacy.The job opportunity will be offered on a Fixed-Term contract of 3 years and and is based in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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Closing date for applications is 18 June 2024

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