Resource and Evaluation Officer (Dublin)

About the Department

The Irish Cancer Society is focused on achieving four main goals over the lifetime of its strategy Towards a future without cancer 2013-2017. Two of the goals Reducing the Risk of Cancer and Improving Lives will be delivered by the Society’s Services department. Several strategic objectives are contained in each goal. For the goal Improving Lives, the Information Development Team will be responsible for the delivery of the strategic target To ensure that everyone gets appropriate and relevant information on cancer prevention, treatment and care to help them make informed decisions. The Resource and Evaluation Officer will work with the Information Development Team to achieve these strategic goals.

Overall responsibility

The Resource and Evaluation Officer is responsible for:

  • The management, planning and development of appropriate resources to enable the provision of information to the Services department in a timely manner.
  • Overseeing the evaluation of the impact of the Society’s services, including data collection, data analyses, report generation and writing.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain and organise journals/articles/books/reports in the library, catalogue new information and audit the Services library content as appropriate.
  • Inform staff of library updates, journal, table of contents, etc.
  • Identify order and manage both hard copy and electronic resources for the current and anticipated information needs of the Services department.
  • Communicate any new information to other members of the Services department.
  • Adhere to policies in relation to the sharing of information, including copyright, library procedures manual and weeding policy.
  • Work with the information development team in auditing the current provision of information (written and online information), identifying gaps, prioritising and addressing these needs.
  • Oversee the evaluation of the impact of the Services department which involves data collation, data analyses, generation and writing of reports using relevant software.
  • Provide advice and guidance to colleagues across the Services department on how to monitor and evaluate their services, projects and solutions.
  • Help build a learning culture, ensuring that key findings and learning from evaluations are used to inform programme planning.
  • Work with the information development team in the production of relevant policies and guidelines including; organisational editorial policy, social media policy for cancer prevention, house style guidelines and guidance for external reviewers.
  • Collaborate with other organisations that provide reliable information in a specific area e.g. cancer care organisations, organisations representing those with disability, minorities or people of other cultures and languages.
  • Any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the manager.


  • Maintain confidentiality regarding supporter information at all times, and to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.
  • Assist with special projects as required or self-determined to enhance the Society’s Services capacity and/or programmatic objectives.
  • Adhere to all relevant Irish Cancer Society policies.
  • The Irish Cancer Society operates a no-smoking policy and the post holder must not smoke in the office or when on Society business outside the office.
  • All employees are required to be aware of their responsibilities towards health and safety and to adhere to fire regulations.
  • Establish memberships and liaise with professional bodies, agencies and other associations to ensure industry best practice. Undertake training as necessary.
  • This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Society at any time after discussion with the post holder.

Person specification


  • Recognised post-graduate qualification in Information/Research/Library studies
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Proven ability to manage and develop information resources
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer
  • Familiarity with relevant electronic information resources
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise in order to meet deadlines


  • Experience/knowledge of setting up monitoring and evaluation systems and processes
  • Experience using Microsoft One Drive or similar software
  • Knowledge of the health and social care field

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter including current remuneration package to: Aoife Foley, HR Assistant, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd., Dublin 4. Email:

The closing date for applications is 17th May 2015. The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunities employer.


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