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Project Support and Liaison Officer

Project Support and Liaison Officer

Project Support and Liaison Officer - Digital Ecosystmes to transform Learningn, Teaching and Assessment

National Technological University Transformation for Resilience and Recorvery Programme (NTUTORR)

The NTUTORR Programme

Ireland’s technological higher education sector, comprising new technological universities and institutes of technology, have formed a partnership to develop and deliver on the National Technological University Transformation for Recovery and Resilience (NTUTORR) programme. This ambitious programme, which is EU funded and overseen by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), proposes to utilize the national scale and scope of the sector to deliver a best-practice suite of initiatives and opportunities for the learner, for staff development, and supported by necessary enabling technologies.

The NTUTORR programme is designed to transform learning, teaching and assessment by focusing on transforming the student experience and developing the capabilities of all staff to address a sustainable pedagogical and learning environment with particular and critical focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and equality, diversity and inclusion.

The NTUTORR programme of work is organised around three connecting streams, designed to enable the technological sector to achieve the goal of developing and implementing a major programme of work that sets out to transform learning, teaching and assessment by achieving clear sectoral gains and digital transformation through collaborative engagement.

The three main work streams are framed as:

·               Transform the Student Experience through learner empowerment

·               Transform Learning, Teaching and Assessment by Developing Staff Capabilities

·               Enable Digital Ecosystems to transform Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Each stream has several focused, high impact work packages and deliverables to maximize the benefits for students, for staff and for institutions, but to do so in a consistent sector-wide approach that is scalable.

Role Overview

NTUTORR is now recruiting a Project Support and Liaison Officer to support the growing Programme Management Office (PMO), which is hosted by THEA. The post holder will report to the NTUTORR National Co-ordinator and will work alongside other members of the PMO and Institutional Leads to support the implementation of the project through central structures.

The general duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involves. The post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned from time to time.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the NTUTORR National Co-ordinator, the Project Support & Liaison Officer will support all aspects of project management and administration, with particular focus on Stream 3: Enable Digital Ecosystems to transform Learning, Teaching and Assessment. This includes liaising with key groups and stakeholders and assisting with project delivery, monitoring and reporting in a timely and efficient manner.

Specifically, s/he will be expected to:

  • Help coordinate the NTUTORR programme and support the National Co-ordinator in all aspects of project delivery.

  • Support project planning, management, milestone delivery, needs analysis, procurement and other aspects of project and budget administration, particularly in relation to Stream 3.

  • Liaise with and act as key contact for key stakeholder groups, including Institutional Leads in the partner institutions to support implementation of the project through central structures.

  • Assist with the preparation of reports on all aspects of project performance.

  • Maintain and monitor programme records related to agreed programme targets and verification mechanisms.

  • Assist with the coordination and support of the Programme Steering Board, Plenary/Senate Group and Cross Institution Working Groups.

  • Liaise with key stakeholders in enterprise and with government agencies, including EduCampus, HEA, DFHERIS and DPER.

  • Provide other supports and assistance to the National Co-ordinator as may be required from time to time.

Candidate Skills and Attributes

  • Strong demonstrated project management and organisational skills.

  • Experience of / capacity for report management, budget management, detailed financial reporting and other project administration tasks.

  • Knowledge and experience of procurement processes an advantage.

  • Ability to understand the NTUTORR programme objectives and value proposition for a range of stakeholders, and to work flexibly to achieve project objectives and timelines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders in different contexts.

  • Ability to work as part of a busy team with multiple work streams in a dynamic environment.

  • Be a good communicator with strong digital skills.

  • Have appropriate academic or training qualifications and be a highly motivated and energetic individual.

Contract details

The position of Project Support and Liaison Officer will be based in the NTUTORR Programme Management Office (PMO), which is hosted by THEA. This is a full-time, contract post to 31 December 2024, and subject to a period of probation and meeting on-going performance requirements.

Salary in the region of €65,000 commensurate with experience will be offered. A secondment arrangement for existing public-sector employees may be possible, subject to concluding an appropriate agreement between THEA and the candidate’s current employer.

The post is based within THEA with a high degree of flexibility regarding remote working. Some co-location with the NTUTORR National Coordinator and PMO will be essential. The role will require domestic travel within Ireland on a regular basis.


Application Details

Please forward a detailed but concise CV and cover letter (max 500 words), demonstrating the competencies and experience listed above, by email by 5pm on Friday 17th February, 2023, to: margaret.coen@thea.ie

Enquiries to Dr Sharon Flynn, NTUTORR National Co-ordinator, Sharon.flynn@thea.ie




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