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DSAI Seeking an NGO or Umbrella Body representative for Steering Committee

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The Organisation: 

The Development Studies Association Ireland is currently seeking an NGO or Umbrella Body representative to serve as a sitting member of our voluntary Steering Committee, attending 6-8 Steering Committee meetings per year.

Established as an unincorporated association, DSAI is governed by an elected steering committee whose powers and duties are set out in a written constitution. DSAI is a network of individual international development scholars, practitioners and policy makers from across the higher education, governmental and non-governmental organisation and policy sectors that come together to achieve a concentration of learning, reflection, knowledge exchange and influencing that no one Irish institution or organisation can achieve alone. DSAI is supported by contributions from members and from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and NGOs. DSAI has a well-established and broad system of alliances across the international development sector in Ireland and runs key strategic public events each year, including an annual conference, a summer school and numerous study group seminars. DSAI operates with a small core staff team (0.7FTE) across administrative and communications duties, supported by and active Chair, Steering Committee and Study Group Convenors.


General Duties of Steering Committee Members

  • Comply with the DSAI’s governing documents – Strategic Plan 2022-2027 and Our Constitution.
  • Ensuring association is complying with its constitutional purpose
  • Acting in the best interest of the organisation
  • Act with Reasonable Care and Skill
  • Manage the assets of the organisation



Please send your expression of interest to by Monday 15 October. 

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