Justice Minister, Helen McEntee is seeking suitable candidates for the roles of Chairperson and Board Members of Cuan, the new Domestic Sexual Gender-Based Violence (DSGBV) Agency).
Candidates must show evidence of experience at appropriately senior level in one or more of the following areas – policy implementation, service delivery, advocacy, research and data in relation to domestic, sexual or gender-based violence or an equivalent field. Education or training in relation to domestic, sexual or gender-based violence or an equivalent field or organisational governance, management or public administration are also being sought Previous experience of the DSGBV or related Human Rights and Equality sectors and demonstrable knowledge of Government accounting practices would be beneficial for candidates to demonstrate in their application.
Candidates for the role of Chairperson are required to have previous Board experience.
The Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Agency has been established to reduce domestic, sexual and gender based violence. One of its central responsibilities will be providing emergency accommodation to victims of this violence. The agency hopes to deliver on the Government’s commitment to reduce violence with a zero tolerance policy. The Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Agency Bill 2023 aims to establish an agency to coordinate government actions to tackle DSGBV, delivery of services to victims and increased access to emergency accommodation being among them.