The government has appointed Business Development Managers to 37 Community Enterprise Centres, as part of a 2-million euro programme to promote entrepreneurship.
One full time post has been approved in Donegal, based at Convoy Enterprise Centre.
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2012.
It's hoped the move will create 850 community-based jobs.
Enterprise Ireland is to make a second call for proposals for a further 400-thousand euro in 2013.