Recruitment

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, who rank among the world’s poorest. JRS teams work with and for refugees, focusing on the dignity of each individual. JRS is present and work in more than 46 countries around the world. Our operations provide emergency relief, psycho-social assistance, advocacy and multi-level educational services to more than 730,000 refugees in dire need, far from home and safety. 

JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) based in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs.

Who can join JRS?

JRS seeks staff and volunteers who share its vision of accompanying refugees and who are prepared for its complex tasks. JRS staff and volunteers are international, local professionals, Jesuits or members of a religious congregation. JRS seeks specialists in education, counselling, rehabilitation, management and related fields, and especially with experience in training others. There are also needs for people with technical skills, especially in communication, law, agriculture, project management and small-scale development work.


Employees
Chief Operating and Finance Officer

Organisational Context

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980, and currently has ten regional offices and a presence in over 45 countries. JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. 

Operational Context

The Chief Operating and Finance Officer (COFO) is a newly created position reporting to the International Director. The COFO will have overall responsibility for setting the direction and priorities for the functions of finance, IT and HR. The immediate priority will be leading work which aims to improve Finance, IT and HR policies, procedures, processes, infrastructure (including systems) and team capabilities, enabling JRS to grow and fulfil its mission. A particular priority is the Finance work stream, with the goal to improve financial capability and systems, especially donor reporting. 

The COFO plays a key role in creating and implementing JRS's vision of a global organization, promoting an environment of shared resources, decision-making and responsibility. The COFO will play a key role in supporting cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to coalesce around initiatives and projects.

The COFO will be a member of the International Office Management Team, and will provide direction, support and expertise to the Regional Directors in ensuring that the Finance, IT and HR functions are delivered to meet the needs of the organisation. 

The COFO will contribute in the designing of strategy and implementation of change initiatives to effectively respond to unprecedented global forced displacement and will play a leadership role in guiding the organization through significant growth and transformation.

The COFO will work closely with the Assistant International Director, and the Directors of each Department in the International Office: Finance, Programmes, Human Resources, Development, Advocacy and Communications. S/he will also collaborate closely with Regional Directors in their multiple responsibilities. 

View Details >>>
Grant Writer

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT 

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980, and currently has ten regional offices and a presence in over 45 countries. JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs.

The main services provided are in the field of education, emergency assistance, and psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 724,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT/ROLE

The JRS International Office in Rome is the head office of the Jesuit Refugee Service. It leads the organisational strategy and provides support and guidance in the areas of programmes, finance, advocacy, communications, fundraising and human resources to 10 regional offices in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. In addition, JRS International Office coordinates and works closely with JRS USA Office, which also engages in fundraising and donor relations.

Revenues: US $51.49 million of which US $12.46 million was from private sources in 2015.

The Grant Writer will report to the JRS Director of Fundraising and Development (F&D) and will be an integral member of the Fundraising and Development Department which leads the organization’s global efforts in the acquisition of financial resources through competitive solicitations, from existing and prospective major donors, private trusts, donor-advised funds, foundations, corporations, religious congregations and individual donors. The Grant Writer serves as the lead writer on a number of strategic prime bids and will contribute to other proposals, as necessary. Additionally, s/he will take the lead on drafting and/or updating various Fundraising and Development documents and reports.

View Details >>>
Regional Programme Officer

Organisational context

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.  The organisation was founded in November 1980, and currently has ten regional offices and a presence in over 45 countries. JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs.

The main services provided are in the field of education, emergency assistance, and psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 724,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.

View Details >>>
Assistant Country Director

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980, and currently has ten regional offices and a presence in over 45 countries. JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. 

The main services provided are in the field of education, emergency assistance, and psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 724,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.

 

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

The Assistant Country Director's main responsibility is to assist, support and advise the Country Director in his management of JRS works at the country level. The Assistant Country Director and the Country Director shall consult frequently and discuss issues affecting the work of JRS in the country including the implementation and development of projects. The ACD can be delegated representation and advocacy work on Country Level. The Assistant Country Director reports directly to the Country Director.

View Details >>>


International volunteers
There are currently no volunteer positions available in the organisation