Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, at work in more than 50 countries, which has a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and displaced people. Established by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1980, JRS is a worldwide network of associates and institutions of this Catholic religious order. It serves refugees, offering them practical and spiritual support, according to their humanitarian needs, regardless of their beliefs.
Who can join JRS?
JRS seeks volunteers and staff who share its vision of accompanying refugees and who are prepared for its complex tasks. JRS volunteers and staff may be lay persons, 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 and small-scale development work.
What qualities does JRS require?
In addition to the obvious desire to serve refugees and asylum seekers, human maturity, considerable flexibility of temperament and a capacity to understand refugees and their circumstances without losing objectivity, these five qualities are essential:
- commitment to training others,
- capacity for teamwork and community living,
- acceptance of a simple lifestyle,
- openness to share in a faith journey,
- precise professional expertise to offer.
|Jesuit Refugee Service Asia Pacific Advocacy and Communications Officer|
The Regional Advocacy and Communication Officer will be responsible for all effective communication and advocacy work concerning refugees and displaced people in the Asia Pacific region. The incumbent works closely with the respective Jesuit Refugee Service staff assigned to the countries covered by the Regional Office in Bangkok.
The Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer reports to the Regional Director and forms part of the regional team, collaborating closely with Country Directors and Project Directors across the Asia Pacific region. As a member of the JRS international advocacy and communications network, the Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer also receives support and guidance from the International Communications Coordinator and the International Advocacy Coordinator at JRS International Office in Rome and liaises and with JRS Advocacy and Communications Officers around the world as well as with the JRS Geneva Representative.
|Jesuit Refugee Service International Fundraising Coordinator|
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS works at the local, national and regional level with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), JRS runs projects in 45 countries, providing assistance to refugees in camps and cities, internally displaced persons, asylum seekers in cities and those held in detention centres. JRS works in situations of great need, seeking the long-term wellbeing 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, psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 949,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.