Recruitment

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.

Employees
Administrative and Executive Assistant

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 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit Order in the Catholic Church), 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/Role

The Administrative and Executive Assistant will assist the smooth running of the International Director and the Chief Operations and Finance Officer offices. He/She will perform administrative activities in order to ensure optimal functioning of the International Office (IO). He/She will coordinate high-level and operational meetings. He/She will be the focal point for relations with the Jesuit Order headquarters where the IO is based (the "Curia") concerning logistic and operational arrangements of the IO. He/She will be the first point of contact with visitors and special guests. This position reports to the Chief Operations and Finance Officer and requires close collaboration with the Finance and Administrative Associate.


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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. 

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Coordinateur Inter-régional Education pour les régions de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Grand Lac

Objectif général du poste

  • Accompagnement pédagogique des projets éducatifs de JRS dans les deux régions. Coordination avec les membres des bureaux régionaux, bureau nationaux et équipes de terrain pour un soutien efficace dans la mise en œuvre d'une éducation de qualité.
  • Renforcement de la qualité des programmes d'éducation du JRS à travers l'investigation continue et la proposition des améliorations en matière d'éducation, dans le cadre des standards internationaux sur l'éducation en émergences. 
  • Harmonisation de la stratégie d'éducation du JRS pour les deux régions à partir des valeurs et de la stratégie internationale de JRS pour l'Éducation. 
  • Accompagnement des réfugiés dans ce processus d'intégration dans les différents systèmes éducatifs nationaux.
  • Renforcer les capacités des institutions éducatives des camps de refugiées et sites de personnes déplacées de force ainsi que des équipes JRS dans une perspective de sortie des projets du JRS.
  • Coordination régulière avec les différents acteurs de l'Éducation dans les pays des deux régions, l'UNHCR, partenaires, cluster éducation, Ministères de l'Éducation Nationale et autorités administratives pour assurer l'échange effectif d'information, l'appui technique et le plaidoyer dans le cadre de l'action humanitaire d'éducation dans les pays des deux régions.
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International volunteers
There are currently no volunteer positions available in the organisation