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.

Mercy in Motion Campaign Film maker-Producer


The 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. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 at the Vatican State as a foundation. JRS programmes are found in 46 countries, providing assistance to: refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and to those held in detention centers. The main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, healthcare, livelihood activities and social services.

Operational Context

"On 8 December 2015, in response to Pope Francis' call for a Holy Year of Mercy, the Jesuit Refugee Service launched Mercy in Motion 2016, a fundraising and advocacy campaign sponsored by JRS and partners around the world.  

Mercy in Motion supports the JRS Global Education Initiative (GEI), a five-year plan which will offer educational services to an additional 100,000 refugee children and youth, bringing those served by JRS educational projects to 220,000.

The GEI will focus on teacher training and primary, secondary and tertiary education for refugees and forcibly displaced people, providing them with life skills, quality education and concrete hope for a brighter future." The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in producing video products for JRS corporate use and for placement on JRS's website and Internet channels and for distribution to global broadcast media. 

The Film Maker-Producer will work under the supervision of the JRS Mercy in Motion Communications Coordinator and JRS International Communications Coordinator. The video-maker's production and editing will be supervised by the Communications Coordinators that will provide the content and style guidelines.

Whenever possible and feasible some of the deliverables will be edited on location and shared with the central office via cloud, drop-box, wetransfer or other means in order to be quickly used by the Mercy in Motion campaign.  

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International Human Resources Coordinator

Operational Context/Role

The International Human Resources Coordinator, based in the International Office in Rome and reporting to the Assistant International Director, promotes policies and practices that ensure the effectiveness of JRS personnel in responding to the needs of refugees. He/she functions as the principal advisor to the International, Assistant International, Regional Directors and Regional Human Resources Officers on all human resources related matters. The Human Resources Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating and supervising human resources activities in the 10 regions where JRS has operations and the International Office as well, thereby ensuring consistency and uniformity in the implementation of human resources policies and guidelines, best practices and ultimately promoting the welfare of JRS staff worldwide.

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Coordinateur d’objectif IT Manager

Le coordonnateur objectif est chargé de coordonner la mise en oeuvre du projet à travers les activités de terrain. Il assume la responsabilité directe dans le domaine, en étroite collaboration avec le Directeur de Projet.
Avec le Directeur de projet qui prend en charge la planification et la coordination, il / elle entretient des contacts et un dialogue régulier sur tous les aspects concernant l'identification des besoins, la collecte de données pour l'élaboration de projets, la production du « projet de proposition de projet », la planification et la mise en oeuvre du projet sans ignorer la gestion du personnel affecté au projet. Ensemble, ils assurent la réalisation des objectifs du projet, tout en respectant les indicateurs de résultats.
Techniquement, sous la direction et la supervision directe du Directeur de projet, le Coordonnateur d’Objectif fournit un appui technique quotidien pour les utilisateurs d'outils de gestion de l'information et d'infrastructures technologiques.
En général, le Coordonnateur d’Objectif a pour principale mission d'assurer et de garantir:
  • L'analyse, la collecte des données des besoins permanents et la préparation des «brouillons» de propositions et les budgets des projets, dans le dialogue et la collaboration étroite avec l'équipe de projet et le gestionnaire de projet;
  • La planification opérationnelle des activités du projet, en collaboration avec les équipes de terrain et le Directeur de projet;
  • La coordination des activités, le suivi de la réalisation des objectifs et le respect des indicateurs de performance, en étroite collaboration avec le Directeur de projet;
  • La planification des prévisions mensuelles des ressources financières et / ou essentielles à la mise en oeuvre de projets, en collaboration avec le Chargé des finances et le Directeur de projet;
  • La maintenance des équipements de Technologie de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC) ;
  • La formation des étudiants en TIC (programmes informatiques, les techniques de recherche en ligne, conseils et outils, l'assistance au dépannage et le suivi des problèmes de réseau);
  • La gestion des finances et de l'équipement du projet, en étroite collaboration avec l'administrateur financier et Directeur de projet;
  • La préparation des rapports mensuels, semestriels et annuels des activités du projet, en étroite collaboration avec les équipes de projet et le Directeur de projet;
  • L'évaluation du personnel affecté aux activités du projet, en concertation avec le Directeur de Projet ;
  • La représentation du JRS avec d'autres partenaires humanitaires sur le terrain ainsi que de l'administration publique locale en l'absence ou Directeur de projet ;
  • Le respect et la sauvegarde de la vision, les valeurs, le JRS d'identité et l'unité de l'équipe de projet.
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JRS Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Programmes Officer

The Jesuit Refugee Service MENA Regional Programmes Officer is responsible for coordinating and supporting all aspects of programming in the region. As a member of the regional team, s/he plays a pivotal role in establishing programme priorities after careful assessments of needs, regularly visiting projects in the region and working closely with country and project directors, as well with partner agencies. 

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International volunteers
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