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
Regional Finance Officer

Organizational Context

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation 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 has a presence in over 45 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office 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 Regional Finance Officer is responsible for assisting the Regional Director in the sound financial administration and management of all JRS activities in the Region. He / she is directly accountable to the Regional Director and works as part of the Regional Office Team in close collaboration with the Regional Programs Officer. S/he works with senior management personnel in each office (Country Directors and Country /Project Finance Officers) at the same time liaising with relevant staff in the international office. This position embraces a range of responsibilities from initiating needs assessments to ensuring adequate and ongoing funding, periodic project evaluations and final closure of projects.

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Inter-Regional Education Coordinator

Organisational Context

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation 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 has a presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc. 

Operational Context/Role

The Regional Education Coordinator is responsible for supporting JRS teams in terms of conception, supervision, and implementation of projects responding to the specific needs of forcibly displaced people in the Eastern Africa Region (Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia) and Southern Africa Region (Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola).  The Regional Education Coordinator will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, allocating approximately 65% of his or her time to Eastern Africa, and 35% to Southern Africa (or as determined by the Regional Directors).  The position requires good communication skills, leadership, and the capacity to work with a team.  Analytical thinking and the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.

 


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Regional Director - Asia Pacific Region (APR)

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS was founded in 1980 and currently has a presence in 50 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.

JRS’ services focus on the fields of education, emergency assistance, psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 733,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.


OPERATIONAL CONTEXT/ROLE

The Regional Director (RD) is responsible for all JRS/APR humanitarian response activities across the JRS Asia Pacific Region, which currently include projects in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. S/he is also the principal convener of the JRS/APR Advisory Council.  In addition, s/he is a member of the JRS international Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and participates in discernment and major decision making at an international level. The ideal Regional Director candidate will bring significant leadership and management experience; a passion for humanitarian work, especially from an international perspective; and expertise with refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons in the region.



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International Consultant
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