Posizioni aperte (Ufficio Internazionale)
Il Servizio dei Gesuiti per i Rifugiati (JRS) è un’organizzazione internazionale cattolica che opera in oltre 50 Paesi, la cui missione è accompagnare, servire e difendere i diritti di rifugiati e sfollati. Fondata dalla Compagnia di Gesù (Gesuiti) nel 1980, il JRS è una rete mondiale di associati e istituzioni di questo ordine religioso cattolico. Il JRS assiste i rifugiati attraverso misure di sostegno materiale e spirituale, a seconda delle loro necessità e indipendentemente dal loro credo religioso.

Chi può lavorare per il JRS?

Il JRS cerca volontari e collaboratori che condividano la sua visione di accompagnamento dei rifugiati e che siano preparati per i suoi complessi compiti. I volontari e i collaboratori del JRS possono essere laici, gesuiti, oppure membri di una congregazione religiosa. Il JRS cerca persone qualificate nei campi dell’educazione, del counselling, della riabilitazione, del management e delle attività connesse, specialmente con esperienza come formatori. C’è anche bisogno di persone con competenze tecniche, specialmente nella comunicazione, nell’area giuridica, nell’agricoltura e nel lavoro di progetti di micro-sviluppo.

Che qualità richiede il JRS?

Oltre, ovviamente, a desiderio di servire i rifugiati e i richiedenti asilo, maturità, notevole flessibilità caratteriale e capacità di comprendere i rifugiati e le situazioni in cui si trovano senza perdere obiettività, sono essenziali queste cinque qualità:
  • impegno a formare altri,
  • capacità di lavorare in team e di vivere in comunità,
  • accettazione di uno stile di vita semplice,
  • disponibilità a condividere un percorso di fede,
  • precise competenze professionali da mettere in campo.

Employees
Fundraising and Development Officer, Individual Giving

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 1980 and currently has a presence in 51 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, psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 733,000 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 worldwide.

To expand its fundraising efforts, JRS has created a new position of Fundraising and Development Officer, Individual Giving. We are looking for a self-starter with expertise especially in individual donor and digital fundraising to structure and grow our work in this area.

Reporting to the International Director of Philanthropy and Development, the Fundraising and Development Officer will be part of the Philanthropy and Development Department (a team of six people) leading the organisation’s global efforts in the acquisition of financial resources through fundraising from public and private sources.

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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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Country Finance Officer

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 Finance Officer is the overall responsible person for finance in JRS South Sudan Country Office. He also oversees the overall financial aspects of the Country Office. He / she is directly accountable to the Country Director and works as part of the Country Office Team in close collaboration with the Country Programs Officer. S/he works with senior management personnel in each project (Project Directors and Finance Officers) at the same time liaising with relevant staff in the regional 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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International Consultant
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