Vacancies (International Office)

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.

JRS Middle East and North Africa Programmes Officer
The Programmes Officer assists the Regional Operation Manager in supporting all aspects of programming within JRS Middle East and North Africa and works closely with country and project directors to ensure proper implementation of donor contracts' terms and conditions.
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Jesuit Refugee Service Central African Republic director
The director is responsible for the management of JRS projects in the Central African Republic (CAR) within the West Africa region. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the assessment of new needs of displaced persons in CAR, development and implementation of project proposals, administration of finances, the evaluation of and withdrawal from projects, the recruitment and care of staff, and the maintenance of relations with the local Church, the Society of Jesus, government, and international organisations. The CAR Director reports directly to the West Africa Director.
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International volunteers
There are currently no volunteer positions available in the organisation