Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic non-governmental organisation whose mission is to serve, accompany and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced people. JRS works in over 50 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, social and other needs of more than 500,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. In Eastern Africa JRS works in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, reaching out to 105,000 refugees, returnees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS services are made available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious 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. 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 life in a community
- acceptance of a simple lifestyle
- openness to share in a faith journey
- precise professional expertise
If Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa has positions available you will find them advertised below. To check whether there are positions available in other JRS regions click here.
|Counselling (Loss and Grief) Trainer|
|The Jesuit Refugee Service Counselling Department is looking for an experienced facilitator to provide training on Loss and Grief Counselling skills.
The training is for Community Counselors who are tasked with the purpose of supporting community members that are currently struggling with post traumatic experiences.
The aim of the training is to empower Community Counselors to further develop skills on counselling and management of grief. The training should specifically cover concrete intervention and counselling skills for people who have experienced different types of losses in their lives.
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Training Facilitator|
The Jesuit Refugee Service Counselling Department is looking for an experienced facilitator to provide training on substance abuse and behavioral disorders to teachers and youth leaders. These are individuals who have the task of supporting community members that are currently struggling with adolescence issues and are trying to find different ways of coping with life challenges.
|Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Consultant|
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Safe Haven Department is looking for an experienced facilitator to provide training on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The aim is to develop a trainer’s manual geared towards building capacity of the JRS management staff on the prevention of sexual exploitation and related issues emphasizing on complaints, investigation, building a safe organization and working with communities.
|There are currently no volunteer positions available in the organisation|