Vacancies (Eastern Africa)

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.


International Consultant
There are currently no volunteer positions available in the organisation




Employees
Assistant Psychosocial Coordinator Counselling and Well-being

Organizational Context
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

Position Description
JRS is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Assistant Psychosocial Coordinator Counselling and Well-being.  Primary responsibilities will be to develop and deliver a range of healing and therapeutic responses at individual and group level that meet the needs of the beneficiaries and assist in healing and well-being.  Special attention, though not exclusive attention, will be required to assist Survivors of Gender Based Violence. The position is one that leads a small team who also engaged in psychological first aid and counselling and so involves, leading on professional standard, training and supervision of team members. The position includes duties to report on programme activities and to contribute to the over management of the psychosocial department and over all JRS Maban Project in partnership with the other assistant coordinators and coordinators and Project Senior Management.

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Physiotherapist

Organizational Context
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

Position Description
JRS is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Occupational/Physio-Therapist. This position has two primary functions:

  1. To serve as technical advisor and clinical lead on all physiotherapy activities in the Host Community, Doro, Gendrassa, Batil, and Kaya camps. Physiotherapy and mobility assistance is provided to people with disabilities, amputees, and elderly individuals through home visits in all the camps and Host Community. This service is provided by JRS Staff and a number of community-based incentive workers have received basic training on physiotherapy massage techniques, mobility, and stretching exercises. The Occupational/Physiotherapist will support these workers with technical expertise and professional experience to provide high-quality services.
  2. To serve as a project manager for JRS’ Day Care program in Doro camp. The JRS Day Care serves children with disabilities and their caregivers in Doro camp by meeting their physiotherapy needs but is aiming to complement these services with more robust educational and psychosocial programming for the children and their caregivers. This operation will require programmatic leadership, administrative strength, and organizational capacity.
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