This exciting position requires an excellent networker, able to work with others, who is passionate about supporting people seeking asylum.
About the organisation:
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.
About the position:
The Project Officer will be responsible for:
- The mapping of the activities, initiatives and projects concerning refugees and people seeking asylum across the Australian Jesuit Province.
- The delivery and development of the JRS Schools Engagement Program that engages with young people around the topics of forced displacement, human rights and social justice
- Tertiary qualifications in education, community development, human rights, welfare or another relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.
- At least two years’ experience in a similar role
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by asylum seekers and refugees living in Australia. Significant experience developing and coordinating projects/programs, particularly in relation to education and establishing coordinated ways of working.
- Capacity to manage competing deadlines, prioritise workload appropriately and work in a flexible manner.
- Experience delivering workshops, training or running group sessions.
- Outstanding networking skills and experience building and maintaining partnerships with key partners and stakeholders
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team and flexibility to work with two projects and with different stakeholders.
- Ability to be an analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
- Adherence to the mission and values of Jesuit Refugee Services and the Australian Jesuit Province and a commitment to gender equality.
- Competent in using MS Office and online database/reporting systems.
- Commitment to working within current Equal Employment opportunities (EEO), Work Health and Safety (WH&S), and child protection legislation.
- Direct experience working with people seeking asylum or refugees.
- Understanding of Catholic Church structure, systems and procedures and experience working in a Church based organisation.
- Understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.
- Direct experience working with schools.
- Experience coordinating and supervising volunteers.
SCHCADS Level 5.1
This is a three days per week position (0.6 FTE).
Applicants will be subject to a Working with Children Check and the National Criminal Record Check.
Evidence of rights to work in Australia will be required.
This is a one year contract with possibilities for extension