Jesuit Refugee Service Job Vacancy: Regional Program Officer (Asia Pacific), Bangkok – Thailand

Posting Job


July 6, 2019

Expired Job


July 31, 2019




Position Title: Regional Program Officer, JRS Asia Pacific

Location: Bangkok, Asia Pacific

Reports to: Regional Director

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an International Catholic agency with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. It is essentially a service-oriented organization offering direct assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The style of service is direct and personal, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. It offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining localized scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, benefits, etc.

In Asia Pacific, JRS work is present in 7 countries including Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. JRS Asia Pacific serves forcibly displaced person including asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced persons throughout urban and rural areas. The main areas of work include education, psychosocial services, peace and reconciliation, livelihoods, and protection issues.

Overall Position Purpose:

The JRS Asia Pacific Programme Officer is responsible for the overall management and success of JRS programmes in Asia Pacific with special focus on Myanmar, the Philippines and other new regional initiatives to ensure fulfillment of the JRS mission, vision and values and promoting quality and standards established by the humanitarian sector. The Programme Officer will work with Country Directors or designated Program and Project Directors to provide coherent and strategic program and grant management support to project teams in programme planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).


  • Promotes the mission, vision and values of JRS in all JRS Asia Pacific programmes
  • Provides overall coordination and management support to JRS Asia Pacific projects and ensures program quality and standard based on JRS and international humanitarian standards
  • Supports the Country Directors or designated Project Directors to ensure coherent and strategic program and grant support to project teams in the countries
  • Conducts regular meetings with the Country Directors and relevant staff at all levels to promote close collaboration & coordination; conducts trainings and capacity building activities with JRS Asia Pacific staff as appropriate
  • Works closely with the Country and Regional Teams (e.g. Information-Advocacy, Finance & Human Resources) in managing all related aspects of programmes
  • Develops proposals, reports and related project documents for JRS and donors with Country Directors and other relevant staff at project, country and regional office levels
  • Coordinates donor communication in regard to reporting and compliance activities
  • Ensures compliance of programs with donor requirements
  • Conducts regular monitoring, evaluation and learning activities in coordination with the project teams
  • Contributes to the publication of articles, brochures, etc. giving information related to the programmes
    Participates and acts as a resource person in country, regional & international meetings as requested
  • Reports human resources, funding and administrative concerns with recommendations to the Regional Director

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Fluent and excellent writing skills in English. Knowledge of one regional language in Asia Pacific is an advantage.
  • Graduate degree in Education, Social Work, International Development or related professional field
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in a management position
  • Experience of working with refugees is necessary. Working experience in Asia is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy, being able to use Word, Excel, and Power Point programs
  • Service-minded, patient, and self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal, communication, managerial and diplomatic skills
  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural and multi faith environment and able to deal with limited resources and challenges


This position offers a salary package with Medical and Accident group insurance, Life insurance, and other benefits. Interested candidates must apply by sending cover letter and CV (including 3 references) and address how they satisfy the criteria described above.

Applications are to be sent to by 31 July 2019.

The position is open until it is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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