Job vacancy: Policy and Advocacy Officer
30 April 2015

Team members from JRS offices across Europe pose for a group photo at the last AGM in Romania (Photo: Gabriel Ilias / JRS Romania)
Job description
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Do you have what it takes to fulfill this dynamic role?
Brussels, 30 April 2015 – The JRS Europe office in Brussels is currently recruiting for a Policy and Advocacy Officer. Do you have what it takes to fulfil this dynamic role? Complete and submit the application pack by 15 May 17.30 CET.

Position Summary

The Policy and Advocacy Officer develops and implements an effective advocacy strategy for JRS Europe that covers all issues of regional importance and puts forward the voices and concerns of refugees and other forcibly displaced.

S/he comes with sound analytical skills and a creative mindset, and is in tune with JRS mission and way of working. The Officer is able to engage with fellow team members in the Regional Office as well as JRS national office teams in working towards a common vision and providing training on policy and advocacy issues. S/he comes with good networking skills and engages with all relevant stakeholders in the fields of civil society, politics and media, and represents JRS Europe in relevant fora. S/he is a compelling public speaker and succinct writer who can draw the attention to the plight of refugees. S/he regularly visits JRS national offices to assist them with the design of advocacy strategies as well as strategic planning.

The position requires 4 to 5 years of experience in policy and advocacy work.

About JRS Europe

The Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organisation. Its mission is to accompany, to serve and to advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced people. The JRS Europe team in Brussels shares this mission by engaging in policy and advocacy work, project management, fundraising, communications and coordination. The policy work focuses on forcibly displaced people who suffer from immigration detention, destitution and the externalisation of European border management and asylum.

Communications work is today closely linked to the advocacy activities and includes the publication of materials for various audiences, media relations and the coordination of central messages with other JRS offices in Europe. The JRS Europe Regional Office has on-going working relationships with relevant EU institutions, UNHCR, and NGOs from a variety of backgrounds. The JRS Europe Regional Office coordinates activities of 13 JRS country offices. The Brussels-based team includes seven permanent staff and a few volunteers.

For more details and to apply please download the job description and application form.







Press Contact Information
Oscar Spooner
oscar.spooner@jrs.net
+32 2 250 3225