The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) -Job vacancy – Pedagogue, Sociologist, Social worker

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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international organization with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS is today found in 57 countries, providing assistance to refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, and other forcibly displaced people. Our main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, healthcare and social services.

Jesuit Refugee Service Bosnia and Herzegovina (JRS BiH), a local non-profit humanitarian association, is seeking to recruit a Pedagogue, a Sociologist, and a Social worker on a 6 month probationary (with the possibility of indefinite) term contract to assess the needs of refugees and migrants, and to develop actions, practices, and services for the unaccompanied minors staying in the JRS safe house in Sarajevo.

The number of required positions is 3.

Location: Sarajevo

This document outlines the qualifications required for the post as well as the job description.

Terms and conditions

The post is a full-time job, starting from the 1st of June 2023.


Applicants must:

  • understand the role of faith-based organization in humanitarian work and ensure its mission and values are envisioned in all the work
  • be willing to work with and for people from diverse cultures
  • have a degree in Pedagogy, Sociology or Social work or an equivalent/comparable qualification or working experience
  • have the ability to work in a team
  • be able to speak and write English fluently
  • knowledge of Arabic, Farsi, Pashto or Urdu language will be considered an asset
  • have a driving license

Previous experience working with refugees, migrants and/or asylum seekers will be considered an asset.

Job description

Position Summary The main responsibility of the Pedagogue, Sociologist, or Social worker is to support beneficiaries of Safe House established for the most vulnerable categories of refugees and asylum seekers. His/her duty is cooperation with other staff members and organization of daily house activities. Also, she/he is responsible for the organization of all educational activities.
Key Responsibilities Cooperate with the manager and teaching staff; Write reports, assessments and evaluations of beneficiaries; Develop a plan for the cultural and public activities of the house; Keep pedagogical records; Participate in the preparation of the annual plan and program of the house; Develop a plan for the health, social, and environmental protection of beneficiaries; Prepare an individual activity plan for each child in cooperation with the guardian (the individual activity plan is based on an assessment of the child's needs and the child's own participation); Execute various training and educational workshops for beneficiaries; Analyze the results of the personal development of beneficiaries; Participate in formation programs useful for his/her responsibilities Other tasks in agreement with the manager of the Safe house.

Application and selection process

Applicants are to submit a letter of application and motivation (not longer than 2 pages) and detailed Curriculum Vitae (not longer than 3 pages) by Thursday 3 May 2023 to email address [email protected] .

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview and undertake a number of tasks before a final decision is taken.

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