Urgently Required: Information-Advocacy Officer at JRS Medan and JRS Pasuruan
Closing date: 28 November 2012
JRS Indonesia is seeking 2 qualified persons for the JRS Medan and Pasuruan Office as Information-Advocacy Officer.
Background Organization and Program:
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Indonesia is a non-governmental organization having a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS programs are found in over 50 countries, providing assistance to refugees in refugee camps, to people displaced within their own country, and to asylum-seekers in cities and held in detention. The main areas of work in Indonesia are in the fields of Pastoral, Education, Advocacy and Social Services to asylum seekers and refugees in urban areas and immigration detention centers and IDPs.
In choosing and implementing programs JRS places an emphasis on the above knowledge in root causes, policy and prevention and in all programs aims to find and advocate for durable solutions for refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs. JRS gives direct services, accompanying the displaced and assisting them to advocate for their rights.
JRS is also very much concerned with Advocacy and Human Rights work. This involves ensuring that refugees are afforded their full rights while in exile and during repatriation as guaranteed by the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and working to strengthen the protection afforded to Internally Displaced People (IDPs). It extends to lobbying for and promoting greater international protection and human rights legislation, either through participation in international campaigns and coalitions or through membership of international for a, such as the UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC).
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Lino M. Sanjoyo
HR Administration Officer
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