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Information Advocacy Officer Vacancy at JRS Medan, North Sumatra

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Urgently Required: Information Advocacy Officer at JRS Medan, North Sumatra

Closing date: 28 January 2013

Officer: 1 person
Work Area: North Sumatra
Start to work: February 2013
Contract Duration: 11 months (end on the 31st December 2013)


Position: Information Advocacy Officer
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Works with: Other team members in the JRS Medan IDC Project, local networks and partners.
Organization: Jesuit Refugee Service Indonesia
Duty Station: Medan, North Sumatra

Position Purpose:
The Information-Advocacy Officer works under the coordination of the Project Coordinator of the Medan IDC Project. S/he regularly visits people held in the Immigration Detention Center. In collaboration with the Project Coordinator the Information-Advocacy Officer implements, monitors and evaluates the project activities to ensure protection needs of asylum seekers and refugees held in detention are met. S/he ensures activities and capacities of the staff members are inline with the spirit of JRS when providing daily services.

The Information-Advocacy Officer is responsible for preparing and conducting meetings with other stakeholders, representing the JRS IDC project, facilitating team meetings, supporting the team with networking and guidance to ensure better accompanyment, services and advocacy based on real needs.S/he provides information on available support systems. S/he records and clarifies concerns, delegates advocacy related tasks, attends external meetings, monitors and reports regularly on the progress of the team to the project and country office of JRS. S/he will establish and continue constructive and thrustworthy relations with all stakeholders involved and use these relations to promote the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in immigration detention by encouraging compassion for their situation. S/he will support research efforts and engage potential external stakeholders like volunteers, Universities, religious groups and local organisations that could support or take over the work of JRS by sharing experiences and knowledge with them.

Qualifications & Experience:
BA degree, preferably in law, social or political science, development studies, human rights, communication or other related to the job.
Experiences in social work / NGOs accompanying forcibly displaced people, refugees and asylum seekers that experience limited freedom of movement.
Good listening skills and patience.
Understanding and empathy with forcibly displaced people, IDPs and refugees.
Be willing and motivated to learn more about asylum and refugee issues and their rights.
Good communication skills within a team and with people from different cultural background
Ability to manage sensitive information
Have experiences and skills as facilitator, moderator and motivator
Good analytical skills, knowledge and experience in conducting research to promote rights
Experience in documenting and writing for advocacy purposes
Experience dealing with Government authorities and other agencies
Good English and Indonesian skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing
High flexibility, creativity and highly motivated to service
Knowledge of basic Microsoft programs is a must. Knowledge in layout and design of documents is a strong advantage
Mature and well prepared to work in demanding conditions and able to work under pressure and high frequency of mobility
Indonesian nationality.


Background Organization and Programme:
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organization with 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 are in the fields of Education, Advocacy, Emergency Assistance, Pastoral, Health and Nutrition, Income Generating Activities and Social Services.

In choosing and implementing programmes, JRS places an emphasis on the knowledge in root causes, policy and prevention and in all programmes 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.

To apply for one or both of these vacancies, fill in the JRS Application Form (0) and email it as soon as possible to:
Indrayanto Prasetiyawan : Please Login or Register to apply this job online.
Address: Gg. Cabe DP III/no 9 dn 13, Puren, Pringwulung, Condong Catur, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55283, INDONESIA

Please find further information on responsibility and qualification etc. of the position in:

Please download and fill in the application form attached (just click ‘JRS form application’) to apply for.

also available in Bahasa Indonesia:

Lowongan Pekerjaan Tahun 2014 : Information Advocacy Officer Vacancy at JRS Medan, North Sumatra. TAGS: ,


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