Fundraising and Development Officer, Individual Giving
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in 1980 and currently has a presence in 51 countries. JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs.
The main services provided are in the field of education, emergency assistance, psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 733,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.
The JRS International Office in Rome is the head office of the Jesuit Refugee Service. It leads the organisational strategy and provides support and guidance in the areas of programmes, finance, advocacy, communications, fundraising and human resources to 10 regional offices worldwide.
To expand its fundraising efforts, JRS has created a new position of Fundraising and Development Officer, Individual Giving. We are looking for a self-starter with expertise especially in individual donor and digital fundraising to structure and grow our work in this area.
Reporting to the International Director of Philanthropy and Development, the Fundraising and Development Officer will be part of the Philanthropy and Development Department (a team of six people) leading the organisation’s global efforts in the acquisition of financial resources through fundraising from public and private sources.
Director of Philanthropy and Development
Required Education and Experience
Required Skills and Competences
Required Core Values
· Commitment to JRS’s mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm JRS’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity.
· High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information.
· Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value. Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal and multi-cultural environments.
The job requires occasional travel to JRS locations and participation in specific events around the world.
Contract is for one year, to be converted into a permanent contract upon positive evaluation. The JRS remuneration policy is aligned with the JRS ethos to offer effective and professional services and at the same time express solidarity with the people served. The salary is calculated with the use of a post-adjustment multiplier and takes into account years of relevant experience and degree of responsibility of the role. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidates.
All applicants are requested to submit the following documents through the form below.
1) Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address.
2) A cover letter describing the candidate's desire and motivation to work for JRS and how her/his qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.
Deadline: until the position is filled.
Please note that due to urgent need, screening of applicants will begin immediately and will be conducted on an on-going basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.