Job Title: Caseworker
Project: Urban Refugee Project (URP)
Reports to: Project Director
Location: Bangkok, Thailand (onsite)
Starting date: Immediately
Contract duration: 1 year with possible extension depending upon funding availability
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980 and is present in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is direct and personal, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate and urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc.
In Thailand, JRS manages four programmes spread throughout urban and rural areas serving refugees and asylum seekers. JRS Thailand country office is in Bangkok, with Project offices Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang and in Bangkok. The main areas of work include education, psychosocial services, protection, and emergency assistance. For more information about JRS in Asia Pacific and Thailand, visit: http://www.jrsap.org
Although half of the world’s refugees live in urban areas such as Bangkok, the vast majority of assistance is focused on refugees living in camps. Guided by Pedro Arrupe’ s vision for JRS – to go where no one else is working and serve the most forgotten – JRS Thailand is dedicated to serving, accompanying, and advocating for urban refugees and asylum seekers. Established in 1990, the Urban Refugee Programme in Bangkok supports urban refugees and asylum seekers in Bangkok through emergency and casework assistance, psychosocial counseling, and community capacity building. In the last year, the number of people arriving in Bangkok and claiming asylum have increased dramatically. There are about 5,100 urban refugees, asylum seekers registered with UNHCR in Bangkok (as of October 2019), of which 17% are asylum seekers and 83% are refugees. In addition, there are a large number of people awaiting registration at UNHCR. The majority of asylum seekers and refugees are from South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia), South Asia (Pakistan), the Middle East (Iran, Iraq), and Africa (Somali).
The Urban Refugee Project Caseworker (URP Caseworker) serves as frontline staff, responding to the needs and problems of urban refugees, asylum seekers and unregistered refugees seeking asylum in Metropolitan Bangkok. The Caseworker conducts interviews/needs assessments and home visit under holistic approach to identify vulnerable individuals in need of support services (including financial assistance, casework support and psychosocial counseling). The Caseworker serves a critical role in the Urban Refugee Project as it adapts to meet the growing need of urban refugees in Bangkok. The Caseworker works to ensure that those approaching JRS for assistance are provided with timely and appropriate support. The Caseworker works closely with the Project Director as well as the JRS urban team members including Caseworkers, the Psychosocial Counselor, and Interpreter staff.
Managing the work of JRS at the field level
Strengthening Partnerships and Networking
Qualifications & Experience:
Interested candidates must apply by sending cover letter and CV, including 3 references of your reference check person with front picture and address how you satisfy the criteria described above. Applications are be sent to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Early applications are encouraged
JRS advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Process is open until Monday 27th June 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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