Regional Project Manager - JRS Asia Pacific

: Jesuit Refugee Service
: 5 May 2023
15 June 2023. / /

Position:            Regional Project Manager
Reports to:          Regional Director, JRSAP
Organization:         Jesuit Refugee Service Asia Pacific (JRSAP)
Location:         Thailand, Philippines, or Indonesia
Start date:         1 July 2023 (1 year renewable)


The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an International Catholic agency with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. It is essentially a service-oriented organization offering direct assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The style of service is direct and personal, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. It offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining localized scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, benefits, etc.


In Asia Pacific, JRS is present in 7 countries including Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. JRS Asia Pacific serves forcibly displaced person including asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced persons throughout urban and rural areas. The main areas of work include education, psychosocial services, peace and reconciliation, livelihoods, and protection issues. For more information about JRS in Asia Pacific, visit: http://www.jrsap.org. 


In July 2023, JRS will implement the project, “Research and Advocacy for Climate Policy and Action”, with the overall goal of increasing climate resilience in coastal and island communities in Indonesia and Philippines. This position is established to manage the overall implementation, coordination, and reporting of progress for the project starting July 2023 onwards.


Overall Position Purpose:
The Regional Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the project implementation and activities of the approved project “Research and Advocacy for Climate Policy and Action”, a multi-year project grant starting in July 2023. This project targets specific communities in Indonesia and Philippines in collaboration with consortium partners Percik Salatiga (Percik) and the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC); community members; and sub-national to global networks and partners.




Project Implementation

  • Lead the implementation of research, community accompaniment and empowerment, and advocacy activities and achievement of yearly targets in collaboration with consortium partners and staff, and with guidance from the Technical Advisory Group (TAG);
  • Lead the overall grant, program, and financial management of the project and develop solutions and catch-up plans as the need arises.
  • Establish good relationship with community leaders and members in coordination with local staff;
  • Ensure sustained partnership with research and advocacy stakeholder networks and enable awareness raising and policy advocacy through these networks;
  • Provide technical inputs in all stages of research activities of the consortium;
  • Organize cross-country visits and establish platforms for learning visits, multi-stakeholder forums, research presentations, and/or awareness-raising activities, among others;
  • Ensure proper expenditure according to budget; and,
  • Represent JRS and project implementation partners as requested by supervisor.


Project Monitoring and Reporting

  • Facilitate regular coordination meetings with JRS implementation partners for monitoring and learning;
  • Ensure various monitoring tools are in place to gather baseline, midline and endline data; and/or pre-test and post-test results;
  • Develop and finalize project planning and reporting documents as required by JRS, TAG, and donor/s;
  • Ensure overall quality of both program and financial plans and reports.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in Climate and Migration Studies, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, Development Communications, or relevant fields;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience in project planning and development, implementation, and coordination with international organizations, consortium, and donors;
  • Strong knowledge and skills in partner mobilization, facilitation, policy dialogues, networking and advocacy, research, and monitoring and learning;
  • Strong background in climate change and displacement fields;
  • Fluency in English language. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia or Filipino is strongly recommended.
  • Strong analytical and data and information management skills. Knowledge of software/applications related to data, mapping, and/or websites is highly recommended;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural and multi-faith environment and able to deal with limited resources and challenges; and,
  • Ability to travel to vulnerable or remote locations in Indonesia and the Philippines



  • JRS offers a localised salary and benefits. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidates; salary depends on the status and qualifications of the successful applicant. 
  • Interested candidates must send their curriculum vitae (including three references) and a motivation letter to jrsap.recruit@gmail.com. Please include your last name and “RACPA Regional Project Manager” in the subject line.


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.    


Applications close on 15 June 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact : jrsap.recruit@gmail.com


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