Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has the following vacancies in its South Sudan programme:
• Project Director, Yambio
• Finance Officer
• Programmes Officer
• Logistics & Administration Officer
South Sudan gained independence in 2011, after more than five decades of war. Unfortunately, the current conflict erupted soon afterwards and is threatening the very existence of the youngest nation in the world.
More than three million South Sudanese people are currently forcibly displaced from their homes because of the conflict, which has created a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.
JRS South Sudan continues to invest in education, and provide psychosocial and pastoral support in the regions of Yambio and Maban. Education is as a protective measure to lessen the exploitation of children through forced conscription and early marriage, as well as to help to teach future generations how to settle disputes using dialogue and negotiation rather than violence and arms.
Photo: Leila, a refugee teacher at Gendrassa refugee camp primary school, Maban, South Sudan. (Andrew Ash/Jesuit Refugee Service)