JRS Australia is hiring for the role of Project Coordinator (Finding Safety)

Role: Project Coordinator (Finding Safety)
Location: Sydney

JRS Australia requires an experienced Project Coordinator for its Finding Safety program with a passion for and a commitment to ensuring the rights of people seeking asylum, particularly the rights of women  seeking asylum and women on temporary visas who have experienced or who are at-risk of experiencing domestic and family violence and other forms of sexual and gender based violence.

About the organisation:

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

About the position:

The JRS Finding Safety project, aims to support asylum seeking and refugee women and migrant women in vulnerable situations to increase their understanding of domestic and family violence, its drivers and their rights. The project also provides information, advice and referrals to assist refugee and migrant women experiencing violence or at risk of violence to access appropriate support.

Finding Safety aims to support the empowerment of refugee and asylum seeking women and women on temporary visas to self-advocate and develop leadership skills.

Finding Safety also includes capacity building for workers in the asylum and migration sector to build understanding of domestic and family violence, and for workers in the domestic and family violence and the women’s sector to build understanding of issues facing women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, welfare or another relevant discipline, or equivalent experience in community development work, human rights and other relevant areas.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a project management role with a focus on community development, international development, human rights, gender equality or community/social services.
  • Experience in team leadership and staff supervision.
  • Experience in developing, coordinating and delivering training.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by people seeking asylum and refugees living in Australia, particularly women seeking asylum.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in primary prevention work, including the intersectional issues related to domestic and family violence and other types of sexual and gender based violence
  • Outstanding networking skills and experience building and maintaining partnerships with key partners and stakeholders
  • Capacity to manage competing deadlines, prioritise workload appropriately and work in a flexible manner.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Competent in using MS Office and online database/reporting systems.
  • Commitment to gender equality and women’s rights.
  • Commitment to working within current EEO, WH&S, and child protection legislation.


  • Direct experience working with people seeking asylum or refugees.
  • Direct experience of working with women affected by sexual and gender based violence
  • Proficiency in a relevant community language.
  • People with lived refugee experience are highly encouraged to apply.


SCHADS Level 5.1

This is a five day per week position (1.0 FTE) contracted until 30th June 2021 (with possibilities of extension depending on funding).

Applicants will be subject to a Working with Children Check and the National Criminal Record Check.

For further information about the position contact: Maeve Brown, Direct Services Manager – maeve.brown@jrs.org.au or 9098 9336

Applications close 25th October.  Please submit your cover letter, resume and responses to the selection criteria to: info@jrs.org.au

Full position description here.


Other opportunities with JRS Australia are listed here. 

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