Job vacancy – Psychologist – Udruženje mreža za izgradnju mira


The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international organization with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS is today found in 50 countries, providing assistance to refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and those held in detention centers. The main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, healthcare, livelihood activities, and social services.

Jesuit Refugee Service SouthEast Europe (JRS-SEE), a non-profit humanitarian association, is seeking to recruit a Psychologist on a 6 month probationary (with the possibility of indefinite) term contract to assess the needs of refugees and migrants, and to develop actions, practices, and services for the unaccompanied minors staying in the JRS Reception Center.

The number of required positions is 1.

Location: Sarajevo

This document outlines the qualifications required for the post as well as the job description.

Terms and conditions

The post full time post, starting from the 28 of June 2024


Applicants must:

  • understand the role of a faith-based organisation in humanitarian work and ensure its mission and values are envisioned in all the work
  • Hold a degree in Psychology (mandatory), with a Master’s degree being preferred.
  • be willing to work with and for people from diverse cultures
  • have the ability to work in a team
  • have desirable work experience in the same or similar jobs
  • have willingness for dynamic work
  • have responsibility, kindness and helpfulness
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Previous experience working with refugees, migrants and/or asylum seekers will be considered an asset.

Job description

Position Summary The main responsibility of the Psychologist is the support beneficiaries of Reception center established for the most vulnerable categories of refugees and asylum seekers. Job includes evaluating patients and gathering their history before diagnosing issues that need attention through the use of tests to develop a treatment plan to ensure the health and success of your patients. They will interview patients and perform diagnostic tests to get a clearer idea of their mental health issues.  Ultimately, you will provide individualized treatment options for people to understand themselves better while helping others identify ways to change their behaviors and alleviate problems in their lives.
Key Responsibilities Conducting routine patient check-ups to assess their health condition and discover possible issues   Giving appropriate advice for healthy habits and preventative actions to promote overall health Reaching an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient’s medical history Use knowledge of psychological theory and practice    Exhibit superior communication skills to uncover complicated mental health issues   Help individuals address underlying behavioral issues   Empathize with a wide range of people   Focus on the needs of beneficiaries   Collaborate with school, JRS staff, and other professionals to provide the best care possible
  Regularly report to the, Project Manager and  Country Manager   Participate in formation programs useful for his/her responsibilities

Application and selection process

Applicants are to submit a letter of application and motivation (not longer than 2 pages) and detailed Curriculum Vitae (not longer than 3 pages) by July 1, 2024 to email address .

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview and undertake a number of tasks before a final decision is taken. All candidates will receive the answer to their application by …


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