Jersey Overseas Aid is a professionally staffed and effective specialist grant-maker which is gaining a reputation at home and abroad for the quality of its programming and for the lasting change our funding and our partnerships deliver. 

Please see below for a list of our current job vacancies.

Jersey Overseas Aid Programme Officer

Location: St Helier Town Hall, Jersey
Level of Effort: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Deadline for applications: 25th August 2023

Based in St Helier, this exciting new role will help ensure that Jersey’s contribution to international aid provides both the maximum benefit for the world’s poor and the highest level of accountability for Jersey’s taxpayers. Reporting to the Head of Programme, the Programme Officer will primarily be responsible for the oversight of JOA International Development grants, ensuring that projects are implemented as agreed and in accordance with the highest standards of aid effectiveness. They will be particularly responsible for JOA’s Conservation Livelihoods theme, managing and developing a coherent portfolio of projects in this field and developing Jersey’s growing reputation, but will also be required to support all aspects of JOA’s grant making and outreach.

Application process

Please send a cover letter and CV to by 17.00, Friday 25th August. JOA will shortlist potential candidates who will be invited for interview and potentially a written test.

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UNHCR Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

Specific role: Associate Reporting Officer
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Contract Period: 2 years (starting before the end of 2023)
Deadline for applications: 11th August 2023

Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) is partnering with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to offer a young professional from Jersey the chance to launch a career in humanitarian aid, the first step towards becoming a senior manager or director in the UN system. Based in Kyiv, the successful candidate with contribute to UNHCR’s operations to the ongoing emergency in Ukraine.

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme offers a fully-paid two-year field posting with the UN. Focusing on refugees and host communities, you might be asked prepare briefings and operational updates for internal and external audience (including government donors and media), analyse data from the field and draft press releases, case studies and fact sheets. You will work to enhance UNHCR’s visibility and support the agency’s fundraising efforts to ensure it remains the leading voice in forced displacement.  

More information about the JPO programme can be found here on the United Nation's website.

Application process

Please send a cover letter and CV to by 17.00, Friday 11th August. JOA will shortlist potential candidates and send the list to UNHCR, who will conduct the final selection process for the post. Please note that the recruitment process takes time - it may take up to six months from submitting an application to taking up the post.

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