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Program Manager, GBV, Child Safety & Wellness



HIAS seeks a Program Manager, GBV, Child Safety & Wellness to support the HIAS network with GBV prevention and response, as well as youth, family and LGBTQIA+ holistic safety and wellness services for U.S. programs and the resettlement context. They will be responsible for supporting a pilot GBV project and building out critical components of prevention and response for GBV for women, girls and LGBTQIA+ forcibly displaced populations, working alongside HIAS’s affiliates ensuring gaps in quality programming are addressed. They will strengthen best practices informed by MHPSS, child safety and protection, and culturally responsive individual and family focused interventions. They will be experienced in directly implementing GBV, LGBTQIA+ and youth programs or services within resettlement and among U.S. affiliate partners. The ideal candidate should be aware of international standards of GBV programming, but apply them specific to the resettlement context, focusing on culturally specific survivor-led services in the United States. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills to assess the situation in various contexts and adapt existing standards to the specific context of refugee resettlement in the US. They will have a background in gender and/or LGBTQIA+ support, social work or counseling, youth and family support, adult education, capacity building and demonstrated skills in developing resource materials that can be user-friendly for staff and partners.

Note, the salary for this position is $75,000.00.


  • Collaborates with the Senior Program Manager, MHPSS & Holistic Services, the Preferred Communities team and other HIAS staff to coordinate the implementation of MHPSS, WE, GBV, LGBTQIA+ and youth-focused social integration programs.
  • Works in close partnership and collaboration with staff at HIAS’ U.S. partner agencies, HIAS technical leads, and actively seeks input and guidance from implementing staff through calls, surveys and listening sessions to ensure that HIAS is aware of and prioritizing local needs.
  • Coordinates with staff and consultants with technical expertise, providing programmatic support related to GBV, LGBTQIA+ and child welfare to develop or improve existing processes, curriculums, materials and tools.
  • Offers subject matter expertise in GBV prevention and promotion, child safety and wellness, family strengthening supports with HIAS affiliates and external partners.
  • Reviews and shares program-specific tools/resources and works with the Technical Team and others in a learning collaborative to contextualize and adapt global best practices for U.S. application.
  • Supports affiliate relationships and provides oversight, capacity training and technical assistance to implementing sites related to GBV, child protection and welfare, displaced youth, and LGBTQIA+ populations; offers creative solutions to programming difficulties.
  • Ensures quality data collection, offers training and provides technical guidance, capacity building and ongoing support as needed related to program evaluation.
  • Develops and improves upon U.S. focused program documents (standards, guidelines and program implementation tools) to strengthen HIAS’ GBV, LGBTQIA+ and youth focused programs geared towards building affiliates capacity, and quality of services strengthening long-term integration of refugee population.
  • Provides thought leadership to support the advancement of holistic services and integration of GBV, LGBTQIA+, and child welfare and youth intervention programs across the HIAS network, contributing to strategy, grant proposals and program expansion.
  • Reviews and develops program-specific tools/resources and coordinates efforts with HIAS’ MHPSS, GBV and Child Protection Technical Team, contextualizing and adapting global and country-specific materials for U.S. application and purpose.
  • Conducts desk research and implements programming for U.S. affiliates with a focus on vulnerable populations (GBV, LGBTQIA+, youth services).
  • Liaises with affiliate staff and provides consistent resource development and capacity assistance as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • MSW or related graduate degree required.
  • 4-6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Adult education and group facilitation skills.
  • Lived experience as a refugee or immigrant will bring a valuable perspective.
  • Demonstrated experience applying IASC gender-based violence guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to train staff and implement with partners on gender and GBV, including excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Collaborative, flexible team player with the ability to think critically about solutions to gaps in economic inclusion programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to regularly communicate with, motivate and support field-based staff, as well as effectively communicate key program achievements and operational challenges.
  • Travel, to include travel to insecure operating environments, may be required.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter.

Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.

Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening or HireRight.

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values.


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim

We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status.


HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and application to our website: https://hias.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2944108&req_loc=&&#job

Deadline: 22 Mar 2024

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