Programs Jobs

Field Coordinator

HIAS seeks a Field Coordinator who will be responsible for working with and serving immigrants and refugees of diverse backgrounds, including children and adults, LGBT individuals, and those with trauma and torture histories along the southern border. S/he maintains contact with volunteers from within the Jewish community and beyond and works to deepen HIAS connections and presence with other local and national organizations. This role reports into the Director, Border and Asylum Network (based in Silver Spring, Maryland).

The duration of this assignment is 12 months with the possibility of an extension based on funding. Please be advised that a valid driver’s license is needed (along with a reliable vehicle) to fulfill the role. The Field Coordinator must be willing to cross the border into Ciudad Juarez occasionally.

Project Evaluation Consultant: LGBTQ Programming in Nairobi, Kenya

While there is an ever-growing movement by LGBTQ Kenyans demanding their rights and the chance to enjoy those rights, significant levels of homophobia and transphobia exist. HIAS’s work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) refugees began in Nairobi in 2009 to support those eligible for resettlement to the US and other safe countries around the world. More recently, HIAS’ work has expanded to working with the broader LGBTQ rights movement in Kenya, alongside efforts to empower and build the skills of LGBTQ refugees. After Uganda passed the 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act, over 500 LGBTQ Ugandans fled into neighboring Kenya to avoid persecution, gender-based violence, sexual torture, blackmail and possible death. Today, Nairobi hosts 692 registered LGBTQ refugees, mostly from Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia, and Rwanda (but also from Burundi, Ethiopia, Yemen, South Sudan, and Eritrea).
HIAS is seeking a consultant to conduct a Process Evaluation focused on how HIAS programming is addressing the challenges facing LGBTQ individuals with a focus on refugees in Nairobi. The selected consultant will be expected to travel to Nairobi for no less than 7 days with the entire consultancy lasting 21.5 days.

Paralegal

HIAS Mexico seeks two (2) paralegals with knowledge and experience in asylum processes in Mexico and the U.S. to support its mission of providing legal support to asylum seekers and refugees in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. HIAS Mexico will provide public legal information, education and advice to individuals on both the Mexican and the U.S. asylum process, provide assistance and information to those who have been removed from the U.S. to help them access immediate protection, refer individuals to U.S. legal service providers, and assist individuals with filing for asylum in Mexico (as appropriate). The Paralegals will also convene stakeholder meetings, conduct government briefings, conduct protection monitoring of the Mexican/U.S. border, and work with HIAS to conduct advocacy and respond to policy changes.

Successful candidates will have at least one (1) to three (3) years of experience in providing legal support, preferably in immigration proceedings.

Managing Attorney

HIAS Mexico seeks an attorney licensed to practice law in Mexico, with knowledge of U.S. asylum law, to serve as a senior staff member to support its mission to provide legal support to asylum seekers and refugees in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. HIAS Mexico will provide public legal information, education and advice to individuals on both the Mexican and the U.S. asylum process, provide assistance and information to those who have been removed from the U.S. to help them access immediate protection, refer individuals to U.S. legal service providers, and assist individuals with filing for asylum in Mexico, as appropriate. The attorney will also convene stakeholder meetings, conduct government briefings, conduct protection monitoring of the Mexican/U.S. border, and work with HIAS to conduct advocacy and respond to policy changes.

The Managing Attorney will have at least five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in administrative proceedings before government agencies, preferably in immigration proceedings, and will supervise two paralegals.

Program Officer

JOB SUMMARY

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is seeking a program officer to support strategy refinement and grantmaking, as well as internal and external collaboration focused on advancing a locally-rooted, inclusive vision of human rights and social justice, with a focus on Latin America.
RESUMEN DEL PUESTO
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund está buscando un oficial de programa para América Latina que apoye la optimización de estrategia y recomendaciones de donaciones, además de colaborar interna y externamente para lograr una visión inclusiva de los derechos humanos y la justicia social arraigada en las comunidades locales en América Latina.

Chief of Party

USAID’s Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ) seeks to support an increased and sustainable supply of certified primary school teachers in Jordan by improving the system of pre-service teacher education programming offered by Jordanian universities, centered primarily around the implementation of the adapted Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) pre-service teacher education modules.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and provide administrative oversight of the implementation of all components under this program. S/he will serve as World Learning’s principal liaison to the donor. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual and seasoned director who is experienced in managing project implementation partnerships, coordinating with government entities, partner organizations, and program stakeholders, and able to work effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Program Manager – Asia Division Temporary Part Time

Interim Program Manager – Asia Division Temporary Part Time

This position, based in Freedom House’s Washington, DC office, will lead the organization’s program activities in the Asia region for a four to five-month period while Freedom House’s permanent manager for the region is away on leave. This includes implementing existing and (pending receipt of funding) launching new projects and developing proposals to USG agencies for new projects. It also includes managing the department’s overall budget and supervising DC- and field-based staff and consultants.

Program Director, Asia Region

Program Director, Asia Region

POSITION SUMMARY

This position sits in the International Programs Division of Freedom House, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of democracy and human rights around the world. The position, which oversees a small team of staff, is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision for all Freedom House activities in and related to Asia, first and foremost on the ground programming, but also policy research and advocacy in line with the organization’s mission and strategic framework. In addition, the position is responsible for overall implementation of the Human Rights Support Mechanism, a five-year USAID global Leader with Associates award led by Freedom House in partnership with other non-governmental organizations. This includes spearheading the development and implementation of field and Washington-based programs and activities; managing and leading the Freedom House implementing consortium; developing, overseeing, and promoting all HRSM program activities carried out by Freedom House; and serving as the main point of contact with USAID and collaborating with the Agency to ensure that the mechanism achieves its goals. The position also oversees all technical and financial reporting to USAID.

The estimated relative level of effort for the Asia program/Human Rights Support Mechanism elements of the position is 65/35 percent. The position is based in Freedom House’s Washington, DC office and cannot be performed remotely. Approximately 20 percent of the director’s time will be spent traveling overseas, primarily to Asia.

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