Regional Project Manager, Gender & GBV, LAC

  • Contract
  • HIAS



HIAS seeks a Regional Project Manager, Gender & GBV, LAC to provide overall coordination and technical support for the regional PRM GBV program in Latin America and the Caribbean. Responding to ever-growing complexity of the displacement and humanitarian context in LAC requires robust quality interventions and coordination to meet the needs of diverse migrant and refugee populations. HIAS is implementing GBV programming in multiple countries across two regions and seeks to continue to design interventions using an intersectional framework to reduce risk, respond to GBV and invest in longer term prevention work. The LAC region is home to vibrant feminist networks and long-standing efforts to address gender inequality and violence against women and girls, and HIAS programming is meant to support rather than replace those efforts.

Under the overall leadership and coordination of the Senior Technical Advisor, Gender & GBV, LAC, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and technical support related to Regional GBV PRM program planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, and will work in close coordination with country office staff, country office GBV program coordinators, field coordinators and M&E teams.

Note, this is a remote position in Latin America. The role can be based in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama or Peru, with a preference for Panama or Colombia.


  • Coordinates of the regional program for the prevention of gender-based violence funded by PRM.
  • Manages results and quality control of the actions planned within the framework of the regional project and its programmatic articulation with the impact area of mitigation, response and prevention of GBV at HIAS.
  • Ensures the development and follow-up of implementation plans at the regional level, workshop plans, publication plans defined in the program strategy and agreed with the country offices and with the technical team of GBV coordinators assigned to the program.
  • In coordination with the Deputy Regional Director, LAC and the Senior Technical Advisor, Gender & GBV, LAC, supervises the technical team of support professionals assigned to the GBV regional program and the work of the consultants, and ensures the correct implementation of the agreed work plans.
  • Supports the preparation and follow-up of the implementation of national agreements or agreements required for the execution of activities, and coordinates the preparation of the terms of reference for consultancies and processes contracts and procurement of goods and services in coordination with the regional team.
  • Follows-up financially and ensures that the commitments made in the budget are met within the framework of the execution periods agreed with the donor, generating alerts for the country and regional officers when necessary.
  • Identifies the risks that could affect the achievement of the results of the program and supports the country offices in the definition and implementation of mitigation strategies.
  • Accompanies and coordinates with the country office GBV program coordinators in the execution countries, the program implementation plans and actions and the execution of resources framed in the regional strategy of the program.
  • Carries out financial follow-up and ensures that the commitments made in the budget are fulfilled within the framework of the execution periods agreed with the donor, generating alerts for the country and regional officers when necessary.
  • Establishes and maintains technical dialogue with counterparts for the definition of intervention strategies and key actions.
  • Prepares the required programmatic and financial reports by result with the support of monitoring & evaluation, finance and regional staff, and in close coordination with the Program Officer, LAC.
  • Participates in project committees to coordinate with other areas the supervision of funds from each donor.
  • Ensures the visibility of donors in events and communication products.
  • Prepares inputs in relation to the outcome of the gender and GBV area at the request of the Senior Technical Advisor, Gender & GBV, LAC.
  • Participates in planning processes and other internal and external coordination spaces.
  • Participates in intersectoral mechanisms and relevant spaces related to their function.


  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Social Work or a related field required.
  • 4-6 years of experience supporting survivors of violence in a humanitarian setting, preferably in LAC.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required.
  • Must possess work authorization or reside in Panama, Peru, Ecuador or Colombia.
  • Demonstrated understanding of feminist and public health approaches to prevention and response to violence against women and girls.
  • Demonstrated experience with minimum standards for risk reduction and survivor response; preferably will understand primary prevention.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of multi-sectoral response to GBV.
  • Demonstrate experience in multi-country programs coordination, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in implementation, monitoring and closure of projects, preferably with/for the international cooperation agencies.
  • 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 a sense of humor and 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.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to travel up to up to 35% for the first year of the position.


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.

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.


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We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

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We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

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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.

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