GBV Assistant


Job Location

Georgetown, Guyana


This selection process considers only national candidates or current residents with the legal right to work in Guyana

HIAS is an international non-profit organization that stands for a world in which displaced people find welcome, safety, and opportunity. HIAS’ operation in Guyana was established in 2020 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable forcefully displaced persons through community-based protection including psychosocial support, economic inclusion and integration and the provision of durable solutions. HIAS’ programming impact seeks to ensure that forcibly displaced people become contributors to society through the realization of their legal and civil rights and social and economic rights, to include 1) the right to protection from harm, violence, and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.

The GBV Assistant will be responsible for promoting prevention and response initiatives aimed at mitigating the risks associated with gender-based violence and empowering survivors and host communities, through GBV awareness campaigns, internal referrals to HIAS, livelihoods training, coordination with local NGOs for vocational training of beneficiaries and the promotion of economic inclusion initiatives.


• University degree or equivalent in Social Work, Sociology, Business Management, Law, International Studies, or other related studies.
• Current residency in Guyana.
• Ability to travel in country.
• Fluency in Spanish and English is required (written and oral).
• At least 1-2 years' experience in the implementation of social work development, entrepreneurship programs and/or GBV programs with a survivor-centered approach.
• Ability to uphold the highest level of integrity and confidentiality.
• Must be a team player and able to work with a range of diverse, vulnerable populations.


• Work with women and girl survivors of GBV, refugees, LGBTIQ+ and host communities.
• Assist in the design, planning, facilitation and dissemination of awareness-raising campaigns, community workshops, briefings, support groups and public events on GBV rights, prevention and community response mechanisms for women and girl survivors.
• Make internal and external referrals of GBV survivors and ensure access to case management service.
• Carry out the technical, monitoring and financial implementation of the Economic Inclusion component, in accordance with the project's objectives, complying with the established operational plan.
• Develop the training components related to basic administrative skills for the development of projects, using the methodology of the Entrepreneurship School with a Gender Lens.
• Recommend vocational training processes and skills development based on the participants' profiles.
• Provide advice and monitoring in the preparation and execution of business plans
• Regularly monitor and report on GBV and economic inclusion programming, identifying capacity gaps and designing appropriate interventions.
• Produce accurate, detailed and timely reports highlighting objectives, achievements and impact on project activities.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required or permanent location. Location is subject to change based on programmatic needs. Flexibility is essential as we grow and develop. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing work environment with many crucial deadlines. All team members may be required to perform duties outside of their normal work hours of responsibilities as needed.

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HIAS Guyana Inc


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. 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.

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