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Gender Based Violence Communications Coordinator

Department: HIAS Colombia
Location: Bogota, CO


HIAS seeks a Communications Coordinator to lead the program communication and social media strategies and actions for the PRM GBV program HIAS is implementing in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

This position will be based in Bogotá Colombia.

Responding to the ever-growing complexity of the displacement and humanitarian context, requires robust quality interventions and coordination to meet the needs of diverse migrant and refugee populations. GBV programming seeks to continue to design interventions using an intersectional framework to reduce risk, respond to GBV, and invest in longer term prevention work, striving for long-standing efforts to address gender inequality and violence against women. HIAS programming is meant to support rather than replace those efforts.

Under the technical supervision of the GBV Program Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing communication guidance to the National and Regional GBV and Advocacy Team and will work in close coordination with the Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer, Senior Gender and GBV LAC Regional Technical Advisor, and Country Program Coordinators.


  • Work closely with the LAC Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer, Senior Gender and GBV LAC Regional Technical Advisor, and Country Program Coordinators.
  • Develop and implement themes and regional program communication strategies ensuring alignment with HIAS´ communications priorities and brand raising guidelines with the support of GBV staff.
  • Provide communications guidance to the national and regional GBV and advocacy team as part of the regional program activities.
  • Identify, implement and use related communication tactics, tools and activities, contributing to the achievement of the projects objectives and results as well as in the sustainability of the latter. Guide and oversee the creation of the brand (branding) and visual identity of the regional program and processes; guide and oversee the development of related products.
  • Organizing and implementing awareness raising, trainings, information provision and strategic communication for regional campaigns.
  • From program brief to production, will coordinate the development of various communications materials by packaging thematic and program contents in different formats e.g. milestone reports, brochures, fact sheets, newsletters, summaries, videos, animation, speeches, stories, etc. Will manage all supplier relationships in the process.
  • Identifying media opportunities, developing appropriate media releases and organizing media events; fostering media relations in the countries where the program is implemented.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of journalists and media organizations.
  • Creating rich and compelling content for website, microsites, and social media.
  • Identify, articulate, and communicate success stories.
  • Prepare summaries of technical reports and studies, in the fields related to Gender and GBV, women and girls forced displaced, LGBTIQ+ displaced population.
  • Drafting talking points and messages, and for sharing with key audiences at regional and national levels.
  • Draft, implement and monitor annual and monthly communication workplans and budgets.
  • Prepare related reports.
  • Draft the part of program report related to communications.
  • Travel to Country Offices as needed.
  • Ensure that communications remain neutral with regard to the geo-political/political and security related sensitivities of the beneficiary countries; in this respect, ensure that communication material and content are aligned with the respective rules and regulations of HIAS and have the clearance of the LAC Regional Office.
  • Participate and contribute to the work of GWP-Med’s communication team. In this regard feed the team with news stories to be used for the overall communication of the work of the organization.
  • Undertake any other actions related to communications as requested by regional team


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in communications, journalism or related field required.
  • Excellent writing and message development skills
  • Knowledge in photography
  • Experience in collecting videos using smartphone or DSLR
  • Previous work on regional or national communication campaigns required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Spanish; English working knowledge
  • Experience working in conflict-affected areas and with vulnerable populations
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic team and understand the challenges of operating in insecure environments
  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills, positive attitude, demonstrated willingness to take initiative especially in changing security contexts, political dynamics and budgetary shifts
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a global team, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to help colleagues
  • Ability to be open to feedback and to respond to feedback creatively
  • Passionate about using storytelling techniques to champion women and girls rights
  • Understanding of women’s rights issues and GBV required.
  • Understanding of the international right of refuge and the regional socio-political context.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, internet, email applications
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
  • Availability to travel periodically at the regional level.


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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