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Localization and Partnership Coordinator (Moldova/Romania)

Department: Programs
Location: , Bucharest, Romania or Chisinau Moldova


HIAS Moldova/Romania is seeking to recruit Localization and Partnership Coordinator (to be based in Moldova or Romania) to develop and mainstream HIAS' strategy of localization through partnerships with local CSOs and local government who are engaged in the Ukraine response in both Moldova and Romania. HIAS vision for its work in Moldova and Romania depend on partnership, a collaborative relationship between HIAS and or/other organizations to respond to the needs of individuals of concern by enabling local and national actors to take a greater leadership role in humanitarian action. The Localization and Partnership Coordinator will ensure strategic vision and development of the program with a strong focus on the technical elements and innovative programming. This position will also work plans are in place, ensure objectives program progress are on track. The Localization & Partnership Coordinator will report to the Program Manager of Moldova and Romania and will be travelling and supporting communities and relevant actors across the two countries.


  • Develop a strategic vision for localization and partnership for HIAS based on the contexts of the Ukraine response in Moldova & Romania.

  • Directly and indirectly through partners like VOICE identify local partners that share common vision and values, are strategically positioned, engaged in one of HIAS' signatory approaches and could have an added value to the protection of those most vulnerable refugees and host community members.

  • Assist HIAS in the vetting procedures and the development of the various types of partnership agreements with local actors.

  • Assess capacities, strengths and gaps and develop constructive dialogues with partners on amplifying their effectiveness with focus on core competencies like organizational development, project management, financial management, M&E, fundraising etc. which would specifically contribute to the partner’s empowerment.

  • Develop and identify relevant trainings and capacity building platforms for partners through local or regional consortiums.

  • Ensure a constructive and effective dialogue with partners which is accountable and equitable.

  • Develop exist strategies for the partnerships.

  • Collaborate with Regional TDs within HIAS to develop capacity building material for partners.

  • Support local networks of CSOs in Moldova and Romania to strengthen their core activities.

  • Ensure quality and integrity of information captured and documented.

  • Ensure objectives are on track, work plans are in place and program progress is on track.


  • Legal ability to work in Moldova or Romania.
  • Fluency (written and oral) communication in Romanian is a must, plus Ukrainian or Russian.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience preferably in one of the following sectors: social, charity or NGO. 
  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Excellent computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Team player and able to work with a range of diverse, vulnerable populations; understanding of community-based approach required.
  • Ability to uphold the highest level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Passionate about HIAS’ mission and values.


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.


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 Human Resources staff person.

Step 3: Interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Reference check.

Step 6: Offer and background check.

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. 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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