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Economic Inclusion and CVA Coordinator (Poland)

Department: HIAS Poland
Location: , Warsaw

POSITION SUMMARY

HIAS Poland seeks to recruit an Economic Inclusion and CVA Coordinator who will oversee the overall implementation and strategy of the Economic Inclusion & Integration program objectives of the organization, as well as the CVA components for the different sectorial objectives. The position holder is responsible for leading project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy - ensuring the successful implementation and completion of all activities, relevance and responsiveness of the activities to priority humanitarian needs in the assigned areas of operation. Moreover, the EI and CVA Coordinator will hold accountability for the overall implementation of the Economic Inclusion and Cash and Voucher Assistance, whether implemented by partners or by HIAS directly.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Programming:

  • Provide leadership, technical management and strategic direction for HIAS Poland’s Economic Inclusion and CVA programming.

  • Contribute to designing, planning and implementing HIAS CVA (Cash and Voucher Assistance) and Economic Inclusion (Livelihoods) activities, which, include, but not limited to trainings on relevant topics, financial education, poverty alleviation programs, worker’s rights, access to finance, wage and self-employment support and CVA programming.

  • Facilitate refugees’ and affected population’s access to employment -, including working the private sector to raise awareness on refugee rights and support safe employment networks, to enable refugees find safe and dignified job opportunities. Identify barriers and liaise with relevant actors to address them.

  • Contribute to the development of concept notes, and fundraising proposals as needed.

  • Lead the identification of strong local partners and potential program synergies to develop for future opportunities.

  • Oversee relevant projects ensuring timely and effective completion (both direct and indirect implementation).

  • Uphold the highest standard of confidentiality when managing records to ensure participants’ dignity and privacy.

  • Ensure that key learnings during project implementation are captured and used in future project design.

Reporting:

  • Lead the production of quality and timely reports on program activities as required (internal and external).

  • Provide regular reports to the Country Director, including accurate figures of distributions/referrals done and challenges encountered, in the agreed format.

  • Contribute to the development of proposals and concept notes with fundraising purposes, for the Economic Inclusion and CVA pieces.

  • Verify that all project documents are available, accurate, and archived in soft and hard copy according to HIAS procedures.

Representation and coordination:

  • Develop, coordinate and strengthen relationships with local partners, stakeholders and communities in order to maintain trust in HIAS’s professional standard and quality of work among all stakeholders.

  • Represent HIAS externally at all required levels in relation to Economic Inclusion project activities, and other CVA coordination fora with other agencies.

  • Ensure coordination with other INGOs, government bodies in the implementation of the programs.

  • Foster coordination spaces with technical team in Economic Inclusion and CVA to make sure overall programming is aligned with HIAS standards.

  • Ensure close collaboration with HIAS technical departments (Protection, GBV, Psychosocial, Finance, Operations) for comprehensive holistic programming.

  • Advocate with private sector companies on the economic inclusion of HIAS’ clients.

Operations and Budget Management:

  • Contribute to the effective implementation of operations support activities related to CVA and Economic Inclusion programming, including related to administration, finance, and logistics, to ensure smooth and accountable project implementation (some examples are reconciliation of CVA disbursements, contracting of Financial Service Providers, etc.).

  • Provide inputs to ensure effective and efficient utilization of CVA/Economic Inclusion program resources through monitoring and tracking of expenditures against budgets.

Staff management, training & Capacity development:

  • Provide proper guide and supervision to the team reporting to this position.

  • Contribute to the timely performance & development management measures for the Economic Inclusion & CVA program staff, including appraisals and remedial actions.

  • Coordinate with HQ technical team on program implementation, training, best practices and any other aspect related topic that might affect the minimum standards set for Economic Inclusion and CVA programming.  

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, international development, or other relevant fields. Master preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience with Cash and Voucher Assistance in humanitarian settings (multipurpose, sectoral and/or multisectoral) or Economic Inclusion programming .

  • Advisable to have previous experience, particularly on employability programs for vulnerable population

  • Experience preparing successful funding proposals and reports for donors.

  • Experience implementing Economic Inclusion approaches with refugees in Europe, highly preferred. Knowledge of Livelihoods with a gender lens will be a plus. 

  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills.

  • A high level of written and spoken English; Polish (written and spoken) highly preferred. Ukrainian a strong added value.

DISCLAIMER

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.

SAMPLE HIRING PROCESS

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.

ABOUT US

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.

VISION

HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.

MISSION

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.

VALUES

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

DIVERSITY

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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