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GBV Officer, Chernivtsi (Nationals Only)

Department: HIAS Ukraine
Location: Chernivtsi


HIAS Ukraine is seeking to recruit a GBV Officers to support the implementation of daily GBV emergency response activities, provide direct supervision to GBV Caseworkers, engage in capacity building to strengthen survivor services, and monitor services for quality assurance. GBV officers will align with best practices according to the IASC Guidelines, interagency minimum standards, and UNICEF’s GBV Risk Mitigation Principles. The GBV Officer will report to the Field Coordinator.

This position is for Ukrainian nationals. 


GBV Officers will conduct awareness raising to encourage help-seeking behavior of GBV survivors, by disseminating action-oriented, specific, inclusive, and supportive messaging on available services for GBV survivors. Provide technical support to adapt GBV case management services to meet the age-appropriate needs of child survivors.

Establish an internal referral mechanism to identify and refer GBV survivors across protection and other sectors, by establishing a safe and confidential internal consortium referral mechanism across sectors for GBV access. Strengthen capacity of GBV service by training healthcare workers, frontline personnel, and community leaders to strengthen existing referral systems.

Supervise GBV Caseworkers and actively be involved in provision of feedback and resolution of challenges during implementation. Serve as the primary point of contact between HIAS’ and local partners in the inter-agency, multi-sectoral technical working groups and MHPSS service-related matters.


  • A degree in social work, psychology, community development, counselling or gender and development studies (or related field) required.
  • Minimum of 3 years working with community members in the field of GBV.
  • Demonstrated experience with operationalizing GBV Global standards and principles, including knowledge of IASC and other international humanitarian standards for GBV programming.
  • Fluency in English required; Polish and/or Ukrainian languages is preferred.
  • Experience in capacity building including facilitation of diversity and inclusion, community-based training and awareness raising.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office, excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a demanding, changing, and high-pressured environment.



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.


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité 

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Justice • Justicia • Justice 

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie 

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage 

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.


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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