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Safety & Security Advisor

Department: Safety and Security
Location: RM, MD


As part of a technical assistance project under PRM-funded Resettlement & Placement activities, HIAS seeks a Safety & Security Advisor to support the development of safety and security management systems across the refugee resettlement agencies network. 


  • Liaises with Resettlement Agency leadership to develop a strategic approach to Resettlement Agency security. 

  • Provides customized support and consultation to Resettlement Agencies across the country. 

  • Supports Resettlement Agency leadership in responding to safety and security incidents impacting staff and clients.  

  • Advises resettlement agency staff on best practices in physical and digital security management.  

  • Liaises with GISF and other community stakeholders to strengthen coordination on security management issues.  

  • Conducts security trainings and assessments to bolster security risk awareness and compliance with Duty of Care principles and donor guidelines.   

  • Develops measurable outputs for the overall development of security management across the Resettlement Agencies. 

  • Develops incident reporting and response systems across Resettlement Agencies.  

  • Develops culture of security risk awareness across Resettlement Agencies. 


  • Undergraduate degree (or extensive highly relevant experience in addition to that listed below) required. 

  • A formal security qualification or appropriate security management training. 

  • A minimum of 10 years of practical experience in security management, including in leadership roles.  

  • Experience providing security management services across multiple locations across the U.S. a plus.  

  • Experience working with decentralized network of organizations a plus.  

  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and their application in humanitarian security risk management. 

  • Proven ability to work within a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic team. 

  • Experience of risk assessment, incident reporting, incident mapping, information collation and analysis, and security technology. 

  • Ability to adapt to needs and balance demands of security actors and program activities and deliverables. 

  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, internet, and email applications; strong report writing, analytical and interpersonal skills. 

  • Fluent in written and spoken English; language skills in Spanish a plus. 

  • Previous working experience with humanitarian organizations a plus. 

  • Ability to travel extensively across the continental U.S. up to 25% of the time. 


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 • 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. 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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