Country Director, HIAS Chad

Department: HIAS Chad
Location(s): On-Site - N'djamena, Chad

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Regional Director, Africa and EurAsia

START DATE: 2nd January 2024


The HIAS Country Director, Chad, is responsible for overseeing HIAS’ operations in Chad and the implementation of program activities within HIAS’ framework which are; strengthening community-based protection networks, gender based violence, providing mental health and psychosocial support, distributing food and non-food items, economic inclusion and emergency response. HIAS Chad hosts refugees from Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic who flee violence and political instability. Chad has a complex displacement situation, with both a protracted refugee crises and periodic emergencies, internally displaced persons, and returnees. HIAS’ Chad head office is in N’djamena city and serves as the coordination office for HIAS work in East and South of Chad where there is established field offices.

The Country Director will be required to provide strategic vision and leadership, ensuring that HIAS Chad’s programs align with HIAS’ Refugee Rights Framework. S/he is also the public face of the agency, regularly engaging with various stakeholders from the government, donors, partners to help advance refugee rights and protection. In addition, the Country Director will be required to lead the Management Team in key decisions regarding the implementation and administration of strategy and overall direction of HIAS Chad. S/he should have a strong commitment to refugee protection, emergency programming and relevant experience implementing, monitoring, and overseeing large, protracted humanitarian programs.

This role reports to the Deputy Regional Director, Africa and Eurasia and works closely with HQ stakeholders across multiple departments. This position will provide oversight to the Program Director, Finance Director, Operations Manager. Communications Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator and Human Resource Manager. This role will be based in N’djamena, Chad.


Program Management:

Emergency Program Leadership

Partnership Management:

Human Resources Management:

Financial Management:


Safety and Security:



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. 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.


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 • Compańerismo • 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, 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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