HIAS seeks a Legal Protection Research Manager to initiate and lead coordination on legal protection research initiatives globally, working closely with the Director, Legal Protection, the Regional Legal Protection Technical Advisors, HIAS programs staff, the Senior Research Advisor and external academic partners. This role involves liaising across several research and programmatic initiatives for HIAS’ Legal Protection work globally and acting as an advocate for research and evidence-based programming across the organization. The Legal Protection Research Manager will work closely with the Strategy & Measurement team to measure the impact of current and future Legal Protection programming on the individuals served by HIAS.
Under the direct supervision of the Director, Legal Protection, the Legal Protection Research Manager will, both directly and through remote and in-person technical assistance, support country program colleagues in field implementation of operational research. They will work closely with the Senior Research Advisor and other thematic Research Managers to support: identification of research priorities, research protocol development and implementation; data collection, monitoring and evaluation; data analysis; process documentation and deliverable tracking; and staff training and technical oversight. This position will be responsible for supporting the implementation of research, cross-context and multisectoral learning, development of program guidance, incorporating learnings into program design, bringing research evidence into policy and other internal initiatives.
Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee protection. This framework prioritizes programming impact that ensures forcibly displaced people realize their potential and become contributors to society, with this impact being achieved through the realization of legal and civil rights and social and economic rights, including 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination; 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.
Note, this position is based at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland or our office in New York, New York, and we will consider a remote option for applicants who live outside of commuting distance to either of our offices and are based in other states in which we are registered (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin).
PROJECT MANAGEMENT/RESEARCH PROJECT DELIVERY SUPPORT
MONITORING & EVALUATION/RESEARCH
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
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.
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Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek
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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 seeks a Legal Protection Research Manager to initiate and lead coordination on legal protection research initiatives globally, working closely with the Director, Legal Protection, the Regional Legal Protection…
Spanish fluency preferred.
Spanish fluency preferred.
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Please submit your resume, cover letter and application to our website: https://hias.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2152919&&cust_sort1=-1/&&nohd…