HIAS seeks a Deputy Regional Director, LAC to support HIAS’ programs and operations in the LAC region and engage in advocacy, communications, and coordination with key stakeholders, including UN agencies, INGOs, local organizations, and government agencies. The Deputy Regional Director, LAC will report to the Regional Director, LAC, and will support HIAS’ operations in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
The LAC displacement and humanitarian context is complex and requires robust partnerships, quality interventions and effective coordination to meet the needs of diverse migrant populations, primarily Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Colombians and those from Northern Central America. HIAS’ humanitarian assistance programming in the region consists of gender-based violence prevention and response (GBV), community-based mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), economic inclusion, legal protection, WASH and urgent protection needs.
Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, grounded in 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 through: 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.