GBV Cross-Border Protocol Consultant At HIAS


HIAS seeks a GBV Cross-Border Protocol consultant to develop a protocol for cross-border cases of GBV prevention and response (Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru). The consultant will be expected to draw on key resources available on GBV (such as the IASC Interagency GBV Case Management Guidelines, 2017), supported by feminist theory and practice addressing VAWG, to inform each capacity development component and related topics. The consultant will work with the HIAS country team GBV focal points, the Senior Gender and GBV Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Project Coordinator, to plan and carry out the development of the outputs.


  • Review key resources available on GBV: IASC Interagency GBV case management guidelines, HIAS case management guide: existing case management guides from Colombia, Peru and Ecuador,
  • Development of a protocol, emphasizing the protection approach, for cross-border case management – GBV prevention and response – in coordination with the HIAS offices in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the regional team. The protocol should include the following elements:
  • Identify and understand the internal HIAS processes on case management (GBV prevention and response) in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru; in order to obtain inputs for the creation of the cross-border protocol.
  • Establish clear and coordinated processes for the safe and effective care of cross-border cases (GBV), especially for cases in border locations and in favor of people in conditions of human mobility, in transit and in greater need of protection (e.g. migrants without documentation, humanitarian care at irregular border crossings, care for unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents, or migrant survivors/victims of GBV, etc.).
  • Systematize the existing care mechanisms of each country for cases of women and LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced survivors of GBV, so that the countries can know what services are provided in each country and how to guarantee cross-border continuity in the management of cases of the vulnerable population, especially by implementing the protection approach in the care of cases.
  • Establish standardized processes for the identification and management of cases of women and LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced survivors of cross-border GBV and their coordinated care in the HIAS safe spaces in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
  • Establish standardized and secure processes for the care of cross-border cases, especially with respect to the handling and circulation of beneficiaries’ personal information:
  • Designate the mechanism for sharing information between countries that ensures the privacy and security of survivors’ personal data, taking into account the information systems managed by HIAS, and the protection approach.
  • Establish secure processes and create the necessary documents (annexes) for sharing personal information related to cross-border care cases.
  • Establish those responsible for the custody of information and compliance with the protocol according to the organizational chart of GBV care in the countries.
  • Create a case coding system to guarantee privacy and security in the handling of personal information.
  • Establish policies and processes to protect the use of personal data.
  • Create standardized regional informed consents for the care of cross-border cases that are valid in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
  • Establish a mechanism for recording and accounting for cross-border cases.
  • To harmonize national regulations – Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru – in the protocol with respect to the rights of persons in conditions of human mobility, and the prevention of and response to GBV.
  • Conduct a pilot test of the first draft of the protocol and adjust according to lessons learned and suggestions from the teams.
  • Organization, coordination and facilitation of 4 virtual training workshops -1 for each country (3), and 1 workshop with the focal points of each country- on the protocol and its implementation in the care of cross-border cases.
  • In coordination with the GBV HIAS team, coordinate and facilitate 3 technical advisories -1 per country and/or region- with the national teams during the implementation of the protocol.
  • Contribute technical advice for the preparation and implementation of the first cross-border care case committee.
  • Maintain effective communication and technical coordination with the HIAS GBV team.


  • Professional with a background in social sciences, migration, design and implementation of public policies or development projects, or related fields. In addition, a master’s degree in gender studies, migration, prevention and response to gender-based violence, or related topics.
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in theory and practice in addressing violence against women and girls for staff and implementing partners (including NGOs, community groups, UN and government).
  • Demonstrated understanding of: feminist and public health approaches to preventing and responding to violence against women and girls, the gendered drivers of violence against women and girls, and the links between patriarchy and violence faced by LGBTQ-identified migrants and refugees.
  • Demonstrated experience with minimum standards for survivor response.
  • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience applying IASC gender-based violence guidelines, underpinned by feminist principles and practices, focused on women, girls and survivors.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Previous experience working in humanitarian contexts, especially in Latin America.
  • Previous experience in the design and implementation of SOPs or case management protocols in the context of the Venezuelan migration crisis will be a plus.
  • Experience in facilitation of virtual workshops, capacity building and knowledge transfer.
  • Fluency in Spanish required.


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 for consultancies:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 3: Offer, consultancy agreement and background check.

Step 4: 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.

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