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Economic Inclusion Officer , HIAS Greece


  • Organization: HIAS
  • Location: Athens
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date:


HIAS Greece seeks to recruit an Economic Inclusion Officer who will implement its Economic Inclusion programming based on HIAS guidelines and standards.


Develop partnerships or relations with the corporate sector, including companies and associations such as chambers of commerce and sector associations, to engage them in employing refugees and promoting HIAS.

  • Communicate regularly with private companies, in order to map their staffing needs and inform them about potential candidates for employment.
  • Conduct outreach to approach private companies and identify ways of cooperation and job placement agencies
  • Develop guidelines to inform employers about the process of hiring refugees
  • Participate in, and organize, events and activities (e.g., job fairs) with a focus on promoting HIAS’ employability program
  • Prepare a strategic plan for approaching businesses (methodological tool preparation, informative material, etc.)
  • Design and carry out the mentorship and coaching needed for new hires and companies – work closely with the HR departments to ensure good integration of refugees into the workforce
  • Develop HIAS's communication materials with a clear value proposition—this ideally should integrate the private sector's view for these consultations.
  • Liaise with employers to identify opportunities and skills required, as well as build cooperation between HIAS Greece and private companies

Career guidance and support in the hiring process

  • Support the development of CVs and identification of skills of refugees
  • Advice on how to increase their integration to employment
  • Prepare candidates for an employment interview
  • Job match refugees and asylum seekers with vacancies and opportunities.
  • Conduct trainings/ info sessions related to accessing the labor market
  • Identify skill gaps of asylum seekers and refugees and their training needs and supports them to access adequate training
  • Provide support and monitor the new hires during the first 3 months and support the integration in the new organization.
  • Facilitate information and referrals to job applicants to help comply with all administrative requirements
  • Analyze and understand current employment context and related opportunities
  • Perform any other duty as requested by the line manager and the management team


  • University Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Human Resources, or other related fields.
  • Minimum experience of 2 years, working in the livelihoods sector, preferably focused on vulnerable populations.
  • Good knowledge of HR processes, recruitment, and employment promotion.
  • Experience working with the private sector or Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Experience in social protection and economic inclusion for vulnerable populations.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Responsible, Professional and with Integrity.
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural settings.
  • Ability to work effectively with teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations, especially refugees or asylum seekers.
  • Fluency in Greek and English (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of Computers, MS Office, Email, and the Internet.


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. Location is subject to change based on programmatic needs. 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 • 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. 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 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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