Afghan Project Lead

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • WFH Flexible
  • US-Based Positions
  • cvt-67483

Afghan Project Lead

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring an Afghan Project Lead who will have the responsibility of leading the implementation of the Afghan services project within the CVT Georgia program. This project will focus on specifically serving Afghan survivors impacted by combat. The Afghan project will provide interdisciplinary mental health services, offering individual, group and community-level interventions in partnership with the International Rescue Committee Atlanta. This individual will be responsible for managing and ensuring the effective implementation of daily project operations and ensure the smooth delivery of services. The Afghan Project Lead will serve as a liaison between the project, stakeholders and community partners.   

Position Details:                                         

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Reports to: Psychologist & Clinic Manager
  • Remote status: 40% remote, 60% In-person
  • Full/part-time status: Full-time
  • Pay starts at: $46,429
  • Position is open to candidates who reside in and are eligible to work in the US


The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Georgia and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.


  • Operations Support: Coordinate all CVT client appointments, including in-clinic and home visits in collaboration with IRC’s Community Response Team. Conduct appointment reminder calls with clients. Schedule transportation for clients as needed. Notify clients, providers and interpreters of schedule changes such as appointment cancellations or rescheduling. Maintain client records by updating client contact information and addresses and responding to any external records request. Ensure that monitoring and evaluation guidelines are being followed.
  • Conduct Initial Client Orientations:  schedule and conduct intake appointments with new clients accepted into the treatment program. Complete intake packet, collect insurance information, and applicable signatures.  Document all interactions in electronic health record system.
  • Community Engagement: Lead community outreach activities in an effort to build and maintain relationships with Afghan community leaders, partners and experts within the refugee and immigrant community. Collaborate with community partners to coordinate and deliver community-based interventions. Engage with the community through education, awareness raising, and resource-sharing in various avenues including virtually, community events, health fairs, etc. Represent CVT at various community and stakeholder meetings.
  • Other Duties: Participate in other department and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Ability to speak one of the following languages: Farsi, Dari or Pashto
  • Demonstrated experience working with refugees, immigrants or asylum seekers
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and facilitating community outreach and activities

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • 1-2 years of experience working in a team lead or coordinator role
  • Previous professional experience working in a social service, mental health or medical setting
  • Previous professional experience working with interpreters

Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Interest in mental health issues; ability to discuss and address mental health topics without judgment or stigma.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with individuals across an organization
  • Ability to develop relationships and communicate effectively (in writing and verbally) with colleagues and partners as well as with other stakeholders
  • Ability to work some evenings/weekends (flex-time) depending on community availability
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and recognize appropriate boundaries
  • Ability to cope with emotionally stressful situations
  • Ability to think critically and problem-solve appropriately
  • Ability to coordinate individuals and activities
  • Adept at coordinating logistics
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed while also working as part of a team
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional, collaborative relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Commitment to engaging in human rights work, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the organization
  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)

Work Environment (subject to change):

  • CVT has a COVID-19 vaccination mandate in place for US-based employees
  • Typical office environment

Travel: Ability to travel to a variety of locations within metro Atlanta.


To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to

CVT is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds such as these to apply for this position.