Working for CVT | Center for Victims of Torture

Working for CVT

Employees at the Center for Victims of Torture are changing lives.

CVT employees bring our talents, expertise and passion to work every day. We are professionals who are fearless in our determination that human rights are fundamental. We hold deep optimism that:

  • Healing is possible and lives will be transformed.
  • Change is achievable.
  • Tomorrow can be better than today.

At CVT, we are motivated by results. We are surrounded by colleagues who strive for excellence and we strive for high ethical standards and integrity in ourselves and our partners.

Our relationships are built on trust and respect. We value the diversity in the backgrounds and lived experiences that our colleagues bring to CVT. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment in which all employees are able to contribute their best.

We recognize that what we ask of employees is great, and we know that our work is sustainable only when we create a supportive environment, provide rich opportunities for ongoing development, and compensate employees appropriately.

Employment laws are an important part of ensuring fairness in CVT’s workplace. Click here for links to the U.S. employment laws that apply to our U.S.-based workforce.

Note to job seekers: CVT extends an offer of employment only after a multi-step, personal interview process. The complete list of open CVT positions is located here.  

Open Job Positions

Insights from CVT Staff:

“Our clients have taught me so many things. They taught me patience, kindness, gratitude, appreciation, understanding of life and humility. They show me how strong, courageous and resilient a human can be.” -Walaa Awwad, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan. Read Walaa’s story here.

“In Arabic, we have a saying: ‘We see our goals walking.’ And this is what I see at CVT: I see our goals come to life. I see clients in the hallways, sometimes children, and I know they are getting help.” – Hani Hattab, technical support & IT specialist, CVT Jordan. Read Hani's story here.

“At CVT, we help people accept their situation. We help people find hope. In my work, there is so much hope. It’s like magic. After counseling, clients say “’can live again.’ CVT gives survivors new skills and a way to go on with life.” - Elizabeth Mbatha Muli, MSc, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Nairobi. Read Elizabeth’s story here.

". . . something happens – a change occurs, small at first and then more profound. And that, I think, is the value of our work. There is nothing as beautiful as this change." - Luca Modenesi, clinical advisor for mental health. Read Luca's story here.

“Everyone can make a difference no matter where you work. Everyone’s role at CVT provides something to the service we give clients. At CVT, you feel you’re part of something great." – Girmalew Teklu, finance/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia. Read Girmalew's story here.

“It’s important to me especially to help women to get to CVT and get help. When I see them, I see hope.” - Abeba Kahday Tesfankiel, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia. Read Abeba’s story here.

Many CVT staff around the world have written about their work. Check out CVT staff stories here.

CVT is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status. 


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