Current Vacancies

Request for Proposals for Project-Specific Audit 

ISD seeks to appoint an appropriately qualified Auditor (“the Auditor”) to conduct a project-specific audit on this grant by 20th September 2019.  This project-specific audit is being undertaken as a requirement stipulated by the grant agreement.  The terms of reference are available upon request.

The timeline for the Audit is:

  • 12th August: Audit commences and all records are made available to the Auditor
  • W/C19th August: (exact dates to be agreed): Working on-site at the ISD office in London
  • 16th September: Date for preliminary report completion
  • 20th September: Final report submission Reporting to: Senior Manager, Strong Cities Network

If you would like to submit a proposal, please read the full details here.  Proposals must be submitted via email to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 26th July 2019.

Request for Proposals – Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant, Strong Cities Network

  • Reporting to: Senior Manager, Strong Cities Network
  • Type of Contract: Consultancy
  • Start Date: mid-July 2019, with some limited scope for negotiation
  • Location: London, UK (with some European travel requirements)
  • Remuneration: Competitive; dependent on experience

ISD has enjoyed a sustained period of growth in the last 5 years. As a busy ‘think and do’ tank with a high-achieving team and excellent reputation, the effective management of the organisation and delivery of a high-performance operations and finance function plays a central role in the organisation’s success.  ISD seeks to engage a consultant to work with the ISD and SCN team on developing our monitoring and evaluation capabilities in support of our activities funded by the U.S. Department of State. The consultant will review existing M&E frameworks, advise on indicator and methodological improvements, and support the evaluation of key deliverable under the grant. The consultant will also be expected to travel to North Macedonia with the project team to undertake a situational review and develop a baseline assessment for the creation of a multi-stakeholder Local Prevention Network in Kumanovo municipality. The consultant will also support the design of surveys and focus groups to assess community and stakeholder attitudes and capabilities vis-à-vis community-based P/CVE initiatives. They will also support the team’s development of data collection tools and indicators across the grant, including a small grants programme for civil society organisations, helping us transform activity-focused measures into outcomes-focused evaluation.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please read the full terms of reference here.  Proposals must be submitted via email to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 12th July 2019.

Request for Proposals – Strong Cities Network – Online Extremism Index

  • Type of Contract: Consultancy
  • Start Date: End of July 2019

ISD has enjoyed a sustained period of growth in the last 5 years. As a busy ‘think and do’ tank with a high-achieving team and excellent reputation, the effective management of the organisation and delivery of a high-performance operations and finance function plays a central role in the organisation’s success. ISD is seeking to contract an expert technology partner to produce a range of outputs that will contribute towards the delivery of an Online Extremism Index to assess the nature and extent of extremist and hate speech online in three critical global regions. The Online Extremism Index will need to be used in multi-lingual contexts, draw upon a broad array of online and, where possible, offline data sources and produce meaningful analysis for city level practitioners using data visualisation.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please read the full terms of reference here. Proposals must be submitted via email to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 5th July 2019.

Consultant Roster Application 

As a global non-profit organisation with teams in London, Beirut, Toronto and Washington D.C., ISD enjoys strategic partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies and supports more than a dozen prominent governments and institutions in stemming the rise of violent extremism and hate speech. ISD undertakes a wide range of projects and delivers cutting-edge programming in the areas of policy advisory, research, communications, technology and education.

We invite talented researchers and consultants to join our roster in order to be considered for engagement on a range of assignments across our research and programming. We particularly welcome applications from consultants with expertise in qualitative and quantitive research, data analytics, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation.

If you would like to express an interest in working with ISD, please read the full application here and send the following to [email protected]

• Copy of your up-to-date CV
• Details of two employment/assignment references
• Link to your LinkedIn profile or personal website (if available)

Speculative Applications 

ISD welcomes speculative applications from talented and dedicated individuals at all levels – intern to senior leadership – who would like to join our global team.  If you are committed to challenging polarisation and extremism in all its forms, please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining your experience, ambitions and suitability to [email protected].

We are currently particularly open to receiving applications from those with:

• Marketing, communications, tech and data analysis experience
• French, German, Russian and Arabic language skills
• International capacity building and training expertise
• International policy experience (particularly in polarisation, education and counter extremism)

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ISD staff receive competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits including 5% pension contributions, 25 days holiday, flexible working, employee support & assistance programmes and an annual individual training budget.