Current Vacancies

Western Balkans Coordinator

  • Location: North Macedonia (Working remotely)
  • Contract: Fixed-term until 28 February 2022 (possible extension)
  • Salary: £1,000 – £1,500 per month depending on experience

Young Cities is a global project currently working across nine cities in the Middle East, Africa and the Western Balkans. An opportunity is available for a Coordinator to focus on programming in North Macedonia and assist delivery in other regions as required. The Coordinator will support other ISD programming in the region, in particular activities under the umbrella of the Strong Cities Network, supporting the build-out of local prevention infrastructure and locally-led P/CVE approaches. The Coordinator will also work as part of the Young Cities team to deliver project activities with youth and local government stakeholders, in close coordination with local civil society partner organizations.

The successful candidate will have good understanding of hate, extremism and polarization related issues in North Macedonia and/or Western Balkans and excellent communication skills in English and Macedonian with additional Albanian language skills preferred.

Experience in project or programme delivery with proven ability to meet deadlines and contribute to team project work is essential. Experience with local peacebuilding work (ideally youth-led) and/or general youth engagement projects and/or with social change campaigns is needed. Passion for working with youth is a must!

The candidate will also be a skilled writer for public audiences, have experience of conducting offline and/or online research, event planning and delivery and conduct desk-based research. Data visualisation and network mapping skills is desirable. For full details of the Job Description, click here.

Application process:

To apply please send a one-page cover letter addressing your suitability for the position with up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) to [email protected] by 15th January 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered. ISD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information from all applicants as necessary to evaluate applications. Please note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis and ISD reserves the right to appoint before the end of the advertisement.

Young Cities Sub Saharan Africa Associate / Coordinator

  • Location: Kenya (Working remotely); preferably Mombasa or Nairobi based
  • Contract: Fixed-term until 28 February 2022 (possible extension)
  • Salary: $1,000 – $1,500 per month depending on experience
  • Start Date: January 2021

Young Cities is a global project currently working across nine cities in the Middle East, Africa and the Western Balkans. Young Cities works in partnership with young people and local governments to enhance youth-led, shared solutions to community challenges such as hate, polarisation, extremism and violence. This opportunity will be mainly focused on programming in Africa, specifically Kenya, assisting delivery in other regions as required.

The postholder will work as part of the Young Cities team to deliver project activities predominantly with youth and local government stakeholders, in close coordination with local civil society partner organizations. This includes supporting youth-led community cohesion projects, organizing workshops, assisting with project administration and research support.  For full details of the job description click here.

The successful candidate will have;

  • excellent communication skills in English and Swahili, both oral and written
  • a good understanding of hate, extremism and polarization related issues in Kenya and/or East Africa is desirable;
  • Previous experience in project or programme delivery, with proven ability to meet deadlines and contribute to team project work;
  • experience with youth-led peacebuilding work and/or general youth engagement projects and passion for working with youth is essential along with having assisted or managed micro-grants.

Application process

To apply please send a one-page cover letter addressing your suitability for the position with up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) to [email protected] by 15th January 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered. ISD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information from all applicants as necessary to evaluate applications. Please note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis and ISD reserves the right to appoint before the end of the advertisement.

Polish Language Analyst

  • Location: London based organisation, currently working remotely
  • Contract: Initial six month fixed term contract, consultancy also considered
  • Salary: £ 25,000 – 45,000 pro rata, dependent on experience.
  • Start Date: Immediate

ISD is seeking an Analyst fluent in Polish and English to join its growing Digital Research Unit and support pioneering work on disinformation, extremism and malign influence campaigns worldwide.

We are looking to recruit an individual with demonstrable experience in the fields of quantitative or qualitative digital research. This must include prior working knowledge of online analysis, as well as clear subject matter expertise in issues of disinformation, extremism and/or political communications online. A proven background in open-source investigations (OSINT) is also highly desirable.

Experience working on research around climate change, migration, and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) would be an additional advantage for these roles. For more details and to view the Job Description, click here.

Application process

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) including salary expectations to [email protected]. This advert is currently open-ended.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered.  The application for this role is currently open ended.

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, 20 days holiday, flexible working, employee support & assistance programmes and an annual individual training budget.