VEI/CVE Academic Researcher, LEARN

Location: Washington, DC
Job Code: 1120
# of openings: 1


Dexis is seeking an experienced Violent Extremism and Insurgency and Countering Violent Extremism (VEI/CVE) Academic Researcher to lead a comprehensive content review in support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) policy on Development Response to Violent Extremism and Insurgency (VEI). This task is part of the Learning and Knowledge Management (LEARN) contract’s work with USAID’s Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning’s Policy office (PPL/P). The location for this position will be in Washington, DC. This is a part-time consultancy. The anticipated start date for this position is June 2017.



  • Lead a comprehensive academic review, to include scoping with PPL/P to understand their needs for the research and how they intend to use it
  • Develop a content review methodology to answer key learning questions, in coordination with the Assessment Technical Expert and Policy team
  • Provide technical direction and oversee technical inputs from the Research Assistant to complete required deliverables according to deadlines and to high quality standards
  • Submit and present research papers answering the research questions and present key findings to relevant stakeholders in Washington
  • Attend weekly meetings with PPL/P, LEARN, and stakeholders as required



  • Leading academic in the VEI field, having done previous research and well published on VEI issues, in addition to speaking at events
  • Master’s Degree required, PhD preferred in relevant discipline
  • Minimum 8 years’ work experience in research and VEI , including at least 5 years in international development
  • Ability to gather information and present analysis in a competent, digestible, and engaging manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill
  • Experience with USAID, preferably familiar with its VEI programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams
  • Note: Candidates must submit CVs that include start and end dates for each position in month/year format. If a position includes part-time work, the CV must also include the average number of hours worked per week.


Winner of the 2014 Small Business of the Year at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and working in nearly 90 countries in FY 2015 for USAID and the Department of State, Dexis supports US federal agencies in the areas of program monitoring and evaluation, program learning, and program support.  We are not only one of the fastest growing firms in international development, we are rated among the highest among our peers on employee-reviewed sites.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces. 

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