Dexis is seeking an experienced Violent Extremism and Insurgency and Countering Violent Extremism (VEI/CVE) Technical Expert to lead an assessment of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) policy on Development Response to 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 the development of assessment research questions, approach, and methodology
- Provide technical direction and oversee technical inputs from the Research Assistant (and Methodologist, if applicable) to ensure deliverables meet deadlines and are of high quality
- Lead data collection & analysis to include desk review and literature reviews in addition to interviews and focus groups with Washington staff
- Facilitate the data validation workshop to review the preliminary findings with key stakeholders (as identified by the Policy team) which will generate buy-in for the findings and recommendations that will be included in the final report
- Write the draft of the final report in collaboration with PPL/P, with support and input from the Research Assistant as needed
- Submit and present VEI Policy Assessment Report
- Attend weekly meetings with USAID, LEARN, and stakeholders and develop close, productive relationships with individuals in USAID/Washington and the Missions in order to facilitate the smooth implementation of the project
- Master’s Degree required, PhD preferred in relevant discipline
- Substantive technical experience in VEI with a demonstrated understanding of development programs designed to address violent extremism
- Experience in managing research and evaluation teams and studies, especially USAID or other donor policies, reforms, and/or programs in Washington and the field
- Minimum 8 years’ work experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning, including at least 5 years in international development
- Ability to gather evidence and present analysis in a competent and engaging manner
- Skilled facilitation of focus groups, interviews and meetings
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience with USAID
- 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.
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