Research Assistant, LEARN

Location: Washington, DC
Job Code: 1123
# of openings: 1


Dexis is seeking an experienced Research Assistant to support 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.



  • Support the lead Researcher in conducting a comprehensive academic review
  • Synthesize desk review findings in a literature review matrix, including source, summary and key findings under the guidance of the lead researcher
  • Support the writing of a research paper(s) based on information collected and analyzed as pertaining to the VEI content review
  • Support to the lead researcher in creating a final presentation for the VEI Policy Assessment Report as needed
  • Attend weekly meetings with USAID, LEARN, and stakeholders as required



  • Master’s Degree and 3 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s and 5 years relevant experience
  • 3 years experience in project management-related work
  • Previous academic research experience in VEI, conflict, terrorism, etc., preferred
  • Ability to gather information and present analysis in a competent and engaging manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in international development required with USAID experience preferred
  • 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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