Formal and Informal Terrorist Actors Programme

This position requires approximately 5 hours per week, and successful candidates will be able to make at least six months commitment to the role.
 
Please note that all research analysts are non-remunerated volunteers, giving up their time alongside their own professional/academic activity.


Position Description:

The International Counter-Terrorism Youth Network (ICTYN) is currently looking to recruit Research Analysts in a voluntary capacity for the Formal and Informal Terrorist Actors programme.

This role will focus on supporting ICTYN’s rapidly expanding portfolio of work that examines the perpetrators of terrorism, their natures, internal dynamics, and different interrelations. Built with the purpose of contributing to a better understanding of the terrorism threat and eventually shaping better policy-making, the successful candidates will work on formulating comprehensive analysis on the many and existing terrorist organizations around the world, thus helping with the creation of organizations’ background profiles and in-depth reports. Said profiles and reports will explore - among others - the formation, leadership, attacks performed, and fundraising systems of each and one of the organizations that ICTYN will decide to analyze.

This position requires approximately 5 hours per week, and successful candidates will be able to make at least six months commitment to the role.

Please note that all research analysts are non-remunerated volunteers, giving up their time alongside their own professional/academic activity.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Successful applicants will work under the direction of the Project Manager and will be responsible for the following activities.

  1. Carrying out research and other activities in support of Formal and Informal Terrorist Actors programme;
  2. Supporting the development of research-related events, such as workshops, seminars and conferences;
  3. Executing and further developing research projects and collaborating with others in the team to develop new ideas; 
  4. Publishing research;
  5. Taking initiative and interest in opportunities such as interviews and literature reviews;
  6. Promoting ICTYN content;
  7. Contributing research expertise to other ICTYN research projects where appropriate.
Desired Skills and Experience
  1. Experience, interest and keen passion in analysing terrorism and security global trends;
  2. Experience in communication with governments and international actors is preferred;
  3. Ability to demonstrate outstanding analytical skills and expertise, preferably in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, on security related trends;
  4. Ability to work remotely and independently and display initiative and personal responsibility;
  5. Ability to meet deadlines and work with the project manager to adhere to a schedule;
  6. Willingness to contribute to the public understanding of your field, including through social media engagements;
  7. Well-developed interpersonal skills;
  8. Good communication skills and the ability to interact with external partners and potential sponsors;
  9. Detail oriented and prompt response to emails.
Eligibility and Selection
  1. Ideally an early career security/counter-terrorism professional or current graduate/undergraduate student in a relevant field.
  2. Position is unpaid and part-time.
  3. Candidates are not required to be ICTYN members to apply.
How to Apply

To apply, please fill the online application form or send the following materials as attachments to recruiting@ictyn.org:

  1. Resume;
  2. Writing sample of 2-3 pages (ideally related to radicalisation or terrorism).

Please, include “Research Analyst in Formal and Informal Terrorist Actors Application” in the subject line.

All successful candidates should ideally be ready to start as soon as possible.

Please note that all research analysts are non-remunerated volunteers, giving up their time alongside their own professional/academic activity.