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Covid-19 and Violent Extremism Analyst (consultancy contract)

The European Institute of Peace is looking for exceptional individuals and companies who share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements.

We provide practical experience, technical expertise, and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support.

Based in Brussels and active in over a dozen countries, the European Institute of Peace is an independent organisation working collaboratively with European decision-makers, the parties to the conflict, and those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.

Our innovative approach to peace enables us to be agile, creative, and effective in everything we do, and these are key qualities we look for in our team members. See www.eip.org for more information.

We are looking for a Covid-19 and Violent Extremism Analyst to support the Peace Practice and Innovation Unit.

He/she will be reporting to the Responding to Violent Extremism Senior Programme Officer.

Terms of References

Duties and responsibilities

The production of a research paper on the impact of Covid-19 on Ethiopia’s political situation and violent extremism, identifying how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting violent extremist views and presenting new challenges in preventing and countering violent extremism in Ethiopia. The paper should focus on the effects of the pandemic on extremism, violent extremism, and its drivers; preventing and countering violent extremism in the context of a pandemic; the potential of violent extremist organisations to ‘weaponise’ the pandemic and; the potential of self-isolation and other Covid-19 restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly to fuel extremism and radicalisation.


  • Excellent understanding of Ethiopia’s national and local politics;
  • Excellent understanding of extremism and violent conflicts in Ethiopia;
  • Track record of research publications on Ethiopian politics;
  • Fluency in English, with any of the languages spoken in Ethiopia a significant benefit; and
  • The capacity to work in Ethiopia.

The Institute offers

  • Service contract  starting as soon as possible and ending on 13 August 2021.

Recruitment process

Please submit in English:

  • Service proposal, with a description of the services, fees, methodology (when relevant), CVs of personnel involved (when relevant)

Submit to: recruitment@eip.org

The deadline is 10 May 2021 close of business (COB). The successful candidate will be selected based on the most competitive offer, including technical and financial proposal.

Deadline for application: 10 May 2021