Research Consultant

Akima, LLC
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 19

Position description

Tuvli, an Akima, LLC company is an agile and innovative technology company aggressively pursuing a leadership in dynamic markets that support the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and federal civilian agencies.


We continually seek motivated people with professional skills and work experience in an extremely wide range of employment fields—from systems engineering and modernization, to IT and cyber security to support personnel for virtually every business operation for today’s military installations. We are a military friendly employer that strongly encourages veterans to bring their relevant experience and expertise on board. What unites us is a passion to deliver the very best value to every Tuvli customer every day we’re on the job.

Under this task order, the contractor will independently provide support services to support the mission of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) regional teams (AF, and SCA/EAP) on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).  The primary objective is to provide research and analytical expertise to support CSO’s stabilization and conflict prevention activities.



  • Provide expert-level research and analysis on conflict and stabilization matters, particularly related to CVE, and support the development of recommendations on policy, strategy, plans, and programs.   
  • Independently review and examine the current body of knowledge on factors that contribute to violent extremism in specific countries or regions, or on specific thematic issues, as requested.  
  • Assess and propose recommendations for types of CVE-specific or CVE-relevant programmatic interventions that have been effective or not effective in supporting community resilience for specific countries/regions or on specific thematic issues.    
  • Distill the findings from research into papers whose audience is U.S. government policymakers and practitioners.  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Affairs, Public Administration, International Development, or related discipline.
  • Prior experience working on and researching conflict resolution and other security issues.
  • Experience working with members of the international community, especially bilateral and multilateral partners and civil society organizations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior authorities on key decisions and sensitive issues utilizing strong verbal and writing skills.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or expertise in countering violent extremism and peacebuilding issues.  
  • Expertise in programmatic interventions that seek to address violent extremism.  
  • Experience working in stabilization and conflict-recovery environments.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.   

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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