Careers at ISD

ISD is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to safeguarding human rights and reversing the rising tide of polarisation, extremism and disinformation worldwide.

Working with ISD

Since 2006, ISD has been at the forefront of analysing and responding to extremism in all its forms. Our global team of researchers, digital analysts, policy experts, frontline practitioners, technologists and activists have kept ISD’s work systematically ahead of the curve on this fast-evolving set of threats. We have innovated and scaled sector-leading policy and operational programmes – on- and offline – to push back the forces threatening democracy and cohesion around the world today.

ISD partners with governments, cities, businesses and communities, working to deliver solutions at all levels of society, to empower those that can really impact change. We are headquartered in London with a global footprint that includes teams in Washington DC, Berlin, Beirut, Amman, Nairobi and Paris.

Benefits at ISD

  • Flexible and Remote Working
  • Family-Friendly Policies
  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay
  • 20+ Days Holiday
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Personal Development Budget
  • Home Office Budget
  • Inclusive Wellbeing Programme

Speculative & Consultant Roster Applications

Speculative Applications

ISD welcomes speculative applications from talented and dedicated individuals at all levels who would like to join our global team. If you are committed to challenging extremism, hate and disinformation in all its forms, please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining your experience, ambitions and suitability to vacancies@isdglobal.org.


Consultant Roster Applications

ISD often works with consultants to deliver on a range of projects. We invite talented researchers and consultants to join our roster in order to be considered for engagement on a range of assignments. To express an interest in working with ISD, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV, details of two employment/assignment references and a link to your LinkedIn profile or personal website (if available) to vacancies@isdglobal.org.

Shortlisted Candidates

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without a covering letter or CV will not be considered. ISD reserves the right to reject any proposals submitted that do not meet this criteria, and to request additional information as necessary in order to evaluate applications. Please note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis and ISD reserves the right to appoint before the end of the advertisement.

Our Locations

Amman | Beirut | Berlin | London | Paris | Nairobi | Washington DC

ISD Kenya

ISD Kenya

ISD Paris

ISD Paris

ISD Lebanon

ISD Lebanon

ISD Global HQ

ISD Global HQ

ISD Germany

ISD Germany

ISD US

ISD US

ISD Jordan

ISD Jordan

ISD Guiding principles

Our four Guiding Principles run through every part of ISD, reflect our culture, and define who we are as an organisation. They are:

INTEGRITY
We’re passionate about doing the right thing and holding ourselves to high standards

COLLABORATION
Together we create more than the sum of our parts

AGILITY
We’re dynamic, fast, responsive and proactive in our work

COURAGE
We take considered risks in order to drive change

Equal Opportunities

ISD is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds. ISD is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.

We operate fair recruitment and selection procedures based on the principle of selecting the best person for the job. We make a concerted effort to ensure our workplace, employment policies and organisational culture creates an inclusive, positive and progressive environment in which all members of our team are treated with dignity and respect. For any further information about this policy or our recruitment practices, please email vacancies@isdglobal.org.