If you are interested, please send us your CV to info@cifalmalaga.org before March 16, 2021


Job title: Prevention of Violent Radicalisation Specialist

Type: Full time.

Project Title: “Extremism, Radicalisation and Citizenship(RAD2CITIZEN)”.

Remuneration: To be defined in accordance with the competencies and experience of the candidate.


RAD2CITIZEN project is implemented under EU Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, Migration and Security Funds.

The RAD2CITIZEN project aims to prevent radicalisation and the different forms of extremism, and the violence associated to them in the Spanish city of Malaga, targeting mainly to promote access to rights and citizenship related to migration.

Many European cities are confronted to various forms of violence that can be associated with different types of radicality. It is these extremisms that the RAD2CITIZEN project aims to prevent by establishing a partnership between the organizations of Toulouse Métropole (City of Toulouse), the city of Malaga (Spain), the University of Applied Social Sciences of Salzburg (Austria) and the KEMEA Institute (Greece).

Violent acts are more and more visible, they give rise to incomprehension, fuel the feeling of insecurity among citizens, and contribute to a loss of confidence in the authorities and in public policy actors.

At European and metropolitan level, preventing such violence is a challenge. RAD2CITIZEN contributes to meet this challenge through a better understanding of these phenomena and the co-production of prevention tools intended to promote access to rights and citizenship


The challenges of the project are based on the following points:

  1. Apprehending violent extremisms in the different cities involved in the project
  2. Take into account the coexistence of different extremisms in the territories concerned.
  3. Co-produce shared and assessable actions to promote social cohesion and to improve citizens’ access to their rights within the territory.


CIFAL Malaga aims to provide opportunities for training and exchange of good practices, tools and strategies between local and regional authorities, international organisations, private sector and civil society; and to support local actors, improving their decision-making processes by increasing their leadership in their implementation of innovative solutions at the local level, so that all this has an impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030. Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The main goal of the CIFAL Malaga centre is to become a reference training centre for Southern Europe, the Maghreb and North Africa. Its goal is to be able to reach different cities in the Mediterranean, where local, regional and national leaders can acquire the skills that will allow them to build the foundations for sustainable development in their communities and, finally, have an impact on improving the quality of life of the society as a whole and the territories of their neighbouring countries.

CIFAL Malaga centre takes into account the needs and priorities of local actors in our region, as well as the extensive experience that the city already has, it specialises in two central areas:

  • Social inclusion
    • Improvement of the Quality of Life
    • Strengthening of coexistence and prevention of radicalisation
  • Urban Governance and Planning Strategic planning
    • Strategic Planning
    • Tourism for development
    • Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

The framework of this job position will be related to the Strengthening of coexistence and prevention of radicalisation Area.


  • Overview of the Report on European content, practices and experiences associated with migratory flows
  • Designing a specific plan to prevent and manage the identity conflicts associated with migratory flows
  • Providing guidance and support to CIFAL Malaga staff to help ensuring the plan is compliant with international and national security framework and standards.
  • Undertaking desk analysis to review the existing sectoral strategies, policies, legislation, and plans related to Security Plan implemented in different cities around the word.
  • Analyse the socioeconomic context of the city of Malaga while identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing the city’s security risks related to migratory flows.
  • Development and implementation of trainings to steer the management of migratory flows and associated identity conflicts.
  • Prepare formative and summative assessments of the trainings for the team;
  • Assist colleagues with related administrative work.

Skills and Experience

As a Violent Radicalisation Prevention Specialist, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent in Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science or related subject.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in creating, developing or implementing security plans at the national, regional or local level.
  • At least 1-2 years of proven research work.
  • Understanding of public legislation in relation to security, migratory flows and identity-based conflicts.
  • Knowledge of the international security framework is required.
  • Knowledge of the international human rights law is desirable.
  • Experience in the implementation of security plans in the European region is desirable.
  • Be trustworthy and have a high moral compass and integrity levels.
  • Excellent communication ability, both written and oral, with exceptional challenging and questioning skills.
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously.
  • Ability to learn, develop and apply knowledge in a constant changing and evolving environment.
  • Good technical understanding of the Microsoft Package
  • Understanding of Information Security governance, risk and compliance methodologies, control framework and processes.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (spoken and written).


  • Analysis, assessments and reports are thorough and context-sensitive;
  • Good time management and timeliness of deliverables
  • Content reflects most-up-to-date information and practice;
  • Policy areas recommended for action are high impact and conducive to policy coherence;
  • Analysis of policy scenarios is evidence-based, when needed informed by other relevant subject matter experts;
  • Work plan for developing the training/workshops, including strategy and proposed methodologies, as well as quality assurance plan;
  • Evaluation of the trainer/facilitator work, based on evaluation forms received from participants;
  • Successful facilitation of the training/workshop.
  • Technical advice and support to participants during the training/workshop
  • Final report on the implementation of the tasks after finishing the training/workshops.