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Researcher: Risk Assessment

The European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence e.V. (WWP EN) seeks a researcher for a 50% position starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to one year. Depending on continued funding, the contract may be prolonged beyond one year.

Download the call here

About the project:

The hired researcher will start the WWP EN project of developing a new risk assessment tool for working with perpetrators of domestic violence. As a first step, they will conduct a systematic review of available tools for risk assessment. The report from this review will specify the strengths and weaknesses of available risk assessment tools. Based on these results, a new risk assessment tool will be developed and tested. Interviews with professionals working with victims and perpetrators will be undertaken during this stage.

Your primary duties:

  • Developing and leading the project with the support of the Research and Development Manager at WWP EN
  • Conducting a systematic review of the most-used risk assessment tools and the procedures and approaches to risk assessment.
  • Conducting interviews with professionals working with victims and perpetrators.
  • Developing the new risk assessment tool.
  • Testing/piloting the new risk assessment tool.

Your profile:

  • Highly motivated with a PhD in social sciences (or equivalent proven research experience)
  • Previous experience in research on domestic violence
  • Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written
  • Experience working autonomously and on project-based needs


  • Experience working in gender-based violence contexts
  • Previous knowledge of risk assessment tools and procedures

What we offer:

  • Part-time position for one year (with the possibility of renewal). It is also possible to increase the dedicated time depending on availability and needs.
  • Salary from 18.000 to 26.000 euros depending on your expertise and profile.
  • Flexibility to work from home/remotely or our office in Berlin, depending on personal preference.
  • Work that matters and a workplace that promotes flexibility and offers good work-life balance.
  • To become part of an international, enthusiastic, and highly talented team.

How to apply:

To apply, send the following documents in English by 24 March to Berta Vall at

  • CV clearly showing your relevant research experience
  • Letter of motivation describing why you are suitable for this work and how your previous experiences match the main project tasks
  • Two letters of recommendation with the contact details of the references

Eligible applicants will be invited to an online interview. All applicants will be notified during the selection process.

We welcome applicants from different backgrounds, such as people of different ages, genders, abilities, and members of different language, cultural or minority groups.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact Berta Vall by e-mail:

Last changed: 07.03.2023