CFA: Local Correspondents, Insight on Conflict (Deadline: Open)

CFA: Local Correspondents, Insight on Conflict
Deadline: Open

Local Correspondents sought for: Chad, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Jordan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Insight on Conflict provides information on local peacebuilding organisations in areas of conflict. We feature profiles of over 800 organisations around the world, as well as blog posts and key resources on peacebuilding. Key to our work is our network of ‘Local Correspondents’, peacebuilding experts who help to research and write about peacebuilding and conflict around the world.

Peace Direct is currently seeking ‘Local Correspondents’ to report on peacebuilding work in: Chad, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Jordan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

For this role, we require someone with contacts in the NGO or peacebuilding sector, a strong interest in the media and reporting, and excellent written and spoken English (in the cases of Chad and Haiti, we can consider working with a Local Correspondent who speaks French and not English, though English language skills are an advantage). The role is ideal for someone pursuing a career in journalism or within the NGO sector. Local Correspondents should be based in the country they cover; we may consider people living outside the country if they have exceptional links to the peacebuilding sector in that country.

The role is not full-time and is not salaried, though Local Correspondents do receive payment for work published on the website. The work is best suited for people with a passionate desire to share information on peacebuilding with a wide audience.

In their role, the primary area of work of the Local Correspondent will be on investigating and supplying information on local peacebuilders. The Local Correspondent is expected to occasionally submit posts to the Insight on Conflict blog. The blog gives space to Peace Direct and the Local Correspondents to respond instantly to developments in conflicts around the world. It also offers a place for more personal reflections by the Local Correspondents on their work.

If you are interested in becoming Insight on Conflict’s Local Correspondent for any of the above countries,  please send a CV, writing sample, and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Ruairi Nolan:

Deadline for applications: this is an open call for applications.