Correspondents wanted to report on peacebuilding in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Sudan and South Sudan

Insight on Conflict provides information on local peacebuilding organisations in areas of conflict. We feature profiles of over 700 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 Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Sudan and South Sudan for the ‘Insight on Conflict’ website.

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 and French. 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 a small stipend and payment for working published on the website. The work is best suited for people with a passionate desire to share information on peacebuilding with a wide audience.

The work of the local Correspondents

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.

The Local Correspondent is also expected to reply to any enquiries relating to their work, for example when we receive requests for further information on peacebuilding in their region. The Local Correspondent is also expected to ensure that information on peacebuilders in their section is up to date – we update this information every 6 months.

If you are interested in becoming Insight on Conflict's local correspondent for either Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali Niger, Sudan or South Sudan please send a CV, writing sample, and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to joel@peacedirect.org

The deadline for applications is: 21 October 2013

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