Peace Direct, an international Non-Governmental Organization that supports local peacebuilding in conflict zones worldwide is currently seeking ‘Local Correspondents’ to report on peacebuilding work in Lebanon, Nigeria and Somalia & Somaliland for the Insight on Conflict website.
Nigerian Local Correspondent will be expected to focus on the north of the country.
Peace Direct requires someone with contacts in the Non-Governmental Organization, NGO or peacebuilding sector, a strong interest in the media and reporting, and excellent written and spoken English.
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; those with exceptional links to the peacebuilding sector in that country may be considered.
The role is not full-time and is not salaried, though Local Correspondents do receive a small stipend and 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.
Local Correspondents are expected to:
– Investigate and supply information on local peacebuilders.
– 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.
– Reply to any enquiries relating to their work, for example, requests for further information on peacebuilding in their region.
– Ensure that information on peacebuilders in their section is up to date – Peace Direct updates this information every 6 months.
Interested correspondents for Lebanon, Nigeria or Somalia & Somaliland should send a CV, writing sample, and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to email@example.com before October 1, 2013.