The Organization for World Peace (OWP) research and reporting division (OWPR) is seeking writers to track and report current events pertaining to conflict and peace. The position requires a candidate with strong research and writing skills. It also requires a good understanding of effective reporting techniques, and how to identify and gather evidence pertaining to international current events.
About the Organization for World Peace Research division
The Organization for World Peace Research (OWPR) documents and writes reports on various world issues that threaten world peace with a focus on issues that require international cooperation, arguing for peaceful, non-combative solutions to complex issues. In this regard, the OWPR seeks to reroute the general thinking that humanitarian crises requires armed military interventions, and move this way of thinking towards strategic problem solving. The OWPR conducts research on current events related to international armed conflict, civil war, as well as the military response from the international community. Published media typically involves data collected about civilian casualties, financial costs, the usage of underage combatants (child soldiers), and information regarding internally displaced people. The goal of our research is to spread awareness on the negative impact of war as well as the ineffectiveness of combative strategies in dealing with these issues.
Overview of duties
- Collect information and data pertaining to international crises
- Conduct research on relevant data regarding crises (IDPS, civilian casualties, etc…)
- Conduct research on the role of international institution, governments, and militia groups who are involved in a given conflict to be included in the report
- Submit finished reports to the Chair of OWPR for publishing on the organization’s website
Overview of requirements
- Minimum completed high school education, preference will be given to recent graduates and undergraduates currently enrolled in degree programs that involve journalism and communications, International Relations, political science, or any relevant field
- Work experience is not required for this position, training will be provided to successful candidates.
- Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to conduct careful research regarding current events
- Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Excellent English language writing skills
- Ability to work independently
*Please note: This position is unpaid.
If you are interested in becoming a correspondent for the OWP, please email your cover letter and resume to your regional director (see below), only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Regional Directors can be contacted through the below emails:
Africa – [email protected]
Australia – [email protected]
Canada – [email protected]
Europe – [email protected]
New Zealand – [email protected]
USA – [email protected]