The OWP’s Crisis Index
The Crisis Index is designed as a central source of information for ongoing crises across the globe. It provides an overview of various crises, the key actors involved in them, their effect, and a timeline of events pertaining to the crises and their development. The index offers readers an easy way to expand their understanding of existing crises, as well as outlining the key problems that lead to crises.
The Crisis Index is continually being developed and updated, which is why we are always looking for new people with expert knowledge of crises to assist us in improving this vital source of information.
The Role of Regional Crisis Advisers
Advisors are assigned to a sub-region and will work with a Senior Correspondent to ensure that all the crisis pages in their region are updated on a consistent basis. Advisors are the stewards of the Crisis Index pages within their allocated sub-region and ‘own’ the work on these pages. They will need to monitor crises, trends and urgent issues in their sub-region, reporting any update, and seeking ways to improve content within the Crisis Index. Advisors will also directly supervise the Senior Correspondent in their sub-region to ensure that timelines are updated weekly.
- Monitor crises, trends and urgent issues in the allocated sub-region;
- Report updates and constantly seek ways to improve content within the Crisis Index;
- Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Crisis Index Coordinator and Director;
- Research and create new Crisis Index pages relevant to the allocated sub-region;
- Directly supervise the Senior Correspondent in the allocated sub-region to ensure that timelines are updated weekly.
If you have relevant knowledge of a particular region and are interested in being a Regional Crisis Adviser or Crisis Index Senior Correspondent, please email our Crisis Index Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: this is an unpaid position.