We’re Hiring Contributors for the Global Integrity Report: 2011. Apply Here!

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It’s that time of the year again: Global Integrity is seeking journalists, researchers, social scientists, attorneys, academics and other experts with a background in governance and corruption issues to begin work on the Global Integrity Report: 2011.

There are different roles for interested contributors. Lead reporters prepare a 1,500 word story about corruption in their country. Lead researchers combine desk research with interviews of key informants to score more than 300 Integrity Indicators assessing their country’s anti-corruption mechanisms and institutions. Peer reviewers review the reporter’s story and the Integrity Indicators as well as overall country or region highlights.

To learn more about the requirements for working on the Global Integrity Report: 2011, please review the Fact Sheet below. Interested candidates, including those colleagues who have worked with us before, should apply online no later than July 20, 2011 by visiting http://apply.www.globalintegrity.org.  Additional information about Global Integrity is available on our website (https://www.globalintegrity.org). 

The Report is a compilation of in-depth country assessments prepared by local experts that combines quantitative data gathering with qualitative journalistic reporting to produce a powerful “snapshot” of the strengths and weaknesses of national anti-corruption mechanisms. The data is widely used by development experts and aid donors; reform-minded governments; private sector investors; journalists; and advocates to prioritize governance challenges and promote anti-corruption reform efforts.

We look forward to working with you to produce another groundbreaking report in 2011.

Fact Sheet

Who We Are Looking For: We are seeking qualified and motivated experts to perform field work in more than 35 countries. We are inviting interested journalists, researchers, social scientists, attorneys, and academic experts from any country with expertise in governance and corruption issues to apply online at http://apply.www.globalintegrity.org no later than July 20, 2011.

Country Team Roles: The following roles are available.

Lead Reporter: An experienced journalist with a background covering politics and economics and currently working in the country of study. Having reported for international publications is a plus. Lead journalists should have a working knowledge of corruption issues in the country and should be able to write and communicate in English. Please include relevant clips as part of your application. Accuracy, professionalism, objectivity, and independence are critical qualifications. All applicants should be familiar with the AP Stylebook.

Lead Researcher: A proven researcher with experience conducting original fieldwork projects of similar or larger scale to the scoring the Integrity Indicators. While we prefer lead researchers to have direct experience studying corruption, we often hire experts with background in the broader democracy, rule of law, governance, and human rights fields. Lead researchers must be working in the country of study and be independent of government (having not served in a government position for at least 3 years) with at least 5 years relevant professional experience. A strong command of English is essential.

Country Peer Reviewer: A country-specific expert located either within the country of study or abroad, and/or a region expertise. Successful peer reviewers can come from a variety of backgrounds (journalism, academia, NGOs, private sector) but must have a working understanding of corruption issues in the country of study. Peer reviewers must have at least 3-5 years of related professional experience and working English.

Region Peer Reviewer: A region-specific expert with wide working experience on the region of expertise. Successful peer reviewers can come from a variety of backgrounds (academia, NGOs, international organizations, private sector) but must have a working understanding of corruption issues in the area of study. Region peer reviewers must have 5-10 years of related professional experience and working English.

For more detailed information describing the contents of a country report and a detailed description of our methodology and the different country team roles, please visit the Global Integrity Report online: https://www.globalintegrity.org/report.

Timing and necessary availability: Lead researchers and lead reporters will begin their fieldwork on or about August 1st 2011 and must be able to submit their drafts by September 30th 2011.  Peer reviewers will perform their work in the first three weeks of December 2011.

2011 Country Coverage: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Tajikistan, Trinidad, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

If you do not see your country of expertise on the list, we still encourage you to complete the online application, as your country may be added to this list in future projects.

Compensation: We compensate all of our contributors for their efforts.  Global Integrity generally contracts with individuals, not institutions, and final payment schedules and deadlines are agreed upon in a contract before work commences.  We typically pay lead reporters approximately US$1,500 for preparing the Reporter’s Notebooks, lead researchers approximately US$2,250 for scoring the Integrity Indicators, country peer reviewers US$400 for each country assessment they review (some review more than one country assessment and are compensated additionally). Regional peer reviewers are typically paid US$1,500, depending on the number of countries assigned.

Who We Are: Global Integrity is an international, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to tracking governance and corruption trends around the world. We work with local in-country experts to combine journalistic reporting with in-depth data gathering to produce actionable analysis to arm decision makers – including donors, government officials, investors, journalists, and grassroots advocates – with evidence-based strategies for promoting anti-corruption reform.  Our work is unique in that it relies on the contributions of local in-country experts and seeks to assess the opposite of corruption (i.e., good governance and anti-corruption mechanisms) rather than corruption itself.

What We Do: Our flagship publication is the Global Integrity Report, which comprises individual country assessments exploring the existence and effectiveness of national anti-corruption mechanisms.  The two primary components of each country assessment are the Integrity Indicators scorecard and the Reporter’s Notebook. The Indicators assess the laws, institutions, and mechanisms designed to curb or deter abuses of power in a country; the degree to which those mechanisms are implemented in practice; and the extent to which citizens have access to those anti-corruption mechanisms.  In parallel, we hire a lead reporter in the same country to prepare a short (approximately 1,500-word) qualitative “Reporter’s Notebook” that highlights, in narrative form, the current climate of corruption in the country – how corruption looks, tastes, feels and smells to the average citizen.  Finally, peer reviewers (both in-country and out-of-country experts) blindly review both the Reporter’s Notebooks and the Integrity Indicators to contribute additional information, comments, and criticisms of both products – the peer review comments are published as an integral component of the final country report. 

For additional information describing the contents of a country report and a detailed description of our methodology visit the Global Integrity Report online: https://www.globalintegrity.org/report.

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One comment on “We’re Hiring Contributors for the Global Integrity Report: 2011. Apply Here!”

  • Tasneem Ahmar says:

    It is indeed disappointing not to see Pakistan in the list of countries. As a researcher from Pakistan, I have managed to get Pakistan on two important global reports: 1) GMMP 2010 and IWMF 2010. I would very much like to see pakistan being included in this study as well. For details about me and my organisation, please visit http://www.uksreserach.com

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