The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is inviting applications from non-Abuja based journalists for an advance training in investigative journalism in the area of budget and procurement.
The project tagged ‘Open Contracting Reporting Project’ is courtesy of a three-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation, as part of efforts to promote accountability and transparency and assist in the fight against corruption.
ICIR is partnering with the Public and Private Development Centre, PPDC, in this project which is aimed at equipping Nigerian journalists with the know-how to better scrutinise and report budgetary and procurement issues, in order to create more transparency and accountability in the public sector.
The project is divided into two phases, which involves providing training for 30 (15 Abuja based and 15 from other parts of the country) Nigerian journalists over a three-year period.
The first phase, which was for Abuja based journalists, has just been concluded. The second phase, which will bring 15 journalists from across the country, is now open to practicing journalists in print, electronic and new/digital media who are not Abuja based.
The advance training workshop, will enhance the skills of journalists skills in Investigative Journalism, Data Journalism and Infrographics, Procurement Tracking, Monitoring and Fraud investigation, among others.
After the training, Journalists will undergo a mentorship programme with mentors appointed by the ICIR to assist them undertake investigative reporting projects on critical sectors of the economy, with particular focus on procurement and contracting processes which will be funded by the project.
Applications are requested from qualified journalists from the print, online and electronic (radio & television) media who cover these beats and are passionate about investigative reporting.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a practising journalist and must be working with (attached to) a media house.
Application for this training is online. Any other mode of application other than the online application will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified female journalists are highly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for application and nomination for the training is May 24, 2018.
Interested journalists can apply on our application platform here
NOTE: Application for this training is free. The Centre will not charge any applicant for registration.
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, is an independent, non-profit investigative reporting news agency which aims to use watchdog reporting to promote transparency and accountability in the Nigeria.
The Centre’s mission is to popularise a culture of investigative reporting across newsrooms by building the capacity of journalists to do incisive, critical reporting.