Call for application: ICIR Open Contract Reporting Project (OCRP) 2023
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is calling for applications from suitable and qualified journalists for the second phase of its Open Contract Reporting Project
(OCRP). The OCPR is an accountability reporting project of the Centre that seeks to promote fiscal transparency and accountability in the budget and procurement processes in Nigeria.
In the last five years, the Centre has worked to build capacity for journalists to effectively
investigate and report on budget and procurement issues, thus strengthening open contracting processes and engendering effective service delivery for the welfare of the citizens, particularly
at the sub – regional level.
In its second year, the OCRP is a three-year project funded by the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation under its “On-Nigeria Anti-corruption programme” and would last until 2024.
This application is for journalists in media houses at state and local government levels across print, electronic and digital media in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
The project will build capacity and provide mentoring and financial support for selected
journalists to work with the ICIR to undertake investigative and data-driven reports on budget and procurement issues. The ICIR would work with selected journalists for the remainder of the
project. Candidates with a minimum of three years experience as practicing journalists working in print, electronic and online media from across the six geo-political zones can apply. They would be expected to report on open contract issues in their respective states. Freelancers with a track record of accountability reporting are also welcome.
Intending journalists must provide proof of prior critical reporting in the last 12 months.
Applications are therefore requested from journalists who meet the stipulated eligibility criteria.
Candidates can only apply for this project online through this link