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Call For Application: The ICIR seek entries for Its Open Contracting Reporting Project

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The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is inviting 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.
The project aims to 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 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 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.
Successful applicants will be expected to report on open contract issues in their respective states. Freelancers with a track record of accountability reporting are also welcome.
Applicants must provide proof of prior critical reporting in the last 12 months.
Being a gender-inclusive organisation, the Centre strongly encourages qualified female journalists to apply.
The organiser says, “In the last five years, the Centre has worked to build the 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.
The deadline for the submission of applications is February 27, 2023. Interested applicants can apply here.

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