ICIR Calls Journalists to Apply for OCR Project

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) in 2023.

In a press statement issued by the newsroom, the OCPR is an accountability reporting project which seeks to promote fiscal transparency and accountability in the budget and procurement processes in Nigeria.

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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.

The statement added that 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 application, according to the statement 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.

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“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,” the statement read in part.

Based on the application criteria, journalists with a minimum of three years experience in print, electronic and online media from across the six geo-political zones can apply and would be expected to report on open contract issues in their respective states. “Freelancers with a track record of accountability reporting are also welcome,” the statement added.

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It explained that intending journalists must provide proof of prior critical reporting in the last 12 months and proceed to the online application through this link.


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