CJID Accepting Applications for the 2024 UDEME Social Accountability Fellowship

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Dr Tobi Oluwatola, Executive Director, CJID

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) is now accepting applications from journalists in Nigeria and Ghana for its 2024 UDEME Social Accountability Reporting Fellowship aimed at building the capacity of journalists in the two countries to identify red flags in budget line items and unique patterns in contract awards that violate procurement laws. 

This year’s focus will be on agriculture, health, education and public infrastructure, and emphasising gender inclusion.

Applicants must be full-time employees of a reputable media organization in Nigeria or Ghana and must have a working knowledge of gathering and interpreting data relating to public procurement.

Selected applicants will need to secure a commitment from their publishers to participate in the fellowship and for prompt publication of reports. Female journalists and journalists with disabilities (PWDs) are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Fellows will also have theopportunity to participate at the 2024 Media and Development Conference later in the year as well as a story grant to pursue story ideas

TheFellowship will last for 6 months and there will be monthly check-ins within the fellowship period.

Fellows will ensure reports are published with their media outlets and jointly published with Premium Times. They are expected to continue to track the impact of their stories and report to UDEME.

Application closes on February 29, 2024.

Interested applicants should please visit https://bit.ly/49AXqHP to apply.