Hivos EoI: Consultant Mentor for Investigative and Citizen Journalism for SPEAK

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. For its Hivos seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                  :  Consultant Mentor for Investigative and Citizen Journalism for SPEAK project

Duty Station     :  Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to          :  Project Officer SPEAK

Duration           :  10 (ten) months


SPEAK (Strengthening Public Services through Empowerment of Women-led Advocacy and Social Audit Networks) is a four-year project co-financed by the European Union and Hivos with the overall objective to institutionalize constructive and effective citizen participation in the planning and implementation of local budgets to better address structural poverty. As media plays an important role in making public procurement more transparent and accountable, a stronger and a more data-driven groups of journalists and media is required. Hivos will work to develop a network of local journalists to report on corruption in public procurement, and follow up on citizen journalist reports.

At the same time, there is an opportunity of collaboration between journalists and citizen journalists to reduce potential of corruption in public budgeting and procurement processes. For this reason, citizens need to be actively encouraged to carry out citizen journalism activities that wilt support the monitoring process. Activities for both the fellowship for journalists and coaching for citizen journalists have the main focus to monitor public budgeting and procurement in education and health sectors. The fellowship for journalists and coaching for citizen journalists have been held in 3 cities in Indonesia i.e. Semarang, Bojonegoro, and Jakarta. Through these activities, 23 journalists have been training which 6 of them have been selected for fellowship and they have accomplished their reports published on their respective media. A total of 135 citizen journalists have also been trained whom are ready for upcoming citizen journalism award. Furthermore, activities for both the fellowship for journalists and coaching for citizen journalists in other three cities i.e. Bandung, Mataram, and Makassar will be started immediately.

We call for interest for media fellow to provide mentorship in our fellowship program to encourage young journalists to improve data driven reporting/investigation in their work as well as to provide coaching for citizen/community groups in their respective areas.

Scope of area:

Semarang, Bojonegoro, Jakarta, Makassar, Bandung, Mataram.


10 months start from December 2020 to September 2021.

Roles and responsibilities:

A.    For investigative journalism and media fellowship

1.   To produce of investigative journalism training material

2.   To conduct investigative journalism training in 6 cities for local journalists.

3.   To select the investigative training participants to join the fellowship program using their investigative report proposals as part of the selection criteria.

4.   To provide coaching and mentorship for the investigative journalist fellow

5.   To assist in publishing the investigative report in the media at the end of the fellowship program.

B.    For citizen journalism

1.   To serve as judge in story proposal competition for the community

2.   To produce citizen journalism training material

3.   To conduct citizen journalism training with women & youth group as the key target of participants as part of the roadshow

4.   To provide mentorship or coaching for the winner of citizen journalism in each city

5.   To assist in publishing the citizen journalism story and submit it to JAGA KPK platform and other complaint handling mechanism platform.


A.    For investigative journalism and media fellowship

Investigative journalism training material (curriculum and slide)

Selections of training participants

Training evaluation (participants and their investigative reporting topic).

Selection of fellowship journalists

5.     6 (six) published investigative report in media outlets

B.    For citizen journalism

Citizen journalism training materials (curriculum and slide)

Training evaluation (participants and their topics of interest)

Selection of citizen journalism winners

12 (twelve) published citizen journalism report to JAGA KPK


Knowledge and Requirements

The requirements for the Candidate are the followings:

·         Experience in providing training for journalists and media

·         Experience in providing coaching for media fellowship

·         Vast understanding in investigative and citizen journalism

·         Experience in transparency issue is an advantage

·         Ability to work independently and take initiatives, but also a team worker

·         Knowledge of major software applications (Excel, Word)

·         Able to travel as required

·         Good command of English

How to apply?

Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic copy of CV (no more than 3 pages) and rate fee.

Documents shall be submitted to not later than 1 December 2020.

Please put in email subject: SPEAK - Mentor for Investigative & Citizen Journalism

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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