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Closed - Call for Consultants with training and curriculum expertise in investigation, research, exploration

Tactical Tech’s “Exposing the Invisible” project is looking for consultants from the European Union who have training and curriculum expertise in the field of investigation, research and data exploration to collaborate with us on creating and localising workshop materials and curricula on a range of investigation methods and topics.

This includes - but is not limited to - adapting content from Exposing the Invisible and Exposing the Invisible: The Kit to curriculum, which will be used in workshops and Training of Trainers (ToT) activities.

Apply by: 21 January 2022, 18:00 CET

Consultancy requirements

We are looking for consultants (freelancers or connected to independent media organisations / NGOs) who:

  • are experienced investigators, media trainers, researchers or have other similar backgrounds in the field of investigation, data research and exploration;
  • have a proven track record in collaborative reporting, research and/or investigation of public interest issues in EU, specifically in one or more of the following regions: Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), the Visegrád Four (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), Southern Europe (Greece, Italy and Spain);
  • have a proven track record in conducting training on investigation techniques including (but not limited to): digital investigation, OSINT, collaborative data-based investigations, digital safety for investigators in thematic areas such as follow the money, environment, human rights, data privacy, etc.;
  • are advanced or fluent in spoken and written English as well as in at least one of the languages of the above-mentioned countries;
  • have the ability to deliver on time under tight deadlines and to respond to feedback in a timely manner;
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • are committed to enhancing and supporting training and knowledge sharing across the reporting and investigation fields in the EU and beyond;
  • are experienced working internationally and have a sensitivity to political and cultural situations and different views of the world.
  • In addition, experience with developing workshop plans / curricula for training, and planing and implementing Training of Trainers is an advantage.

What we offer

  • Selected consultants will be contracted to collaborate with us on expanding and adapting content from Exposing the Invisible and Exposing the Invisible: The Kit to curricula and other training materials, which will be used to train media actors and citizen investigators from the above-mentioned regions.
  • This is a paid consultancy and we strive to offer competitive fees within the non-governmental sector in the European Union.
  • Consultancies will be part time and project-based, and will start from early January 2022, spanning across several weeks or months on a case by case basis, up to June 2022.
  • Consultants will work with an international, inclusive and friendly team of professionals committed to providing accessible, hands-on resources to enhance investigative skills and collaboration among media actors and civil society investigators.
  • The consultancy tasks will be performed remotely.

How to apply

Please send us an email at <> with the Subject line “CIJI consultancy” including the following:

  • A CV or a bio detailing your experience related to the consultancy requirements above. Please add links to your work where available (including publications, talks, etc.)
  • A brief statement of interest, including your daily rate for consultancy for curriculum development/writing and as a trainer, if the case.  

Apply by: 21 January 2022, 18:00 CET

  • We will reach out to applicants on a rolling basis in January 2022 to schedule possible online interviews.

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About the project

This call and collaboration is part of a one-year long EU-funded pilot project called the “Collaborative and Investigative Journalism Initiative” (CIJI), which will equip independent media outlets and individual journalists with resources, innovative networking infrastructure and standards-based methods that enable them to practice high-quality, ethical and accountable collaborative and investigative journalism. CIJI is carried out in partnership by Free Press Unlimited, jointly with Reporters Without Borders and Tactical Tech and aims to become a network-based initiative that promotes ethical standards, offers training and capacity building opportunities and a fora for collaboration and peer-support. CIJI is currently being developed in the following regions and countries: Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), the Visegrád Four (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), and Southern Europe (Greece, Italy and Spain.)

About Tactical Tech and Exposing the Invisible

Tactical Tech is an international non-profit organisation that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society. Exposing the Invisible is a Tactical Tech project that develops resources, training and collaborations promoting investigation as one of the most important forms of public engagement.

This project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Pilot Project: "Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU" (DG CONNECT).