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Call for Application: Training of Journalists/Community Reporters

Devatop Centre for Africa Development (DEVATOP) commenced implementation of the TALKAM Against Trafficking in Persons (TATIP) project from Jan 2023 through January 2024, which is to contribute to ongoing countering trafficking in persons efforts of the Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) program of Palladium in Nigeria, as funded by USAID.

TATIP, is to be implemented in Delta, Enugu, and Sokoto states of Nigeria, to stimulate civil society leaders, community leaders, youth, women, journalists, and students at grassroots levels and in urban cities to take strategic action towards tackling human trafficking and harmful practices that make people, especially women and children vulnerable to exploitation. The project will utilize approaches such as Technology, Capacity Strengthening, Private Sector Engagement, Use of Audio-Visual, Community Sensitization, and Case Management, to enhance prevention, accelerate identification and protection of trafficked people, improve responses to reported cases, increase investigation, and strengthen synergy with the private sector.

Training for Journalists and Community Reporters on Countering Trafficking in Persons

A three (3) day in-person training is being organized for shortlisted journalists in Delta, Enugu, and Sokoto (18 persons in each of the three project states). The training will equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills to improving public understanding of emerging forms of human trafficking, new tricks of traffickers, and spurring up actions towards identification and report cases of human trafficking, as well as pay attention to underreported cases and key issues of trafficking in persons in their locality.

Location: Delta, Enugu, and Sokoto.

Number of Participants: 18 per location

To be eligible for the training of journalists and community reporters, the applicant must:

  • Have background/interest in journalism, mass communication, public relations, community reporting, blogging/vlogging, and other related fields.
  • Be a citizen of Nigeria, residing in either Delta, Enugu, or Sokoto
  • Be at least 18 years of age by October 1, 2022.
  • Have ability to communicate in English.
  • Be affiliated with a media organization (print, broadcast, or online), or show proof of independent work.
  • Have interest in development/investigative reporting.
  • Be able to attend a 3-day in-person training in their respective state of resident in March 2023.

Training Outline:

  1. Overview of human trafficking
  2. Countering trafficking in persons and the Roles of Journalists
  3. Writing TIP Investigative Stories/Report with Victim’s Centred Approach
  4. Understanding the 5 Ps of Countering TIP
  5. Becoming a voice for victims of TIP
  6. Utilizing TALKAM Reporting Platforms for reporting TIP Cases


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  • All applications will be treated fairly and based on the eligibility criteria, but to ensure gender equity and social inclusion, specific attention will be given based on gender, survivor status, and PWDs status.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a roll-in basis.
  • Due to time constraints, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.