Trainer – Using Open Sources in Investigative Journalism

Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) is an independent non-governmental, non-profit organization. We seek to build a society that guarantees freedom of expression and belief, human rights, and justice. Our vision is a democratic world based on justice, freedom, equality, and respect for human rights and dignity.

Within the framework of the work of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) in building a society based on respecting and protecting the right to free expression of opinion, and supporting media work and upgrade its, the media and freedom program in the SCM plans to conduct a training to enhance the journalist’s capabilities in the field of

“Using Open Sources in Investigative Journalism,”

SCM is looking for a “Trainer” based on the attached technical requirements and the following principles:

  • Preparing a training package to enhance the capabilities of 12 twelve journalists in using the open sources in media and investigative journalism (supervision of the SCM team).
  • Review the training package with the team to ensure that the training meets the needs of the target group and contributes to achieving the project objectives.
  • Conduct and management of training.
  • Preparing evaluation tools for the training, such as (pre- and post-assessment of knowledge)
  • Modifying and developing the training package based on the outcomes of the questionnaire and the training implemented.
  • Follow up with the trainees journalists during the implementation of their investigations so that they are ready for publication.
  • Submitting the final training report, which should include:
    • Analyzing the results of pre-and post-questionnaires.
    • Knowledge development.
    • Lessons learned and recommendations.
    • Documenting the training outcomes.
    • Attendance records.

Training details:

  • The training will target 12 twelve journalists from the different Syrian regions for 2 two groups according to the timetable that will be agreed upon.

Required documents:

  • Proof of work in similar training that includes:
    • Excellent academic qualifications, at least including a bachelor’s degree or higher in Media.
    • Demonstrable experience in implementing similar training for the media sector (at least five years), preferably in investigative reporting.
    • Proven technical experience, especially in the use of open sources.
    • Experience and understand the Syrian context and the issues faced by stakeholders in Syria.
    • Excellent training skills (preparing training packages – effective communication skills – feedback – evaluation tools – writing reports).
    • At least two references from previous work.
  • Financial offer including:
    • The Financial compensation.
    • The validity of the offer (duration- date).

Location of work:

  • Online.

Evaluation criteria:

  • The applicant’s experience with the training subject and conducting similar training(65%).
  • Financial offer (35%).

Tender procedure:

  • For interested service providers, please send in your offer and professional portfolio in addition to a cost sheet, tenders shall be submitted by email only (with attachments) to the email address in the table below, with the following reference in the subject: Training of the open resources.
  • Tenders addressed to another email address or without attachments will be rejected, as we encourage you to send us your questions for any clarifications before submitting your proposed cost sheet.
  • Only the selected party will be notified within two weeks of the deadline below.
Deadline for submission of tenders/offers31. May. 2024 (5:00 pm Paris time)
Email for submission of tenders/offersTo: [email protected]Cc:     [email protected]
For any questions or explanation:To: [email protected]Cc:    [email protected]         [email protected]
Contract durationUntil complete execution of the obligations of the parties
Expected starting date of execution1. June 2024.