Terms of reference for Data-Driven Journalism Expert



Deutsche Welle Akademie in the framework of the project ‘’Digitial innovation for peace’’, funded by the European Union, is looking to engage an expert on data driven journalism to deliver three online sessions on the topic for media professionals from the MENA region. The purpose of these sessions is to educate media professionals on the topic of data-driven journalism and how it can be used to promote peace.   

“Digital innovation for peace” is a project aiming to make societies in the MENA region, specifically Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon, more resilient to disinformation and supportive to the promotion of peace in the digital space. 



  • The expert will be responsible for delivering three open sessions per month on the topic of data-driven journalism. 
  • Develop the methodology and the agenda for the sessions. 
  • The sessions should be designed to provide an in-depth understanding of data-driven journalism, including the various techniques and tools used by journalists in this field. 
  • The expert will be expected to provide practical examples and case studies to illustrate the concepts being discussed. 
  • Conduct an assessment to evaluate the acquired skills of the participants. 
  • Deliver a report on the sessions and provide a summary after each session.  


Qualifications /Eligibility: 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in data-driven journalism or a related field. 
  • knowledge of data analysis, visualization, and data storytelling techniques. 
  • Ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and concise manner to a non-technical audience. 
  • Knowledge of relevant tools and technologies used in data-driven journalism, such as data cleaning and processing tools, data visualization software, and data analysis tools. 
  • Experience with the online tools – as Zoom- being used for the session. 
  • to have Internet speed of not less than 1 mbps.


Remuneration and payment:

  • Please submit your signed offer in PDF form for the desired daily rate (address, full name) along with your Updated CV .  
  • Payment will be made in Euro via bank transfer upon submission of invoice on a monthly basis.  


Deadline of application submission: 

  • Please submit your application documents mentioning in the email subject: “Application: Data Driven Journalism Expert” before the 12.02.2023 to dw-akademie.digital-innovations-for-peace@dw.com 
Please attach link of the document in PDF format