Please note that this series of the NCD Diaries is particularly competitive, and we will only be taking on up to 6 NCD Diarists.
Selection will be based on the following overarching criteria:
Relevance to thematic focus of the NCD Diaries series
Applicants will be encouraged to demonstrate clear alignment of their experiences and therefore NCD Diary concept with the thematic focus of the series, Equity and UHC.
Motivation for becoming an NCD Diarist
Statements of motivation which align well with the objectives of the NCD Diaries – compelling documentation of one’s lived experience; providing recommendations/calls to action to strengthen the NCD response when it comes to Equity and UHC and inspiring other people living with NCDs to share their stories.
We would like Diarists to be as representative as possible of a broad range of factors including age, gender, NCD condition, geographic location etc. but also within the scope of this theme on equity.
Project commitment overview
Following selection, Diarists will be involved with the NCD Diaries project over a span of three-four months, which will include onboarding and training; content creation and publication; and promotion efforts aligned with advocacy and communications opportunities. Diarists and affiliated national alliances must ensure they are able to remain committed for the entire duration of the NCD Diaries series.
Note for national/regional NCD alliances: For this series, we are looking for national and regional NCD alliances to accompany diarists throughout the duration of the project. We expect that for this series on Equity, the profile of diarists may include individuals who may experience language, data/technology, transportation or other barriers, and therefore would require close support from a dedicated staff member of your alliance. Alliances accompanying an NCD Diarist would be contracted to provide support services for the duration of the project (up to USD 1200 total available per alliance). Contracting will require a proposal describing the support to be provided by the alliance, estimated cost, description of the alliance capability to provide such services.
Time Commitment for Diarists
Following selection, the NCD Diarists’ commitment/involvement as part of Series Four will span three months (October – December 2022).
Diarist onboarding over two weeks, which involves introductory online training sessions by NCD Alliance and external trainers. These sessions will cover a range of information, including the NCD Diaries process itself, the theme for the series (prevention), guidance on each Diary format, how best to craft your stories and convey your advocacy messages in the most impactful way. As the NCD Diaries is a digital project, Diarists will receive personal login information for the NCD Diaries microsite, which will be used for communications with NCD Alliance, uploading and review of content and final submission of Diary entries.
Creating NCD Diaries over the course of three months (October – December 2022).
Text format: three separate written entries of 300-400 words in length. Each entry will be published approximately one month apart (Entry 1: week commencing October 31st; Entry 2: week commencing November 21st; Entry 3: week commencing December 12th).
Visual format: capturing five images with accompanying captions of 50-70 words that will comprise a photo essay (5 entries total), over a span of four months. Through this format, you will publish all 5 entries (images) together in the week commencing December 12th).
*Note: kindly ensure that you are prepared to take your own photographs with a phone, camera, or other device during the course of the series.
Audio format: three separate podcast entries (episodes) of 10-15 minutes in length. Each entry will be published approximately one month apart (Entry 1: week commencing October 31st; Entry 2: week commencing November 21st; Entry 3: week commencing December 12th).
*Note: time commitment for this format includes the creation of a script to finalise content for each episode prior to recording.
Promotion of NCD Diaries (January 2023 onwards for visual, audio and text formats).
Attend a wrap-up reflection session and participate in an evaluation process (mid-January 2023 (Date TBC).
Expressing your interest in becoming a Diarist
As the national or regional NCD alliance, please identify and source NCD Diarists that would fit the profile for this series, as described above. Please then provide support (as necessary) for the applicant to complete the expression of interest, following the link provided.
Please ensure that Expression of Interests (EOI) are submitted by latest by 25 August 2023 - 12:00 GMT.
Expression of Interests (EOI) will be evaluated by an Our Views Our Voices Advisory Committee review panel. All individuals who express interest in Series 5 of the NCD Diaries will be contacted directly regarding the outcome of the process.