Motivation for becoming an NCD Diarist
Statements of motivation should align well with the objectives of the NCD Diaries – providing compelling documentation of lived experiences, as well as recommendations/calls to action to strengthen the NCD response, and inspiring other people living with NCDs to share their stories.
Creativity of the NCD Diaries concept
The NCD Diaries uses in-depth, audio-visually rich and immersive approaches to share lived experiences to drive change. Applicants will be encouraged to share their two preferred Diary formats and their most creative ideas on creating their Diaries in compelling and engaging way. Prior experience of communications campaign and social media/media activities is a bonus. The NCD Diaries Practical Guide and published NCD Diaries are available as a reference.
Relevance to thematic focus of the NCD Diaries series
Applicants will be encouraged to demonstrate alignment of their NCD Diary concept with the thematic focus of the NCD Diaries series and a clear reflection of their local context.
NCD advocacy experience
Demonstrated experience in advocacy, campaigning on NCDs, and activities relevant to the Our Views, Our Voices initiative.
We would like Diarists to be as representative as possible of a broad range of factors, including age, gender, NCD condition, geographic location, etc.
Following selection, Diarists will be involved with the NCD Diaries project over a span of three months, which will include onboarding and training; content creation and publication; and promotion efforts aligned with advocacy and communications opportunities. We would encourage the Diarists to be committed for the entire duration of the NCD Diaries series.
Time Commitment for Diarists
Following selection, the NCD Diarists’ involvement as part of Series Two will span three months (mid-September – mid-December 2021).
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 (UHC), guidance on each Diary format, how best to craft your stories and convey your advocacy messages in the most impactful way. During this stage, Diarists will also develop a personal Diary plan. (mid-end September TBC) 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 (mid-September – mid-December 2021).
Text format: three separate written entries of 300-400 words in length. One written entry will be published per month: October, November and December.
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 three months. Through this format, you will publish all 5 entries (images) together in mid-December.
*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. One podcast episode or ‘entry’ will be published per month: October, November, and December.
*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 after project completion (January 2022 onwards for visual, audio and text formats).
Attend a wrap-up reflection session and participate in an evaluation process (6 January 2022 TBC).
Expressing your interest in becoming a Diarist
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please use the form below to submit your expression of interest by 25 August 2021.
Expressions of interest will be evaluated by a review panel. All individuals who express interest in the NCD Diaries will be contacted directly regarding the outcome of the process.