Location: This position is remote for now, ideally in CET or UTC time zones. Preference is for this position to be based at headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia, once offices reopen, but other locations will be considered.
Application Deadline: November 13, 2020.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, strategists, and corruption experts, each with areas of in-depth skills and knowledge.
We’re seeking a dynamic Director to serve as the lead driver of our Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC) and liaise with civil society groups in the position to act on our findings and press for change. GACC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between OCCRP’s global network of investigative journalists and anti-corruption advocates around the world to accelerate the impact of investigations and the global fight against corruption.
Investigative journalists excel in connecting the dots to expose corruption at the highest levels, while advocacy groups are in the position to push for justice and critical policy reforms. Working together while staying in distinct lanes of competencies and missions means the efforts of both constituencies can go farther to bring about real change, from new policy to closing loopholes to legal accountability that returns vast sums of illicitly acquired funds to the public sphere. In its first few years, GACC has made significant impact in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East and has come to serve as a model and resource for journalists and advocates exploring similar partnerships for the first time.
In this position, you will direct the next stage of rigor and expansion for the GACC and manage our relationships with global and local civil society groups positioned to act on the findings of OCCRP stories. A successful candidate for this position will bring a unique combination of investigative and advocacy experience, appetite for spearheading new initiatives and ways of working, and strong familiarity with the key issues, players, and changes needed to combat global corruption.
Skills and Experience:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and two original writing samples to jobs[at]occrp.org. All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.
As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr[at]occrp.org.