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Location: This position is initially intended to be based in JDN’s (OCCRP’s) current headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Other locations may be considered.
Terms: This position is full-time, pending a standard six-month probation period.
Date of Issuance: 11 March 2019
JDN (OCCRP) is seeking a dynamic Project Director to lead its range of work on the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC), a first-of-its-kind partnership between our global network of investigative journalists and Transparency International’s global movement of anti-corruption advocates to accelerate the impact of investigations and the global fight against corruption.
Investigative journalists are skilled in connecting the dots to expose corruption at the highest levels, while advocacy groups are in the position to push for justice and policy change. Working together while staying in our distinct lanes of competencies and missions means we can accelerate the impact of both efforts. In its first two years, the GACC has made significant contributions to spotlighting and pushing for policy reforms in response to money-for-influence scandals and exposés of global money laundering, moving our work in to and achieving significant results in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It has also come to serve as a resource for journalists and advocates exploring similar partnerships at a time of closing space for civil society.
This position is intended to direct the next stage of rigor and expansion for the GACC and to serve as JDN’s (OCCRP’s) primary coordinator with TI and other civil society groups seeking to act on our findings. You will work with JDN’s (OCCRP’s) editorial team across continents to oversee sensitive investigations, carefully manage information and relationships, and coordinate areas of joint research and exploration.
Working closely with JDN’s (OCCRP’s) Editor in Chief, Chief of Policy and Global Partnerships, Engagement Editor, and GACC Program Manager you will work to design and implement a strategy for scaling efforts, build teams for investigations and civil society follow up, raise awareness of the initiative and its impact, and capture results to sustain public and private support.
With a staff of 95, JDN (OCCRP) is one of the world’s largest investigative reporting organizations publishing over 100 investigative projects together with 45 member centers in 35 countries. A successful candidate for this position will bring a unique combination of editorial, investigative, and advocacy experience as well as familiarity with the fields of anti-corruption and international development.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two unedited writing samples to jobs[at]occrp.org by April, 5 2019. All applications must be submitted in English. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.