Senior Program Officer, U.S Government Grants

Senior Program Officer, U.S Government Grants

Location: Washington, DC or area

Application deadline: open until filled


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, and strategists, each with areas of in-depth expertise.

Position Overview

OCCRP is seeking a senior experienced program officer to oversee the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of its U.S. government grant portfolio. The program officer will be OCCRP’s lead for understanding all aspects of its U.S. government grants objectives,deliverables, timelines, and budgets.

The program officer will be responsible for coordinating with OCCRP’s management, relevant field staff, and finance staff to monitor and discuss the financial health and progress being made toward U.S. government grant deliverables. The program officer will also be a main point of contact between OCCRP and the donor, keeping them updated about the progress of grants and any issues that may impact successful and timely execution. Finally, the program officer will work closely with field staff––OCCRP’s journalists and technologists––to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the work being funded and will be responsible for compiling accurate, informative, and on time reports about the work to donors.

This position will be a key link between multiple departments at OCCRP as well as between OCCRP and its funders. As such, the program officer must possess excellent communication skills, time management skills, and attention to detail. The incumbent should have experience managing U.S.-government-funded projects at medium-to-large international NGOs. Working knowledge of investigative journalism and/or data science is preferred but not required.

Reports to: Head of Programs

Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversees other future US program officers

Team: Programs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Success in this role with hinge on the following:

Skills, Experience, and Education Requirements:

To Apply

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter to jobs[at]

All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Whilst we have internal goals to reply to unsuccessful candidates, we regret that the high number of applicants greatly exceeds our capacity to respond to each person. We apologize that we will not be able to reply to any unsuccessful applicants.

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 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]

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