Project Director, Global Anti-corruption Consortium

Journalism Development Network (OCCRP)
  • Location
    Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegowina
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Mar 14

Position description

                                                   Project Director, Global Anti-corruption Consortium


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.


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.


  • Serve as lead strategist to ensure the GACC is advancing its stated mission of accelerating impact in the fight against corruption through carefully managed partnerships between journalists and advocates
  • Work across JDN’s (OCCRP’s) team of global and regional editors to coordinate investigations
  • Serve as primary liaison with the TI Secretariat and local chapters
  • Work with TI and JDN (OCCRP) colleagues to inform and manage engagement with other local civil society partners to advance accountability while maintaining editorial independence
  • Ensure key hires for advancing the initiative and meeting grant deliverables
  • Develop and implement annual plans and budget for successfully implementing and scaling the initiative over time
  • Represent the initiative and lessons learned at public fora and serve as a resource for other journalists and advocates working together for the first time
  • Coordinate with communications and development staff to raise the profile of the consortium, illustrate impact, and sustain multilateral support  


  • Strong passion for the power of investigative journalism to inform and empower the public and advance accountability
  • Entrepreneurial instincts and the ability to seize on opportunities for expansion and impact
  • Strong (at least five-eight years) project management experience with a track record of results achieved successfully leading global projects across time zones and teams
  • Proven experience in both investigative journalism and advocacy, and a demonstrated grasp of journalism ethics
  • Impeccable attention to detail and planning, meeting deadlines, and deliverables
  • Demonstrated strategic budgeting and annual planning experience
  • The ability to listen and communicate effectively
  • A strong personal presence with the ability to explain and promote the core ideals of the GACC 
  • Keen problem-solving skills and ability to respond quickly and calmly under pressure
  • Stellar team working skills, including flexibility, adaptability and willingness to help and inspire our all-star global staff and member centers
  • Supportive of  JDN’s (OCCRP’s) ethos and values.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two unedited writing samples to [email protected] by March, 29 2019. All applications must be submitted in English. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.



  • Compensation is between $50,000 to $70,000
  • Competitive healthcare, dental and vision care
  • 5-6 weeks’ vacation and holiday
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