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Senior Program Manager - Global Anti-Corruption Consortium

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Location: U.S. and international locations.

Application deadline: August 31st, 2023, 11:59 P.M.

About GACC

The Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC) is a groundbreaking partnership, started in 2016, spearheaded by OCCRP, with its global network of journalists, and Transparency International (TI), the global anti-corruption movement with a Secretariat and over 100 chapters worldwide. The project aims to accelerate the global fight against corruption by combining the unique strengths of investigative journalism and civil society advocacy. Through GACC, TI and its civil society partners have drawn on OCCRP reporting to advocate for change at the highest levels of government and multilateral bodies, bringing about arrests, asset freezes and sanction designations, and pushing for anti-corruption reforms in countries around the world. GACC is supported by multiple governmental and institutional donors, including the US government.

Position overview

OCCRP is seeking an experienced senior program manager to oversee the implementation and monitoring of its portfolio of GACC global and regional grants. Working as part of OCCRP’s program management team and collaborating closely with the GACC Director, the program manager will be OCCRP’s lead for understanding and fulfilling the requirements associated with various GACC grants and delivery on the agreed objectives, timelines and budgets.

GACC is growing and diversifying its work, in response to new challenges and opportunities in the global fight against corruption. Effective program management is essential to GACC’s future success, particularly as its funders, types of activity, and implementation partners expand and evolve. Whether combatting environmental crime or shutting down money-laundering networks, GACC has the potential to deliver crucial results if it remains funded, efficient and organized in its operations. Towards this end, the program officer will be responsible for coordinating with the GACC team, OCCRP’s management, relevant field staff, and finance staff – as well as project subgrantees including Transparency International and other organizations – to plan, advance and monitor progress toward GACC grant deliverables and to ensure ongoing compliance with grant terms and US federal regulations. The program officer will also be a main point of contact between OCCRP and GACC donors, keeping them updated about the progress of grants and any issues that may impact successful and timely execution, as well as managing grant cost amendments and inputting into new GACC proposals. In addition,the program officer 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, Transparency International, other GACC partners and subgrantees, and GACC funders. As such, the program officer must possess excellent communication skills, time management skills, and attention to detail. Experience managing U.S.-government-funded projects at medium-to-large international NGOs is preferred, though experience with managing grants from other funders is also relevant. Working knowledge of investigative journalism and the anti-corruption space is preferred but not required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

●      Maintain a thorough understanding of all requirements, objectives and deliverables as stipulated in grant agreements.

●      Maintain a thorough understanding of grant budgets and ensure that all costs allocated to grants are in accordance with their budgets and are appropriate under the terms of the grant agreements.

●      Liaise with relevant field staff to ensure they understand grant objectives, timelines, and key deliverables.

●      Liaise with relevant field staff to receive regular updates about progress toward grant deliverables and any issues that may impact grants’ progress.

●      Liaise with Transparency International and other GACC partners and subgrantees, manage subgrant contractual documentation, and monitor subgrant implementation, compliance and reporting.

●      Liaise with donors to provide regular updates about the status of grants.

●      Quickly identify any issues which may impact the grant program’s timely and successful implementation and clearly communicate them to OCCRP’s management, relevant field staff, and donors.

●      Regularly meet with the finance team and field staff to monitor and manage grants’ financial health.

●      Work with the finance team and programs department management to determine which costs should be allocated to appropriate grants on a monthly basis.

●      Ensure OCCRP confidential information is well-protected, preserving necessary confidentiality at all times.

●      Communicate and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders in accordance with OCCRP’s relevant Protocols and Policies.

●      Understand and practice digital security.

●      Additional responsibilities as determined by management.


Success in this role with hinge on the following:

●      Sharp critical thinking skills and a strong desire to constantly improve.

●      Timeliness, accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail in reports and all other communications dealing with the duties listed above.

●      Top-notch communication and collaboration skills when working with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.

●      Strong narrative-writing skills.

●      Comfort working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where teamwork and and flexibility are highly valued.

●      A strong understanding of nonprofit finance, including with regard to U.S. government funding.

●      A proactive approach, an insistence on high standards, and a strong commitment to the mission of GACC and OCCRP.

Skills, Experience, and Education Requirements

●      A Bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent professional experience.

●      Experience managing U.S. government grant-funded programs at a non-profit organization, including preparing narrative and financial reports.

●      Experience managing programs funded by other government and foundation donors preferred.

●      An understanding of investigative journalism, data science, anti-corruption issues or international development preferred.

●      Experience managing or mentoring junior program management staff preferred.

●      Proficiency with Excel and Google Docs.

●      Experience managing budgets and reading nonprofit financial statements.

●      Excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.

●      Must be able to keep organizational matters strictly confidential.

To apply:

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to jobs(at)occrp.org. 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 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.