The Open Society Justice Initiative uses the law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, we strive to secure legal remedies for human rights abuses, and promote effective enforcement of the rule of law.

Our efforts focus on accountability for international crimes, racial discrimination and statelessness, criminal justice reform, abuses related to national security and counterterrorism, the promotion of freedom of information and expression, and combating high-level corruption.

The Justice Initiative’s anticorruption work focuses on the use of strategic litigation, with an emphasis on civil-society supported prosecution, to bring accountability to perpetrators and facilitators of high-level corruption, particularly in the field of resource-related extraction in developing countries.

We work to demonstrate that a legal challenge to grand corruption is practically feasible by bringing model cases for litigation, disseminating the lessons learned, and developing and testing new legal tools as well as innovative applications for existing legal methodologies and theories.

As Investigations Officer, you’ll manage the Justice Initiative’s anticorruption investigation work, particularly including identifying leads and developing and delivering high-quality, compelling, reader-friendly investigations, and collaborating with the Anticorruption team to prepare resulting cases for litigation and/or presentation to law enforcement authorities, and/or engaging in other forms of legal and public advocacy.

You will work with a high degree of autonomy, contributing to the Anticorruption team’s work in developing and implementing projects chiefly, but not exclusively, criminal corruption cases related to grand corruption in sub-Saharan Africa and/or the Eurasia region.

To be successful, you’ll need significant experience working in law enforcement investigation, investigative business journalism, professional private investigation/corporate intelligence, or similar fields, with a strong track record in investigating complex cross-border financial crime, including forensic financial analysis. We will also require you to have experience leading and/or working in complex team investigation projects

Fluency or strong practical competency in French, Spanish, Portuguese and/or Russian, and investigative experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or Eurasia will be an advantage; as will legal training and/or experience, particularly litigation, in relevant areas.

To view the full job description and apply online, please visit the employment page of Open Society Foundations’ website.

Closing date: 19 October 2018.

Suitable candidates of migrant or minority background and those from regions or communities strongly affected by high-level corruption are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

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