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South Asia Researcher

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Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project


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Published 16 days ago

December 27, 2020
December 15, 2020

Location: Remote, ideally located in the South Asia region

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. CET

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

The Research Team is the brain power behind OCCRP ID, a service that helps investigative journalists in the OCCRP network conduct research quickly and effectively. You will join a team of expert researchers who use a combination of commercial search engines and databases, as well as experience to make use of publicly available open sources, to help journalists track down people, companies and assets anywhere in the world. As the OCCRP network expands into South Asia, we are seeking an experienced researcher with extensive knowledge of tracking down public records in the region (specifically, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh) to support our partners and projects. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of doing investigative research and are open to candidates coming from journalism, law, finance or a related field.

Job description

Team: Research

Responsibilities include:

  • Running extensive background checks on people, companies and their networks
  • Interpreting corporate, legal, property and financial documents
  • Writing comprehensive reports on research findings to be shared with journalists
  • Responding to research requests that come through OCCRP ID by the given deadline
  • Joining investigative teams to provide bespoke research support on long term OCCRP investigations, including proactively proposing creative research ideas, methods and avenues
  • Working closely with other members of the research team to solve complex research queries
  • Identifying ways to obtain information from new sources and countries, specifically in South Asia
  • Playing a leadership role in planning and implementing a fellowship program to train researchers from partner organizations in South Asia

Person description

Skills:

  • Understanding of how to obtain public records in at least two of the following target countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • Fluency in the English language, written and spoken; and preferred proficiency in one of the following: Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Dhevehi, Bengali, Nepali
  • Ability to work well with people from a range of countries, languages and backgrounds, online and in person.
  • Ability to express ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Curious and investigative personality, persistent and persevering, enjoys looking for needles in a haystack without frustration
  • Thorough with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, while asking for guidance when needed
  • Computer literate, with experience using Microsoft Office applications, primarily Word, Excel, and Google Docs
  • Higher education, preferably with previous experience in research, law or finance

To Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume 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 apologise 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 benefits 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]occrp.org.

Location: Remote, ideally located in the South Asia region

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. CET

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Location

Sarajevo, BA

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs[at]occrp.org

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs[at]occrp.org

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