Program Officer - Investigations

SJAC receives two major awards that fund its ‘Investigations and Case Building’ program. This area of work includes open-source investigations on crimes committed in Syria, as well as building criminal cases against Syrian perpetrators located in Europe. The Program Officer will be responsible for collaborating with various team leads to ensure that SJAC is meeting project timelines, effectively monitoring and evaluating activities, managing project budgets, and communicating clearly with donors.

General Duties and Responsibilities
Manage two project awards, including tracking project deliverables, budgets, and workplan. Participate in regular calls with program team to keep activities on track.
Design, collect, and analyze M&E indicators, and share with team leads to ensure that project activities are updated as needed.
Participate in regular calls with SJAC management to share project progress and challenges.
Produce quarterly and annual reporting for donors, and participate in periodic donor calls.
Provide basic compliance oversight, ensuring that project activities and spending are in line with donor regulations.
Coordinate the publication of SJAC investigations, and participate in drafting and review process as needed.
Lead the drafting of proposals for new business and support other development activities
Oversee SJAC’s Program Associate, who will provide administrative and logistic support

Skills and Experience
University degree (Masters preferred) in human rights, international affairs, or another relevant field.
Knowledge of the Syrian conflict, associated human rights violations, and transitional justice processes.
3+ years of experience in project management, including donor reporting, budget management, and monitoring and evaluation. Experience in USG award compliance, including familiarity with the 2CFR200, is a plus.
Grant writing experience. Familiarity with writing proposals for government funds particularly valuable.
Sensitivity to dangers of secondary trauma and working with graphic materials
Experience designing and implementing gender sensitive projects, including projects seeking to document violations experienced by women, girls, and other communities with barriers to access, is a plus.
Proficiency in written and spoken English; knowledge of Arabic a plus.

Pay and Benefits:
Starting salary is dependent on education and experience within established bands of compensation. SJAC anticipates a starting salary between $65-70,000.

Other Benefits and/or Policies include:

SJAC has a hybrid work policy. While employees are occasionally expected to report to the office for in person events or meetings, they are otherwise free to split their working time between our DC office and their home within the Washington metropolitan area according to their preferences
Vacation Leave: 10 days in the 1st year; 15 days in years 1-2 and 20 days in years 3+; Flex Fridays, every other Friday
Family and Sick Leave: 10 days/year
Annual Holidays: At least 13 holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Savings and Retirement Plans: automatic 2% employer contribution, and up to 7% matching contribution
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Short-term disability and life insurance
Worker’s compensation insurance and unemployment insurance
SJAC is a diverse organization made up of 40+ team members around the globe. We pride ourselves in our ability to implement programming that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of all Syrians, and believe that our own team’s diversity of viewpoints and experiences helps us to achieve that goal. We encourage all interested applicants to apply, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age. The selected candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States and willing to relocate to the Washington Metropolitan area.


To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Program Officer” to, providing a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.