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French-Speaking Sales Representative (GFTrade)

Role Summary:

Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, DC-based think tank, is a global leader in advocating for transparency in the international financial system as a way to facilitate economic development and reduce illicit financial flows, money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption.  The GFTrade Sales Representative will market, sell, and manage implementation of GFI’s proprietary trade misinvoicing risk assessment database, GFTradeTM, to customs departments and financial institutions around the globe. Information on GFTradeTM can be found here.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct marketing outreach including product demonstrations to high-level customs department officials and AML leaders at financial intuitions
  • Close sales contracts with client governments and financial institutions
  • Conduct fact-finding missions in advance of implementation to develop plans and procedures for database use for various departments and agencies within client governments or financial institutions
  • Conduct international travel to lead technical trainings, liaise with officials in foreign governments or financial institutions, and track implementation plans
  • Provide ongoing training and support for implementation of GFTrade in clients, including the preparation of simple usage reports and analysis
  • Manage resolutions of user accessibility and system functionality issues, frequently across time zones
  • Maintain positive client relationships and protects confidentiality of client information

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional/native fluency in French
  • Ability to conduct independent foreign travel
  • A./B.S. in international affairs, law, marketing, economics, or data science
  • Demonstrated experience marketing a product to foreign governments or financial institutions
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining relationships with foreign governments
  • Facility in learning new technology
  • Ability to effectively use Excel, including pivot tables
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot in dynamic and delicate situations
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts simply and clearly
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or be permitted to work in the United States

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Past experience working in a customs department
  • Past experience supporting users of new technology
  • Familiarity with trade misinvoicing
  • Additional foreign language proficiencies, in particular Spanish

Salary/benefits:

$50,000 – $60,000 per year, depending on qualifications. Benefits include paid health insurance for employee, immediate enrollment in a 403(b) retirement plan with (beginning in Year 3) up to 5% employer match, and 10 days of vacation in Year 1 (plus most federal holidays and December 24-January 1).

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references including reference name, firm name, reference email and working relationship to reference (ex. Supervisor). In the cover letter, please explain what you know about GFI and why you are interested in the position. Address these to careers@nullgfintegrity.org and include “GFTrade Sales Rep” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. No phone calls please.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at GFI will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is an equal opportunity employer. It is GFI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.

Internship Opportunities

Global Financial Integrity offers unpaid internships in economics, policy, and Latin America programs during each term. Specific details for each type of internship follow below.

Spring Term: January-May
Application deadline: November 15

Summer Term: June-August
Application deadline: May 15

Fall Term: September-December
Application deadline: July 15

During application periods we will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis. We recommend that you apply early.

No recruiters please. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.


Economics Internship

Each term, GFI hires up to two economics interns. The unpaid economics intern will work directly with the economics team here in our Washington D.C. office and assist in the research and writing of academic papers that study illicit financial flows and their effect on economic development and global financial stability.  He/she must demonstrate initiative, solid research and writing abilities, organizational skills, and most importantly have an interest in macroeconomics and development issues. The intern will report to the Senior Economist.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and data collection from macroeconomic online databases [IMF, World Bank, Central Banks]
  • Perform literature reviews and research in scholarly databases
  • Compilation and manipulation of spreadsheets, tables and graphs in Excel
  • Some of our economics interns have the opportunity to write and publish small pieces on applied economic issues pertaining to illicit financial flows on our blog.

Requirements: 

  • Must be a current student or recent graduate, with a major or minor in Economics. Must have coursework or commensurate experience in econometrics and international finance and/or trade.
  • Experience with database manipulation in Excel [familiarity with Visual Basic (VBA) a plus].
  • Solid writing and web-based research skills.
  • Familiarity with basic regression analysis [familiarity with EViews and/or STATA a plus].
  • Strong interest in macroeconomics, in particular capital flight and its effect on capitalism, development, and security.

To apply:  Please send the following items by email to careers@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Rick Rowden, with “GFI Economics Internship” in the subject line of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter, in which you (1) specify your availability, including start/end dates as well as your likely weekly schedule (days/hours each week); (2) note where you learned about the internship; (3) explain why you are interested in an internship with GFI, and; (4) acknowledge that the internship is unpaid.

Policy Internship

Each term, GFI hires up to two policy interns. Policy interns at Global Financial Integrity will develop an understanding of illicit financial flows and the systems that are used and abused to facilitate these flows. He/she must demonstrate initiative, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, solid writing abilities and an interest in illicit financial flows, trade, transparency, anti-corruption and/or development issues. The intern will report to the Transnational Crime Director and Policy Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Transnational Crime Analyst and Policy Director on work related to current research and advocacy projects, coalition engagement, and organizational development.
  • Assisting the President by conducting research on money laundering, trade misinvoicing, tax evasion, corruption and the banking structures that support these activities.
  • Occasionally assisting the Office Manager with general administrative tasks.

Requirements:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to successfully work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in illicit financial flows and their effect on capitalism, development, and security.
  • Non-English language skills are preferred, especially French and/or Spanish, but not required.

To apply:  Please send the following items by email to careers@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Channing Mavrellis and Lakshmi Kumar, with “GFI Policy Internship” in the subject line of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter, in which you (1) specify your availability, including start/end dates as well as your likely weekly schedule (days/hours each week); (2) note where you learned about the internship; (3) explain why you are interested in an internship with GFI, and; (4) acknowledge that the internship is unpaid.

Latin American Internship

Each term, GFI’s Latin American program hires up to two interns. Latin American program interns will develop an understanding of illicit financial flows, transnational crime, trade fraud, and related policy issues primarily concentrated in Latin America. He/she must demonstrate initiative, strong organizational and writing skills, attention to detail, and an interest in illicit financial flows, trade, transparency, anti-corruption and/or development issues. The intern will report to the Transnational Crime Director and Policy Director

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Transnational Crime Director, Policy Director, and Latin America Research Analyst on work related to current research and advocacy projects, coalition engagement, and organizational development in Latin America.
  • Assisting the President by conducting research on money laundering, trade misinvoicing, tax evasion, corruption and the banking structures that support these activities.
  • Occasionally assisting the Office Manager with general administrative tasks.

Requirements:

  • Strong academic record with a demonstrated interest in Latin American affairs.
  • A degree in international relations, political science, history, economics, or Latin American studies.
  • Strong knowledge of the social, cultural, political, and economic landscape of Latin America.
  • Interest in illicit financial flows and their effect on capitalism, development, and security in the region of Latin America.
  • Ability to successfully work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required; proficiency in Portuguese is a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing and research skills.

To apply:  Please send the following items by email to careers@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Channing Mavrellis and Lakshmi Kumar, with “GFI LatAm Internship” in the subject line of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter, in which you (1) specify your availability, including start/end dates as well as your likely weekly schedule (days/hours each week); (2) note where you learned about the internship; (3) explain why you are interested in an internship with GFI, and; (4) acknowledge that the internship is unpaid.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Address: 1100 17th Street NW, Ste 505, Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter: Linda Ingram, Office Manager
E-mail: careers@nullgfintegrity.org
Website: https://gfintegrity.org
Phone: 202.293.0740

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at GFI will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is an equal opportunity employer. It is GFI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.