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GFI Africa Policy and Outreach Coordinator

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a Washington, DC-based data-driven think tank producing high- caliber research, fact-based advocacy, and impactful government advisory services on illicit financial flows. GFI 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. Reporting to the Policy Director, GFI seeks a Policy and Outreach Coordinator to be located in Nairobi, Kenya, to support programs underway in Africa in the areas of illicit financial flows, trade fraud, beneficial ownership, financial transparency, and transnational crime, among other issues. Ongoing projects are currently focused in East Africa.

Qualifications for the position include:

• M.A. degree in economics, law, international relations, public policy, or a related field.
• Experience working in natural resource governance/management
• Experience in illicit financial flows, money laundering, transnational crime, tax evasion and/or
corruption.
• Willingness to become an expert in the above-mentioned areas.
• Demonstrated strong writing, communication and organizational skills.
• Experience in open-source research and analysis.
• Goal setting, time management, and attention to detail and deadlines are paramount.
• Experience working in East Africa.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Outgoing personality.
• Availability for extensive travel.
• Fluency in English is required. Professional proficiency in an additional language(s) is an
asset, especially Swahili.
• Candidate must be eligible to live and work in Kenya.
Primary responsibilities include:
• Supporting the Policy Director and Director, Illicit Trade on Africa-based projects with research
and analysis.
• Providing any additional research and support to the President.
• Extensive institutional, governmental, media, and civil society outreach and interaction.

Salary/benefits
This will begin as a 1-year contractor position with the intention of it becoming permanent in the future depending on continued donor funding. Contractor will be given preference for all successive contract extensions. This position will pay $20,000 a year, paid in US Dollars or equivalent Kenyan Shillings. Office space in Nairobi as well as laptop computer will be provided for use.


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.