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Central America Policy Analyst

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a Washington, DC-based think tank specializing in research, advocacy and advisory services related to countering illicit financial flows. GFI is a global leader in advocating for transparency in the international financial system as a way to facilitate global economic development and reduce illicit financial flows, money laundering, and tax evasion. GFI seeks a talented, motivated Policy Analyst – Central America’ to support a 2-year project in Central America regarding developing effective regulatory frameworks for cryptocurrency from an anti-money laundering and financial transparency perspective.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • University degree in law, international relations, public policy, or a related field.
  • Experience working on issues pertaining to anti-money laundering, illicit financial flows, transnational crime, and/or tax evasion.
  • Strong knowledge of cryptocurrencies.
  • 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 Central America.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Fluency in Spanish required.
  • Intermediate English required; advanced English preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, plan and implement training activities on anti-money laundering and cryptocurrency drawing on international standards.
  • Meet with policymakers to discuss regulatory best practices for cryptocurrency implementation in line with FATF recommendations.
  • Assist with research on cryptocurrency implementation, identifying challenges as well as policy opportunities for the future.
  • Support project logistics, including planning meetings, trainings, travel and events.
  • Coordinate with GFI communications team to develop and disseminate relevant communications materials.

Salary/benefits:

This is a contract position paying up to $3,500 USD per month, paid in US Dollars via wire transfer. As an independent contractor, the position is not eligible for any employee benefits.

Other requirements:

  • Candidate must have the ability to work from home, and must have a laptop computer and stable internet connection capable of doing video calls.
  • Candidate must have the ability to occasionally travel (nationally or regionally).
  • Candidate must be eligible to live and work in El Salvador without GFI visa sponsorship.

How to apply:

To apply, please email the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references including reference name, firm name, reference email, phone number and relationship to reference (ex. supervisor).

Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. Send applications to [email protected] with “Central American Policy Analyst” as the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through January 20, 2023; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

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Policy Analyst – Belize

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a Washington, DC-based think tank specializing in research, advocacy and advisory services related to illicit financial flows. GFI is a global leader in advocating for transparency in the international financial system as a way to facilitate global economic development and reduce illicit financial flows, money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption. GFI seeks a talented, motivated individual for the position ‘Policy Analyst – Belize’ to support a 3-year research project in Belize.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • A. degree in 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 Belize.
  • 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 Spanish.
  • Candidate must be eligible to live and work in Belize, please do not apply if you do not meet this requirement as it is not flexible.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working to advance the implementation of beneficial ownership requirements and provide analysis on money laundering, trade misinvoicing, and IFF risks to the region
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on illicit financial flows risks in Central American countries;
  • Assist with outreach to government, regional, and private sector associations on policy issues pertaining to IFFs.;

Salary/benefits:

Initial contract will run through December 31, 2023, and any successive contracts will be dependent on donor funding with contractor given preference for all successive contract extensions through the project end date in December 2025. This position will pay $2,500 USD per month, paid in US Dollars to your U.S. or Belize bank account.  Contractor will work from home, sometimes partner offices, or travel (locally and regionally) for various meetings, and must have a stable internet connection capable of doing video calls. Laptop will be provided.

How to apply:

To apply, please email the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references including reference name, firm name, reference email, phone number and relationship to reference (ex. supervisor).

Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. Send applications to [email protected] and with “GFI Belize” as the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. Initial interviews via Zoom will begin in mid-February 2023 with finalists invited for in-person interviews in Belize in late February or early March.

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Internship Opportunities

Global Financial Integrity offers unpaid internships in Policy, Africa, Latin America and Economics programs during each term. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or apply within one year of graduation. Specific details for each type of internship follow below.

Spring Term: February-May
Summer Term: June-August
Fall Term: September-December

  • We are currently accepting applications for Latin America internships for Spring Term 2023. We are NOT ACCEPTING applications for the Economics Internship.
  • Until further notice all internships will be conducted remotely.
  • We accept applications and conduct interviews on a rolling basis.
  • We encourage those interested to apply early for the desired term.
  • No recruiters please.
  • No phone calls please
  • Only finalists will be contacted.

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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. They 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 Program Director, Latin America and the Caribbean. The internship will be conducted virtually.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on illicit financial flows, money laundering, trade misinvoicing, and corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Provide occasional assistance with English/Spanish written translations.
  • Identify relevant news and current events related to illicit financial flows and money laundering in support of GFI’s social media accounts.

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 [email protected], directed to Julia Yansura, with “GFI LatAm Internship” in the subject line of your email. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring Term (February – May) until January 31st, 2023.

  • 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.

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Policy Internship

Each term, GFI hires up to two general 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. They 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 Illicit Trade Director and Policy Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Illicit Trade Director 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.

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 [email protected], 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.

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Africa Policy Internship

The GFI Africa Policy intern will develop an understanding of illicit financial flows, transnational crime, beneficial ownership, anti-corruption, and related policy issues within the African context. All applicants 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 Policy Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Policy Director and the Africa Policy and Outreach Coordinator 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.

Requirements:

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

To apply:  Please send the following items by email to [email protected], directed to Lakshmi Kumar, with “GFI Africa 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.

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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.  They must demonstrate initiative, solid research and writing abilities, organizational skills, and most importantly have an interest in macroeconomics and development issues. The intern(s) will report to the Senior Economist.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and data collection from macroeconomic online databases [IMF, United Nations, etc.];
  • 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 GFI 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;
  • Must have familiarity with statistical programs such as R and STATA.
    Experience with database manipulation in Excel desired;
  • Solid writing and web-based research skills desired;
  • 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 [email protected], 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.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Address: 1100 17th Street NW, Ste 505, Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter: Russell Bennett, HR & Finance Director
E-mail: [email protected]
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.