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Senior Economist

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Application Deadline: Monday, July 13th, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $85,000
Benefits: Fully paid employee portion of health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability, short-term disability insurance. Generous vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Reports to: Chief Economist

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity is a Washington-based research and advisory organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. According to GFI’s groundbreaking research, nearly one trillion dollars leaves developing countries every year due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies aimed at curtailing these flows, thereby enhancing global development and security.

GFI informs governments, international organizations, the general public and others using in-depth and objective analyses of illicit financial flows. The objective of GFI’s studies is to raise public and government awareness of the adverse consequences of illicit flows. Hence, its research studies point to appropriate policies needed to curtail such flows in order to boost resources needed for poverty alleviation and economic development.

Our economists address challenging issues related to illicit financial flows while working within a small, collegial working environment that provides opportunities for research on topics relevant to its work agenda. The successful candidates will contribute to GFI’s mission by developing and improving cutting-edge models and writing incisive reports that underlie our policy recommendations.

About this Position

Work directly with, and reports to, the Chief Economist. After an initial period of two months, the Senior Economist will be expected to work independently in supervising the economics team on data and models needed to write case studies and annual updates. The case studies are based on simultaneous equations models (SEMs) representing the drivers and dynamics of capital flight and/or illicit financial flows and their interactions with the underground economy.

Summary of Duties:

  • The Senior Economist will be responsible for further enhancing the models currently in use.
  • He/she will be expected to write entire reports (typically 40-50 pages long) independently (initially with some supervision) under tight deadlines (typically within two months or less).
  • He/she will guide the Junior Economist in using appropriate econometric tests such as two-stage least squares, vector error correction models (VECMs), and other advanced econometric tests in order to place the SEM on a solid footing.

Specific Duties:

  • Interpreting the results of advanced econometric tests and modelling results.
  • Writing case studies under tight deadlines on the interactions of capital flight or illicit flows with macroeconomic, structural, and governance drivers based on the model results.
  • Writing policy prescription to curtail illicit financial flows.
  • Suggesting publication quality charts and tables to the Junior Economist assigned to the project.
  • Interacting with the communications team as required.
  • Preparing brief presentations on GFI’s economic research for external briefings and conferences.
  • Some travel as needed.
  • Supervising the Junior Economist on all aspects of the project.

Candidates must be legally able to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in Economics with a GPA of 3.0 or better with a concentration in macroeconomics, international economics, monetary or fiscal economics with strong background in econometrics.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to write quickly under tight deadlines; candidates will be asked to submit evidence of publications in reputed economic journals or operational papers in government or international organizations.
  • Ability to work well with several departments; good working knowledge of Word and Excel required.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a Senior Economist in private or public sectors.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a relevant writing sample to Russell Bennett at senioreconjob@nullgfintegrity.org with “Senior Economist Position” in the subject line by July 13. Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates who will be asked to interview will be contacted. Absolutely no calls, please.

Communications Director

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Application Deadline: Sunday July 19th at Midnight Eastern Time
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $60,000
Benefits: Fully paid employee portion of health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. Generous vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Reports to: Managing Director

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) seeks a motivated, highly adaptive, and experienced Communications Director to lead its communications team. The position is charged with crafting and implementing a strategic communications plan to advance GFI’s advocacy efforts to curtail illicit financial flows, raise the profile of the organization, and promote GFI’s research in the media. The Communications Director will be responsible for managing the Communications Associate and all communications interns, and s/he will work with the her/his team to broadcast the GFI’s message through a variety of channels, including traditional media, new and social media, and GFI’s website. The position is based at GFI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement, in consultation with the Managing Director, the overall communications strategy of the organization;
  • Manage communications staff and interns;
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact for all press inquiries;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key journalists at the world’s leading news outlets;
  • Author, draft, and/or edit op-eds, press releases, blog posts, talking points, and other strategic communications;
  • Strategically place op-eds in key publications;
  • Organize and prepare GFI staff for interviews with TV, radio, print, and online news outlets from around the world.
  • Organize the public roll-out of all GFI reports and research—including through organizing press conferences both in the U.S. and abroad;
  • Represent the organization at various events and in high level meetings, both domestically and abroad, when needed;
  • Work constructively in collaboration with partners in various coalitions of which GFI is a member—especially with the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition and the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC).
  • Work with the Communications Associate to manage the gfintegrity.org website using WordPress;
  • Work with the Communications Associate to manage GFI’s social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit;
  • Work with the Communications Associate to build and maintain email contact lists for press;
  • Work with the Communications Associate to design and send mass email, including press releases, announcements, and actions;
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field;
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic political communication, with a proven track record of success in using communications to further an organizations strategic communications and advocacy objectives;
  • Extensive experience in managing websites and using social media as an advocacy tool, particularly Twitter;
  • Highly advanced persuasive writing capabilities in English;
  • Excellent editing and copy-editing skills;
  • Excellent general ability to learn and utilize information technology skills;
  • Ability to organize and facilitate events, meetings, and workshop sessions, including the ability to handle the logistical aspects of such events;
  • Experience creating web content using WordPress;
  • Familiarity with a CRM (Convio, Salsa, Blue State Digital, etc) and with a CMS (Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, etc);
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, who can work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple demands;
  • Intellectual curiosity;
  • Ability to travel to foreign countries on an occasional basis;
  • Candidates must be legally able to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in other languages (particularly Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese) is an advantage;
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator;
  • Experience working on political campaigns or with issues involving anti-corruption, financial transparency, financial crime, global development, human rights, international finance, international institutions, and/or trade a plus.

About GFI:

Global Financial Integrity is a Washington-based research and advisory organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. According to GFI’s groundbreaking research, nearly one trillion dollars leaves developing countries every year due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies aimed at curtailing these flows, thereby enhancing global development and security.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a sample press release that you have written to Russell Bennett at comsdirector@nullgfintegrity.org with the phrase, “GFI Communications Director” in the subject line. Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates who will be asked to interview will be contacted. Absolutely No calls, please.


Internship Opportunities

Economics Internship

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Location: Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Internship Tenure: Summer Term 2015 (May to August; start and end dates are flexible)

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.  In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security.

About the Internship

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 which study illicit capital flight and its 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.

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 capital flight 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.

Summer Term 2015 (May to August; start and end dates are flexible)

To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter by email to officemanager@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Russell Bennett.  In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship, and an acknowledgement that the internship is unpaid.  Please put “GFI Econ Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Timeline: We will be accepting applications through April 15th and interviewing on a rolling basis.

No recruiters, please.
No phone calls, please.
Finalists will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer:  Global Financial Integrity
1100 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter:  Russell Bennett
Bookkeeper & Office Manager
E-mail:        officemanager@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:     http://www.gfintegrity.org
Phone:        +1 202.293.0740

New Media & Advocacy Internship

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Location: Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Internship Tenure: Summer Term 2015 (May to August; start and end dates are flexible)

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity is a Washington-based research and advocacy organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. According to GFI’s groundbreaking research, nearly one trillion dollars leaves developing countries every year due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies aimed at curtailing these flows, thereby enhancing global development and security.

About the Internship

The unpaid New Media & Advocacy Intern will work with the communications team in our Washington D.C. office to assist in promoting GFI’s message and research in the media and online.  The communications team routinely fields and responds to press inquiries from the biggest news outlets around the world—including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC News, CNN, NBC, ABC, Reuters, and Bloomberg News, among others. The New Media and Advocacy Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with and learn from some of the top communicators in the field.  He/she must demonstrate initiative, solid writing and organizational skills, and have an interest in anti-corruption or development issues. A political mindset and/or graphic design skills would be particularly helpful.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing daily news digest: compiling relevant current news pertaining to GFI issues and distributing to supporters;
  • Conducting research and compiling statistics for editorial and web materials;
  • Assisting with the organization’s viral media and social networking operations;
  • Contributing to organizational blog; and
  • Fact checking media materials; occasionally drafting and laying out statements, op-eds, press releases, and website content.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Familiarity with Google News;
  • Strong writing and web-based research skills;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Interest in international policy and global finance issues; and
  • Non-English language skills are preferred (especially French and/or Spanish) but not required.

Must have at least one of the following:

  • Previous communications experience and/or experience working with media;
  • Experience writing blog pieces, or coordinating a blog with multiple contributors;
  • Experience with social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, preferably experience managing an organization’s page;
  • Programming experience; knowledge of HTML PHP, CSS, and/or Javascript; and/or
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite.

To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter by email to new-media-internship@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Clark Gascoigne.  In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship, and an acknowledgement that the internship is unpaid.  Please put “GFI New Media & Advocacy Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Timeline: We will be accepting applications through April 15th and interviewing on a rolling basis.

No recruiters please.
No phone calls please.
Finalists will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer:  Global Financial Integrity
1100 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter:  Clark Gascoigne, Communications Director
E-mail:        new-media-internship@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:     http://www.gfintegrity.org
Phone:        +1 202.293.0740

 


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.