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21 February 2019

GFI Africa Policy Advocate

GFI Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, seeks a Policy Advocate 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. 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 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.
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in Kenya.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the regional work of GFI Africa in multiple countries.
  • Providing any additional research and support to the Managing Director.
  • Extensive institutional, governmental, media, and civil society outreach and interaction.

Salary and benefits

US$24,000 – $30,000 per year depending on qualifications, paid in Kenyan shillings. Benefits to be discussed.

How to apply

To apply, please email the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • three professional references including reference name, firm name, reference email and relationship to reference (ex. supervisor)

Address these to careers@nullgfintegrity.org and include “GFI Africa Policy Advocate” in the subject line. To be considered for the position, you must include all three bullet items above. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. Initial interviews will be conducted in Nairobi on March 15, 2019. 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

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

Application Deadlines:
Spring Term: October 30
Summer Term: March 15
Fall Term: August 19

During application periods we will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis.
No recruiters please. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Economics Internship

Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall – 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.

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 resume and cover letter by email to careers@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Linda Ingram.  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.

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

Policy Internship

Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall – 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 development issues and the challenges facing poor countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the President and Managing Director by conducting research on money laundering, trade misinvoicing, tax evasion, corruption and the banking structures that support these activities.
  • Assisting the Transnational Crime Analyst and Policy Advocate on work related to business development, coalition engagement, and on existing research and event projects.
  • 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 resume and cover letter by email to careers@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Linda Ingram.  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 Policy Intern” in the subject line of your email.

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

Data Analysis Internship

Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall – Global Financial Integrity hires one data analysis intern. The intern will assist our teams in Washington D.C. and London with data-related issues on site or remotely. The ideal candidate must demonstrate initiative and organizational skills and have an interest in learning technology, macroeconomics, and development issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Extract, transform, and load data from open databases and social media.
  • Produce insights from data and convey them by visualization.
  • Help team members with documentation.
  • Develop and maintain cloud computing capability.

Requirements:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be a current student or recent graduate, with coursework in analytics, business analytics, data science, information systems, statistics or related field. Coursework or commensurate experience in international finance and/or trade a plus.
  • Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: R, Python, Java, and C. Experience with Linux script a plus.
  • Experience with at least one of the following cloud computing platforms: AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
  • Data visualization skills. Experience with Tableau a plus.
  • Ability to respond to ad-hoc requests promptly during regular business hours.
  • Experience with Spark a plus.
  • Experience using APIs of United Nations, World Bank, and IMF is desired but not required.

To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter by email to careers@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Linda Ingram.  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 Data Analysis Intern” in the subject line of your email.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Employer:  Global Financial Integrity, 1100 17th Street NW, Ste 505, Washington, DC 20036
Recruiter:   Linda Ingram, Office Manager
E-mail:        careers@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:      http://www.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.