Regulatory Assistant, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.

Position: Regulatory Assistant, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Reports to: Deputy Director for Trade

Summary: This position is responsible for providing legal, programmatic, and research support to the trade law and regulatory advisor (TLRA) as well as the technical logistics and project development team. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have a demonstrable interest in international trade or legal work, and work well as part of a diverse team and a dynamic working space involving multiple organizations spread across several continents.


  • Drafts, reviews, processes, and files a variety of legal and project documents and correspondence as needed
  • Conducts/assists in specific regulatory and basic legal research, doing cite-checking, fact-checking, editing, and proofreading of diverse documents of a legal, regulatory, or technical nature
  • Assists in the management of outside counsel/consultants
  • Assists with scheduling important dates or meetings, and with the management of databases and files pertaining to compliance and project monitoring
  • Co-manages the processing of payment requests, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements
  • Attends and reports on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events
  • Assists with other essential functions of the trade practice, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience.
  • Knowledge of and interest in international trade.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team orientation.
  • Legal, regulatory, or legislative research experience required
  • Excellent proofreading and writing skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed.
  • Foreign language desirable but not necessary
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets
  • Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired.

Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (five page limit) to with “LAGATF-[YOUR LASTNAME]” in the subject line.  Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.