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Within assigned authority, the incumbent of the position will perform the following specific duties:
- Contribute to the development of course material and delivery of technical assistance, mentoring and training to national competent authorities on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), including in relation to risks associated with Afghanistan.
- Provide support in delivering AML/CFT mentoring to Member States in networking their Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) and private financial sectors more effectively, with a focus on Somalia.
- Assist with the delivery of advice and training on understanding and reducing risks associated with criminal and terrorist abuse of Money and Value Transfer Services (MVTS), with a focus on Somalia and South East Europe.
- Assist with provisioning AML/CFT advice, mentoring and training on the implementation of United Nations Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1373.
- Support the AML/CFT Advisor in South East Asia in the delivery of advice and mentoring support of the follow up to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluations, with a focus on Vietnam.
- Support the coordination of these projects with other initiatives conducted by UN entities and other international organisations such as the FATF, World Bank (WB), International Monitory Fund (IMF), EGMONT Group, relating to conflict, terrorism, transnational organized crime, proliferation, financing and corruption
- Assist in monitoring the expenditures and utilization of funds in the assigned areas of responsibility; and in drafting parts of or contribute to the preparation of the necessary programme or project documents and reports, such as progress reports, work plans, programme budget, funding proposals, programme performance reports.
- Perform other work-related duties as required.
- Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the problem of illicit financial flows associated with organized crime and terrorism. Has knowledge and understanding of financial intelligence unit management, analysis, dissemination of reporting and outreach with private financial sector partners. Has understanding of UNSCR 1373 implementation methodologies. Has understanding of the FATF Mutual Evaluation and follow up processes. Has understanding in addressing the abuse of Money and Value Transfer Services by organized crime and terrorist networks. Is capable of implement relevant mandates of key GPML partner institutions, and relevant organizations and authorities, including financial intelligence units. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, as well as to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
- Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, business administration, or other related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with at least two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience in the area of anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism, or the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP)/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
Experience in a financial intelligence unit conducting analysis, outreach with the private financial sector, and supporting FIU management functions is desirable.
Experience investigating the abuse of MVTS by organized crime and/or terrorist networks is desirable.
Experience in supporting and/or delivering training and advice assistance on illicit financial flows is desirable.
Experience with the implementation of UNSCR 1373, is desirable.
Experience with the FATF Mutual Evaluation and follow up process is desirable.
Experience working on issues relating to ML/TF risks in Afghanistan and Somalia is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Dari/Pashtu is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This position is temporarily available for six months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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