Adviser (Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism - AML/CFT) (Filled from Roster)

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in Almaty, UNODC Programme Office in Kazakhstan, operating under the Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA), based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and will work in close cooperation with the UNODC Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML). The Adviser will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia and the Head of GPML. The incumbent will also work in close coordination and cooperation with the Programme Coordinator of Sub-programme 1 (SP1) of UNODC ROCA. The work of the incumbent will be planned in consultation with the Regional Office for Central Asia and with substantive input from the Head of GPML. The incumbent will work closely and liaise with law enforcement staff and the anti-corruption adviser in ROCA.

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Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the Adviser will perform the following specific duties:

  • Work directly with the national authorities to provide Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) advice, training and technical assistance to support the development and implementation of the AML/CFT regime in Central Asia and South Caucasus, with a particular focus on counter illicit financial flows, narcotics trafficking and CFT.

  • Work with all AML/CFT competent authorities to increase capacity in implementing: (i) financial investigations; (ii) interagency cooperation; (iii) international cooperation; (iv) prosecution of economic crimes; and (v) increasing the effective implementation of the AML and CFT laws.

  • Coordinate interagency cooperation related to the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the United Nations Transnational Organised Crime Convention, International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism; and the Financial Action Task Force International Standards on Combatting Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation, and the implementation and development of a national policy framework based upon international instruments and norms.

  • Provide (i) mentoring services on financial investigation, counter financing of terrorism, implementation of the AML law, CFT law and related legislation, case management, and other relevant topics; and, (ii) training and capacity building, in accordance with the Member States in Central Asia and South Caucasus’s national policy and legislative frameworks, their mutual accountability frameworks, national and thematic risk assessments, nationally adopted recommendations of assessments and evaluations and consideration of developments in international policy.

  • In line with UNODC’s strategic assistance plan as continuously aligned to government strategy: provide specialised advice and support to capacity building through mentoring of competent authorities, including but not limited to the financial intelligence units (FIU), law enforcement agencies (LEA), prosecuting authorities, intelligence and security agencies, central bank and regulatory and supervisory agencies, and provide advice and support in the areas of operational practices which address implementation gaps.

  • Support the development of public-private sector partnerships and engagement with civil society.

  • Participate in the development of UNODC's multi-year strategic approach.

  • Participate in the alignment of UNODC’s AML/CFT assistance strategy to the Member States of Central Asia and South Caucasus’s risk assessments and implementation strategy.

  • Represent UNODC at the Eurasia Group and MONEYVAL (FATF-style regional bodies) meetings and participate in FATF initiatives.

  • Within the UN team and in collaboration with national counterparts, provide advice and develop training on management of information flows and case management and agency feedback, including platforms and systems based on thematic, sectoral and international ML and TF risk.

  • Develop personnel training programmes and professional development platforms for AML/CFT practitioners, organise operational case meetings with participation of the LEAs, intelligence and security agencies and prosecutors.

  • Supplement and update existing training programmes.

  • Plan and coordinate the delivery of AML/CFT technical assistance, including for the establishment of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), platforms, manuals and systems. Develop and deliver training curricula; develop manuals and guidance documents; coordinate, conduct and deliver inter-agency technical workshops.

  • Participate in regular discussions with officers of GPML and of the Terrorism Prevention Branch on all matters having an impact on the programme.

  • As co-chair, support the implementation of the Illicit Financial Flows Pillar of the Paris Pact Initiative and the activities of the Central Asia Regional Information Coordination Centre (CARICC).

  • Support GPML in the delivery of AML/CFT technical assistance to member states in the region.

  • Support UNODC work including joint UN country team efforts in the region to advance work related to prevention illicit financial flows under SDG Goal 16 and target 16.4 monitoring as well as on inclusion on integrated financing frameworks for the SDGs.

  • Develop policy advocacy and strategic partnerships with national and international stakeholders for joint programming.

  • Develop new proposals for resource mobilization.

  • Perform other work-related duties, as required.

    Competencies - Professionalism: Demonstrates understanding of the relevant aspects of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing; has good knowledge of supporting regional and international cooperation in order to enhance the effective operation of a country’s AML/CFT frameworks. Demonstrates ability to liaise with national staff of civil service, law enforcement, prosecutors and judiciary. Has knowledge of criminal procedures under civil law regimes (including as appropriate the preparation of documents required by the courts in the course of investigations). Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions, national and international sanctions regimes, and Conventions relating to money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Has knowledge of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and mutual evaluation process. Can communicate effectively with substantive experts and high-level government officials of diverse cultures. Demonstrates a commitment to team work and consultative processes; 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 integrity and professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender and diversity perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men of all backgrounds in all areas of work.

  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • 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.

    Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, economics, finance, development, international relations or a related area is required. A first-level university degree or equivalent academic education, professional training with certification from a recognized international/national police, customs or other staff training institution, with specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention, criminal investigation, law enforcement, border management, border working techniques and/or other related areas, in combination with two additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification or other qualification in training design and delivery is an advantage.

    Work Experience A minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional work experience in AML/CFT law enforcement, including inter-agency working and international cooperation, is required. Experience as a manager and investigator in a proceeds of crime and / or dedicated counter financing of terrorism investigation unit, preferably having worked closely with police, prosecutors, customs personnel, financial intelligence units and other relevant AML/CFT professionals is required. Experience in development, management and delivery of AML and CFT technical assistance and providing advice on AML and CFT at operational and policy levels is required. Experience in implementing technical assistance projects relating to AML/CFT professional development and accreditation systems is required. Experience in training/advising Financial Intelligence Units, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and/or other officials in matters relating to the detection, investigation and disruption money laundering and the financing of terrorism is desirable. Experience as an FATF evaluator, including conducting FATF 4th round evaluations in the region is desirable. Experience of working with a multilateral organisation and multi-cultural environment is desirable. Experience working in Central Asia is desirable.

    Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English and Russian is required. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.

    Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

    Special Notice This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Almaty is classified an A and family duty station.

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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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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