Associate Programme Officer (Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT))

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Global Programme against Money Laundering (GPML) of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the GPML Programme Officer (Illicit Financial Flows (IFF), Anti Money-Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)), and the overall guidance of the Head of GPML.

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Responsibilities The incumbent may undertake missions to the Middle-East region, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and other regions as required. Within assigned authority, the incumbent of the position will perform the following specific duties:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of technical assistance, mentoring and training to national agencies in areas of illicit financial flows and AML/CFT law enforcement, prosecutions, financial investigations, criminal asset forfeiture, capacity building for financial intelligence units, and cooperation with private and NGO sectors by liaising closely with relevant institutions in the Middle-East region, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and other regions as required.

  • Support the development and delivery of technical assistance with a specific focus on AML/CFT legislative awareness, case management, mutual legal assistance and international enquiries, prosecution and adjudication.

  • Work in close cooperation with the GPML Programme Officer (focal point for Counter- Financing of Terrorism), GPML’s AML/CFT Advisor network and the Terrorism Prevention Branch; participate in meetings of relevant Financial Action Task Force (FATF)-Style Regional Bodies as necessary.

  • Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes related to illicit financial flows and AML/CFT and contribute to their promotion among Member States.

  • Monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation.

  • Review, prepare and/or ensure timely preparation and submission of relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties, counterparts and stakeholders involved in the delivery, or receipt, of AML/CFT technical assistance; identify and track follow-up actions.

  • 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.

    Competencies - Professionalism: Has understanding and knowledge of the problem of illicit financial flows from crime and terrorism; has knowledge of AML/CFT, and proceeds of crime/asset forfeiture legislation, as well as the relevant international instruments and mandates of the UN and UNODC, and FATF; has knowledge of recommendations and the mutual evaluation process; and those of the FATF Style Regional Bodies; is able to assist in the development of professional training materials and the delivery of expert-level training courses; has knowledge of AML/CFT legislation and implementation capacities in general and is able to apply them to the situation of other countries; has ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues; has ability 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.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree of equivalent) in law, criminology, business administration, or other related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with 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).

Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience in the area of AML/CFT 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 contributing to the provision of technical assistance on AML/CFT to prosecutors and judges is required.

Experience in supporting AML/CFT authorities to conduct international enquiries is desirable.

Work experience in implementing field-based technical assistance and/or programme/project development and management is desirable.

Experience in an International Organisation is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

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

Special Notice 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.

Vienna is classified as a H 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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