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Short-Term Expert on Beneficial Ownership – EU AML/CFT Global Facility

GENERAL OBJECTIVE :

Upon solicitation of the EU AML/CFT Global Facility project (“EUGF”) by partner countries, in coordination with the European Delegation in said countries, and under the supervision and guidance of Expertise France, the Team leader, and the Key Expert on Beneficial Ownership and the Key Expert on Regulation, the Short-Term Expert (STE) will be responsible for the delivery of Technical Assistance in their area of responsibility in the name of the EUGF.

The Expert’s input will support the EUGF Team in implementing activities related to its component 1 “Strengthening the AML/CFT legislative, regulatory and policy framework” and component 2 “Building AML/CFT institutional capacity”.

Based on the requests received and needs identified, the Expert will provide assistance and support to the EUGF in (i) the review of legal and regulatory frameworks of partner countries on an ad hoc basis, (ii) the development of thematic papers related to the implementation by said countries of their a national Beneficial Ownership disclosure framework, (iii) the development of outreach material and activities for the dissemination of said papers as well as (iv) developing events, workshops and outreach activities on the effective disclosure of Beneficial Ownership information. This list of activities is indicative and can be complemented the case may be by request formulated by partner countries for which the profile of the expert fits.

The activities will cover both legal and operational aspects and will consist in the delivery of mentoring and support activities (e.g., drafting of papers, reviews and guidance, workshops and follow-up discussions on specific topics identified by partner countries), in any format deemed fit by the EUGF and requesting country.

Project or context description

The European Union Global Facility on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (EU AML/CFT Global Facility) is a technical assistance project supporting partner countries worldwide to strengthen their AML/CFT policy and operational frameworks. The Facility aims at providing technical assistance for various AML/CFT actors from the penal chain of partner countries. Activities are carried out on a request-based mechanism, either from the partner countries or from the EU services.

Identified as the European Commission’s mechanism to support countries engaged in strategic and operational AML/CFT reforms, the EU AML/CFT Global Facility offers various forms of technical assistance programs tailored to the partner countries’ needs, on a demand-driven basis and in response to emerging threats.

The EU AML/CFT Global Facility project is funded by the European Commission and implemented by Expertise France.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

The following qualifications are requested to qualify for this position:

  • University degree (BA or MA or equivalent) in law, economics, or any other relevant discipline
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, additional languages relevant to the activity of the EUGF is a plus (e.g., Spanish, Arabic, Russian)

GENERAL AND SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The following generic and professional experience is required to qualify for this position:

  • A minimum of 10 years of working experience in AML/CFT, preferably within the Financial Sector and/or in AML/CFT supervision within a Financial Sector Supervisory Authority
  • Relevant experience in the assessment and/or implementation of the EU AML/CFT framework
  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment and/or implementation of the FATF Recommendations, as FATF or FSRB level is a plus
  • Good understanding of financial intelligence, terrorism, the financing of terrorism and/or money-laundering, and risks related to DNFBPs topics
  • Demonstrated management skills in a multilingual and multicultural environment and experience in a leadership role
  • Strong capacities in devising and implementing strategies
  • Ability to evolve in a political and sensitive environment
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