National Programme Officer (High-Tech Financial Crimes)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support UNODC Management liaising with, and mobilizing, the relevant local authorities in Kuala Lumpur to maintain and expand the partnerships with UNODC and to ensure their contribution/engagement towards related projects;
- Contribute to the planning, implementation, management and delivery of technical assistance activities in the areas of high-tech financial crimes (including, but not limited to business email compromise, blackmail, abuse of virtual assets, and IT/internet-enabled professional money laundering networks), in accordance with the overall UNODC strategies and priorities, and in close collaboration with the local counterparts (government, private sector and civil society);
- Support the conducting of regular dialogues and discussions with the local authorities and direct beneficiaries of projects to integrate feedback into future UNODC activities and to identify new possible areas of collaboration;
- Participate in needs assessment missions and in substantive discussions with the local authorities, and contribute to the drafting of mission reports, as well as the development of technical assistance proposals;
- Keep abreast with latest national and local developments in Malaysia and Indonesia in relation to high-tech financial crimes;
- Contribute to a visible and identifiable UNODC presence in Malaysia, including by representing UNODC at relevant local/national events;
- Organize conferences, meetings, seminars, training and workshops primarily in Kuala Lumpur, but also elsewhere in the country and in Indonesia, and travel to the events' location if needed;
- Prepare terms of reference/requirements for sub-contractors and vendors to ensure qualitative and objective procurement of services, and support the identification of suppliers and their contracting;
- Assist in initiating and finalizing budget revisions, work plans, inventory lists, notes to the file, etc. to facilitate implementation and monitoring of activities;
- Provide support to UNODC initiatives on aspects related to expenditures and the preparation of payment requests in UNODC administrative systems;
- Contribute to developing a filing system for the project, and maintain filing accordingly;
- Perform other duties as required.
Required Skills and Experience
- A minimum of two years (with Masters degree) or four years (with Bachelor's degree) of work experience of progressively responsible experience in AML/CFT-related work at the national and/or international level is required;
- Past experience in implementing technical assistance projects having a focus on anti-money laundering (AML), law enforcement, investigations and prosecutions is required;
- Direct, hands-on experience with project beneficiaries and local government authorities is required, as is experience in programme monitoring and reporting;
- Knowledge of Government procedures linked to technical assistance is desirable;
- Past experience in liaising with mid- to high-level government officials is desirable;
- Previous work experience with the United Nations or similar international organization is also desirable.
- Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
- Experience in handling web-based management systems.
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