Adviser (Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT))
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Programme Office in Haiti (POHTI), with duty station in Port au Prince, operating under the Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean (ROPAN) located in Panama City, Panama, Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOD). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Representative of the Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (ROPAN) as first reporting officer and under the substantive guidance of the Programme Coordinator heading the Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS)/OCB/DTA/UNODC as second reporting officer.
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Within assigned authority, the Adviser (AML/CFT) will be responsible for the following specific duties:
• Work in coordination with the CEB Anti-Corruption Adviser, initiate and ensure implementation of the UNODC project on strengthening the Haitian capacity to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate cases of corruption and economic crimes, money laundering and associated predicate offences and improving information sharing with international investigators on transnational organized crime.
• Support the implementation of the UNODC programmes in part related to countering money laundering, illicit financial flows, and organised crime with the aim to ensure synergy and maximize impact of UNODC technical assistance.
• Establish project work plans, budget and terms of reference and cooperate with the Government in the implementation and monitoring of the project activities, including recruitment of project staff, procurement related matters, development and delivery of training courses, seminars, workshops and meetings.
• Develop, organize, formulate, coordinate preparation of and evaluate programme and project ideas for specialized technical assistance; build synergies between anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, criminal justice and other programmes.
• Guide trainers, technical and resource personnel, consultants etc.
• Lead and participate in needs assessment and other missions to evaluate and elaborate technical assistance proposals; coordinate, participate and carry out periodic assessments of the performance of introduced and improved practices and operations.
• Keep abreast of developments in the region as they relate to the issues of countering money laundering, illicit financial flows and organized crime with the view to seek opportunities for complementing project work with broader interventions, where relevant and feasible.
• Evaluate the quality and impact of technical assistance measures.
• Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
• Coordinate the activities of implementing partners.
Capacity Building and Training:
• Review existing AML/CFT, law enforcement, crime prevention, border control and related technical capacity in Haiti, assess technical assistance needs and training requirements of government institutions and recommend actions to meet needs.
• Provide advisory services and mentoring to the government and regional authorities, in particular the Haitian National Police, Financial Intelligence Unit (UCREF), judicial authorities and the private sector with the aim to support planning, designing and managing appropriate response measures.
• Develop and organize capacity-building activities in policy and operational practices.
• Deliver a broad range of capacity building and training activities to targeted groups.
• Initiate, develop, coordinate and contribute to training curricula and training materials to support and sustain programme/project goals and outputs.
Liaison and Partnerships:
• Maintain regular contacts, foster cooperation and work in close coordination with national and international competent authorities.
• Facilitate regional and international cooperation and information exchange in operational, investigative, prosecutorial and judicial matters with regard to criminal justice matters and countering organized crime including illicit financial flows from organized crime and drugs.
• Promote UNODC’s technical cooperation activities in the mandated areas; support and promote the expansion of programmes/projects through outreach activities and work with Member States to secure cooperation agreements.
• Contribute to empowering the Haitian civil society, including women and youth, to more effectively advocate for anti-corruption reform, taking the lead on awareness raising and advocacy initiatives.
• Coordinate and liaise with relevant units at UNODC Headquarters (HQ) as well as other relevant international and regional actors in order to facilitate project implementation and create synergies in this regard.
• Contribute to mobilizing policy and funding support for the UNODC GPML, including extra-budgetary voluntary contributions and building support for cost-sharing contributions from the Government and identifying other funding sources, including the private sector, for UNODC projects and activities.
• Establish and maintain solid partnerships, undertake negotiations and consultations and liaise on substantive issues with counterparts in the UN and UNODC, both at HQs and in the Field, as well as Member States, donors, international organizations governments, the private sector and other stakeholders. Develop synergy, promote and facilitate operational partnerships and collaborative undertakings. Attend policy-making and expert group meetings to monitor, analyse and advise on events and discussions.
• Coordinate activities with other bi- and multilateral partners in the region.
• Represent and position UNODC at the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and at the UN Country Team meetings.
• Communicate with donors and engage in fund raising activities as required.
• Maintain efficient communications with government counterparts, international communities, and all relevant stakeholders in Haiti.
• Perform other work-related duties as may be required.
• 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 the Financial Action Task Force (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. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
• 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 & 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.
• Leadership. Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, international security, 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 minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in crime prevention and criminal justice matters specifically in relation to countering money laundering and economic crime is required.
Experience in providing technical assistance, including training and mentoring, on Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) to Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) or law enforcement authorities or the private sector is required.
Experience in project management, implementation and monitoring, and exposure to international development cooperation is desirable.
Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English and French 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 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.
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The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Port-au-Prince is classified in the E category and is a non-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.
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