Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The Adviser (AML / CFT) will be located in the UNODC Country Office in Colombia (COCOL), in Bogota. The incumbent will report to the UNODC Representative in Colombia, as first reporting officer, and the Head of GPML, as second reporting officer, located in the Cybercrime and Anti-
Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB) at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
For more information please visit www.unodc.org Responsibilities The incumbent will perform the following duties :
Has ability to foster regional and international contacts and cooperation relevant to the effective operation of a country’s AML / CFT / financial / economic regime.
Demonstrates ability to liaise with prosecutors and to prepare documents required by the courts in the course of investigations, asset freezing / seizures and prosecutions.
Has knowledge of and ability to provide training and mentoring of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, intelligence officers, FIU staff and / or other criminal justice officials in matter relating to the investigation and prosecution of money laundering or other financial / economic crimes.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of relevant international instruments, including the UN Security Resolutions and Conventions relating to money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
Has knowledge of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mutual evaluation process. Is able to provide expert advice and to be proactive in seeking to develop new areas of work within identified objectives and strategies.
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.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology or, related disciplines 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 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Certification / recognized qualification in training design and delivery is an advantage. Work Experience A minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience, including international experience, in anti-
money laundering (AML), law enforcement, investigations and prosecutions, a substantial portion of which has involved advising on relevant legislation, investigations, intelligence and law enforcement matters, including seizure / forfeiture of criminal assets and preparation of cases for trial, is required.
Experience in development and delivery of AML / CFT training and providing advice and assistance to FIU staff, law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the area of proceeds of crime is required.
Experience of working on AML issues (training and operational) in both common law and civil law jurisdictions is required.
Experience with AML / CFT capacity building in developing countries is required. Experience in a dedicated proceeds of crime investigation unit, preferably having worked closely with FIU staff, police, prosecutors, customs personnel, financial professionals and other relevant disciplines involved in the investigation of money laundering cases and the seizure / forfeiture of criminal assets is desirable.
Experience in preparing of court documents necessary for investigations / seizures / prosecutions, including search warrants, applications for wiretap authorizations, applications for freezing / seizure of criminal assets, etc.
is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English and Spanish is required.
Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competencybased 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 is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Bogota is classified an A and a 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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
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.
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