Recrutements au Sénégal

United Nations recruits 01 International Consultant (Law Enforcement)

United Nations recruits 01 International Consultant (Law Enforcement)

Duties and Responsibilities

The effectiveness and compliance of Cabo Verde’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing system with international standards were assessed in 2017. In that year, the National Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks was carried out. Its conclusions allowed the preparation of an action plan (2018-2019) aimed at addressing the weaknesses identified.

Moreover, given that Cabo Verde is a member of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), the second Mutual Evaluation was conducted in 2017 with the purpose of analysing the level of compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations and the level of effectiveness of its system for the prevention and repression of money laundering and financing of terrorism in accordance with the eleven Immediate Results. Following the 2017 assessment in Cabo Verde, the Mutual Evaluation Report was adopted by GIABA in May 2019.

Among the recommendations incorporated in the Mutual Evaluation Report for the strengthening of the country’s system, the following stands out: « Although Cabo Verde refers to a National Internal Security and Citizenship Programme targeting terrorist financing, the country does not have a National Strategy document to prevent and combat money laundering and proliferation financing. »

Therefore, in the framework of UNODC´s global mandate, an Assessment of the Risks and Vulnerabilities of Money Laundering and Corruption was carried out in the country in 2021, from which it emerged that, although Cabo Verde reflects in its legal and institutional framework great compliance with the relevant international instruments, standards and best practices, shortcomings persist with regard to technical compliance and effectiveness in the implementation of the obligations assumed by the Member State.

In line with the above and within the framework of the short-term recommendations issued in the report of the aforementioned risk assessment, it was envisaged to carry out the present initiative, the preparation of the National Strategy to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Academic Qualifications: An advanced University degree in legal, economic, criminal or social sciences is required A first level university degree in similar fields with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Experience: At least ten years of relevant work experience, in the field of prevention and repression of money laundering and financing of terrorism, at gradually increasing levels of responsibility in national and/or international institutions related to this particular field is required.
  • More than 5 years’ experience in the preparation of strategic documents and/or multi-annual programming in the field of prevention and fight against money laundering, financing of terrorism is required;
  • Project/programme planning and management experience in a relevant field at the national or international level is required.
  • Experience in development work and legal systems in West Africa is desirable;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are advantageous;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated tact in inter-cultural communication is required;
  • Proven experience in dealing with national and regional counterparts from various cultural backgrounds is desirable;
  • Previous work experience with the UN or other International Organizations will be considered is desirable
  • Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Closing date: 21 September 2022

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