Law Enforcement Expert
The Organised Crime: West African Response to Money laundering and the financing of terrorism (OCWAR-M) project, financed under the 11th European Development Fund, will aim to the reduction of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Its specific objective is the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and ECOWAS member states to adopt and effectively implement international standards against money laundering and terrorist financing in order to improve the regional operational capacity.
Thus, this project is meant to strengthen the capacity of GIABA and its member states in the coordination of actions against money laundering and terrorist financing through:
o the provision of technical assistance for the conduct of national assessments of risks of money laundering and terrorist financing,
o mutual evaluations of member States to ascertain their technical compliance with international standards and the effectiveness of their AML/CFT systems and
o the strengthening of cooperation, coordination and capacity building of national stakeholders involved in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.
Under the supervision and guidance of Expertise France and the Project Manager, the Law Enforcement expert will:
o during the inception phase: she/he will be responsible for the identification of needs, opportunities and risks at both local law enforcement institutions and GIABA/regional level in his specific field of expertise.
Deliverables: Country mission reports (state of play and comprehensive analysis of situations and risks); mapping of existing initiatives and stakeholders/needs assessment/gap analysis in the field of law enforcement, workplan, which includes a prioritization in the implementation of the project and a list of activities to be implemented, in the field of law enforcement, contributions to the project inception report and strategy,
o during the implementation phase, she/he will maintain a working relationship with local authorities and the GIABA and ensure the implementation of activities designed during the inception phase.
The inception phase will be dedicated to an in-depth situation analysis through a series of fact-finding missions in each of the target countries to develop a project strategy tailored to the beneficiaries needs and complementary to existing initiatives. ToRS will be revised on the basis of the strategy developed during the inception phase.
During the inception phase:
o conduct fact-finding missions,
o contribute to the drafting of the inception report, incl. a strategy and a working plan specifically in the field of law enforcement,
o network with relevant stakeholders in partner countries and establish a working relationship with local administrations, and relevant regional and international organisations related to law enforcement subjects,
o contribute to the organization of the project’s launching ceremony.
During the implementation phase:
o implement project activities related to Law enforcement,
o ensure regular high-quality reporting on project activities to project management and donor,
o draft in collaboration with other experts mission reports, progress reports and the final report,
o any other task requested by the project manager and Expertise France for the OCWAR-M project.
Deliverables during the implementation phase:
o contributions to Progress reports (financial and narrative description of the year activities and update of the workplan for the period ahead),
o final project report,
o any additional deliverables (missions’ reports, monthly reports, etc.) determined during the inception phase and requested by EF in relation to the OCWAR-M Project,
o achieve the results outlined in the project proposal in his area of expertise,
o timely and successful completion of deliverables.
Expériences / Formation du candidat
o University degree (BA or MA or equivalent), or equivalent, in international law, Rule of Law, public policy, political science or any other relevant discipline
o A minimum of 7 years of experience working in law enforcement cooperation and/or national and international organizations working on the penal chain
o Experience working in an international environment, either from employment in an international organization or from participating in international working groups, joint international projects, etc.
o Experience working on legal issues on the prosecution of CFT/AML offences
o Experience in advising or supporting administrations and providing technical assistance
o background in specialized financial investigations including regional and national expertise
o experience in training, facilitating best practices sharing, establishing cross-sectoral institutional and private stakeholders’ networks (e.g. through workshops, study visits, etc.)
o Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural environment or in sub-Saharan Africa
o fluency in English and French
o knowledge of Portuguese is a plus
Qualité du candidat
o excellent understanding of the penal chain in the field of CFT/AML
o excellent understanding of financial intelligence, terrorism, the financing of terrorism and/or money-laundering:
o excellent understanding of global standards and framework on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT):
o excellent understanding of EU policies and institutional landscape:
o capacity to develop long term strategic objectives and distinct steps to meet those objectives
o excellent reporting and writing skills
o ability to work in a team
o demonstrated negotiating, cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
Fonctions Coordination, Gestion de projet, Technicien spécialiste
Activités Appui institutionnel, Décentralisation
Pays Afrique, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cap-Vert, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambie, Ghana, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Libéria, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Durée du contrat 48 months. (First phase of 12 months. It is renewable 3 times 12 months.)
Salaire / Indemnité To be defined
Documents à envoyer
Resume stating credentials and references including company names, phone contacts and emails ;
Evidence of the company registration (legal personality of the expert);
Letter of motivation
Date de fin de validité 11/01/2019