Global Financial Crimes Advisor
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published June 2, 2016 - Deadline December 31, 2016
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY OFFICE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
ECONOMIC CRIMES TEAM GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRIMES ADVISOR
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting an individual on a competitive basis to serve as a Global Financial Crimes Advisor under an intermittent personal services contract for its Economic Crimes Team (ECT). The Advisor will develop and monitor the implementation of ECT technical assistance programs aimed at strengthening counterpart anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) regimes. Significant international travel will be required.
The ECT operates through resident or intermittent engagements, assisting counterpart governments in the development and implementation of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) regimes. This work is premised on sound partnerships with host-country ministries of finance, justice, and interior; central banks and other financial regulatory bodies; and financial intelligence units. ECT technical assistance is aimed at developing the capacity in counterpart countries to prevent, detect, investigate, and prosecute money laundering, terrorist financing, and the related illicit activity. It is comprehensive in nature and multi-dimensional in focus, to include mentoring and awareness-raising. Activities may also include legal framework development and training. This assistance ranges across the entire spectrum of governmental AML/CFT-related preventive and enforcement activities. Each engagement is individualized by the specific technical assistance needs of the country, and is managed and evaluated based on annual budgets, work plans, and Terms of Reference by the ECT Associate Director with support from Senior Advisors, the Global Financial Crimes Advisor, and Program Officers.
The Global Financial Crimes Advisor will assist with the development and monitoring of implementation of ECT technical assistance programs aimed at strengthening foreign counterpart AML/CFT regimes. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of, as well as, experience in the application of international standards and requirements in the development of risk based AML/CFT regimes. Practical experience in the application of international standards in the regulatory and law enforcement or financial sector supervision arenas is particularly valuable. International travel will be required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Conducting assessments to identify jurisdictions with sufficient political will and need to support initiation of an AML/CFT technical assistance program• Developing proposals and budgets to support programs• Coordinating affairs with Embassies and outside funding sources to initiate programs• Identifying appropriate staffing for programs and intermittent assignments• Developing Terms of Reference and Work Plans• Monitoring the implementation of Work Plans, including monitoring progress towards Work Plan objectives and program spending against the allocated budgets• Monitoring and providing routine reporting of program progress• Instituting corrective action plans in situations where advisor and/or program performance is substandard• Improve the effectiveness of the Economic Crimes Team in support of the mission of the Treasury Office of Technical Assistance and in support of Treasury priorities and senior leadership
Required qualifications: • Bachelor's degree; a Master's degree in a relevant field (such as criminology, international relations, international development, program management, etc.) or Juris Doctor is preferred.• Minimum of ten years experience, to include experience in at least one of the following: o financial sector (banks, money service business, securities, insurance, etc.) AML/CFT regulation and examination; o investigation and prosecution of financial crimes; o the operation of financial intelligence units; or o the development of multi-stakeholder task forces or working groups focused on financial crimes ; • At least five years of experience in a field related to technical assistance or combatting illicit finance.• Knowledge and understanding of the AML/CFT international standards and best practices.• Strong knowledge and experience of AML/CFT risk factors and drivers.• Proficient in use of personal computers and MS Office Products and general office equipment.• Self-starter with ability to work independently and with confidentiality.• Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities.• Ability to motivate the client and build consensus.• Ability to be flexible by changing focus and approaches based on needs of the client.• Strong communication and leadership skills.
The following qualifications are desirable:
• Experience in: o the application of the AML/CFT international standards and best practices o curriculum development and adult education; o program development/management; and o working with or in developing countries.• Background in: o forensic accounting; o internal audit; o asset tracing and forfeiture; o legislative/regulatory drafting; o financial examination; o electronic evidence methods; o business process planning and information technology application; and/or o development of AML/CFT policy.• Knowledge in the development of AML/CFT regimes, including the application of international standards in the regulatory and law enforcement arena,• Experience in the technical analysis of information to solve problems, make recommendations, associate findings with courses of action, etc.:• Knowledge of international financial institutions and their policies and practices.• Proficiency in a foreign language is highly desirable.• Preference given to individuals with current medical and security clearances.
Applicants should highlight prior overseas experience working or training in challenging environments; managerial experience; experience in program and budget monitoring; use of international AML/CFT standards and best practices; and foreign language fluency.
Candidates must be a U.S. citizen. An active security clearance is highly desirable.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The hourly rate is $79.20. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Please reference Solicitation # A16086 on your cover letter and resume. No phone calls please and no hand carries. E-mail submissions should be sent to: email@example.com. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A16086 - Economic Crimes Senior Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Mail submissions should be sent to:
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance,ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W. - 8th FloorWashington, D.C. 20006
The Procurement Office and the contracting officer do not handle resumes or respond to questions concerning this announcement. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. If you wish to be considered for this announcement and all future announcements for a Senior Advisor, you must state so in the cover letter to your application. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2016 although selections may be made in advance of that date.
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