The IMF Legal Department is seeking to fill a one-year contractual Research Officer position to join its Financial Integrity Group (FIG), which is responsible for the Fund's anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and other financial crime-related activities. The Research Officer will undertake work related to IMF Article IV surveillance, assessments, IMF-supported programs and technical assistance. Contractual positions at the IMF are intended to fill relatively short-term needs of up to two years.
Under the general direction of the Assistant General Counsel and Head of FIG and under the supervision of a FIG Deputy, the successful candidate will assist FIG staff by participating in the surveillance, assessment, program and technical assistance-related work of the Unit, preparing background notes on countries, carrying out research, drafting research documents on assigned topics, and maintaining databases. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
In the context of bilateral surveillance and use of Fund's resources, reviewing and commenting on relevant internal documents for a group of countries and generally keeping abreast of developments in the Fund's relation with these countries, including by managing country information resources and monitoring media reports for AML/CFT related-matters;
Conducting analyses of selected countries' circumstances and AML/CFT regimes;
Candidates should possess an advanced university degree in law, economics, finance,or international relations, and a demonstrated aptitude for research. Knowledge and/or exposure to AML/CFT issues would also be a significant asset. All candidates should also have excellent written and oral communications skills in English, and additional proficiency in other languages (e.g., Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish) would be a plus. Candidates should, moreover, possess strong analytical and time management skills, sound judgement, demonstrated initiative and adaptability, an ability to work with minimal supervision, and an abilityto work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels and of different cultural backgrounds.
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