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 capacity development. Contractual positions at the IMF are intended to fill relatively short-term needs of up to two years. This position is based at IMF headquarters in Washington, DC. Travel to IMF member countries may be required.
The IMF is an international organization with a membership of 189 countries. The IMF Legal Department offers specialists in the area of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) a unique opportunity, working within a multidisciplinary team of experts, to help strengthen and foster global, regional and country efforts in AML/CFT, with a view to promoting the integrity of the international financial system.
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 capacity development-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:
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 ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels and of different cultural backgrounds.
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