Anti-Money Laundering/Transnational Crime Program Advisor

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation an EverWatch Co.
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 03

Position description

IEA Corp., an EverWatch company is in search of a Anti-Money Laundering/Transnational Crime Program Advisor to support the Department of State in Washington, DC. A secret or an interim Secret security clearance is preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work as part of a small team responsible for managing centrally managed anti-money laundering/illicit finance programming along with other transnational crime issues.
  • For INL/GPP’s centrally managed programming, provide support on the daily implementation of the program to include preparation of papers and correspondence concerning program issues, and providing general assistance with the program as directed.
  • For INL/GPP’s centrally managed programming, assist in the oversight of project implementation; assist with the maintenance of funding and budgetary spreadsheets pertaining to task order and program management; and assist the Team Leader on drafting, reviewing and amending all types of project documents.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise in various aspects of money laundering and illicit finance policy issues and program activities to INL/GPP (including other global programs) and to other offices across INL, including geographic program offices.
  • Conduct assessments of the status and effectiveness of country AML regimes, identify shortcomings and reform and technical assistance needs, and recommend programmatic approaches in response.
  • Remain up to date on international standards and frameworks, including particularly FATF standards, country recommendations, and meetings, including by liaising with EB, DOJ, and Treasury.
  • Support INL’s multilateral team including contributing to the development of INL anti-money laundering multilateral objectives and strategies and their implementation.
  • Research, develop, and memorialize INL anti-money laundering doctrine, such as lessons learned, best practices, compilations of INL programming, monitoring and evaluation approaches, and other guidance.
  • Provide and/or coordinate briefings and background materials, upon request, to the INL Front Office, strategic planning unit, and/or board.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with office and other INL colleagues, members of USG law enforcement agencies involved in programming, and USG personnel assigned to U.S. Embassies that are associated with particular implementation programs and policy processes.
  • Draft a variety of technical, programmatic, funding, and informational memoranda and letters; assist in the preparation of responses to Congressional questions, press guidance, and interagency documents in accordance with Department policies and regulations.
  • Provide assistance with the coordination with law enforcement agencies, intra-agency meetings, other agencies, IOs, and NGOs, advising them of stated policy on program issues to include briefings, both written and oral, to senior officials on outcome of meetings.
  • Assist in coordinating the annual production of the Money Laundering Volume of the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, including inter alia tracking submissions, assisting in the clearance process, and proofreading; assist in preparation of briefings on INCSR V. 2 and of responses to demarches.

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Four to six years’ experience in relevant field; Demonstrated knowledge of specific country issues, including specialized knowledge of international narcotics and law enforcement, or similar type programs sufficient to ensure project work is in compliance with management policies and procedures and in conformance with the Foreign Assistance Act and other regulatory procedures and guidelines.
  • Proven knowledge of Federal policies and procedures including methods of providing assistance and the Federal budget process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of players.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation with regard to the interpretation and application of analysis.
  • Experience drafting US government reports and documents, such as the INCSR, embassy cables, and other documents.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, environmental policy, economics, history, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  • Graduate Degree from an accredited college or university in international affairs, finance, or economics.
  • Demonstrated three (03) to five (05) year’s experience in program management and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated five (05) years or more experience on money laundering, crypto-currency, or other related illicit finance issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working on or academic studies related to international affairs.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently, employing oversight over existing and future operations and procurements.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated experience working or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies (e.g., Departments of Justice and Treasury) engaged on money laundering and illicit finance issues and the federal law enforcement/criminal justice community.
  • Professional certification related to financial crime, anti-money laundering, or closely related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cyber/cryptocurrency issues. Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in money laundering and illicit finance and other transnational crime issues, initiatives, and standards (from practice, policy, or programming perspectives), or demonstrated ability to come to speed quickly on new areas of knowledge.
  • Demonstrated prior experience with and knowledge of the State Department’s foreign assistance process, the structure and hierarchy of U.S. embassies, and State Department policies and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner; interact effectively with others at all levels to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines; and advise program officials.
  • Demonstrated work experience in managing complex projects which includes determining and validating requirements, managing project implementation, tracking progress and monitoring impact, and managing related budget processes.

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