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As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information see: www.giz.de

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Global Program Combating Illicit Financial Flows is seeking to fill the position of:

Advisor

The overall purpose of the post

Nowadays, money easily flows across borders. This condition promotes economic activity and international trade, but it also gives rise to an increasing global problem: Illicit financial flows (IFF). The effects of IFF are devastating for all countries, especially developing ones. The outflow directly undermines the mobilisation of domestic resources. IFF, therefore, prevent investments in health, education and other governmental services. IFF-related crimes, such as human or drug trafficking, destabilise countries and regions, erode citizens’ trust in government and, thus, increase the risk of violent conflicts. Additionally, countries that do not comply with international anti-money laundering standards face sanctions limiting the inflow of foreign capital. Being vulnerable to IFF, therefore, has negative effects on the business and investment climate and ultimately on economic growth.

The objective of the Global Program combating illicit financial flows (GP IFF) is to strengthen the systems for the cross-sectoral fight against illicit financial flows on a national, regional and international level. Its national, regional and global focus and its holistic approach cover four areas of intervention: Prevention: By promoting the implementation of global anti-money laundering and transparency standards, such as establishing beneficial ownership registers and compliance with relevant international standards. Financial investigation: assists relevant authorities in partner countries to adopt new methods to investigate IFF, overcome challenges of cross-border investigations and implement international standards regarding law enforcement cooperation; Asset Recovery: supports the recovery of assets stolen in developing and emerging countries by fostering collaboration among law enforcement and other agencies at the local, regional and global level.

The role of the Advisor would be to support the implementation of this holistic approach in combating illicit financial flows in Kosovo, through support provided to partner institutions and organisations at the national, regional and global levels. It is expected that the Advisor will work closely with the staff engaged in the Western Balkan and the GP thus jointly contributing to the intended change.

Main tasks and responsibilities

The Advisor is responsible for the:

  • Provision of advisory services to the GP IFF and the project partners in the field of prevention and investigation of illicit financial flows (IFF) and asset recovery
  • Development of the programme’s approach and its workstreams as well as cooperation with internal and external partners (law enforcement and relevant administrative authorities, judiciary, civil society and media, academia, international organizations, the private sector and others)
  • Implementation of programs activities according to the project plan and budget
  • Follow up on the developments in-country and in the Western Balkans regarding relevant areas of intervention of the global project (anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, organised crime and corruption, tax evasion and avoidance, asset recovery and related)
  • Representation of the IFF programme in relevant meetings/conferences on a national and international level in agreement with the supervisor
  • Support the Component Leader of Western Balkans in planning, management and controlling of the programme activities
  • Undertake independent analyses which are country-specific and global related to the focus areas.

Required qualifications, competencies and experience

Qualifications

  • University degree in Economics / Law / Political Sciences
  • A postgraduate degree would be considered an advantage

Professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years work experience:
  • with relevant public entities or non-governmental or international organisations on governance-related issues or
  • private sector experience related to the field of IFFs would be considered an advantage
  • Previous work experience in IFF related crimes and malpractices as money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, anti-corruption, taxation and overall governance and criminal justice field.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Extensive experience in project management including design, implementation and monitoring
  • Solid expertise in the field of illicit financial flows, in anti-money laundering, finance, banking, tax or governance
  • Good knowledge of the legal system and the public institutional system of Kosovo
  • Good knowledge regarding the developments in the Western Balkan region
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Excellent command of English language; knowledge of German language is an added value
  • Computer literacy and ability to work with ICT technology
  • Should be used to work independently and flexibly as part of a wider team in a challenging environment and can work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Proactive, professional and cooperative working style
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Good organization, motivation, self-judgement and agility are required.

Location:

GIZ Office - Pristina

Expected start date:

February 2022

How to apply?

Interested and, suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English, in PDF version, to application.kosovo@giz.de

  • CV (Europass template is recommended)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Diploma(s), references/recommendations
  • Subject of the email: Name & Surname – Advisor-GIZ Global Program Combating Illicit Financial Flows

Applications that do not meet these rules will not be considered!

Deadline for the application: 28th of December 2021

Only   short-listed   candidates   will    be   contacted   and    invited   to   the   next    stage   of   recruitment.

GIZ encourages female candidates, candidates from ethnic communities as well as candidates with disability to apply.