Financial Sector Officer Job 2012 at GIABA in Nigeria

Financial Sector Officer Job 2012 at GIABA in Nigeria

The Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) is seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Financial Sector Officer - P4. The duty station for this post is Dakar, Senegal except that the Information Officer which is Abidjan. The deadline for submission of applications is 30 July 2012. More details are given below.

Position Name: Financial Sector Officer – P4
Vacancy Number: GAB-04-12

Duties and Responsibilities Financial Sector Officer – P4
Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer, the incumbent shall:
  • Participate in conducting technical assistance needs assessment of Member States in the financial and economic sector;
  • Participate fully in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on financial sector aspects of the mutual evaluation;
  • Liaise with relevant regulatory and supervisory institutions in Member States in carrying out the work of GIABA, including the design and implementation of training and other capacity building programs to ensure effective compliance with AML/CFT standards;
  • Identify and recommend alternative sources of financial and technical resources for the GIABA programmes;
  • Contribute to the development of financial sector policies in accordance with the FATF Standards;
  • Seek both technical and financial support for GIABA programmes;
  • In collaboration with other Officers in the Secretariat, provide technical assistance, including training, guidance and advisory services to Member States.;
  • Review policy guidelines, documents, reports and other instruments;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Minimum of first degree in economics, finance, business administration, or any of the relevant social sciences, with at least 7 years experience, or a master’s degree in the relevant fields with at least 8 years experience in the financial sector;
  • Extensive experience of AML/CFT issues and at least four years of work experience at the national or international level;
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and accurate reports, policy papers and other briefing notes on financial sector matters;
  • Good knowledge of the mandate and strategic direction of GIABA and the overall ECOWAS regional integration vision and mission;
  • Demonstrated skills and proven ability to supervise staff and maintain harmonious working relations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Capacity for team work and ability to take initiatives and provide sound advice;
  • Good knowledge of the regional financial system;
  • Good knowledge of the specific objectives and operations of GIABA;
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills and ability to network and promote coordination and cooperation among institutions and agencies within a country and the region.
General Information
The selection criteria will be based on the ECOWAS regulations; and whilst efforts would be made to ensure geographical and gender balance, merit will not be compromised in the process. Nevertheless, women are particularly encouraged to apply. Service in GIABA is guided by the ECOWAS Rules and Regulations. Thus, all posts have attractive remuneration and conditions of service comparable to many international organisations.

How to Apply

All candidates must be proven citizens of ECOWAS Member States. Whilst proficiency in one of the Community Languages (English, French and Portuguese) is the basic requirement, a working knowledge of a second community language will be an added advantage. A minimum ICT knowledge is required for eligibility to all posts. Candidates above the age of fifty years are not eligible for recruitment. Interested persons are requested to summit their written applications addressed to:
The Director General,
Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA),
Immeuble A, 1er ├ętage Av. Cheikh Anta DIOP X Canal IV,
Complexe SICAP, Point E,
BP 32400, Ponty-Dakar, Senegal
Please indicate clearly the position for which you are applying. Preferably applicants are strongly advised to send their applications by email to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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