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The Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) is seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Law Enforcement 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: Law Enforcement Officer – P4
Vacancy Number: GAB-04-12

Duties and Responsibilities Law Enforcement Officer – P4
Under the supervision of the Principal Program Officer, the incumbent shall be the Departmental Security Officer (DSO) and shall be responsible for all security related matters of the Secretariat. In addition, He/She shall:
  • Participate in conducting technical assistance needs assessments of Member States in the area of law enforcement;
  • Participate fully in GIABA mutual evaluation exercises and draft reports on law enforcement and training aspects of the mutual evaluation; Liaise with law enforcement authorities of Member States in carrying out the work of GIABA, including designing and implementing training and other capacity building programs for law enforcement agencies responsible for combating money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • Liaise and coordinate with stakeholders in determining subject matters for typologies exercises, as necessary;
  • Review policy guidelines, documents and other instruments for the purpose of improving the law enforcement capacity of member states;
  • Be responsible for all security related matters of the Secretariat as well as the Residence of the Head of Institution;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Minimum of first degree in criminology, law or any of the social sciences with at least 7 years experience, or a Master’s degree in the relevant fields with at least 8 years experience;
  • Practical experience in law enforcement, especially in West Africa, and particularly financial investigation and overall crime prevention strategy;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building investigative and crime prevention capacity, including training for law enforcement personnel;
  • Excellent understanding of the regional crime prevention framework, in particular, the specific objectives and operations of GIABA;
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills and ability to network and promote coordination and cooperation among law enforcement agencies within a country and the region;
  • A good understanding of the regional and international instruments and best practice in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism measure.
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 recruitment@giaba.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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