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Financial Services Volunteer Corps: Country Director

Financial Services Volunteer Corps: Country Director

About the job

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is looking for a highly motivated individual to successfully and effectively lead the implementation of an expected 24-month U.S. Department of State-funded program on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) capacity building in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

The program will focus on the following objectives: 1) Enhance effectiveness of AML/CFT law enforcement and justice sector entities in line with Nigeria’s risk profile (including, among others, increasing investigations, prosecutions and confiscations, and improving domestic interagency coordination mechanisms for information-sharing); 2) Enhance oversight and supervision of Nigeria’s non-profit sector using a risk-based approach consistent with international standards; 3) Strengthen Nigeria’s ability to implement targeted financial sanctions regimes pursuant to relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to the prevention and suppression of terrorism and terrorist financing, including through timely designations, asset freezing measures and delistings, and ensuring robust private sector understanding of sanctions-related obligations; and 4) Support the creation of a declaration system for cross-border movements of currency and bearer negotiable instruments (BNIs), and the confiscation of falsely declared/undeclared currency and BNIs as well as the active exchange of information with the NFIU, financial supervisors, law enforcement, and international partners

 

Key job functions include:

· Manage all field aspects for the technical assistance delivered by recruited experts and consultants, including program and activity design, logistical arrangements, implementation, post-activity follow-up, and reporting to funders;

· Manage completion of all activities and deliverables in line with approved work plan;

· Develop and maintain productive relationships with key local government counterparts, the funder and other relevant technical assistance providers in Nigeria;

· Liaise closely with FSVC’s Headquarters staff in New York to ensure effective program implementation and management;

· Draft and submit reports for FSVC and its funder on program activity, measuring progress, achievement of performance indicators and impact for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

 

Successful applicants will be dynamic, results-oriented team players, with outstanding execution skills, a keen sense of diplomacy, and the proven ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment. They will also be proactive and innovative thinkers, with the proven ability to execute new initiatives, particularly in developing countries.

 

Preferred qualifications:

· Master’s degree in finance, law, or a related field;

· 5 to 7 years of professional experience in international development or a related field;

· Experience in managing the delivery of international technical assistance programs;

· Excellent oral and written communication in English required; and

· Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills; and

· Ability to work independently.

 

How to Apply: For consideration, please email a cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample to hr@fsvc.org and include “Country Director – Nigeria” in the subject line. The writing sample should be in English, a maximum of 2 pages, and be on a relevant topic such as international development, foreign affairs or AML/CFT.

 

Deadline: July 5, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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