Through this recruitment, the MFSA is looking for applicants with a relevant academic background and experience to form part of the AML/CFT Section of the Enforcement Unit and to assist and support the Director on matters related to the implementation of international sanctions primarily related to Al Qaeda, terrorism, financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The eventual appointee will be appointed at
management level (Analyst 2).
A University of Malta Honours Degree or equivalent qualification in a financial services related discipline or in an area which is otherwise considered relevant to the functions and duties attached to this post, or in Law (LL.D), or a comparable recognised qualification at NQF level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta
Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)*.
A relevant Post-Graduate Degree would be considered as an advantage.
Candidates are expected to have:
- Work experience, ideally within the financial services sector for a number of years, with a required minimum of three (3) years and preferably with five (5) years;
- A knowledge of Maltese anti-terrorism/combating financing of terrorism legislation and awareness of UN and EU sanctions, in particular sanctions related to Al Qaeda,
- terrorism, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and experience related to international sanctions and their implementation for a minimum of two (2) years;
- And preferably familiarity with applicable international conventions and standards.
- The Analyst 2 (International Sanctions) will form part of the AML/CFT Section of the Enforcement Unit and will work closely with, assist and support the Director. The duties and responsibilities of the Analyst 2 (International Sanctions) shall include:
- Follow international and national developments on sanctions
- Keep up to date with new UN, EU and national sanctions issued from time to time
- Keep up to date with amendments to sanctions and amendments to sanctions lists
- Review and analyse UN, EU, national and US (OFAC) sanctions
- Pay special attention to terrorism-related financial sanctions
- Provide sanctions-related advice, guidance and assistance to MFSA staff and licence
- Disseminate relevant information to MFSA staff and licence holders
- Prepare notices / circulars / guidance to licence holders on sanctions matters
- Review and drafting of sanctions-related legislation as required
- Liaison and coordination with Sanctions Monitoring Board (SMB)
- Ensure all sanctions and amendments are published on MFSA website and upkeep of
- MFSA website page on sanctions
- Collect information on frozen assets
- Reply to due diligence requests related to sanctions
- Monitor names of newly listed persons
- Attend meetings of the Sanctions Monitoring Board as necessary
- Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Soft Skills Required
- ability to multi-task and to meet strict deadlines;
- very good written and verbal communication skills;
- ability to work within a team;
- ability to work on own initiative;
- ability to draft legal documents including legislation;
- a high degree of self-confidence;
- assertive qualities.