The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) is seeking an experienced International consultant for development of the National Risk Assessment of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing for the project “Strengthening Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Legislation, Policies and Initiatives”.
Money laundering represents the set of activities for turning money from the illegitimate economy into money in the legitimate economy. This set usually include primarily a profit-making crime, followed by an intent to conceal the proceeds of the crime, as well as the origin of money and introduction of this money into legal financial flows. Money laundering and terrorism financing siphons the funds from the legal economy and undermines the legitimate businesses. It has a great impact on countries, institutions, private entities and individuals. Through these activities, large amounts of money are moved from the global and national economies, thus decreasing the possibilities for improving the funding of public services, contraction and maintenance of infrastructure project, such as roads, hospitals and schools, as well as improving the lives of everyday lives of citizens. Instead, such funds end up in possession of criminals, who manage to control further development of countries.
Thus, the National Risk Assessment (NRA) is envisaged as one of the main strategic documents for identification of the highest risks for money laundering and terrorism financing activities. It serves as a guidance where the main threats, vulnerabilities and consequences of money laundering and terrorism financing lie. The last NRA for Tajikistan was conducted in 2017, with the support of the National Bank of Tajikistan and according to the international practice, this document should be updated.
Identify the main areas of risk for money laundering/terrorist financing activities in the Republic of Tajikistan based on the best available data and information.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Good Governance Officer, the consultant will perform the following tasks:
- Conducting meeting with the NBT and other relevant stakeholders (potentially including different ministries, agencies, private sector and international organizations) dealing with money laundering, as well as with the International Monetary Fund (3 days, March-April 2021);
- Developing a methodology for the research and prepare materials for stakeholders, including questionnaires to obtain information (3 days, April 2021);
- Making a list of documents and other information necessary for the task (1 day, April 2021);
- Analyzing obtained documents and draft the NRA of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing (10 days, May-June 2021);
- Developing the draft NRA and submit to the Office, NBT and other stakeholders and incorporate obtained comments in the NRA (8 days, June-July 2021);
- Finalising the NRA of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing in accordance with the comments (2 days, August, 2021);
- Presenting the NRA of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing to NBT, IMF and other relevant stakeholders ( 2 days, September, 2021);
- Submiting a report on conducted activities upon completion of the task (1 day, October 2021).
Deliverables and performance indicators:
- Methodology for development of the NRA of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing developed;
- Questionnaires for the respondents in order to collect additional information designed;
- Draft NRA of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing for the comments of the OSCE and stakeholders developed;
- Finalized NRA of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing submitted;
- Presentation of the NRA of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Financing performed;
- Report about conducted activities under this task submitted no later than 1 November 2021.
- Advanced university degree in law, economy or related fields;
- At least ten (10) years of professional experience in anti-money laundering, of which at least five in the international environment;
- Excellent analytical and writing skills;
- Experience in developing training materials and conducting trainings;
- Experience in drafting documents for a legal and non-legal audience;
- Previous experience working with other international organizations would be considered as an asset;
- Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- Excellent skills in written and spoken English, working knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik is an advantage.
- Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
- Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
- Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
- Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
- Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
- Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
- Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
- Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
- Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
- Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
- Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
- Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
- Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities