Legal Officer

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance, Regulatory, Legal
Contact name: Ricoh Davids

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 15450
Published: 8 months ago
A prestigious client of ours is looking to expand their legal compliance team, the position is open to anyone with the desired educational background and experience. 

Job Description:

• Assisting in the publication process, Implementing Procedures and other AML/CFT Guidance Documents, and ensuring that these procedures and guidance documents are reviewed and updated from time to time;
• The drawing up and implementation of annual guidance and outreach plans aimed at enhancing subject persons’ awareness of their AML/CFT obligations based on identified on-going training needs;
• The drawing up of studies and research papers on AML/CFT matters;
• Organisation of and participation in AML/CFT training seminars organised by the organization, other representative bodies or private entities;
• The administration of the Joint Committee for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism and the AML/CFT Consultants’ Forum;
• Assessing the internal training needs of the Legal Affairs Section and assist the Manager of the team, the Senior Manager and Head of the Legal Section in drawing up and implementing internal training plans;
• Monitoring the publication of reports, guidance notes and other papers issued by the FATF, MONEYVAL, EGMONT, European Supervisory Authorities, the European Commission and other relevant international bodies and ensuring proper circulation with subject persons of useful material derived therefrom;
• Receiving and replying to queries that are posed by subject persons from time to time and attending to meeting requests by subject persons to assist them in the implementation of AML/CFT obligations;
• Maintaining appropriate records and logs of guidance and outreach initiatives undertaken by the organization;
• Liaising with other competent authorities to implement and coordinate AML/CFT guidance and outreach initiatives;
• Overseeing the implementation of any other AML/CFT outreach initiatives such as but not limited to replying to Parliamentary Questions, Public Education Initiatives, Participation in University Lectures on AML/CFT matters and assisting in AML/CFT researches carried out by students or researchers;
• To represent the Unit (if required) in proceedings, including as witness, before any court, tribunal or other adjudicating body;
• Any other duties assigned by the Director, Deputy Director, the Senior Manager and Head of the Legal Affairs Section. 

Education and requirements:

• LL.D. or M.Adv. Degree or an equivalent academic qualification in law at NQF7 or higher;
• Good understanding of the laws that govern the prevention of money laundering and funding of terrorism in Malta and the international standards and EU legislation in the area;
• Knowledge of the relevant EU Directives and related local legislation that govern the financial, gaming and other regulated sectors;
• Familiarity with the operations of the above mentioned sectors;
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills in either Maltese or English;
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and office automation tools;
• Pleasant personality and be of good moral character;
• Warrant or registration to practice as an advocate in Malta would be considered as an asset;
• Experience in applying anti-money laundering and counter-funding of terrorism legislation would be considered as an asset.