Legal Officer

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance, Regulatory
Job type: Full-time
Contact name: Besart Kondi

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 16015
Published: 6 months ago
We are thrilled to present a remarkable opportunity with our esteemed client in the financial industry. We eagerly seek a candidate who brings along a wealth of experiences and qualifications that perfectly align with the following:

Duties:
  • Assisting in the publication process of the organization Implementing Procedures and  other AML/CFT Guidance Documents, and ensuring that these procedures and guidance documents are reviewed and updated from time to time;
  • Assisting in 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 events organised by the company, other representative bodies, or private entities;
  • The administration of the Joint Committee for the Prevention of Money 
  • Laundering and Funding of Terrorism, the AML/CFT Consultants’ Forum, the AML/CFT Clinics and other similar initiative undertaken by the company;
  • 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, statistics and logs of guidance and outreach initiatives undertaken by the company;
  • 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 Public Education Initiatives, Participation in University Lectures  on AML/CFT matters and assisting in AML/CFT researches carried out by students  or researchers;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director, Deputy Director, the Senior Manager, 
  • Manager and Head of the Legal Affairs Section.

Requirements:
  • University degree at NQF 6, or an equivalent qualification in Law, Banking, Finance, Financial Services, Economics, Accounting, Audit, Insurance.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who, apart from owning one of these degrees, are also in possession of proven experience in the AML/CFT area;
  • 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;