Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit

Intelligence Analysis Senior Manager

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  12 Apr, 2024
  • Job Ref:  KMP-89872

Job Description

The FIAU is seeking to strengthen its Intelligence Analysis section, by recruiting a Senior Manager to join their team. The Intelligence Analysis section is responsible for the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information with a view to combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism.

​​Duties and responsibilities

  • ​Management of the Intelligence Analysis section of the FIAU;
  • Provide strategic direction to the Intelligence Analysis section to ensure the effective implementation of its overall analytical functions;
  • Develop and update internal policies and procedures that are required for effective Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism analysis work;
  • To keep abreast of local and international developments on the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism;
  • Oversee the operations of the section to ensure adherence to FIAU internal policies, agreed working practices and standards, overall analysis strategy, and ensure efficiency of operations and use of resources.  To this effect, the Senior Manager is required to put in place systems to scrutinise the day-to-day operations and products of the Intelligence Analysis section such as by reviewing records, reports, and other documents compiled by the Intelligence Analysis staff;
  • Monitor the conduct of ML and TF analytical work carried out by the Intelligence Analysis staff members through the conduct of quality checks on reviews, decision making and adherence to timelines;
  • Liaise, coordinate and cooperate with other FIUs around the globe;
  • Liaise, coordinate and cooperate with various local Competent Authorities including the Malta Police, Commissioner for Revenue, Customs, Malta Financial Services Authority, Malta Gaming Authority, Sanctions Monitoring Board, the National Coordination Committee for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism, and others as may be required;
  • ​Provide advice to the Director, the Board of Governors and other sections of the FIAU on ML/TF analytical matters;
  • ​Provide support during FIAU ad hoc projects;
  • ​Draw up studies and research papers on various matters relating to ML and FT such as typologies and trends;
  • ​Represent the FIAU at international meetings, fora and workshops;
  • ​Assist in the compilation of questionnaires and assist in other tasks related to evaluations, assessments and research being undertaken by various local and international bodies such as the EU, Egmont, MONEYVAL, FATF, amongst others;
  • ​Provide training on AML/CFT matters during seminars and events organised by the FIAU and other bodies, and collaborate with the Legal section of the FIAU in the issuance of AML/CFT guidance documents;
  • ​Fulfil any other duties delegated by the Director, Deputy Director and Head of Section.

The person occupying this role will be expected to

  • Work with senior management of the FIAU on strategy development and execution planning;
  • Formulate the section’s yearly work plan with clear priorities and goals;
  • Monitor the section’s work plan implementation;
  • ​Monitor the section’s performance and that of its team members;
  • Provide guidance and direction to the team via the carrying out of performance appraisals, one-to-one meetings, and section meetings as may be required from time to time;
  • Coordinate with other sections of the FIAU to ensure collaboration for shared goals;
  • Identify training needs and ensure the team members receive adequate training;
  • ​Communicate goal results, milestones, and project updates to senior management.

The chosen candidate must be in possession of a university degree or an equivalent qualification at (MQF Level 6) in Criminology, Law, Banking and Finance, Financial Services, Insurance, Accounting or Economics, coupled with 7 years’ experience; including 3 years in a managerial role. Candidates in possession of relevant qualifications in management will be considered as an asset.

Applicants are also required to have a professional background and work experience in the area of AML/CFT and should be familiar with the operations of the financial, gaming and designated non-financial services. The selected candidate should be proficient in the laws that govern the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in Malta and relevant international standards and EU legislation in the area. Moreover, sound knowledge of the relevant EU Directives and related domestic legislation that govern financial, gaming and ancillary services, and familiarity with the operations of the financial services, gaming and other regulated sector will be considered as an asset. The nature of this managerial position requires the recruitment of a qualified person who is highly organised, has excellent analytical and report writing skills as well as good written and verbal communication skills in both the Maltese and English language. The selected candidate shall be a person of integrity with a good moral character, having a pleasant personality and the necessary characteristics to foster team spirit.

We offer

  • ​A dynamic working environment;
  • Excellent career prospects;
  • An attractive remuneration package, excluding other staff benefits;
  • Health and life insurance;
  • Flexi-time;
  • Team building events.

Jobsplus Permit No: 980/2023.

  • Location:  Birkirkara