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Counsel/Senior Counsel - IMF Legal Department , United States

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking to hire a Counsel/Senior Counsel in the Financial and Fiscal Law Unit (FFL Unit) of its Legal Department.

The primary objective of the FFL Unit is to provide high-quality legal advice in the context of IMF surveillance, lending, and capacity development, while promoting the Fund’s core values of integrity, respect, impartiality and honesty. The FFL Unit provides advice to member countries on the design and implementation of legal reforms, including laws and regulations related to central banking, payment systems, financial institutions and markets, tax, and public financial management. FFL also advises on new trends in the fiscal and financial law space, such as Fintech, CBDC, governance, gender, and climate change. The FFL unit is also involved in legal policy formulation within the Fund and with other international organizations such as the Financial Stability Board (FSB), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations (UN).

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall direction of the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department (LEG) and of the Deputy General Counsel responsible for overseeing the Fintech work of the Department, and the supervision of the Assistant General Counsel responsible for the FFL Unit, the successful candidate will work in the FFL Unit as Counsel/Senior Counsel on banking and financial law issues related to Fintech, including on retail digital payments, cryptoassets-related services, digital banking, and other technological changes in this area. In this respect, the successful candidate’s primary duties and responsibilities will include providing legal advice in the context of the below:

Providing legal advice to the Fund's Executive Board, Fund management, other departments, and other units within the Legal Department in relation to IMF surveillance, FSAPs, financial assistance programs, and capacity development (CD);

Drafting of and advising on legislation for IMF member country authorities;

Participating in Fund missions and engaging in pre-mission research and pre- and post-mission work;

Contributing to, and commenting on Fund policy and analytical papers as well as other publications of the Fund; and

Carrying out other assignments as instructed by the General Counsel or the Assistant General Counsel in charge of the FFL Unit.

The successful candidate would also be involved in the broader range of subject areas of the FFL Unit.

Qualifications

An advanced university degree in law is required. A minimum of four years (seven years preferred) of relevant professional experience with direct involvement in issues of financial law are also required, including at least 3 years acquired with a central bank, supervisory agency, or the private sector working and advising on legal and regulatory issues related to the adoption of new technologies in the area of financial sector such as in retail digital payments, cryptoassets-related services digital banking, and other broader Fintech issues. The successful candidate will have also reviewed and/or drafted legislation or regulation in at least some of the broader fields described above.

The successful candidate will have to be pro-active and a critical thinker, with excellent analytical skills, written and oral communication skills, sound judgment, demonstrated initiative and adaptability, an ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, excellent planning and organization skills with a capacity to lead or coordinate projects, and a strong ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels and of different cultural backgrounds and with other international organizations and stakeholders. Knowledge of languages other than English with professional-level fluency would be an asset.

This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

The deadline to submit application is on October 16, Sunday, 11:59 pm (EST)

If interested, please submit your application to IMF career website: https://imf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IMF/details/Counsel-Senior-Counsel---LEG--FFL-_22-R3577

Expiring: Oct 16, 2022
Counsel/Senior Counsel (Administrative Law Unit) , United States

The Administrative Law Unit of the IMF Legal Department is seeking a well-qualified lawyer for a term staff position as Counsel. The Administrative Law Unit provides legal advice on a wide range of issues critical to the management and administration of the organization, including matters relating to human resources and the administration of the IMF's property, investments and procurements. The successful candidate will be appointed on a three-year term appointment.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Assistant General Counsel (AGC) responsible for the Administrative Law Unit, or a Senior Counsel designated by the AGC, and will be responsible for handling a wide range of legal matters under the purview of the Unit. This will include conducting research on legal issues and drafting a variety of IMF internal documents setting forth legal advice in all matters specified above. The selected candidate will be a key contributor in the area of employment law and disputes, advising on IMF staff rules and regulations and handling all aspects of the defense of cases before the IMF’s internal dispute resolution bodies. The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute to a range of matters handled by the Unit, including drafting, interpreting and negotiation of contracts and leases for IMF offices and residences around the world, as well as providing legal advice on a range of contract and procurement matters, investment transactions, and intellectual property rights advising on questions related to the IMF’s status as an intergovernmental organization, including the IMF’s immunities and privileges, and other ad hoc assignments designated by the AGC or other lawyers in the Unit.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a graduate degree in law (J.D., LLM or equivalent.) A minimum of four years (five years preferred) of directly relevant professional legal experience advising on contracts and procurement, employment policies, litigation, and/or public administration for a law firm, international organization or governmental agency, is required.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to work well under pressure, and the technical versatility and flexibility to successfully and independently handle a variety of matters, frequently with short deadlines. The candidate should work well in a collegial team environment and demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with both internal clients and external parties. Excellent research and analytical skills; clear, concise English writing skills; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with counterparts of different cultural backgrounds; excellent oral communication skills; and excellent planning and organizational skills are essential to the position. Experience in a similar capacity, particularly in the field of employment dispute resolution, in a comparable international organization would be an asset.

This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

The last day to apply to this job is: 04/08/2022; 11:59 p.m.

To apply: https://imf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IMF/job/USA-Washington-DC/Counsel-Senior-Counsel---LEG_22-R2689

Expiring: Apr 08, 2022
Deputy Unit Chief (Financial Integrity Group) , United States


The Legal Department (LEG) of the International Monetary Fund (the Fund) is seeking to fill a Deputy Unit Chief position in its Financial Integrity Group. This position is based at the Fund’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Travel to Fund member countries is expected.

The Fund is an international organization with a membership of 190 countries. The Fund's Legal Department aims at promoting and preserving the rule of law and financial integrity which is essential to the Fund in carrying out its mandate.

In fulfilling its mission, LEG provides top-quality, professional advice to the Fund's Board of Governors, Executive Board, management and staff, and to the authorities of member countries on Fund law and policy, financial integrity issues, Fund-related administrative issues, and domestic legal and operational policy issues relevant to the Fund's mandate.

LEG’s financial integrity work is conducted through two units under the direct oversight of the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department. The Deputy Unit Chief is a member of the Financial Integrity Group (FIG)’s management team, and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Unit to which the successful candidate will be assigned, is directly responsible for supporting the Head of the Unit in leading and overseeing that unit’s work in the financial integrity area, including anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).

LEG offers a unique opportunity to contribute to strengthening and fostering global, regional and country efforts in financial integrity, including AML/CFT, with a view to promoting the integrity of the international financial system.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Unit Chief will support the Head of his/her Unit in providing strategic, intellectual and operational leadership in the management of that unit and FIG more broadly and in carrying out a broad range of substantive work in the area of financial integrity. More specifically, the incumbent will be required to carry out the following duties and responsibilities under the direction of the Head of his/her Unit:

Contribute to the effective management of the unit and FIG more broadly, including by working collaboratively with the Head of that Unit and other members of FIG’s management team, participating in FIG management team meetings, and contributing to FIG management initiatives;

Assist the Head of the Unit in the formulation and implementation of that unit’s work program and activities, and setting priorities for the unit in line with the overall financial integrity strategy of the Legal Department/Fund, as well as objectives and deliverables of the Department (as established in the Accountability Framework);

Assist the Head of the Unit in managing and assessing the performance of the unit members (staff and contractuals), implementing professional development strategies, recruiting and selecting new employees, and managing the unit’s financial resources, including with regard to resources related to the Thematic Fund that assists in financing most of the Fund’s AML/CFT capacity development and bilateral donor accounts, in a manner consistent with the Department’s overall budget strategy;

Assist the Head of the Unit in the supervision of the unit’s activities, including in the context of surveillance, Fund-supported programs, Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), AML/CFT assessments, capacity development, and research, both at a policy level and in a country-specific context;

Coordinate timely and effectively between the unit, the other financial integrity unit and other units of the Legal Department so as to provide consistent, integrated advice; and lead effective collaboration with other departments and relevant external stakeholders so as to advance the Fund’s financial integrity issues agenda;

Provide financial integrity advice and related services to the Fund’s departments and member countries; contribute to the inclusion of financial integrity issues into surveillance; Fund-supported programs, and FSAP; assess countries' implementation of international AML/CFT standards; contribute to capacity development activities; contribute to fostering a global dialogue on financial integrity issues in coordination with relevant regional and global partners; draft policy papers and review briefing papers and reports; conduct research and analysis on complex issues in the financial integrity area; and provide input on policy and operational papers and decisions;

Represent the unit at meetings with senior staff from other departments and high-level officials from member countries, as well as in relevant Fund-wide taskforces and outreach activities such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and FATF-style regional bodies (FSRBs); and

Carry out other assignments as determined by the Head of the Unit.

Qualifications

The selected candidate will have a relevant academic background, including an advanced degree in law, economics, finance, or a related field and at a minimum 12 years of professional experience at increasingly senior levels of responsibility, including at least 8 years of direct professional experience with financial integrity issues, including experience at the national or international level, preferably within a national government or an international organization, a specialized domestic entity such as a financial intelligence unit or an AML/CFT supervisor or regulator, with the FATF or a FSRB, or with a private sector entity, such as a bank.

Demonstrated experience with AML/CFT topics such as correspondent banking pressures, FinTech and virtual assets, transparency of beneficial ownership, illicit financial flows, and assessing risks (including gathering, using, and interpreting data) would be distinct advantages. The successful candidate will also possess a deep understanding and practice of financial integrity issues and architecture at an international level, and a solid knowledge of Fund policies related to surveillance and conditionality.

The successful candidate will have strong skills in supervising and mentoring staff. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical skills, written and oral communication skills, sound judgment and a strong drive for results. He/she will have a proven track record as an intellectual leader on financial integrity issues, as well as a collegial disposition, strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build effective working relations within and outside the Fund. Knowledge of languages other than English (the official language of the Fund) with professional-level fluency would be an asset.

Expiring: Mar 14, 2022
Assistant General Counsel/Advisor, IMF Legal Dep. , United States

Please apply through the IMF website: https://imf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IMF/job/USA-Washington-DC/Assistant-General-Counsel-Advisor_21-R1940
The last day to apply to this job is 11/15/2021 - 11:59 pm

The Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking to fill a three-year term Assistant General Counsel (AGC)/Advisor position focusing on good governance and anti-corruption to help meet the growing demand for IMF advice and analysis in this area. The IMF has increased its focus on good governance and anti-corruption in its member countries, given the macro-critical nature of these issues for many countries. The IMF's policy framework in this area focuses on governance vulnerabilities in six key governmental functions deemed most relevant to economic activity and to the mandate of the Fund, namely: (i) fiscal governance; (ii) financial sector oversight; (iii) central bank governance and operations; (iv) market regulations; (v) rule of law; and (vi) anti-money laundering and combatting of financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). In addition, the policy framework covers vulnerabilities to corruption that may arise in the design and implementation of a country's anti-corruption framework. The Legal Department plays a critical role in this work, at the level of policy formulation, implementation of such policies in country-specific contexts, analytical and research work, and general outreach. This position is based at IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. However, travel to IMF member countries is expected.

The IMF's work on promoting good governance and combatting corruption aims to provide high-quality legal advice in the context of IMF surveillance, financial assistance, and capacity development (CD). This position will focus, in particular, on providing advice to strengthen the design and effectiveness of anti-corruption legislative, regulatory and institutional frameworks; develop judicial reforms designed to support the fight against corruption; streamline excessive, complex, and opaque regulations that can entrench poor governance and provide opportunities for corruption; and enhance transparency and accountability frameworks to highlight poor governance and corruption issues. Given the cross-cutting nature of governance and anti-corruption, collaboration with other international organizations/groupings will be a key feature of the position, with an emphasis on the World Bank, as well as the G-2O Anti-Corruption Working Group, the Working Group of Bribery of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Financial Action Task Force.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The AGC/Advisor will be a member of the management team of the Legal Department and, under the overall direction of the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department, will be directly responsible for overseeing the governance and anti-corruption work of the Department. In particular, the AGC/Advisor will provide strategic, intellectual, and operational leadership in the management of the work of the Governance and Anticorruption (GAC) Unit that is being established in the Legal Department in close collaboration with other units and policy working groups of the Department and will be required to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

* Provide analytical and intellectual leadership, and lead policy development, policy advice, and capacity development on Department’s work related to anticorruption and the rule of law;

* Provide direct oversight for all activities of the GAC Unit relating to governance and anticorruption in the context of surveillance, IMF supported programs and capacity development and research, both at a policy level and in a country specific context;

* Provide leadership of the GAC Unit’s role in ensuring coordination, consistency and coherence across the relevant units and policy working groups on the Legal Department’s work related to the 2018 policy;

* Contribute to effective collaboration with other IMF departments, multilateral organizations, CSOs and other external stakeholders to advance the IMF’s work in the areas of good governance and anticorruption;

* Represent the Legal Department at Executive Board meetings as well as meetings with Executive Directors, IMF management, senior staff from other departments, and high-level officials from member countries;

* Lead the formulation and implementation of the GAC Unit strategy and work program on governance and anti-corruption issues, and set priorities for the GAC Unit in line with the overall strategy and objectives of the IMF and the Legal Department in this area;

* Manage the performance of the GAC Unit staff, support the implementation of professional development strategies, including where appropriate, the formulation of individual development plans, assistant in the recruitment and selection of new Unit staff, and assist in managing the Unit’s financial resources in a manner consistent with the Department’s overall budget strategy; and

* Carry out other assignments as requested by the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department.

Qualifications:

The selected candidate will have an advanced degree in law or economics, finance, international relations, business administration, or a related field, and at least 15 years of professional experience at increasingly senior levels of responsibility, including at least 10 years of direct involvement on issues of governance and anti-corruption in a strategic or policy focused role. The successful candidate will also have direct experience working on relevant governance and corruption matters with cross-country knowledge, and an excellent understanding of IMF policies, operations and activities as well as its role in advancing the global governance and anti-corruption agenda.

The successful candidate will have proven leadership and team building qualities, excellent analytical skills, judgment, written and oral communication skills, and a strong drive for results. He/she will have a proven track record as an intellectual leader on governance and anti-corruption issues, as well as very strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build effective working relations with internal and external counterparts. The successful candidate will also have strong management skills and a proven track record in supervising, mentoring and appraising staff.

Expiring: Nov 15, 2021