Senior Asset Recovery Specialist at Basel Institute on Governance

Vacancy title:
Senior Asset Recovery Specialist

Jobs at:

Basel Institute on Governance

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, April 10 2023

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam, East Africa

Summary
Date Posted:Monday, April 10 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

JOB DETAILS:
About the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR)

ICAR is a specialist centre of the Basel Institute on Governance that works with countries around the world to strengthen their capacities to recover stolen assets. Particular emphasis is placed on hands-on mentoring to assist practitioners from law enforcement and prosecution authorities to conduct financial investigations, develop suitable strategies for the prosecution of corruption and economic crime offences and to identify, restrain and confiscate proceeds of crime. ICAR also supports legislative and institutional reform processes, develops and delivers tailor-made training and works with other international organisations to advance innovation and global policy dialogue on asset recovery.

About our programme in Tanzania
ICAR has been supporting Tanzania’s anti-corruption agencies to investigate and prosecute corruption cases and recover illicit assets since 2015. The current programme is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). The Senior Asset Recovery Specialist will work alongside a full-time, in-country Senior Investigations Specialist.

Together they provide hands-on technical support to a range of law enforcement authorities, prosecuting authorities and the judiciary on both the mainland and Zanzibar.

Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include:

• Supporting the development of prosecution strategies for corruption-related proceedings through practical mentoring and advice.
• Supporting efforts to obtain judicial orders for the restraint, seizure, and confiscation of proceeds of crime.
• Enhancing the capability of the judiciary and courts to process cases of corruption, economic crime, and asset recovery.
• Facilitating international cooperation and evidence gathering by establishing and enhancing channels for international communication and by assisting partner agencies in the drafting of mutual legal/administrative assistance requests.
• Designing and delivering training tailored to the local law and policy architecture, with an emphasis on prosecuting corruption and economic crime, international mutual legal assistance and asset recovery procedures.
• Promoting and embedding a strong emphasis on the identification, restraint and confiscation of proceeds of crime.
• Facilitating domestic agency coordination and collaboration by fostering prosecutor-informed investigation processes through personal demonstration of techniques.
• Reviewing legislative frameworks concerning corruption, economic crime and the recovery of proceeds of crime and identifying areas for potential amendment.
• Analysing agency-specific processes and procedures regarding prosecutions and asset recovery proceedings and identifying areas for development.
• Engaging with local and international partners to establish and maintain relationships for the benefit of enhancing asset recovery capabilities in the target country.
• Supporting the development of workplans and training calendars.
• Submitting progress reports in line with ICAR HQ and donor requirements.

Qualifications

• At least 10 years of experience conducting prosecutor-guided/informed legal proceedings for complex economic crime, with a focus on corruption and money laundering prosecutions and/or procedures relating to the restraint and recovery of proceeds of crime.
• Familiarity with non-conviction-based forfeiture models.
• Knowledge and experience regarding mutual legal assistance processes and the development of international relationships to facilitate the sharing of intelligence and evidence.
• In-depth understanding of different institutional set-ups and models for asset recovery.
• Demonstrable experience in the design and delivery of training modules within a criminal justice setting.
• Experience providing technical assistance to medium or low-income countries highly desirable.
• Excellent communication, advocacy and interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to policy discussions with national and international stakeholders.
• Track record in management and leadership and/or change management desirable
• Excellent speaking and writing fluency in English.

Remuneration package
The salary will be commensurate to experience and responsibility. Additional benefits and allowances for field staff may apply, including private health insurance, accommodation allowance and one home leave flight per 12-month period. The position is entitled to 25 days of paid leave per 12-month period and 5 days of paid home leave per 12-month period.

Education Requirement:No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Job application procedure
Please email your full application file, including a motivational letter in English and your detailed CV (merged into a single PDF file) by April 10th 2023 to application@baselgovernance.org Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Equal opportunity employer
The Basel Institute on Governance is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We have been positively evaluated by the Swiss Federal Administration in relation to gender pay equality.

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