American Bar Association (ABA)

Senior Technical Lead (Anti-money Laundering)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

ABA ROLI LAC is seeking a subject matter expert to serve as the lead Senior Technical Advisor in Anti-Money Laundering for a Judicial Education Program based in Colombia. The Senior Technical Lead will be responsible for providing day-to-day programmatic, technical advice, Counsel and support to the ABA ROLI Colombia office and international field offices in Coordination with ABA ROLI staff in Washington, DC. The expert will also be responsible for overseeing special projects related to enhancing judicial education and training in Colombia regarding anti-money laundering.

The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited Law school or recognized foreign law school, or possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. They should have deep familiarity with the Colombian Criminal Justice system and cases involving anti-money laundering, particularly the risk-based approach; suspicious activity reporting; regulation and supervision of banks, non-bank Financial Institutions, and designated non-financial businesses and professions; and/or private sector AML compliance. This position will be based in Bogota, Colombia.

Parties may express interest by contacting lac-recruitment@abaroli.org Responsibilities:

Responsible for providing programmatic, technical advice, counsel, and support to the international field offices and the DC staff in Criminal Law reform, one of ROLI’s substantive reform areas.

Responsible for the development, oversight, and management of special projects related to anti-money laundering and the judiciary.

Serves as a subject matter expert and advisor/resource for DC and field staff, particularly for program and proposal development.

Develops and assists in the coordination and management of US and field-based special events and regional workshops.

Assists in the development and maintenance of funder/partner relationships in the field.

Prepares field-based assessments of draft law, concept papers, and research.

Coordinates the implementation and management of relevant assessment tools and methodologies.

Performs other related duties as required Basic qualifications:

Possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school or recognized foreign law school, or possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

At least eight years’ experience in anti-money laundering.

At least five years’ experience in international development.

Preferred qualifications:

Professional fluency in Spanish Experience as a practicing judge, judicial clerk, prosecutor, or criminal defense attorney 8+ years of experience adjudicating or litigating cases involving financial crimes Proven track record designing Capacity Building activities for experienced professionals (especially judges) in anti-money laundering initiatives Demonstrated expertise in international instruments, practices, and standards to combat financial crimes and associated crimes, primarily money laundering Experience managing and/or advising US government grant-funded initiatives overseas
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