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KYC Analyst

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a KYC Analyst to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional organisation.

Duties of the KYC Analyst include implementation of Buna’s KYC program and on ensuring the compliance of Buna’s customers (i.e., participants) to KYC requirements. The job holder is also responsible for conducting day-to-day KYC operations, reviewing and maintaining documentation for participant accounts, evaluating high-risk accounts and supporting the development of Buna’s KYC strategy. This position will report to the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the KYC Analyst position:

Job Responsibilities

KYC Program

  • Support the design of Buna’s KYC program and the development of its strategy spanning Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) and ongoing monitoring of Buna’s participants
  • Support the design of Buna’s KYC standards and processes utilizing a risk-based approach
  • Ensure the KYC programs and processes are in line with Buna’s compliance program and processes as well as in adherence with global KYC regulations
  • Perform quality reviews of Buna’s KYC program and processes, and identify improvement opportunities to reduce exposure and increase processing efficiency
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and regulatory changes related to KYC at a global and regional levels

Day-To-Day Operations

  • Perform Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) as part of the KYC/AML program involving research, analysis, reviews and verification of periodic files
  • Support onboarding, offboarding and periodic reviews of customers, ensuring KYC requirements are met
  • Perform background checks, sanctions and negative news searches as well as PEP screening to complete the KYC checks
  • Research and validate customer identification data/evidence using appropriate internal and external data sources
  • Perform ongoing maintenance/ refresh of existing customer data
  • Perform analysis on potentially suspicious findings or transactions
  • Manage and mitigate the risk of being involved in money laundering, financing terrorism or other illegal activities
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the operational teams across all channels in order to provide a better and safer environment for customers
  • Partner with internal teams, such as Business Services and Technology Divisions, to develop compliance tools and workflows for KYC and ensure adequate software is in place to support the program

Risk Management

  • Support the development of the risk assessment methodology for stratifying participants, and determine appropriate risk responses to each category
  • Consistently apply risk and control mitigation processes
  • Provide guidance on key AML risks identified through enhanced due diligence reviews, including reputational risks and politically exposed persons
  • Participate in the implementation of operational risk policies, technology and tools, to enhance KYC solutions and minimize failed internal processes, inadequate controls, and emerging risks
  • Carry out regular risk assessments of the adequacy of KYC systems and controls to ensure that risks are managed effectively
  • Contribute to risk assessments and drive actions to address the root causes
  • Participate in risk assessment training workshops

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Perform the ongoing monitoring of key controls to measure the overall health and effectiveness of the KYC program
  • Effectively communicate and report plans, status, issues, risks and requirements to all levels of stakeholders
  • Prepare reports on customers ‘at risk’

 

 

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 4+ years of experience in financial compliance and regulations preferably within the Financial Services industry
  • Prior experience within KYC or Anti Money Laundering or similar KYC position
  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university preferably in finance, legal, criminal justice or any relevant field

Skills

  • Attainment of relevant certifications (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist [CAMS], Certified Fraud Examiner [CFE], Certified AML and Fraud Professional [CAFP]) is preferred
  • Knowledge of KYC process, due diligence, background checks, sanctions and Negative News searches, PEP screening, and risk management
  • Knowledge of Financial Services and other related financial regulations in the Payments industry (e.g. BSA/AML)
  • Hands-on experience with developing CDD requirements and executing KYC programs
  • Strong analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective teamwork and relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

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HR Manager - Buna

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a HR Manager to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional organisation.

Duties of the HR Manager include building Buna’s human resources by developing and implementing the human resources strategy and overseeing & coordinating Buna’s human resources activities, such as recruitment, compensation, labor relations and benefits. This position will report to the Chief of Finance & Administration

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the HR Manager position:

Job Responsibilities

Strategy and Policy development

  • Develop Buna Human resources strategy
  • Develop, revise, and recommend HR policies and procedures
  • Maintain and revise Buna handbook on policies and procedures
  • Implement strategic organizational change to increase productivity and employee satisfaction

Admin and Planning

  • Maintain Buna directory and other relevant organizational charts
  • Review, approve and monitor Buna HR annual budget
  • Contribute to the development of HR department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Supervise clerical assistant and temporary staffing as needed
  • Participate in administrative staff meetings
  • Present to Buna CEO and Board of Directors as needed

Recruitment and Staffing

  • Oversee recruitment efforts for all employees, including job description development, sourcing, testing, interviewing, hiring and onboarding
  • Oversee new employee orientations and employee relations counseling
  • Maintain the work structure by ensuring job descriptions and requirements are up-to-date, accurate and compliant with relevant laws for all positions
  • Oversee exit interviews

Benefits and Compensation Management

  • Review and approve Buna compensation program
  • Structure competitive benefits packages, and oversee their success
  • Oversee and review results of annual salary surveys

Training and Development

  • Oversee and approve training programs
  • Provide management direction and counselling

Performance Management

  • Develop evaluation and performance management program
  • Lead the implementation of the performance management program
  • Handle investigation and resolution of employee issues, concerns and conflicts

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 8+ years of progressive leadership experience in human resources positions
  • Graduate degree from a reputable university preferably in human resources, organization development, psychology or a similar discipline

Skills

  • PHR or SPHR certification is preferred
  • Experience in recruitment, HR management, benefits administration and performance management
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

 

 

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Transaction Investigator - Buna

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Transaction Investigator to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Transaction Investigator to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional organisation.

Duties of the Transaction Investigator include ensuring that activity within the Buna is compliant with pertinent laws, regulations and guidelines including AML / CFT. The job holder is also responsible for investigating suspicious transactions and creating, monitoring, and delivering Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) to Buna’s management. This position will report to the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the Transaction Investigator position:

Job Responsibilities

Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Review and analyze transactional data for potential suspicious activity, including those generated from an alert detection processes, subpoenas and warrants, country/corridor reviews, foreign and domestic agent matters, consumer network cases, negative media reports, as well as other sources as applicable
  • Conduct analysis and research of account activity to assess levels of risk and detect fraudulent / non-compliant activity
  • Work effectively with multiple complex data sources and/or technical analytical tools/resources to identify potentially unusual or suspicious activity as defined by AML/CTF/BSA regulations, and industry best practices for AML/CTF/BSA analysis

SuspIcious Activity Reports Development

  • Investigate suspected fraud or other suspicious events and reduce potential loss exposure by being compliant with applicable policies and procedures
  • Review reports and other investigative leads to identify suspicious activity
  • Formulate and recommend responses to potentially suspicious findings, and report such activity to Buna management and to appropriate regulatory authorities as needed
  • Write and file Suspicious Activity Reports and apply appropriate risk mitigation measures, while ensuring appropriate documentation of all research and analysis is conducted in accordance with applicable recordkeeping guidelines
  • Adapt to regulatory changes or emerging industry best practices

Fraud Investigation

  • Assist management in developing and maintaining partnerships with law enforcement agencies to facilitate investigations
  • Complete all investigation outputs, which may include regulatory filing and other mitigation actions
  • Assist with the training of new Investigators and provide support to less-experienced investigators in analyzing customer activity for potential money laundering
  • Provide guidance to Buna management to ensure appropriate actions are taken to mitigate losses and loss exposure
  • Actively support managers, supervisors, and senior analysts with moderately complex AML/Fraud investigations

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 3+ years of experience conducting research and investigations related to fraud, anti-money laundering, customer/enhanced due diligence investigation or verifications
  • Prior experience either in preparation of or actual use of SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports) for law enforcement
  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university preferably in finance, legal, criminal justice or any relevant field

Skills

  • Relevant certifications (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist [CAMS], Certified Fraud Examiner [CFE], Certified AML and Fraud Professional [CAFP]) are preferred
  • Knowledge of AML/CTF/BSA regulatory requirements, check fraud claims, bank / payment system operations, policies and procedures, suspicious activity reports development, and risk assessment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

     

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

 

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Legal Counsel - Buna

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Legal Counsel to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional organization.

Duties of the Legal Counsel include developing Buna’s legal strategy, coordinating with relevant legal and government entities, ensuring legal compliance and handling internal and external legal matters. This position will report to the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the Legal Counsel position:

Job Responsibilities

Legal Documents, Issues and risks Management

  • Develop and lead corporate legal strategy to promote and protect Buna’s matters
  • Deliver legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities
  • Coordinate with relevant legal entities in Buna’s country of incorporation to discuss and propose legal requirements
  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures and ensure the effective and efficient management of legal and contractual risks
  • State legal opinion to Buna on matters that are contractual in nature
  • Serve as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions
  • Apply effective legal risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
  • Issue guidelines and advise service units with regards to perfection and implication of legal and security documentation and other correspondences
  • Advise senior management team on a variety of issues

Contract Administration, Negotiation and preparation

  • Document all agreements that are required to carry out the business
  • Ensure Buna conforms to relevant rules and regulations within its country of incorporation, as well as countries of operation
  • Manage all customers applications from a legal perspective
  • Assess the impact of new regulations in relevant countries on Buna legal framework
  • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and documentation in general and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements

Law, Rules and regulation

  • Interact with Law Firms/Advocates in case cases have been filed and proceedings are going on in Courts of Law
  • Follow up on legal cases closely and represent Buna by attending court proceedings and other matters relating to police matters and other actions
  • Maintain proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state and federal governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large
  • Advise on legal aspects of Buna’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of legal experience in financial services ideally in handling legal cases, contract negotiation, and drafting preferably in the banking sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in law from a reputable university

Skills

  • Knowledge of legal issues and risks, litigation matters, solving sensitive matters, and payment and financial industry,
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

 

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Risk Manager - Buna

 

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Risk Manager to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional organisation.

Duties of the Risk Manager include implementing and managing the ERM framework and Buna’s corresponding key risk indicators. The job holder is also responsible for performing day-to-day risk assessments and regularly reporting risks and mitigation measures to key management. This position will report to the Chief, Risk and Compliance Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the risk manager position:

Job Responsibilities

Risk Assessment

  • Develop and implement the Risk Management framework: define risk modelling and methodology adapted to Buna’s activities
  • Monitor and analyze risk performance indicators independently, proposing improvements to the risk processes & strategy
  • Develop and deliver risk analysis and insights to enable and promote a risk-informed decision-making mindset within Buna
  • Perform day-to-day risk assessments and report identified risks as well as suggested mitigations
  • Investigate patterns and indicators that emerge which increases the risk exposure of Buna
  • Assesses potential sources of risk events for the business
  • Synthesize risk related information (risk identification, measurement, monitoring, reporting and mitigation) into organizational level reporting
  • Prepare periodic reports to upper management against pre-defined key risk indicators

Risk Mitigation

  • Quantify the risk of fraud and the overall exposure to Buna and deal with the high priorities by monitoring them on an on-going basis
  • Escalate issues in time, to the appropriate level, to avoid any adverse impact on the business
  • Perform compliance controls to make meaningful reductions in Buna’s risk exposure
  • Recommend corrective actions to resolve non-compliance
  • Promote the understanding and awareness of significant risk drivers within the business to key stakeholders

Process Development

  • Produce the risk assessment framework and the corresponding key risk metrics and indicators
  • Analyze business processes and propose optimizing solution
  • Monitor and keep abreast of the payment system, banking, market, capital markets, and credit news in general

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of experience in risk management with at least 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Prior experience in consumer risk management, banking or financial industry
  • Graduate degree from a reputable university preferably in business, statistics, mathematics, computer science or related field

Skills

  • Knowledge of risk management and modelling, data management and analysis, compliance, banking and payment systems, financial and statistical analysis
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

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Fixed Income Dealer

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is an Arab regional organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main objective is laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries. AMF is seeking to recruit a “Dealer, Fixed Income” in the Investment Department.


Job Purpose:

Act as a member of the fixed income unit and work with other colleagues in the treasury division by assisting to manage the surplus liquidity through deployment of funds in fixed income instruments and monitoring of the assigned investment portfolios.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide bonds investment services to all investment portfolios through selecting and executing suitable bonds investment in accordance to the relevant investment objectives of each portfolio

 

  • Monitor the AMF's bonds portfolios through daily reviewing the valuation, performance, interest rates, maturity, characteristics and risk parameters relative to benchmarks in order to secure the timely identification of any potential discrepancies, define their causes and recommend the appropriate course of action and available solutions.

 

  • Continuously monitor the downgrade/upgrade of the bonds holdings and report exceptions and ensure the system is updated.

     

  • Generate reports on bonds portfolios managed by the AMF.

     

  • Carry out any other work assignments relevant to the Division.

Education:

• Bachelor Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or Investment Management 

   from a reputable university.

• Professional designation of CFA is preferable. Professional dealing certificate is an advantage.

 

Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in fixed income investment management.

Skills:

Qualifications and practical experience and skills.

  • Ability to follow and comply with work related policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Data Gathering & Analysis skills
  • Knowledge of PC and Microsoft office applications
  • Ability to follow and comply with work policies, procedures, and processes
  • Letters, correspondence, and report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and plan for own work schedule
  • Professional use of spread sheets and Bloomberg, Reuters and data services
  • Investment research and studies skills
  • Securities analysis and modeling Skills
  • understanding of financial markets
  • Credit Analysis skills
  • Bonds dealing skills
  • Arabic and English language skills.

 

The Fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

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Economic Researcher

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Editing, Publishing and Translation Officer

Only Available in Arabic Language (for details click the link)

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Head, Administration & Hr. Division- Arab Trade Financing Program

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Dealer, Investment

  The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is an Arab regional organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main objective is laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries. AMF is seeking to recruit a “ Dealer, Foreign Exchange and Money Market ” in the Investment Department.

Job Purpose:

Act as a member of the foreign exchange and money market unit and work with other colleagues in the treasury division by assisting to manage the surplus liquidity through deployment of funds in FX and deposits. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Execute FX deals (spot, forward, and swap) for the purpose of hedging and portfolio realignment.
  • Execute deposits transactions (acceptance and placement) in accordance with the AMF investment guidelines and procedures and within the Department’s strategy and plan in terms of selection of banks tenure and geographical distribution.
  • Generate daily, weekly, and monthly investment reports for various FX and placements activities in accordance with the approved investment strategies and allocation of funds, and policies and procedures.
  • Carry out any other work assignments relevant to the Division.

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or Investment Management from a reputable university.
  • Professional qualification of CFA is preferable. Professional dealing certificate is an advantage.

Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in Foreign Exchange and Money Market dealing

     

Skills:

Qualifications and practical experience and skills.

  1. National of member Arab Countries or of Arab origin.
  2. Able to follow and comply with work related policies, procedures, and processes.
  3. Ability to work under pressure and plan for own work schedule.
  4. Professional use of spread sheets and Bloomberg, Reuters and data services"
  5. Proficient report writing skills.
  6. Proficient investment research and studies skills.
  7. Understanding of financial markets.
  8. Basic portfolio management skills.
  9. Proficient risk management skills.
  10. Proficient foreign exchange and money markets dealing skills.
  11. Arabic and English language skills.  

The Fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

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Communications Specialist- Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS)

Introduction

As the implementation phase of the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS) project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Communications Specialist to join our founding team. Duties of the Communications Specialist include planning, implementing and managing all media & public relations, content creation and digital activities for the ARPS’ project. This position will report to ARPS Project Director.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Communications

  • Oversee and hold accountability for the overall communications operations
  • Develop annual Communication Plan across digital, PR and campaign streams to govern ARPS public relations and media interaction activities in coordination with ARPS Leadership
  • Manage agency selection process including reviewing and evaluation of proposals and assisting ARPS Leadership Team in selecting and approving PR & Communication and other supporting outlets/ agencies
  • Assist in the execution of ARPS media activities in coordination with external strategic communications partners agencies and the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)
  • Continuously measure and evaluate all communication management and execution processes strive for cost effectiveness and continuous improvement
  • Perform any other related office administration functions and tasks as assigned

PR & Media

  • Manage relationships with and performance of media, PR & Communication and other relevant agency partners
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of section systems, processes and practices taking into account international best practice, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement
  • Develop professional relationships with local and international newspapers, television channels and other media communications partners
  • Maintain a database of journalists and media representatives locally and internationally and ensure regular updating of the database
  • Identify, buy and oversee media buying process including advertising
  • Draft guidelines and templates for all external communication activities
  • Manage the production and execution of all PR & Media communications activities including speeches, press kits, press interviews and press conferences
  • Assist in coordinating conferences and other media events organized by ARPS to increase the visibility of the system
  • Issue media releases (e.g. articles, press releases) on behalf of ARPS in English, Arabic, French or any other languages and advise on the accompanying pictures, videos, animations and graphics
  • Support crisis communication activities through assisting in the development of specific scenario-based crisis response plans and providing critical communications assistance during crises
  • Advise on latest tools, metrics and techniques, trends and best practices for media relations
  • Conduct industry related research to develop content that will help ARPS deliver its intended message through media campaigns and other individual communication activities
  • Manage incoming queries and prepare responses to questions posed by the media, individuals or other external parties to ARPS leadership
  • Analyze and assess reports on the performance of all online marketing campaigns (e.g. traffic volume evolution, sales conversion rate etc.) in order to ensure visibility on their return on investment

Digital & Creative

  • Create ideas that can be used across various platforms to support campaigns
  • Design basic digital assets based on ARPS branding guidelines
  • Prepare design plans and ARPS website structure
  • Design ARPS website, sample pages, and content
  • Collaborate with web developers to build and test ARPS website
  • Conceptualize, design, and produce digital material in line with design principles and esthetics
  • Maintain the appearance of websites by enforcing content standards
  • Main appearance of digital platforms and supervise content published on them by enforcing content standards
  • Design and develop digital layouts, graphics, animation and videos
  • Design, build and maintain our social media presence and social media updates

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of experience in journalism, graphic design, communications and/or public relations
  • Graduate from a recognized university with a degree in marketing communications, journalism, media, public relations or a similar discipline

Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in digital media engineering, visual communication and design
  • Proficient in graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools.
  • Proficient in front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript.
  • Proficient in common content management solutions
  • Working knowledge of media and public relations management
  • Creative thinking with an impressive conceptual outlook and ability to produce original ideas
  • Multiple disciplined, dynamice and ready to embrace multiple roles required
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Confident and ready to share and present ideas internally and externally
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Native Arabic Speaker
  • Fluent in English and Knowledge of French language is a plus
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IT Specialist- Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS)

Introduction

As the implementation phase of the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS) project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible IT Specialist to join our founding team. Duties of the IT Specialist include keeping ARPS’ IT infrastructure and network environment up-to-date and fully operational, maintaining existing software & hardware and managing all required upgrades and performing web development services. This position will report to ARPS Project Director.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

IT Support & Administration

  • Provide technical support across the organization
  • Assist staff in setting up systems and resolving issues
  • Set up new users' accounts and profiles and deal with password issues
  • Respond in a timely manner to service issues and requests
  • Repair and replace equipment as necessary
  • Install and configure computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Perform daily IT tasks as assigned

Infrastructure Monitoring and Management

  • Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks
  • Maintain network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting network problems, and escalating problems to vendors
  • Maintain existing software and hardware and manage required upgrades
  • Troubleshoot system and network problems, diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults
  • Design and develop infrastructure monitoring and reporting tools, prioritizing monitoring, alerting, and routing of alerts for infrastructure and services
  • Install, configure and test infrastructure and network equipment and establish / maintain network connections as per requirements and specifications
  • Participate in the design of security centric network and infrastructure solutions
  • Perform programming system automation through scripting
  • Manage multiple vendors in the overall implementation of infrastructure projects
  • Coordinate with vendors to develop, test, evaluate, and install new hardware and software in addition to upgrades

     

    Web Development

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Create website layout, user interface, and back-end by using standard programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, and API's and other programming frameworks and languages such as PhP, .Net, Python, ruby, Java, etc.
  • Coordinate with the creative team and web designers to match visual design intents, implement them, and publish content to the website
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsible for maintaining, monitoring expanding, and scaling the ARPS site
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Document all web applications including user and technical guides

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of experience in technology engineering and 3+ years of experience in successful network troubleshooting
  • Graduate from a recognized university with a degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering, electronic engineering or a similar discipline

Skills

  • Knowledge of server architecture, server-side frameworks and programming languages (e.g. python, ruby, php, Java, ASP, ASP.NET) and database systems such as SQL and Oracle
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. MCITP, CCNP, VCP, etc.) are preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

     

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Database Administrator

Arab Monetary Fund, a regional organization based in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), with the objective of laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in Arab Countries. AMF is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the position of Database Administrator.

 Specific duties and responsibilities:

• Install, configure and upgrade database serves

• Plan and review database storage requirements

 • Manage and implement patches and fixes to database

• Convert / migrate data across system

 • Design and implement necessary modifications to enable databases accommodate newly introduced structures or changes

 • Comply with standards and policies and procedures

• Maintain database integrity and security

• Manage database users and responsibilities

• Monitor growth and health of database and tune their performance

• Support development team and other users in relevant issues

• Plan and manage database availability

• Define and implement database backup policies

• Manage database archives • Restore database when necessary

• Generate relevant reports

Skills:

  • Character:
  • Innovative
  • Focused and energetic
  • Responsible.
  • Positive attitude
  • Committed Disciplined
  • Growth potential

 Qualifications:

 • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or other related business specialization from a reputed university is a must. Preference for Master’s degrees, and or professional qualifications in Oracle products.

 • No less than ten years of solid relevant experience mainly in database and systems administration in Oracle environment and applications for banking, investments, statistics, and HR preferably in financial organizations. Skills: • An employee in this job classification is expected to have adequate communication skills and technical expertise to engage and cooperate with operations and development teams.

 • The database administrator is also expected to enable and support development and maintenance teams in relevant database activities.

 • Ability to provide technical advice and participate in departmental and organization wide studies and research to assist in planning, coordinating, evaluating and implementing IT projects as the need arises.

 • Good command of Arabic and English.

The Fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance. Only shortlisted will be contacted.

 

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HVAC Maintenance Technician

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is a regional Arab financial organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It’s main objectives are laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries.
AMF is currently seeking to hire  a “HVAC Maintenance Technician” in order to contribute in Plan, program and execute preventive & corrective maintenance and running repairs of HVAC.
Responsibilities:
  • Performing preventative maintenance as per the PPM program on HVAC systems, Diesel Generators, Plumping and Firefighting systems.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing of Chillers, AHU, FCU, Split, Exhaust Fans, Pump and Electrical Panels.
  • Carpentry and ironmongery.
  • Maintaining inventory of all equipment and spare parts.
Minimum Requirements Criteria:
  • Preferred Arab national, Maximum 45 years.
  • Diploma in Electromechanical, Mechanical, HVAC or equivalent, with minimum 5 years of experience in high-rise building maintenance activities.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Good communication skills.
The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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Financial sector specialist "Financial Infrastructure and Payment Systems"

Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab financial institution based in Abu Dhabi, with the mission to lay the monetary foundation of Arab economic integration and to accelerate the process of economic development of its member countries. In this context, the AMF supports banking and financial sector development in the Arab States and provide assistance towards its integrity and efficiency. Moreover, the AMF carries out and acts as a technical secretariat for the Council of Arab Ministers of Finance, the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors as well as for its sub-committees and task forces.

The AMF is seeking experienced candidates to fill the position of "Financial Sector Specialist" focusing on Financial Infrastructure and Payment Systems.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the AMF’s strategy in relation with financial sector development programs and initiatives, including enhancing access to finance and financial services through effective financial market infrastructure.
  • Support the implementation and follow-up activities of financial market infrastructure development initiatives in the Arab countries.
  • Prepare programs to provide technical support to the Arab countries in developing financial sector in the capital markets areas in general, and in financial market infrastructure in particular.
  • Contribute to the implementation of various programs and activities related to the development and financial market infrastructure, jointly conducted with IFIs.  
  • Participate in the follow-up of the financial market infrastructure projects.  
  • Participation in the work of various committees and task forces, in which AMF acts as a technical Secretariat, such as the Arab Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, and the Arab Committee on Credit Information.
  • Contribute to various activities, studies and events carried out by the AMF within the framework of its financial sector development mandate.
  • Conduct studies and research papers in the financial sector

Selection Criteria: 

  • Arab country’s citizen.
  • Minimum of a master’s degree from reputed university in economic, finance, Business development, IT or other related fields.
  • Relevant experience in similar fields of work not less than 5 years in the Central Banks, preferably with the departments of payment and settlement systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international principles, especially the principles of financial market infrastructure (PFMIs).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of new financial technology such as Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain, their impact on traditional payment systems and their role in strengthening financial and banking sector.
  • Deepen knowledge in Cross-Border electronic payments Centers.
  • Deepen knowledge in Instant payments in small payments.
  • Deep knowledge in capital market payment infrastructure systems.
  • Deep knowledge on Digital and risk of Cyberattacks on Payment Systems.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is essential; fluency in French is highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and communications skills, including usage of Microsoft Office applications and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrates ability to carry out research and analytical tasks.    
  • Have published research and studies.
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Deputy Director, Finance Department

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Economist-Senior Economist

 

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) is a regional organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which aims at laying the groundwork for Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic and social development in the Arab countries.

 

The AMF is seeking well-qualified and experienced "Economist/Senior Economist" to join its Economic Department.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

•   Conducting research and preparing reports related to Economic and Financial topics.

•   Preparing and presenting lectures related to Economic and Financial sectors.

 

Qualifications and practical experience required:

 

•   PhD degree in economics, Finance, quantitative methods or related field, from reputed university.

•   The position requires at least five years’ experience for the post of "Economist" and 10 years for the post of "Senior Economist".

•   Great knowledge in statistics, econometrics and modeling especially in the economic forecasting.

•   The applicant must have published research in refereed scientific journals having an impact factor, in Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Money markets, Foreign trade, Economic and financial reforms, Financial sector, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

•   Great knowledge in dealing with computer applications, as well as econometrics and statistics software packages.

•   Fluency in speaking, writing and reading in both Arabic and English. Knowledge of French is preferable.

•   Computer literate.

 

The Fund provides the incumbent with a competitive package in accordance with the Fund's employment policy, which includes salary, house allowance, furniture, travel tickets, contribution to children's education expenses and medical and life insurance.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is an Arab Regional Organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main objective is laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries. AMF is seeking to recruit a “Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer” in the Investment Department

Job Purpose

Act as senior member of the External Portfolios and Analysis Division of the Treasury & Investment Department. Provide a first line of support and assistance to the Treasury and Investment Department in handling inquiries regarding regulatory issues and tax matters. Assist the department in negotiating legal terms with external managers and banks. Act as a liaison with the AMF Legal Department, where necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Document and communicate key relevant regulatory developments internally.

  • Devise systems and processes to monitor regulatory matters.

  • Identify and analyze areas of potential risk from regulatory.  

  • Produce reports and presentations outlining findings, explaining risks positions and recommend changes.

  • Devise scenario analyses reflecting possible severe market events.

  • Develop contingency plans to deal with emergencies related to regulatory matters.

  • Identify and study the exposures to regulatory regimes and recommend improvements.

  • Communicate and negotiate with counterparties on ISDA, GMRA and CSA and other related agreements prior to submission to AMF Legal Department in order to maximize the benefits to the AMF.

  • Review investment guidelines to ensure compliance with Investment Policy of external portfolios.

  • Review subscription forms for funds of hedge funds and property funds.

  • Complete and submit self-certification forms as required by custodians and external bond managers, funds of hedge funds and property funds.

  • Review subscription forms for service providers.

  • Draft, assemble, and file original documentation and submission materials to regulatory authorities to ensure that all submissions are accurate, of high quality and well supported by literature and regulatory foundations, and are in conformance with appropriate statutes, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Track submissions to adequately respond to inquiries and requests.

  • Remain current on developments in field(s) of expertise, regulatory requirements, and industry trends.

  • Interpret and evaluate proposed regulations and advise on impact of such regulations on the business.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on international and domestic regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain regulatory intelligence through continuous monitoring of regulatory landscape; identify risks, mitigation, and resolution strategies.

  • Prepare reports to meet international regulations and reporting requirements.

  • Update relevant departmental procedures as required.

  • Ability to facilitate and provide leadership in interpreting regulatory standards and guidance in coordination with AMF Legal Department.

  • Ensure that AMF complies with regulations in markets in which it has exposures. 

  • Provide documents relating to AMF and other portfolios’ position on the status of AMF to counterparties upon request.

  • Ensure that appropriate exemptions are undertaken to minimize tax consequences of investment decisions.

  • Document and communicate key tax risks.

  • Devise systems and processes to monitor tax risks.

  • Identify and analyze areas of potential risk from tax perspective

  • Develop contingency plans to deal with emergencies related to tax matters.

  • Complete and submit the necessary tax forms in a timely manner.

  • Respond to various taxing authority notices.

  • Perform Tax research, as required.

  • Upkeep compliance and internal controls on tax matters.

  • Calculate tax liability, ensuring compliance is completed speedily and efficiently, and submitting tax returns and associated documents by the appropriate deadlines.

  • Create tax strategies for AMF.

  • Ensure that AMF complies with tax requirements in the markets in which it has exposures. 

  • Communicate the tax-exempt status of AMF and all other portfolios to relevant authorities.

  • Follow up and complete all necessary documents for tax and compliance as requested by various counterparties and regulators.

  • Maintain the tax-exempt status of AMF and other portfolios where applicable.

Qualifications and Practical Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Law or Taxation from a reputable and recognized university.

  • Master degree in Law from a reputable university’s and /or professional qualification of CPA are a plus.

  • At least 7 years of experience in regulatory and tax affairs of an investment entity, supranational organization or bank.

Skills:

  • Able to implement and comply with policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Ability to work under pressure and plan for own work schedules and priorities.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and technically challenging environment.

  • Must be self-motivated and self-disciplined and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.

  • Proficient in report writing skills.

  • Proficient knowledge of regulatory environment.

  • Proficient knowledge of Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) legislations.

  • Proficient in understanding of financial markets.

  • Good command of Arabic and English language skills.

 

The Fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

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Chief, Treasury Division

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is an Arab regional organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main objective is laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries. AMF is seeking to recruit a “ Chief, Treasury Division ” in the Investment Department.

Job Purpose:

Manage the Treasury Division to ensure that AMF own funds and funds entrusted to the AMF are invested according to the AMF policy guidelines in order to achieve the AMF investment objectives.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Achieve the treasury division objectives through managing performance, developing and motivating staff.
  • Initiate improvements to the treasury and investment policies and monitor the implementation of the relevant treasury policies, procedures and controls covering all areas of treasury activities.
  • Supervise the implementation of research ideas, investment tactics and strategies.
  • Manage the surplus liquidity through optimal deployment of funds within the framework of the Treasury policy, procedures and plans, and strengthen the financial positioning of the Fund through the effective management of treasury activities.
  • Monitor and plan daily cash flow of the investment funds for all portfolios to ensure adequate executions of assets and liabilities in line with investment plan.
  • Ensure that all portfolios managed by the Fund are in compliance with the approved investment policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor the AMF's portfolios through regularly reviewing the valuation, performance, characteristics and risk parameters relative to benchmarks in order to secure the timely identification of any potential discrepancies and rectify them.
  • Stay up-to-date with financial markets developments, in order to consider the implications of these markets movements on the Fund’s future investment activities and make informed decision regarding the allocation of the investment resources for the managed portfolios.
  • Select the appropriate investment opportunities through utilizing the analysis, research and due-diligence reports of investment management firms, banks and other external financial institutions in order to identify the appropriate investment allocation.
  • Contribute to building and managing effective business relationships with member countries to enhance the level and scope of business cooperation.
  • Manage the investments associated risks
  • Recommend continuous improvement to the division systems, processes and practices taking into account 'international best practice', changes in international standards and changes in the financial markets and business environment.

 

Qualifications and Practical Experience:

  1. Candidate should be of Arab origin.
  2. Bachelor Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or investment Management from a reputable and recognized university.
  3. Master degree in Finance or investment Management. Professional qualification of CFA or equivalent from a recognized international institution is preferable. Professional dealing certificate is also an advantage.
  4. 12 years of experience in investment management with at least 5 years of experience at a similar level.

 

Skills:

  • Good knowledge in the implementation of policies & procedures
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Professional use of spread sheets and Bloomberg, Reuters and data services
  • Strong reports writing skills
  • Strong investment research and studies skills
  • Strong securities analysis and modeling Skills
  • Strong understanding of financial markets
  • Strong portfolio management skills
  • Strong credit Analysis skills
  • Strong risk Management skills
  • Arabic and English language skills

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Deputy Director, Support Services Department

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Statistician- Senior Statistician

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