Vacancy announcement

Consultant - AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Compliance Expert

Vacancy type Consultant/Individual Contractor
Deadline for submission of applications
30 November 2021
Organizational Unit
Public Finance and Trade Programme Unit (PFTPU)

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training arm of the United Nations System and a strategic driver in today’s global and essential role of the UN by empowering individuals, governments and organizations through knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges. UNITAR serves over 300,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting hundreds of capacity development and research activities around the world.

UNITAR’s Public Finance and Trade Programme Unit (PFTPU) supports the Institute’s mission by delivering training, knowledge exchange and capacity development activities in promoting economic development and social inclusion as well as in strengthening multilateralism amongst UN-member countries.

More concretely, PFTPU addresses three thematic areas: namely, Finance, Trade and Intellectual Property, with a view to develop knowledge, skills and awareness among delegates, government officials and policy makers to understand the issues at hand and effectively address institutional- and country-level action to achieve their development objectives. Such an approach has become more relevant in supporting  the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

PFTPU also develops strategic partnerships with national, regional and international organizations as well as other renowned institutions to reach-out to more beneficiaries in a cost-effective manner and to share respective expertise and resources.


The consultant will support the project development, resource mobilization/partnership development, and project implementation activities of the Public Finance and Trade Programme Unit.


Under the supervision of Specialist, Public Finance and Trade Programme Unit, the consultant will:

  • Develop project proposals including key performance indicators, staffing table, budget, implementation, monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Assess/compile concise and informative reports on country-level AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Compliance Regulations with a view to strengthen project proposals and training activities.
  • Identify national, regional, and international partners relevant to the development and implementation of training activities.
  • Assist in the implementation of training activities related to AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption.
  • Number of project proposals submitted.
  • Number of partnerships formalized.
  • Number of training activities supported.
  • Project proposals developed are aligned with the identified partner needs and requirements.
  • Relevant new partners are identified and engaged.
  • Training activities are aligned with the quality assurance guideline of UNITAR
Minimum requirements


  • At least 5 years work experience in the field of AML, CFT, Anti-Corruption and/or other areas related to economic governance.
  • Experience in training project development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Preferably with working experience in Latin America.

Education level:

  • University degree in law, public policy/administration, development studies or other related fields.

Language skill:

  • Professional fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish language is an asset.
How to apply

Please submit your application along with a letter of motivation as soon as possible.

Due to the high number of expected applications, UNITAR will only contact shortlisted applicants.