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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 17, 2022
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  • The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The bank is based in Washington, D.C. and provided around $61 billion in loans and assistance to "develop...
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    Counsel - Integrity

    What You'll Be

    • An Integrity Counsel focusing on the Africa region
    • A strategic partner to business teams (investment and advisory)
    • A visible, vocal and influential champion for the proper management of integrity issues
    • Reporting to the Principal Counsel – Head, Integrity Risk, who leads the Integrity unit in CBR 

    What You’ll Do

    You’ll advise business teams with an independent voice on all core aspects of integrity risks as they impact IFC’s clients, partners, transactions and new products/initiatives in the above region, to include: 

    • Evaluating integrity and reputational risks, making recommendations, and providing solutions to mitigate risk  
    • Employing knowledge, expertise, and sound judgment to address IFC’s unique integrity risk profile
    • Developing expertise in regional IDD issues across all sectors in which IFC works
    • You’ll provide legal advice to business teams and management on integrity-related matters in transactions, new products/initiatives, and IFC operations generally, including on the following subjects:
    • International and national anti-corruption/bribery laws and regulations (e.g., FCPA, UK Bribery Act, etc.)
    • International standards and guidance relating to AML/CFT (e.g., issued by Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Wolfsberg Group) as well as national AML/CFT laws and regulations
    • Other integrity-related laws/regulations and legal issues that arise in IFC business, including laws and regulations intersecting with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing risk (AML/CFT)
    • Economic sanctions (such as the UN, EU, UK, and US regimes) and other international trade sanctions and export controls
    • Crisis management and legal advice related to significant integrity legal matters, including potential or actual litigation or involving complex legal issues
    • The legal workings of the WBG Integrity Vice-Presidency (INT) and WBG Sanctions System
    • You’ll also provide legal advice to business teams and management on integrity-related contractual provisions, to include:
    • Reviewing current integrity-related provisions in IFC legal agreements
    • Drafting new integrity-related provisions in IFC legal agreements and bespoke legal provisions in IFC financing documents
    • Negotiating with clients to build out contractual protections on integrity-related matters 
    • Advising on integrity-related provisions for legal documentation relating to new products/initiatives
    • Drafting disclosures for Board papers

    Selection Criteria

     

    • Juris Doctorate (JD), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or equivalent
    • At least 8 years’ experience, including at least 3 years at a law firm, providing legal advice on international business transactions, project finance or funds and/or integrity-related matters (such as anti-corruption laws, economic sanctions, etc.) or AML/CFT. 
    • Fluency in English plus one other major language relevant to the region
    • Hands-on litigation and crisis management experience is a plus
    • Working familiarity with laws and regulations, industry and international standards at the intersection of integrity and AML/CFT, is a plus
    • Knowledge and understanding of international tax law principles, relating to tax evasion, tax transparency, use of intermediate jurisdictions in project structuring, and related party transactions, is a plus
    • Familiarity and fluency with data analytics and reporting
    • Experience with data sharing and data protection risk management
    • Experience presenting engaging workshops and trainings to staff and management at all levels
    • And Tackling All of the Above With   
    • Highly developed technical skills with solid judgment
    • Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment on what to escalate  
    • Clear, concise, and cogent writing skills and ability to provide concrete recommendations
    • Ability to build effective client relationships 
    • Genuine commitment to sharing knowledge and expertise
    • Diplomacy and ability to work with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds
    • Highly personal integrity, strong values, and ethics

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank Group on worldbankgroup.csod.com to apply

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