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Vacancy for Analyst Grade 2 (Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Financing of Terrorism - Legal) within the Enforcement Unit

Through this recruitment, the MFSA is looking for applicants with a legal academic background to form part of the AML/CFT Section of the Enforcement Unit and to assist and support the Director on various matters of a legal nature. The eventual appointee will be appointed at management level (Analyst 2). 


Qualifications Required

  • A Degree in Law (LL.D), or a comparable recognised qualification at NQF level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre
  • (MQRIC)*.
  • A warrant to practice as a lawyer in Malta.
  • A relevant Post-Graduate Degree would be considered as an advantage.



Candidates are expected to have:

  • Relevant AML/CFT work experience, ideally within the financial services sector and in the implementation of the applicable legislation and standards, for various years, with a required minimum of three (3) years and preferably with five (5) years;
  • A sound knowledge of Maltese anti-money laundering and combating financing of
  • terrorism legislation;
  • To be familiar with international AML/CFT standards, including the FATF 40 Recommendations and the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive.



The Analyst 2 (Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Financing of Terrorism - Legal) will form part of the AML/CFT Section of the Enforcement Unit and will work closely with, assist and support the Director.


The duties and responsibilities of the Analyst 2 (Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Financing of Terrorism - Legal) shall include:

  • Following international AML/CFT developments
  • Following FATF work and review and analysis of FATF publications on standards, methodology, guidance, best practices, typologies and risk indicators
  • Following the work of MONEYVAL and attending MONEYVAL meetings when required
  • Keeping up to date with AML/CFT-related work of EU institutions, including the European Supervisory Authorities, and review and analysis of relevant EU Regulations, Directives, Guidelines and other publications
  • Prepare replies to FATF, MONEYVAL and EU questionnaires on AML/CFT matters
  • Disseminate relevant information to supervisory staff and subject persons
  • Liaison with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit as necessary
  • Review and/or drafting of AML/CFT-related legislation including for the purpose of transposition of Directives and compliance with international standards
  • Provide technical assistance and support on AML/CFT matters to MFSA staff and subject persons
  • Prepare notices / circulars / guidance to subject persons on AML/CFT matters
  • Assist in the provision of AML/CFT training
  • Assist in the MONEYVAL evaluation
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Soft Skills Required

  • ability to multi-task and to meet strict deadlines;
  • very good written and verbal communication skills;
  • ability to work within a team;
  • ability to work on own initiative;
  • ability to draft legal documents including legislation;
  • a high degree of self-confidence;
  • assertive qualities.
*Dear Candidate, kindly note that this role is not managed by Castille. The client, in this case, is responsible to manage the application process. In case of any difficulties, feel free to contact [email protected], and we will direct your query to the relevant contact at this company.