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Senior Prosecution Specialist at Basel Institute on Governance June, 2023

Job title: Senior Prosecution Specialist

Place of work: Tanzania

Start date: As soon as possible

Employment rate: 100%

Contract duration: Until March 2025

Senior Prosecution Specialist at Basel Institute on Governance June, 2023

About the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR)

ICAR is a specialist centre of the Basel Institute on Governance that works with countries around the world to strengthen their capacities to recover stolen assets. Particular emphasis is placed on hands-on mentoring to assist practitioners from law enforcement and prosecutorial authorities to conduct financial investigations, develop suitable strategies for the prosecution of corruption offences, and to identify, restrain and confiscate proceeds of crime. ICAR also supports legislative and institutional reform processes, develops and delivers tailor-made training, and works with other international organisations to advance innovation and global policy dialogue on asset recovery.

About our programme in Tanzania

ICAR has been supporting Tanzania’s anti-corruption agencies to investigate and prosecute corruption cases and recover illicit assets since 2015. The current programme is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). The Senior Prosecution Specialist will work alongside a full-time, in-country Senior Investigation Specialist.

Together they will provide hands-on technical support to a range of law enforcement authorities, prosecuting authorities and the judiciary on both the mainland and Zanzibar.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the development of prosecution strategies for complex corruption-related proceedings through practical mentoring and advice.
  • Supporting efforts to obtain judicial orders for the restraint, seizure, and confiscation of proceeds of crime.
  • Enhancing the capability of the judiciary and courts to process cases of corruption, financial crime, asset recovery and complex crime.
  • Facilitating international cooperation and evidence gathering by establishing and enhancing channels for international communication and by assisting partner agencies in the drafting of mutual legal assistance requests.
  • Designing and delivering training tailored to the local law and policy architecture with an emphasis on prosecuting corruption and other financial crimes, international mutual legal assistance, and asset recovery procedures.
  • Promoting and embedding a strong emphasis on the identification, restraint, and confiscation of proceeds of crime as a priority in corruption cases.
  • Facilitating domestic agency coordination and collaboration and promoting prosecutor-informed joint investigation processes.
  • Reviewing legislative frameworks concerning corruption, financial crime and the recovery of proceeds of crime and identifying areas for potential amendment.
  • Analysing agency-specific processes and procedures regarding prosecutions and asset recovery proceedings and identifying areas for development.
  • Supporting the development of workplans and training calendars.
  • Submitting progress reports in line with ICAR HQ and donor requirements.

Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of demonstrable experience conducting criminal prosecutions for complex financial crime, with a focus on corruption and money laundering prosecutions and procedures relating to the restraint and recovery of proceeds of crime.
  • A depth and breadth of experience of asset restraint and forfeiture processes (experience of both conviction based and non-conviction based models is desirable).
  • Knowledge and experience regarding mutual legal assistance processes and the development of international relationships to facilitate the sharing of intelligence and evidence.
  • In-depth understanding of different institutional set-ups and models for asset recovery.
  • Demonstrable experience in the design and delivery of training modules within a criminal justice setting.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to middle- or low-income countries highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to policy discussions with national and international stakeholders.
  • Professional track record in management and leadership.
  • Excellent speaking and writing fluency in English.
  • Kiswahili language skills would be an advantage.

Remuneration package

The salary will be commensurate to experience and responsibility. Additional benefits and allowances for field staff may apply, including private health insurance, accommodation allowance and one home leave flight per 12-month period. The position is entitled to 25 days of paid leave per 12-month period and 5 days of paid home leave per 12-month period.

How to apply

Please email your full application file, including a motivational letter in English and your detailed CV (merged into a single PDF file) by 28 June 2023 to application@baselgovernance.org.

Early application is encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Equal opportunity employer

The Basel Institute is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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