Due Diligence Specialist (Retainer) Multiple Positions At UNOPS

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Due Diligence Specialist (Retainer) Multiple Positions At UNOPS

Due Diligence Specialist (Retainer) Multiple Positions At UNOPS

Purpose and Scope of Role

  • Under the overall guidance of, and upon request from, the Due Diligence Advisor, the Due Diligence Specialist (retainer) will have the following duties:

Administer and operationalize the UNOPS Due Diligence Policy

  • Conduct due diligence reviews (e.g. financial crime, reputational, sustainability, ethical), research and screenings of prospective and existing funding sources, partners, clients and other relevant entities in accordance with the UNOPS legal framework, and in line with UNOPS policies and processes for conducting Due Diligence Red Flag Reviews.
  • Assess risks on the basis of these screening outcomes, and in relation to the wider business context and business risk
  • Provide support, advice and escalation for due diligence screening conducted regionally or within business units or other functional partners.
  • Draft and consolidate due diligence and screening reports. Report to submitting business units & advice on next steps.

Provide Due Diligence Advisory Services

  • Advise internal and external stakeholders on the interpretation and application of the UNOPS due diligence policies (and in particular AML / CTF) and related documentation and procedures, and respond to other queries related to the UNOPS due diligence process.

Knowledge Management and Innovation

  • Support the development of materials for Due Diligence training and workshops by drafting presentations, briefing notes and other tools. Act as due diligence resource person in training sessions and workshops.

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

  • A Master’s degree is required. Preferably in law, international relations, business administration, finance and accounting or other relevant fields. A bachelor’s degree combined with two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.


  • At least five (5) years of professional due diligence experience, preferably in an international setting, is required.
  • Experience in risk-based due diligence, anti-fraud and anti-corruption, risk management and mitigation or compliance or implementation of internal control systems is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting the development of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism policies and internal standard operating procedures for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) or in the financial services industry is desirable
  • Experience in developing policies and internal standard operating procedures is highly desirable.
  • Experience in investigative and auditing activities is an asset.
  • Work experience in the UN system is an asset.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation is desirable.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification is an asset.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, is required;
  • Intermediate level of another UN language (preferably Spanish, French, and/or Arabic) is required.

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