AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ROLI
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Pro Bono Technical Advisor (Consultant)
Transnational Anti-Money Laundering Assistance Program (TAMLA) – Disrupting Money Laundering through Gambling in Southeast Asia
Remote, with possible travel to Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand
Until February 2022
For 30 years and through our work in more than 100 countries, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) and our partners have sought to strengthen legal institutions, to support legal professionals, to foster respect for the rule of law, and to advance public understanding of the law. In collaboration with our in-country partners—including government ministries, judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, and civil society organizations—we design programs that are responsive to local needs and that prioritize sustainable solutions to pressing rule of law challenges. Since 2020, ABA ROLI has been implementing a program on “Disrupting Money Laundering Through Gambling in Southeast Asia” with anticipated activities in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
With DOS/INL funding, ABA ROLI is working to develop a Casino Sector AML Compliance Assessment Tool (“Assessment Tool”) for the Greater Mekong Subregion. This concise, check-list style, Assessment Tool will help to evaluate a country’s laws and regulations governing AML in general, and particular in the casino and online gaming sector, for compliance with the FATF Recommendations. The checklist should include a list of FATF recommendations and indicators of legislative / regulatory compliance with those recommendations (it is a tool to be used for a de jure or textual analysis of laws and regulations currently on the books as they relate to the FATF Recommendations). ABA ROLI seeks a pro bono international consultant to create this checklist-style assessment tool.
The Technical Advisor for the Transnational Anti-Money Laundering Assistance Program (TAMLA) – Disrupting Money Laundering through Gambling in Southeast Asia will be responsible for:
Developing a concise, check-list style Casino Sector Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Assessment Tool to evaluate legal frameworks and regulatory measures governing anti-money laundering in the casino and online gaming sector in comparison with the FATF’s international standards on AML/CFT;
Receive feedback from relevant partners in Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos and make necessary revisions to ensure the usefulness and effective adaptation of the Tool; and
Present the Tool at a regional or national workshop, as permitted by COVID-related travel restrictions and availability of funding.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The advisor should meet the following minimum requirements:
Minimum of eight (8)-years of experience working on anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, good governance, justice sector reform, training, mentoring and capacity building initiatives;
Demonstrated experience of working with AML and anti-corruption stakeholders in Southeast Asia or another region;
Good command of English.
Experience working on international donor-funded programs, preferably U.S. government funded programs. HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a CV and expression of interest to Mike Daines at Michael.Daines@americanbar.org by December 20, 2021.