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Policy Officer - Asia

Australian Federal Police

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/10/2017

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Policy & Legislation

Job description:

Unless otherwise noted, applications quoting relevant vacancy reference number must be lodged by 4pm (AEDT) Thursday, 19 October 2017.



AFP Band 5 $83,554 - $90,517


Applications are sought from suitably qualified and well-rounded professionals to join the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) team as a Policy Officer to work primarily in the coordination of technical assistance and training (TA&T)/capacity building in the Asia region. The APG is a high profile regional organisation formed in 1997 and consists of 41 member jurisdictions, spanning United States, China to Niue and Palau. We have over 30 observer jurisdictions and organisations including the IMF, World Bank, UNODC and ADB.

The strategic objective of the APG is to reduce serious crime in the Asia/Pacific region by ensuring member jurisdictions combat money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction through:

  1. Effective participation in the Financial Action Task Force’s standard setting process; and
  2. Full and effective implementation of those standards.

The primary role of the Secretariat is to provide secretariat services to the APG Co Chairs and 41 regional members (jurisdictions in Asia Pacific) and in doing so serves as a focal point for APG activities. TA&T/capacity building is a key role of the APG. This position involves international travel. Qualifications and Skills

  • A University degree in criminology, law, finance, economics or related fields.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in international development / capacity building / technical assistance.
  • At least 3 years professional experience in technical assistance, law enforcement, finance, policy development or related fields.
  • Experience in AML/CFT (or related areas such as proceeds of crime or international cooperation) is preferable.

Experience and Knowledge Required For Effective Performance

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical capacity and ability to work in an information-rich environment.
  • Experience working in fast-paced contexts with a range of stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the various levels and types of professional relationships which can exist in a political and business environment involving national and international policy implications.
  • Experience in working with a wide range of computer-based applications, MS Office, Excel, and document management systems.
  • Experience in communicating effectively with individuals and groups, including in situations which can be culturally and politically sensitive in an international context.

Since the APG is officially hosted by the Australian Government (the Australian Federal Police), other conditions of employment will include the ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Government ‘Negative Vetting Level 1’ security clearance, & complete drugs testing. These are on-going requirements of employment with the Australian Federal Police.

Position contact: Mitali Tyagi Director, Technical Assistance & Training APG Secretariat T: +61 2 9277 0449 E:

The AFP’s application process for non-policing vacancies consists of two-steps for non-AFP employees. (Existing AFP employees only need to undertake step 1 of the process).

Preliminary step: It is strongly recommended that you take action now to obtain a copy or copies of your driving history through the relevant local motor registry or Road Traffic Authority.

Step 1 Application:

    • applicants complete and submit an online application;

Step 2 AFP Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ):

The ESQ is the tool in which applicant’s character is assessed against the employment character standards.

Following the instructions contained in the email from AFP Recruitment confirming receipt of your application, the ESQ must be completed and submitted within 14 calendar days after the closing date of the applications.

Traffic History:

All applicants are required to obtain a copy of their Traffic History. If you have resided in different states or territories, you must supply a traffic history from each state or territory. You are required to include 10 years of traffic history and not older than 3 months from date of application. If you have a traffic history report from more than one state or territory, you will need to scan all documents and attach to your application as one.

Traffic history information is available from the local Motor Registry in your state or territory. Do not upload individual infringement notices or unofficial documentation.

You are required to inform the Recruitment Team ( ) of any offences, infringements or police charges that occur during the recruitment process.

Omitting to supply relevant details may jeopardise your application.

If you do not currently hold, and have never held, a driver’s licence you should upload a Statutory Declaration providing this information.

If you have lived overseas, or have travelled extensively, please provide a Statutory Declaration stating the period you held a licence and listing any traffic offences. If you did not hold a licence during this period, please provide a Statutory Declaration stating this information. Statutory Declarations can be found online.

You need to allow two to three weeks to get access to this information as a minimum. It is recommended that you request these reports at the commencement of your application.

Once the ESQ has been completed applicants will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the ESQ.

Interested applicants should refer to the Applicant Information Pack.

For more information about the AFP’s Employment Character Standards, please go to:

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