Position:       Senior Advisor on Corruption and Illicit Finance, Myanmar
Location:      Can be remote
Status:          Full-time
Reports to:  Director of Illicit Finance Policy

 Position Summary:   The Senior Advisor will serve as a Myanmar-focused corruption and illicit finance lead, working closely with the illicit finance policy team based in New York, Washington, DC and London. The Senior Advisor will lead the organization’s efforts to analyze, disrupt and ultimately dismantle the kleptocratic networks and illicit financial flows that underpin the current ruling structure in Myanmar—a captured state.
The Senior Advisor is expected to have a thorough understanding of the range of tools of financial pressure such as network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, and asset recovery procedures, and how they can be deployed to alter the incentive structure of those benefitting from atrocities and grand corruption in Myanmar.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

– Working closely with colleagues and The Sentry’s Co-Founder, formulate original policy recommendations that disrupt the financing of atrocities in and the laundering of corruption proceeds from Myanmar.
– Build relationships and closely engage policymakers, regulators, law enforcement, financial institutions, and other private sector and civil society actors across all relevant jurisdictions to encourage adoption of financial tools of pressure.
– Expand The Sentry’s network of contacts within the policy and nonprofit community, including with Burmese in-country and diaspora groups.
– Provide strategic analysis on corruption and state capture in Myanmar, and serve as an in-house expert and resource for colleagues on the policy tools available to create change.
– Represent The Sentry in the media through radio, print, and TV interviews.
– Co-author, author, and edit op-eds, memos, reports, and other products.
– Develop opportunities to share The Sentry’s findings and policy positions by participating in or hosting events and panels.
– Collaborate with the Development team on fundraising opportunities; review fundraising materials and reports to donors.

Required Skills and Experience:

– Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills.
– In-depth knowledge of Myanmar and its political economy.
– In-depth understanding of issues surrounding corruption and illicit financial flows in Myanmar, including ways that the military has infiltrated the economy.
– Knowledge of and experience on key issues and concepts related to financial tools of pressure.
– Demonstrated experience engaging policymakers and civil society in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
– Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in a relevant field (International Relations, Political Science, International Development, International Security, etc).
– Experience engaging with dynamic and evolving teams.
– Experience managing and evaluating complex security issues, including in potential crisis situations.
– Able to maintain patience and presence in fast-moving environment.

Preferred Substantive Knowledge and Experience:

– Fluency in Burmese.


To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@thesentry.org.
 Please include “Senior Advisor” in the subject line of your email.

 

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