National and International Long-Term Expert based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (International LTE Financial Crime)

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Department of International Development Cooperation Projects

EU Grant

“EUPA4BiH – European Union Police Assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina


The consortium, under the leadership of the Center for International Legal Cooperation (The Netherlands), further consisting of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (Germany), CIVIPOL (France), FIIAPP (Spain) and CPMA (Lithuania) will start the implementation of the EU Grant Contract “EUPA4BiH – European Union Police Assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina” on 2 September 2024 and is therefore looking for candidates for National and International Long-Term Expert positions based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The project

The global objective of this project is to improve the security of citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The specific objectives of the project are as follows:

  • To enhance the effectiveness of institutions involved in the fight against transnational organised crime, corruption, drugs, money laundering, cybercrime, trafficking of human beings, terrorism, radicalisation, violent extremism, corruption and ensure better institutional interoperability,
  • To further improve the collection and data exchange, and data protection according to the EU applicable standards and best practices,
  • To improve governance standards to embed stability and progress towards EU membership, better identify and respond to threats and strengthen capacities to prevent and fight crimes.

The project start date is 2 September 2024, and the contract’s implementation period is 50 months from this date. The expert team will be gradually built up.

The project will consist of 10 component, which each have various outputs:

Component 1: Fight against transnational organised/serious crime, Trafficking of Human Beings (THB), drugs, corruption and cybercrime

Component 2: Prevention and Countering terrorism and violent extremism

Component 3: Prevention and Countering Financial crime, Money Laundering

Component 4: Support the enhancement of effective cooperation among law enforcement bodies and with prosecutors and judges

Component 5:  Enhancing external cooperation and coordination, information exchange, as well as international cooperation and coordination with EUROPOL and Interpol

Component 6:  Support for drafting legislation in line with EU acquis, European standards and best practices

Component 7: Support to the criminal justice authorities in demonstrating progress towards establishing a track record of proactive investigations, confirmed indictments, prosecutions and final convictions against organised crime and corruption, including at high-level

Component 8:  Enhance border security, and fight cross-border organised crime

Component 9:  Complementary assistance to procure required equipment to support better use of Special Investigative measures (SIMs), effective investigations, forensic capacities and specialised IT equipment that will enhance the LEAs’ capacity and further strengthen data security and exchange.

Component 10:  Communication and outreach to BiH citizens / EU Visibility

The consortium will select the candidates and present them to the Contracting Authority (EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina) for formal approval.

International LTE Financial Crime

The International LTE Financial Crime will be engaged in component 3 of the project with respect to the fight against financial and economic crimes or concerning financial aspects of other crime phenomena. In the function of LTE, he/she will take responsibility for a cluster of activities. Besides providing professional expertise to achieve the project results, he/she will guide the involvement of additional international and local experts. He/she will report to the Team Leader and the respective consortium partner. The assignment will be full-time for a duration of 50 months. It is foreseen to be carried out fully in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree or higher professional education and training as investigator / extensive experience in the area of financial crime, AML/CFT, asset recovery;
  • Proficient command of written and spoken English, computer literacy;
  • Pro-active personality with outstanding communication skills and ability to build trust with various different actors in the justice chain;
  • Very good reporting and analytical capacity;
  • Knowledge of the Western Balkans, especially of Bosnia and Herzegovina´s inter-cultural specificities and the local language, would be an asset;
  • Proven knowledge of project management, including project management techniques and tools, would be an advantage;

General professional experience

  • Over 12 years of post-graduate professional practical experience in the area of financial investigations, AML/CFT, asset recovery, at least 10 of which as an investigator, senior police officer or senior staff member of another investigative body in the area of financial crimes, AML/CFT and asset recovery;
  • Knowledge of the European and international benchmarks in the sector;
  • Experience in managing and leading a cluster team, ideally a multi-disciplinary and/or multi-national team;
  • Proven professional experience in the field of preventing or combating financial crime in general and in particular, among others in the following areas: AML/CFT strategies and legislation; asset recovery and asset management; ILP in financial crimes; management and use of financial data; reporting about suspicious financial transactions; strengthening financial crime investigation and prosecution capacities.

Specific professional experience

  • Previous experience as an expert in EU or other donor-funded projects, preferably in IPA countries;
  • Experience with and sound understanding of the various relevant institutions, law enforcement agencies, PPOs and courts in the complex context of BiH or a neighboring country would be an asset;
  • Training experience would be


Candidates interested in participating in the tender procedure are encouraged to hand in their letter of interest to Project Manager Matas Ažukas, by 15 July 2024.

The email must refer to the assignment title “EUPA4BiH followed by the exact expert position, and must comprise:

  • a motivation letter (1 page)
  • a CV clearly indicates the required qualifications and experiences. References must be available upon request.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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