ARMA begins hiring and starts cooperating with EU institutions

2017/3/14 14:28:00

ARMA is an innovative, first of its kind in Ukraine, state agency. During staff selection process, ARMA will pay attention to the candidates with an experience in related spheres. Thus, candidates of investigators, lawyers specializing in corporate and tax law, tax experts, auditors, bailiffs etc. will be considered to fill in vacancies at asset recovery office.

 


KYIV, Mar 14, 2017 – The National Agency for Identification, Recovery and Management of Corrupt and Other Illegal Assets (Asset Recovery and Management Agency, ARMA) announces competition to fill the first vacancies from lead experts to department heads. The agency is building a team of specialized asset recovery unit, as well as secondary units to ensure smooth start of its operation.

 

This information was revealed at a press conference attended by Anton Yanchuk, Head of ARMA, Kestutis Lancinskas, HEAD of EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) and Eka Tkeshelashvili, Head of EU Anticorruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI).

 

Staff selection and training and international network building are among ARMA’s top priorities at the moment. EUAM and EUACI will support ARMA during the early stages of its operations so that it is able to act upon its mandate in accordance with best established practices in Europe.

 

EUAM experts have already helped to develop ARMA’s organisational structure. In addition, EUAM is helping ARMA connect with similar institutions in the 28 EU Member States, via programmes and networks such as StAR (Stolen Asset recovery Initiative), CARIN (Camden Assets Recovery Interagency Network) and others. With EUAM assistance, ARMA experts will have a chance to visit asset recovery institutions in some EU Member States. In addition to study visits, EUAM will provide specialised training and strategic advice.

 

EUACI will offer comprehensive assistance covering both human resource development as well as IT processes. EUACI will assist sustainable development of ARMA by twinning it with selected agencies of member states of the European Union, as well as by developing partnership with multilateral organizations working in the field of tracing and recovery of illegal proceeds of Crime.

 

ARMA is an innovative, first of its kind in Ukraine, state agency. During staff selection process, ARMA will pay attention to the candidates with an experience in related spheres. Thus, candidates of investigators, lawyers specializing in corporate and tax law, tax experts, auditors, bailiffs etc. will be considered to fill in vacancies at asset recovery office.

 

According to the adopted staff list, there will be 130 people working in ARMA. By the end of this year, several stages of competitions – in March, June and September – will have been conducted. Consequently, 80 new employees are expected to join ARMA by the end of that period. The competition will be held in accordance with acting Ukrainian legislation on public service. To simplify and speed up application procedure and to allow more candidates to apply, ARMA will ensure personified access to the application system for all the candidates using Electronic Digital Signature (EDS).

 

The new staff will face a number of challenges. They will immediately be engaged in working on complex issues, solution of which will require learning new instruments. ARMA invites ambitious professionals to take part in the competition.

 

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Text provided by EUAM

 

For additional information, contact:

 

LIUDMYLA BORTOK

 

Spokesperson

Press and Public Information Office

Cell: +38 067 40 54 484

Liudmyla.bortok@euam-ukraine.eu  

www.euam-ukraine.eu

 

 

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