Junior Assistant (Resolution) - Banking jobs in Malta - February 2024
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Junior Assistant (Resolution)

Malta Financial Services Authority , Any

Published on 07 Feb 2024

Expires in 8 days (08 Mar 2024)

Malta Financial Services Authority is currently looking to recruit a Junior Assistant (Resolution).

About Department

Resolution is responsible for drafting resolution plans for banks and certain investment services firms, advise the Resolution Committee on whether an institution should go into liquidation or resolution and the application of resolution tools when necessary. Resolution interacts on an on-going basis with European institutions and local Authorities.

In order to retain its operational independence from the supervisory function, the MFSA Act contemplates the creation of a Resolution Committee and its underlying structures. The Resolution Committee has all the powers assigned to it by the Resolution Authority under the above-mentioned Act. The Resolution functions are carried out as contemplated by the Act and as provided for by the Resolution Committee. Furthermore, Resolution also administers the requirements emanating from the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation (SRMR), the Recovery and Resolution Regulations (RRR) and the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on the transfer and mutualisation of contributions to the Single Resolution Fund.

Moreover, Resolution interacts continually with European institutions and local authorities to draft resolution plans for banks and certain investment firms. They also advise the Resolution Committee on whether an institution should go into liquidation or resolution, applying resolution tools as necessary. Furthermore, they manage the process related to Resolution Funds and draft necessary Policies and Legislation supporting the resolution process.

Resolution is composed of two main teams which are inter-related, Policy & Legal and Resolution Planning. Policy & Legal is focused on transposition and drafting of relevant legislation and issuance of circulars to apply EBA Guidelines. This team is also responsible for the analysis of policy documents, drafting of policies and procedures to operationalise resolution functions set in legislation, and for processes related to contributions towards Resolution Funds. Resolution Planning involves preparing resolution plans, based on requirements emanating from relevant legislation and policies, for credit institutions and certain investment firms licensed in Malta, in cooperation with the Single Resolution Board (SRB).  Both teams are also involved in meetings and task forces at international and local level.

About Role

This role is for a definite term. 

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team and will be expected to join in the various duties that are undertaken by Resolution including the following tasks as necessary: 

  • Handling the general administrative office duties, which mainly include secretarial and other support duties depending on the day-to-day exigencies of Resolution as may be required;
  • Drafting of documents and correspondence;
  • Preparing invoices and all requirements necessary for the purposes of completing the SRF and NRF contribution process;
  • Filing and record keeping of databases;
  • Assisting and supporting Analysts in conducting public interest assessments and drafting of resolution plans;
  • Conducting quality assurance checks with respect to resolution reporting and Single Resolution Fund (SRF) and National Resolution Fund (NRF) contributions, including the transmission of such data to EBA and/or SRB;
  • Undertake ad-hoc assignments related to resolution and insolvency aspects that may arise from time to time and to report on the outcome of such assignments as may be appropriate and necessary.

About You

Candidates should ideally be reading for a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy and Banking and Finance, or Law or a comparable recognised legal qualification at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC).

The selected candidate will: 

  • Have an excellent command of English and Maltese, good writing skills and an eye for detail;
  • Be able to organise, multi-task, meet strict deadlines and prioritise tasks in accordance with the requirements of the function;
  • Possess good communication and presentation skills;
  • Be able to work within a team as well as a multi-disciplinary office;

Previous experience working in the financial services sector will be considered an asset.

Other Info

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.gov.mt under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage www.mfsa.mt.

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Job Permit No: 368/2023

Full Time
Job Type
Entry (0-12 months)
Experience Level
Financial Services

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