Senior Analyst - Operations jobs in Malta - February 2023
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Senior Analyst

Job vacancy: Senior Analyst within Strategy, Policy & Innovation in Grade 6 
Job code: SPI/007/19

About Strategy, Policy & Innovation:

The Strategy and Policy Function is mainly responsible for providing the MFSA with advice and analyses on current and prospective strategies and policies and proposing key priority areas. This is done through the formulation and implementation of policies which will strengthen Malta's framework for the regulation of financial services and implementing policy projects in line with the MFSA's strategy and vision.

The Role: 
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Assisting in (and leading where necessary) strategy and policy projects;
  • Assisting in the drafting of the function’s internal Policies and Procedures Manual/s;
  • Assisting the function’s management team in undertaking regular long-term strategic reviews relative to the identified MFSA strategy and policy;
  • Assisting in the development of the MFSA’s strategy and propose key priority areas which may be tapped into by the MFSA, how these should be developed going forward, taking stock of the required operational changes to ensure due implementation;
  • Liaising with the various Directorates and Functions of the Authority as well as other Governmental bodies and act as the main contact point to facilitate communication channels;
  • Participating in local, EU, local and international fora, including the relevant committees of the European Supervisory Authorities, which may impinge on the Authority’s strategies and policies;
  • Liaising and cooperating with foreign regulators; and
  • Undertaking any other tasks as delegated by the Chief Officer, Strategy, Policy and Innovation, Head and management team of the function, depending on the Authority’s exigencies.

About You:
We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in either Law, Accountancy, Finance, Business and Information Technology, or in any other qualification related to innovative areas of finance. You will be expected to have a sound knowledge of financial services legislation and regulatory framework and have the ability to manage competing priorities and a challenging workload.  The eventual appointee will be appointed at a middle management level.

The chosen candidate is expected to be a confident individual who is flexible, dynamic, having a critical and analytical mind-set. The individual is also required to have excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

Excellent written and spoken communication as well as presentation skills are a must.  The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

You will also possess a minimum of five (5) years working in the area of Financial Services Sector.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience in a similar related role, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

How to apply or query further information:
Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying cover letter providing the motivation for the application.

Other important information:
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 the comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at the application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such an interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website under the 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. 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.

*Public Call Permit: 701/2022

Malta Financial Services Authority:
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator for financial services in Malta. It was established by law on 23 July 2002 taking over supervisory functions previously carried out by the Central Bank of Malta, the Malta Stock Exchange, and the Malta Financial Services Centre. The Authority is a fully autonomous public institution and reports to Parliament on an annual basis.

Full Time
Job Type
Experienced (3 years +), Middle Management
Experience Level
Financial Services

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