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Job Title: Policy Advisor, Illicit Finance Policy (Azerbaijan)
Company Name: The Sentry
Location: Remote (Washington DC), DC United States
Position Type: Part Time
Post Date: 04/22/2024
Expire Date: 06/22/2024
Job Categories: Finance/Economics, Government and Policy, Publishing, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Policy Advisor, Illicit Finance Policy (Azerbaijan)
Position:         Policy Advisor, Illicit Finance Policy (Azerbaijan)
Location:        Remote
Status:            Part-Time (10 days per month)
Reports to:     Co-Founder

Position Summary:  The Policy Advisor will serve as an Azerbaijan-focused corruption and
illicit finance lead, working closely with the illicit finance policy team. The Policy Advisor will
lead the organization’s efforts on the strategic use of various targeted financial pressures to
disrupt and ultimately dismantle kleptocratic networks and illicit financial flows.
The Policy 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 grand corruption in Azerbaijan.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:
 Working closely with colleagues on the Azerbaijan country team and The Sentry’s Co-
Founder, formulate original policy recommendations that disrupt predatory networks and
illicit financial flows related Azerbaijan.
 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 Azerbaijani in-country and diaspora groups.
 Provide strategic analysis on corruption and state capture in Azerbaijan, 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, policy briefs, dossiers, 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.

 $50,000-60,000 per year (part-time)

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@thesentry.org. Please include “Policy
Advisor, Illicit Finance Policy (Azerbaijan) in the subject line of your email.

Anti-Discrimination Statement
The Sentry, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is an investigative and policy organization that seeks
to disable multinational predatory networks that benefit from violent conflict, repression and
kleptocracy.  The Sentry is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional
people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding, and enables each of
us to realize our potential.  The Sentry’s work environment is safe and open to all
employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law
in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
Qualifications & Requirements
Required Skills and Experience:
 Minimum 6 years direct experience and overall demonstrated expertise related to
Azerbaijan/Caucasus region.
 Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills.
 In-depth knowledge of Azerbaijan and its political economy.
 In-depth understanding of issues surrounding corruption and illicit financial flows in
Azerbaijan, including money laundering through shell companies, arms trade and its role
in sanction evasion for other countries.
 Knowledge of and experience on key issues and concepts related to financial tools of
 Demonstrated experience engaging policymakers and civil society in the United States,
Europe, and the Caucasus region.
 Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in a relevant field (International
Relations, Political Science, International Development, International Security, area
studies, etc).
 Experience engaging with dynamic and evolving teams.
 Experience managing and evaluating complex security issues, including in potential crisis
 Able to maintain patience and presence in fast-moving environment.

Preferred Skills:
 Azerbaijani or Turkish preferred.
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Contact Information
Company Name: The Sentry
Contact Email:jobs@thesentry.org
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