Director of Studies (Academy for Financial Supervisors)

within People & Culture


Director of Studies (Academy for Financial Supervisors)

within People & Culture

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About People & Culture

An MFSA Academy, set up within Strategy, Policy and Innovation Directorate in coordination with People & Culture, is tasked with the training of financial supervisors. The Academy will ensure continuous learning and debate on supervisory matters and mechanisms, with a view to inter alia strengthening knowledge on financial supervision and techniques within the Authority. The Academy will aim at promoting consistent supervisory approaches between the Authority’s different functions.

The Academy shall prepare an annual training programme for MFSA staff and will organise seminars to be delivered by experienced Maltese and foreign financial professionals. The training will tackle new areas of financial regulation and supervision including in the field of emerging technologies. The Academy shall also organise workshops to discuss specific investigative and enforcement cases carried out by the MFSA and foreign regulators.

The Academy shall establish relations with other similar academies internationally.

The Role

The eventual appointee will be appointed will manage the Academy for Financial Supervisors.

The eventual appointee will:

  • Set up the Academy for Financial Supervisors;
  • Manage the project for the Academy from planning, project management to implementation;
  • Contribute to building the brand, setting up of the strategy and the involvement of relevant stakeholders;
  • Obtain the licence for the Academy through NCFHE and obtain accreditation of the programmes;
  • Reach out to European and International supervisors, exploring opportunities for collaboration;
  • Prepare and implement the annual training programme for the Academy;
  • Prepare and coordinate an events calendar linked to the Academy;
  • Be responsible for delivering a high-quality academic programme, management of the academy, and administration of all aspects of the programme;
  • Act as a first point of contact in mediating, assessing and solving problems relating to the design and delivery of the programme;
  • Devise assessments to measure student progression towards achievement of the programme learning outcomes;
  • Be responsible for the recruitment and management of teaching staff, and student welfare;
  • Ensure that teaching and learning methods across the programme are planned to progressively support learning & development;
  • Act as a key point of contact to external bodies and industry contacts;
  • Proactively lead, coach and manage the staff members of the Academy for Financial Supervisors;
  • Act as a mentor to the staff members of the Academy for Financial Supervisors to achieve their continuous professional and development goals; and
  • Undertake other tasks as delegated by the Chief Officer, Strategy, Policy and Innovation and the designated officer responsible for People and Culture.

About You

We are looking for a candidate with an Honours Degree in Management, Education or Financial Services. A relevant post-graduate degree would be considered an asset.

You will also possess a minimum of seven (7) years working experience, including in training in the field of financial services.

Strong leadership, people management skills and the ability to set priorities of a challenging workload and qualities required for this post.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience in a related role, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

How to apply

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Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to

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 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 under MQRIC heading.

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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.