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State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the Central Bank, is looking for young, talented and energetic candidates for the following position in the Payment Systems Policy & Oversight Department, based at Karachi.


Virtual Assets Expert (on contract)

Key responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not limited to, the following:
Contribute in SBP’s overall virtual asset strategy and activities.
Responsible to provide support, guidance, on virtual assets, blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to both internal and external stakeholders in areas such as architecture, design, system requirements and operational issues.
Responsible to help in formulating policy/regulations/guidelines in the area of virtual assets to meet requirements of the industry while also analysing its impact on overall financial stability.
Ability to identify technical and policy implications of virtual assets solution designs in financial services based on technological innovations, while understanding the roles of miners, virtual asset exchanges, policy makers and financial industry etc.
Contribute in developing risk oversight framework for virtual assets within the SBP.
Conduct annual effectiveness reviews to identify improvement areas and implement necessary actions.
Monitoring on-going compliance with and effectiveness of the risk control environment and overall exposure and risk levels to Virtual Assets.
Coach and deliver ongoing training and development of people for Virtual Assets.

 Eligibility Criteria:


Bachelors or Masters Degree (16 years of education) in computer science, business administration, or similar relevant field.

Age: Maximum 35 years, as of the date of submission of application (as per CNIC). Relaxation maybe allowed in case of additional relevant experience.

At least 3 years of experience in:

  • emerging Virtual-Assets and emerging digital technology
  • banking / financial services

  • Understanding of crypto-assets and fintech industry trends / developments, risk implications and impacts on the financial sector.
  • Knowledge of key regulatory and supervisory frameworks, including FATF recommendations related to VAS/VASP, ideally with direct experience of working closely with supervisors / regulators.

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  Competitive compensation package as per State Bank rules.

 Application Procedure

Interested candidates meeting the above mentioned eligibility criteria may submit their applications online on The system generated application form may be shared through surface mail addressed to Joint Director, Resource Management, HRD, State Bank of Pakistan, 10th Floor, SBP Main Building, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi. Last date of application submission is Jan 17, 2022. Applications not on prescribed format will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females & Transgender persons are encouraged to apply

Misinformation and any attempt to influence the selection process will be considered a definite disqualification for current as well as for all future recruitments in the Bank, even if the candidate is otherwise qualified.

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