Thank you for your keen interest in working for AMRO. We look for motivated, competent individuals to join us. AMRO offers competitive remuneration and expatriate benefit packages pursuant to the internal guidelines.

AMRO is currently looking for the following positions:

Posting date: 15 February 2017
Closing date: 20 March 2017

The Financial Specialist will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing financial stability indicators and risks in the banking sectors and capital markets in ASEAN+3 economies (ASEAN economies and China, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, China). The Financial Specialist will prepare risk assessment reports and where necessary, develop financial models for risk assessment and stress-testing.

The Financial Specialist will be part of a team responsible for regional financial and macroeconomic surveillance of ASEAN+3. The team is responsible for drafting AMRO’s annual regional surveillance publication, and preparing assessments and briefings to management and stakeholders on financial and economic risks affecting the region. The team also works with and supports AMRO’s country desk economists in surveillance of ASEAN+3 economies.

Candidates should possess:

(i) At least a university degree in Economics or Finance from a reputable university; an advanced degree would be advantageous but not mandatory if compensated by relevant work experience;

(ii) At least 5 years of relevant work experience (8 years for applicants without an advanced degree) with excellent knowledge and understanding of financial markets and international finance;

(iii) Experience in drafting financial stability and financial surveillance reports in international financial institutions or central banks, with added experience in financial surveillance in the private sector strongly preferred;

(iv) Extensive experience in financial stability monitoring and analysis on several countries within the ASEAN+3 region is preferred; and

(v) Excellent spoken and written English, and good presentation skills.

Posting date: 10 February 2017
Closing date: 13 March 2017

Human Resource Officer should provide expertise in the areas of HR management, compensation and benefits, recruitment and staffing, staff development and organizational effectiveness and HR services and data management.

HR Officer will perform the following functions:

i. Support Group Head of Budget, HR and Support Service (Group Head) in reviewing, developing and implementing HR policies/programs and initiatives;

ii. Support Group Head in HR strategic planning, talent acquisition and retention, performance evaluation and rewards management;

iii. Support Group Head in managing pay-roll, staff retirement plan and other AMRO staff benefit ensuring the effectiveness of compensation and benefit policies and programs for staff;

iv. Support Group Head in managing HR data, analysing and monitoring key HR metrics and statistics;

v. Support Group Head in liaising, communicating and consulting with other groups/teams on HR policy/program issues;

vi. Support Group Head in coordinating with various authorities and IFIs on HR related issues, maintain good working relationships with Stakeholders;

vii. Support Group Head in performing other administration functions such as budget and financial functions, IT related functions, procurement functions and other related functions as required; and

viii. Perform other functions as may be determined by Director/supervisor.

Successful candidates should possess:

a) An advanced degree from reputable university in the field of public/business administration, HR management, organisational development, economics, social sciences or related fields;

b) At least 5 years of relevant professional HR working experience. Work experience at the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) or other international organisations will be advantageous;

c) Affiliation with and/or certified/accredited by recognised professional HR associations, such as CIPD, IPMA-HR, SHRM etc. is preferable;

d) Deep understanding and experience of IFIs best practices in dealing HR strategy, policy and practice, staff planning and recruitment, performance management & career development, compensation and benefit policies, pension & insurance management, learning and organisational effectiveness, HR analysis, HR planning and budgeting and HR service (including on-boarding, in-service, and off-boarding);

e) Excellent organizational skills, experience in coordinating activities that require teamwork, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact with AMRO staff and external contacts in accordance with AMRO’s organizational practices, and procedures and policies;

f) Leading, mentoring and coaching. When required, candidate is able to lead team, exercising supervision, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from supervisors.

g) Client orientation and problem solving. Candidate is able to resolve situations where client needs are not being met. Candidate can also seek out for guidance and experience in overcoming the most challenging situations.

h) Strong persistence, efficiency and punctuality in handling multiple tasks. Candidate must show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and maintenance of calm in stressful situations. Candidate must also be able to work under pressure, handle multiple concurrent tasks with efficiency and manage tight deadlines; and

i) Strong teamwork and communication skill to interact effectively with staff and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels. Excellent communication and negotiating skills and ability in English, both spoken and written to influence others to reach agreement. High proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Word).

Posting date: 25 October 2016
Closing date: 10 February 2017

The Legal Advisor will perform the following functions:

a)  Provide support in the interpretation and implementation of the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, its Secondary Rules and the Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Singapore

b)  Provide support for the various administrative functions such as human resources (including recruitment, compensation and benefits, dispute settlement), procurement of goods and services, organizational transition process, and technical assistance (including administration of trust funds, consulting and secondment programs) by providing advice on legal issues and assisting in the drafting or review of contracts, agreements and other relevant documents

c)  Draft and/or revise Administrative Orders and other internal regulations and provide advice in their implementation and interpretation

d)  Provide support for the implementation of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization Agreement (CMIM) Agreement, such as providing legal advice in the drafting, amendment, or interpretation of the CMIM Operational Guidelines and assistance in the determination or monitoring of CMIM Parties’ legal conformity in relation to CMIM activations

e)  Participate in the ASEAN+3 Task Force meetings when needed and communicate and coordinate with member authorities on legal matters (may require overseas travel)

f)  Perform other functions as may be determined by the AMRO Director and Deputy Director

The candidate should possess:

(i) Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law from a reputable university;

(ii) A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in law, including contracting law, policy recommendation, legal analysis, research and writing is required. Experience as a lawyer in the legal office of an international organization or government is desirable;

(iii) Knowledge of public international law as well as ability to apply legal expertise to various legal issues and in developing solutions;

(iv) Proficiency in legal writing and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions as well as ability to advise senior management independently;

(v) Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent tasks with efficiency;

(vi) Excellent communication and negotiating skills and ability in English, both spoken and written to influence others to reach agreement;

(vii) Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and maintenance of calm in stressful situations.

Posting date: 25 October 2016
Closing date: 10 February 2017

The CMIM Specialist will perform the following functions:

a)   Support Team Head in developing the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) as an adequate and effective regional financial safety net, while reviewing and proposing policy recommendations for all aspects of the CMIM, including its activation;

b)   Further develop the issues for CMIM operational readiness, while accelerating the peacetime preparation and organizing test run, further improving the Operational Guidelines in consultation with Legal Team;

c)   Provide all policy recommendations to members in conducting the periodic review on fundamental issues, including the adequacy of the size and swap quota, financial terms and conditions of the CMIM arrangements, use of the IMF De-linked portion, funding structure, legal modality, a surveillance mechanism of the CMIM;

d)   Develop a regional crisis management framework under the CMIM: to coordinate the internal work flow from surveillance in peacetime, (early) intervention by CMIM arrangements for prevention and resolution in a near-crisis and crisis situation, and ex-post monitoring;

e)   Develop and update the ERPD Matrix regularly and formulate policies (including Matrix benchmarks and conditionality guidelines) to apply it in crisis and near-crisis situation;

f)   Develop a coordination mechanism with the IMF (co-financing and conditionality) in consultation with Coordination Team and other stakeholders and review how to better integrate the CMIM into the global financial safety net; and

g)   Perform other functions as may be determined by Team Head.

The candidate should possess:

i)   An advanced degree in the field of international law, macroeconomics, finance, public finance, international finance, or related fields from a reputable university;

ii)   At least 5 years of relevant working experience and knowledge, preferably related to regional financial cooperation, international contracting law, economic and financial policy;

iii)   Expertise in fiscal or financial sector analysis and familiarity with the economic or financial situation in ASEAN+3 or global advanced economies;

iv)   Strong teamwork and communication skill.

Posting date: 31 March 2016
Closing date: –

Economist will, under the supervision of the head of group, conduct macroeconomic and financial surveillance of ASEAN+3 members (or advanced economies) and work on CMIM related issues. Work responsibilities include visiting members, drafting surveillance reports, preparing policy recommendation and maintaining database

The candidates should possess:

i)   An advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Public Finance, International Finance and Exchange Rate Policy or related fields from reputable university;

ii)   At least 5 years of relevant work experience preferably related to economic policy issues;

iii)   Experience in conducting regional economic surveillance on the ASEAN+3 region or global advanced economies (N.B. experience with financial sector surveillance and financial stability issues will be an added advantage).

Qualified candidates should send:
a)   CV,
b)   Brief description on the relevant working experiences
c)   Earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to:

Please kindly indicate the position you would like to apply for. We will acknowledge receipt of all the applications. We regret that only shortlisted candidate will be notified for interview.