Full Time Positions 2018-03-21T19:02:13+00:00

Full Time Positions

Current vacancies:

Posting date: 5 January 2018
Closing date: 4 April 2018

The Group Head (Financial Surveillance) will be responsible for developing the financial sector surveillance infrastructure and capacity at AMRO and building its data and analytics capabilities on financial stability monitoring.

Main responsibilities include:

a.) Developing the work programme for financial sector surveillance of the ASEAN+3 countries, as well as of countries that are of systemic importance to the membership.

b.) Building the necessary infrastructure and capacity for monitoring systemic risks via the development of techniques and tools appropriate to member countries; developing the bank stress testing toolkit for country teams.

c.) Monitoring developments in member countries, as well as in global systemically important countries and international financial markets, by engaging with country authorities and the private sector.

d.) Coordinating and/or contributing analyses on financial stability issues in country briefs and/or flagship reports.

e.) Ensuring consistency and quality of financial advice via reviews of documents produced within the organisation and close coordination with country teams.

f.) Initiating and overseeing research and other projects, such as conducting thematic studies arising from bilateral and multilateral financial developments, risk modelling, etc., and developing and disseminating key policy conclusions; providing thought leadership on the impact of international financial regulations on member countries.

g.) Determining the financial sector Technical Assistance (TA) needs of member countries, in collaboration with the ADB, and developing a TA programme.

h.) Leading the data collection and implementing a data management system for AMRO, which will include:

  • Developing AMRO’s economic surveillance database (AESD).
  • Coordinating with ADB staff to implement systems that support the implementation and maintenance (including data governance) of AESD.
  • Identifying AMRO- and AESD-related processes and applications that require automation.
  • Building new and bespoke member-country databases to support more innovative analytics.

The successful candidate should possess:

(i.) An advanced degree in economics or finance and at least 15 years’ experience in international finance, specifically in financial markets, surveillance and policy, preferably at an international financial institution or central bank; experience in financial markets, notably at a commercial or investment bank and/or asset manager would also be highly desirable.

(ii.) Extensive experience with bilateral and multilateral macro-financial surveillance, systemic risk analysis and stress testing, and financial regulation and policy; previous experience covering the Asia-Pacific region would be a significant advantage, while knowledge of other regions for cross-country analyses as well as potential spillover channels to Asia would be a big plus.

(iii.) An established track record in macro-financial research, including expertise in developing financial surveillance models, tools and indicators.

(iv.) Experience in conducting reviews of both country and policy related papers.

(v.) Experience with the funding and delivery of financial Technical Assistance programmes for member countries; hands-on TA experience would be an advantage.

(vi.) Extensive knowledge of database products in the areas of economics, financial institutions and instruments, and capital markets. Extensive experience with building financial databases. Experience with developing data management frameworks and processes at an organisational level; comprehensive knowledge of end-to-end data management platforms and functions.

(vii.) Excellent diplomatic and partnership skills; ability to build/maintain relationships with counterparts at other international financial institutions, country authorities and private sector contacts; wide network of contacts in policymaking and financial sector.

(viii.) Strong leadership and management skills, as well as motivating, mentoring and coaching staff. Ability to work well under tight deadlines and managing multiple tasks. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Posting date: 31 March 2016
Closing date: –

The Economist will, under the supervision of the Group Head, conduct macroeconomic and financial surveillance of ASEAN+3 members (or advanced economies) and work on CMIM related issues.

Main responsibilities include:

a.) Assist his/her Group Head in the planning and implementation of the group’s work plan in support of AMRO’s overall goals ensuring efficiency, relevance and impact of AMRO’s surveillance work.

b.) Conduct surveillance of the member economies including data collection, monitoring and analysing developments in the country, identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing the economy, formulating policies to address the risks and vulnerabilities, maintaining good relation with the authorities.

c.) Conduct surveillance of the region including data collections, monitoring and analysing regional developments, monitoring and analysing extra-regional major economies such as the US, Europe and major emerging markets economies, monitoring and analysing global and regional financial markets, identifying risks and vulnerabilities in the global economy and global financial markets and implications for the member economies of AMRO, coming up with policy options to deal with risks and vulnerabilities working closely with the country surveillance team.

d.) Draft briefing notes for management and for consultation and interim visits; develop work program and participate in the annual consultation and prepare initial drafts of country consultation reports for the assigned country; prepare initial drafts of flagship reports and other monthly or quarterly reports.

e.) Plan and conduct economic and financial studies and research under the guidance of his/her Group Head.

f.) Collect and manage data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sectors and other data sources.

g.) Maintain good relation with the authorities and liaise with authorities on all surveillance matters between AMRO and the member economies.

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 and knowledge, 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); and

(iv.) Strong teamwork and communication skill.

Qualified candidates should send:
(a)   An updated CV
(b)   Brief description of all relevant academic and work experience
(c)   Earliest possible start date
(d)   Reference letter and testimonials, if any

Please send all applications and/or enquiries to: amro.recruitment@amro-asia.org

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.