Posting date: 11 June 2018
Closing date: 10 August 2018
Researcher is AMRO’s entry-level position. A researcher will perform the following functions:
i.) To perform surveillance activities by participating in country missions, drafting country reports, and capacity-building activities as assigned by the supervisors;
ii.) To collect, manage, disseminate, and analyse data from member authorities with a view to constructing policy-oriented database system;
iii.) To contribute to developing a macroeconomic framework as well as to establishing and maintaining databases of ASEAN+3 economies, with focus on regional countries;
iv.) To support the monitoring of the financial markets of ASEAN+3 economies as well as to provide support for ad hoc researches or surveillance activities as assigned by the supervisors;
v.) To perform research activities by gathering and compiling data, undertaking econometrics work, and writing reports as assigned by the supervisors; and
vi.) To help in providing logistical and administrative support to AMRO’s country consultation visits as assigned by the supervisors.
The candidate should possess:
a.) Recent completion of a PhD or Master’s degree in the field of macroeconomics, finance or related fields from a reputable university;
b.) Experience in fiscal or financial sector analysis or knowledge of the economic or financial situation in ASEAN+3 or other advanced and emerging markets economies;
c.) Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and in packages such as Stata, EViews, and MATLAB;
d.) Experience in data collection, management and dissemination;
e.) Ability to work independently under minimum supervision and be accountable for the accuracy of both data and information; and
f.) Strong teamwork and communication skills to interact effectively with staff and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels. High proficiency in written and spoken English.