AMRO embraces diversity. Our employees come from more than 10 countries and female colleagues make up more than 40 percent of our workforce. Here at AMRO, you’ll build a legacy. You’ll focus your intelligence and imagination on the most crucial and complex issues facing the world and the region today. We bring talent, like you, together to contribute to the macroeconomic and financial stability of the ASEAN+3 region.

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Full Time Positions

The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has a vacancy for Human Resource Officer / Senior Human Resource Officer.

The HR Officer / Senior HR Officer will report to the Group Head of Budget, HR & Support Service Group (BHRS) and be responsible for a broad range of human resources functions, including the development, implementation, and improvement of HR strategy, development framework, policies and programs, in support of AMRO’s organizational strategy.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support Group Head of BHRS in reviewing, developing and implementing AMRO HR strategy and development framework, in support of AMRO’s organizational strategy and mid-term implementation plan (MTIP).
  • Review existing HR policies and processes, identify critical gaps/omissions, and make proposals for change and innovate, responding to AMRO’s business/staff needs.
  • Conduct research and benchmarking analysis of HR policies and practices that represent IO and industry best practices and make recommendations for their adoption/integration into AMRO existing HR policy framework.
  • Review and update the Administrative Order related to HR management, HR handbooks, staff guidelines and handbooks, to ensure the relevance and effectiveness.
  • Ensure, coordinate, or facilitate the effective roll-out and implementation of new or revised HR policies, guidelines, and procedures by way of dissemination, communication, and awareness activities.
  • Develop consultation and communication plans with key stakeholders and incorporate inputs from relevant employee and stakeholder surveys and other feedback mechanisms into HR strategy/policy development.
  • Establish, maintain and enhance collaboration with peer international organizations, to consult on common/innovative approaches related to HR policy matters, e.g. benchmarking opportunities, lessons learned, and achievement of objectives.
  • Provide advice and interpretation on a wide range of HR policies and procedures, to support accountability and oversight. Prepare opinions on cases involving unusual and/or complex HR issues, including cases for which no, or few, precedents exist.
  • Lead the review of disciplinary matters, including cases of misconduct, administrative procedures, appeals, and administrative reviews, making recommendations on the appropriate actions/measures to be adopted.
  • Prepare reports, policy papers, briefing notes or talking points on issues related to HR policy for presentation to senior management or member authorities.
  • Perform other functions as requested by supervisor.

The candidate should possess:

  • An advanced degree from a reputable university in the related fields of public/business administration, HR management, organizational development, economics, or social sciences;
  • At least 6 years (for HR officer) / 10 years (for Senior HR officer) of relevant professional HR working experience in a public or private sector organization. Working experience at the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) or other International Organizations (IOs) will be advantageous;
  • Affiliation with and/or certified/accredited by recognized professional HR associations, such as CIPD, IPMA-HR, SHRM etc. is a plus;
  • Deep understanding/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 organizational effectiveness, HR analysis, HR planning and budgeting and HR services (including on-boarding, in-service, and off-boarding);
  • Possess excellent organizational skills, solid teamwork, excellent oral and written communication skills in English, strong interpersonal skills to interact with staff and external contacts of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels, broad experience in coordinating activities in accordance with organizational practices, procedures and policies;
  • Leading, mentoring, and coaching. Ability to lead team, exercising supervision and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from supervisor.
  • Strong persistence, efficiency, and punctuality in handling multiple tasks, and able to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines. Perseverance is essential when faced with difficult problems or challenges and maintenance of calmness in stressful situations; and
  • High proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and HR information system.

Applicants should submit the following to amro.recruitment@amro-asia.org:

(1) An updated CV.

(2) A brief description of all relevant academic qualifications and work experience.

(3) The earliest possible start date.

(4) Referee details.

The last day to apply to this position is November 3, 2022.

The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has vacancies in the Surveillance Group for Research Analyst/Research Assistant (Full-time or Part-time).

The Research Analyst/Research Assistant will, under the supervision of the Financial Surveillance Group Head, be responsible for supporting various macro-financial surveillance and research activities to help identify risks in ASEAN+3 economies and design police advice. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to grow professionally and develop new technical skills.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the preparation of AMRO studies and reports by providing and analysing relevant data and statistics using various analytical tools, summarizing the results and findings, and providing any other necessary support required by the authors of those reports;
  • Contributing to all aspects of the production of AMRO’s flagship publication, the ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook, as directed by supervisors;
  • Supporting and generating data for the multilateral team by keeping macroeconomic data updated and accessible by economists;
  • Developing document and electronic templates and automated dashboards to monitor financial market and economic indicators, in Excel, Tableau, and other visualization tools;
  • Helping to migrate economists’ data from one database source to another, as required;
  • Helping to set up, develop and maintain research datasets;
  • Monitoring and reviewing AMRO’s information feed subscriptions and usage;
  • Providing all other surveillance-related administrative and research support as directed by supervisors; and
  • Undertaking any other task as directed by supervisors.

The candidate should possess:

  • A degree in business, economics, international finance, public policy, statistics, or related fields from a reputable university; a postgraduate degree would be a plus;
  • Relevant work experience and knowledge would be a plus, preferably related to financial market and economic research, and database and content management;
  • Knowledge of and experience with third-party mainstream economic and financial markets databases such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, Refinitiv, etc.; experience working with Asian economics and finance data would be an advantage;
  • Strong proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint);
  • Strong data management and visualization skills;
  • Familiarity with econometric packages such as EViews, Stata is essential; experience with visualization tools, such as Tableau would be a plus; ability to program in languages such as Matlab, R, Python, SQL would be a significant advantage; willingness and ability to quickly learn new tools and programming languages are mandatory.
  • Strong motivation and initiative; strong multitasking skills; must be results oriented and accountable for the accuracy of both data and information;
  • 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.

Applicants should submit the following to amro.recruitment@amro-asia.org :

(1) An updated CV.

(2) A brief description of all relevant academic qualifications and work experience.

(3) The earliest possible start date.

(4) Referee details.

We will acknowledge receipt of all the applications. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Research Collaboration Program

Launched in 2017, the AMRO Research Collaboration Program aims at enhancing AMRO’s research capabilities and expanding AMRO’s network through collaboration with external academicians and experts and increasing the visibility of AMRO’s research activities.

AMRO Research Collaboration Program is implemented with support from the AMRO Technical Assistance Trust Funds financed by the Ministry of Finance of China, the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Korea, and the Ministry of Finance, Japan.

AMRO would like to engage external academicians and experts in conducting research on selected thematic topics to strengthen macroeconomic surveillance capacities and facilitate knowledge sharing in the ASEAN+3 region. Successful candidates are expected to complete the study in three to six months, either on-site at the AMRO office or off-site, present their research findings at AMRO, and publish the final research reports on AMRO’s website in accordance with its Publication Policy.

Published reports under the AMRO Research Collaboration Program can be accessed here: https://amro-asia.org/publications/amro-thematic-studies/

New publications on Local Currency Use will be posted on the same webpage by the CMIM team.

a) Macroeconomic policy issues of the ASEAN+3 region and countries, particularly in the areas of growth, financial stability, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and macro-financial and structural issues.

b) ASEAN+3’s regional cooperation efforts in the areas of international finance, international trade, FDI, and economic integration.

c) Regional financial arrangements issues in the ASEAN+3 region—particularly the CMIM arrangement, bilateral swap arrangements, and architectural issues of the global financial safety net.

AMRO would like to engage external academicians and experts to participate in research on selected thematic topics related to its surveillance activity in the ASEAN+3 region. Successful candidates are expected to complete the study in three to six months in principle, either on-site at the AMRO office or off-site, and to present their research findings at AMRO and to publish the final research report on AMRO’s website in accordance with its publication policy.

Interested candidates should:

a) Send an updated CV and a brief description of all relevant working experience, including past achievements in research
b) Provide a concrete proposal for the program (up to five pages)
c) State their earliest possible start date

Compensation and equipment

AMRO will provide an honorarium, allowance and travel costs based on AMRO’s internal guidelines, and will provide office space and equipment in the case of on-site work.

Please send all applications and/or enquiries to: amro_consultant@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.

Short Term Consultant

Interested firms should submit:
a) An introductory brochure
b) A brief description of past translation experience, including notable achievements
c) A pricing quotation for the project
d) Declaration of (no) conflict of interest (please send a disclosure statement whether there is any actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this Project)

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

AMRO Technical Assistance Roster Consultants

The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) is building up its roster of Technical Assistance (TA) specialists with expertise related to macroeconomic, financial stability and supervision related issues to cater to the needs of TA recipients within its ASEAN+3 member authorities. We are seeking applications from individuals or firms who are suitably qualified to be placed on the roster.

Please click HERE to review the full job spec and application details.