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 vacancies in the Country Surveillance Group for Economist/Senior Economist.

The successful candidate will be assigned as economist in country surveillance teams and report to the Surveillance Group Heads who are the Mission Chiefs for the countries. The candidate should have good understanding of macroeconomics and international finance and be knowledgeable about ASEAN+3 economies. Strong communication and coordination skills are also essential.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Be responsible for conducting surveillance of countries including:
    • collecting data, monitoring, and analyzing developments in the countries, at both the country and sectoral levels.
    • identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing the countries and formulating policy recommendations to address them.
    • drafting briefing notes for annual consultation and interim visits and for management meetings with authorities and other institutions.
    • developing work programs, participating in annual consultations and interim visits, and preparing initial drafts of country consultation reports.
    • providing regular updates to his/her Group Heads and senior management on developments and issues in the countries.
    • conducting research on economic issues pertaining to the countries.
  • Contribute to country, cross-country, sectoral and region-wide surveillance activities of other ASEAN+3 economies as assigned.
  • Collect and manage relevant data from the ASEAN+3 (ASEAN, China, Japan, and Korea) authorities, IFIs, private sector, and other data sources.
  • Supervise and guide research analysts and associates.
  • Maintain good relations with the authorities and liaise with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and the countries, as well other member economies.
  • Assist Group Heads in dealing various related issues of strategic importance.

Institutional Responsibilities

  • Participate in any institution-wide activity, such as AMRO’s internal committees or task forces, as assigned.
  • Facilitate training/seminars/workshops to disseminate knowledge to AMRO staff and external stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO’s overall goals.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in economics, or related fields, from a reputable university.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in economics and/or finance, including macro-financial modelling and policy.
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research.
  • High level of familiarity with ASEAN+3 economies and policies; experience in macroeconomic, financial, and fiscal sector surveillance, and empirical research would be a significant advantage.
  • Strong familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, Refinitiv (Datastream), would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in the application of econometric packages, such as EViews, MATLAB, Stata; proficiency in programming languages such as Python and R would be beneficial.
  • Strong motivation and initiative, and results oriented, and accountable for the accuracy of both data and information.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and presentation skills to interact effectively with staff and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English; (proficiency in local languages would be an advantage).

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 February 15, 2023.

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.

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.

Short Term Technical Assistance Consultant

AMRO is currently seeking a consultant to undertake a Situation Analysis Report of the Non-Bank sector in Cambodia. The closing date for application is 20 January 2023, and the full spec can be found HERE.