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

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) is currently looking for the position of Director to commerce work in Singapore from May 2022.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AMRO DIRECTOR

The responsibility of the AMRO Director is to head this regional surveillance organization to ensure efficient and timely surveillance of ASEAN+3 countries during both peace and crisis time, and any other related work set by the Executive Committee in accordance with the Agreement Establishing AMRO.

Roles, Accountability and Duties of the Director

1. The AMRO Director shall:

a) Provide the Executive Committee with periodic assessments of macroeconomic and financial conditions and policies in the region;

b) Be accountable to the Executive Committee and subject to its general control;

c) Be chief of the staff of AMRO and, unless the Executive Committee decides otherwise, be responsible for the organization, appointment and dismissal of staff and overall performance of AMRO;

d) Represent AMRO and conduct the current business of AMRO;

e) Submit to the Executive Committee an annual report; and

f) Submit to the Executive Committee a plan of the staffing levels, annual budget, and annual work programme of AMRO for review and approval.

Qualities and Qualifications Criteria

2. The AMRO Director should possess:

a) Outstanding professional capability in the fields of macroeconomics and international finance, in-depth knowledge and experience in macroeconomic policymaking; demonstrate extensive experience in regional macroeconomic monitoring and analysis;

b) Good and wide network contacts internationally and extensive engagements in international economic and financial cooperation;

c) Considerable experience in leading diverse teams in an international or regional cross-cultural environment and has proven capability to manage an organization of the complexity and size of AMRO to ensure high performance, organizational efficiency and financial robustness;

d) Excellent communication skills and effective interactions with key policymakers at a regional and global level;

e) Overall leadership and vision in the formulation and implementation of the organizational strategies for AMRO’s future development and regional financial cooperation.

Terms

3. It is proposed that the tenure of the AMRO Director be for three years with an option for extension up to three years. The extension of the AMRO Director’s term would require the Executive Committee’s approval. Conversely, if the AMRO Director is assessed by the Executive Committee to have underperformed in his/her annual review, his/her contract can be terminated.

Remuneration and Benefits

4. Broadly, the package as agreed by the Executive Committee will comprise competitive remuneration package, accommodation, medical benefits, education for dependents and home passage, as well as a one-off relocation cost.

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) brief description on relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to: AMRO_Director@charterhouse.com.sg by 9 February 2022.

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) is currently looking for the position of Chief Economist to commerce work in Singapore from May 2022.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CHIEF ECONOMIST

The Chief Economist will report to AMRO Director, and perform the following functions:

a) To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of AMRO’s surveillance and research activities (such as ensuring the quality and timely delivery of surveillance and research assignments, developing the frontier insights, including forward-looking analysis and policy implication as well as recommendation, on issues related to economic and financial stability in the region);

b) To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of developing analytical methodology and toolkits for surveillance and research;

c) To lead the planning, implementation and supervision of ensuring consistency in the analysis and sound policy recommendations in AMRO’s surveillance and research products;

d) To build and strengthen relationship with strategic partners (IFIs, and other IOs), and manage participation of AMRO in seminars, conferences and other events relevance to AMRO’s surveillance and research and oversee the quality and content of AMRO’s presentation materials;

e) To lead and manage consultation meetings with the Advisory Panel;

f) To lead and manage AMRO’s support function for the effective implementation of the CMIM, in particular, the production of AMRO’s Reports including policy recommendations, in coordination with the Deputy Director for CMIM Mechanism& Strategy Design; and,

g) To perform other functions as may be determined by the Director in accordance with the AMRO Agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS & EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR CHIEF ECONOMIST

a) Educational background

Qualification: Ph.D. in macroeconomics, finance, public finance, international finance, or related fields from a reputable university, or Master’s degree from a reputable university with outstanding experiences and knowledge in the above fields.

b) Prominent professional career and expertise in macroeconomics research or other related fields

Qualification: Extensive academic research and/or policy study in the areas of Macroeconomics, Finance, Public Finance, Development Finance, International Finance and Exchange Rate Policy, or other related fields.

Added Advantage: High quality research papers and/or articles (indicating by citations in other reputable research or publications) on Macroeconomics, Finance, Public Finance, International Finance and Exchange Rate Policy, or other related fields (desirably with particular focus on the ASEAN+3 region) in recognized international academic journals.

c) Rich experience, capabilities and vision in macroeconomic and financial surveillance

Qualification: Sufficient years of direct hands-on experience in leading, planning, implementation and supervision of economic surveillance activities and/or macroeconomic policies at international organizations with related fields and/or national government institutions.

Added Advantage: Direct hands-on experience in making policy-related decisions, or designing one financial bailout program for a crisis-hit country or implementing policies relating to macroeconomic and financial surveillance at either the government of the crisis-hit country itself or a relevant international organization.

d) Strong network contacts internationally, including within the ASEAN+3 region, with advanced countries, academic societies, and international organizations with related fields.

e) Considerable experience in managing and leading a diverse team of economists with different cultural backgrounds and/or demonstrated international experience in working in a diverse culture environment, such as international organizations.

f) Knowledge of analytical techniques, such as statistics, econometrics, as well as mathematical and other research tools and computer software necessary for analyzing large volumes of statistical data.

Terms

The appointment of the CE position will be for a fixed term of 3 years.

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) brief description on relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to: AMRO_CE@charterhouse.com.sg by 9 February 2022.

The Tax Specialist will report to the designated supervisor of the Surveillance Group. The candidate should have strong expertise in tax policy issues and related research, and excellent communication and coordination skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for supporting AMRO’s surveillance of member economies/region including:
    • Monitoring and analysing key tax policy issues,
    • Supporting country/regional surveillance teams on tax policy issues,
    • Conducting research on key tax policy issues to support country/regional surveillance.
  • Provide regular updates to his/her supervisor and Senior Management on emerging events and relevant issues; participate in Annual Consultations and interim visits, and contribute to country teams on key tax/fiscal policy issues; contribute to flagship reports and other reports as assigned by his/her supervisor;
  • Assist his/her supervisor in dealing various related issues of strategic importance; develop work program and conduct research under the guidance of his/her supervisor;
  • Collect and manage relevant data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sectors and other data sources;
  • Maintain good relations with the authorities and liaise with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and its member economies;
  • Conduct other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by his/her supervisor or Senior Management.

Institutional Responsibilities

  • Participate in any institution-wide activity, such as AMRO’s internal committees or task forces, as assigned.
  • Lead and conduct 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 public finance, tax policy, economics, international finance, or related fields from a reputable university;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in tax policy, public finance, and/or related fields;
  • High level of familiarity with tax policy issues of the ASEAN+3 economies and global advanced economies; experience in tax policy research and/or related policy consultation would be a significant advantage
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research;
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in using statistical packages/programming languages would be an advantage;
  • High level of familiarity with fiscal/tax data; familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, Refinitiv (Datastream), would be an advantage;
  • Strong motivation and initiative, and 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.

Closing date: February 28, 2022

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 Strategy and Coordination Group of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has a vacancy in its Communications team for a Communications Officer.

The successful candidate will be part of the team that drives publicity for AMRO through media relations and outreach activities. Working closely with different teams, he/she will strategize, develop and execute AMRO’s media content strategy to raise the awareness of AMRO’s work as ASEAN+3’s trusted policy advisor in safeguarding the macroeconomic and financial stability of the region. S/he will report to the Group Head of the Strategy and Coordination Group (SCG), and Assistant Head of Communications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and/or prepare materials, including briefing documents, for executive speaking engagements and interviews, media queries, press releases, etc.
  • Proactively build and maintain relationship with media to drive coverage opportunities, including, pitching press releases/interviews/op-eds to target media, organizing press conferences and briefings, facilitating media queries to ensure timely and quality response, and maintaining the journalist database;
  • Plan and execute calendar of media activities and initiatives for AMRO, including outreach campaigns (e.g. the ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook, media briefing on Annual Consultation Report); and oversee the circulation and publication of AMRO knowledge products, including the production of AMRO’s annual report;
  • Maintain an awareness of reputational risks and threats by monitoring news coverage and social media mentions about AMRO and relevant issues, and responding to reputational risks crises in a timely manner, should they arise;
  • Maintain and amplify partnerships with key industry bodies and stakeholders to drive awareness and outreach;
  • Advise Senior Management, Group Heads, and groups/ teams on media/communications-related matters;

Institutional Responsibilities

  • Participate in any institution-wide activity, such as AMRO’s internal committees or task forces, as assigned.
  • Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO’s overall goals.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A Master’s degree, or equivalent, in journalism, public relations, communications, administration or related fields from a recognized university;
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in journalism, communications, public relations and/or related fields; prior experience in an international organization or other government institution focusing on economic surveillance/research area would be an advantage;
  • Strong international media network, including in ASEAN+3 region, and proven record in managing media relations;
  • Exceptional writing and editing ability, and excellent verbal and presentation skills;
  • Meticulous and has sharp eyes for details, especially in proof-reading and editing;
  • Proficient event management skills with a proven track record in planning and organizing major outreach events in ASEAN+3;
  • Excellent command of English, proficiency in one of the ASEAN+3 languages is a plus; and
  • Results-oriented and a team player.

Closing date: December 17, 2021

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 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.

Interested consultants should submit:

a) An updated CV or introductory brochure (if the consulting party is an entity)
b) A brief description of past consulting experience, including notable achievements
c) A concrete proposal for the project (up to 5 pages)
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