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 Human Resource Officer will provide expertise in key areas of HR management, which include recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits, staff development and organizational effectiveness, HR services, and data management, etc.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to supporting the Group Head of Budget, HR and Support Service in:

  • Reviewing, developing, and implementing HR policies/programs and initiatives;
  • HR strategic planning, talent acquisition, and retention, performance evaluation and rewards management;
  • Managing payroll, staff retirement plan, and other AMRO staff benefits, ensuring the effectiveness of compensation and benefits policies and programs for staff;
  • Managing HR data, analyzing and monitoring key HR metrics and statistics;
  • Liaising, communicating, and consulting with other groups/teams on HR policy/program issues;
  • Coordinating with various authorities and IFIs on HR-related issues, maintain good working relationships with stakeholders; and
  • Performing other functions as determined by Director/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 5 years of relevant professional HR work experience; experience with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) or other International Organizations (IOs) would be advantageous;
  • Affiliations with and/or certified/accredited by recognized professional HR associations, such as CIPD, IPMA-HR, SHRM etc. (a plus);
  • Deep understanding/experience of IFIs’ best practices in dealing with HR strategy, policy and practice, staff planning and recruitment, performance management and career development, compensation and benefits policies, pension and insurance management, learning and organizational effectiveness, HR analysis, HR planning, and budgeting and HR services (including on-boarding, in-service, and off-boarding);
  • Excellent organizational skills, solid teamwork, excellent oral and written English communication skills, 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;
  • Ability to lead, mentor, and coach, specifically, be able to supervise and plan the responsibilities of the assigned team, with oversight from supervisor;
  • Strong persistence, and be efficient and timely in handling multiple tasks, be able to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines; perseverance when faced with difficult problems or challenges, and ability to remain calm in stressful situations; and
  • High proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

The Fiscal Specialist will report to the designated Group Head of the Surveillance Group. The candidate should have strong expertise in fiscal policy issues and related research, macroeconomic surveillance, and excellent communication and coordination skills. The successful candidate will report to the Group Head of Fiscal Surveillance.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Assisting 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;
  • Being responsible for conducting surveillance of assigned member economies/region including:
    • Monitoring and analyzing key fiscal issues,
    • Identifying risks and vulnerabilities of those economies, and formulating policies to address them,
    • Supporting country/regional surveillance teams on fiscal issues,
    • Conducting research on key fiscal issues to support country/regional surveillance.
  • Providing regular updates to his/her Group Head on emerging events and relevant issues; drafting briefing notes for management and for Annual Consultation and interim visits on key fiscal issues; participating in Annual Consultations and contributing to country consultation reports; contributing to flagship reports and other reports as assigned by his/her Group Head;
  • Developing work program and conducting research under the guidance of his/her Group Head;
  • Collecting and managing relevant data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sectors, and other data sources;
  • Supervising and guiding research analysts and associates;
  • Maintaining good relations with the authorities and liaising with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and its member economies;
  • Assisting Group Heads in dealing with various related issues of strategic importance;
  • Conducting other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by his/her Group Head or Senior Management.

The candidate should possess:

  • A Ph.D. or Master’s degree in public finance, economics, international finance, or related fields from a reputable university;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in public finance and/or related fields;
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research;
  • High level of familiarity with fiscal policy issues of the ASEAN+3 economies or global advanced economies; experience in fiscal policy research and/or fiscal policy consultation would be a significant advantage
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in using packages such as Stata, EViews, MATLAB; high proficiency in programming in languages such as R and Python would be an advantage;
  • High level of familiarity with fiscal data; some 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: November 30, 2020

Researcher is AMRO’s entry-level economist position, for applicants with work experience of up to 5 years. Applicants for this particular position should have strong data science and economics/finance background; work experience is not mandatory albeit an advantage. The successful candidate will report to the Group Head of Financial Surveillance.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting multilateral surveillance activities by participating in macro-financial research projects, contributing to the flagship publication, and capacity-building activities;
  • Contributing to cross-country analyses of economic and financial systems and the real economy;
  • Contributing to research by extracting, organizing, distilling, and analyzing “big data” from a variety of sources, undertaking econometrics and other quantitative work, implementing machine learning techniques, etc., and producing associated analytical reports;
  • Contributing to the development of macro-financial surveillance frameworks as well as establishing easy-to-use datasets from “big data” or unstructured data relating to ASEAN+3 economies;
  • Contributing to the automation of analytical tools and development of visualization dashboards for analytical outputs;
  • Helping to provide logistical and administrative support for the publication of the flagship report and related outreach events, as assigned by supervisor;
  • Undertaking any other assignment assigned by supervisor or Senior Management.

The candidate should possess:

  • A Ph.D. or Master’s degree in the field of macroeconomics, finance, public policy, data science, or related fields, from a reputable university; applicants who are near completion of their degrees should provide academic transcripts and any other relevant information—any offer of a position will be contingent on completion of a degree.
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous macro-financial research; knowledge of economic, market, and policy developments in Asian economies would be a big plus;
  • Some experience in the field of data science, notably, extracting, cleaning, and analyzing “big data,” web scraping, etc.; previous policy experience, via an internship or a junior role, at an international organization or official sector agency would be viewed favorably.
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office; high proficiency in programming in languages such as R, Python, Matlab, SQL, as well as econometric packages such as Stata, EViews;
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools, such as Google Data Studio, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI;
  • Strong motivation and initiative; 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: November 30, 2020

The China Desk Economist will report to the Surveillance Group Head who is the Mission Chief for China. The candidate should have strong expertise in macroeconomic surveillance and be knowledgeable about the Chinese economy.  Strong communication and coordination skills are also essential.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Assisting 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;
  • Being responsible for conducting surveillance of China including:
    • collecting data, monitoring, and analyzing developments in China, at both the country and sectoral levels;
    • identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing China, and formulating policy recommendations to address them;
    • drafting briefing notes for management and for annual consultation and interim visits;
    • developing work programs, and participating in annual consultations and preparing initial drafts of country consultation reports;
    • providing regular updates to his/her Group Head and senior management on emerging events and issues in China;
    • conducting research pertaining to the Chinese economy;
  • Contributing to region-wide surveillance and country surveillance activities of other ASEAN+3 economies as assigned;
  • Collecting and managing relevant data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sector, and other data sources;
  • Supervising and guiding research analysts and associates;
  • Maintaining good relations with the authorities and liaising with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and China, as well other member economies;
  • Assisting Group Heads in dealing with various related issues of strategic importance;
  • Conducting other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by his/her Group Head or Senior Management.

The candidate should possess:

  • A Ph.D. 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 modeling and policy; experience in relevant international organizations/ government agencies/ central banks would be a significant advantage;
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research;
  • High levels of familiarity with the Chinese economy and associated policies; experience in macroeconomic, financial, and fiscal sector surveillance and empirical research, as well as knowledge about capital flow management measures and macro-prudential policies, would be a significant advantage;
  • High level of familiarity with China databases such as Wind and CAIXIN;
  • 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 in languages such as Python and R would be beneficial;
  • Strong motivation and initiative, and be 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 written and spoken Chinese would be an advantage

Closing date: November 30, 2020

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) a brief description of the relevant working experiences, (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, and (d) a list of referees to AMRO.recruitment@amro-asia.org

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

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.