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).

Reporting to the Group Head of Strategy and Coordination Group (SCG), the Digital Communications Officer (DCO) is responsible for driving AMRO’s digital communications plan to achieve greater reach and engagement. This includes the creation, development and implementation of digital content that is aligned with AMRO’s image as an international organization. The role will also assist with virtual events such as webinars and live-streaming.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Produce compelling and engaging online contents, and adopt the latest technology to enhance the reach and effectiveness of AMRO’s communication and outreach activities.
  • Ensure that AMRO’s content or activities are published regularly in a timely manner on the website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms, by maintaining a digital content calendar to ensure daily social media content publication.
  • Continue to look at ways to upgrade AMRO corporate website to enhance user experience and accessibility, which includes search engine optimization with support from our IT vendors.
  • Provide daily operational support to AEAN+3 members on the online documents repository, including monitoring access by users, and assisting in solving any technical difficulties with our IT vendors.
  • Track and monitor traditional media, website and social media platform analytics with a view to producing quarterly media report and providing statistics for performance measurement.
  • Perform other ad-hoc assignments and tasks related to Communications as determined by the Group Head of SCG.

Other institutional responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Participate in any institution-wide activities as assigned, such as, participating as a member of AMRO’s internal committees or task forces;
  • Lead and conduct trainings/seminars to share knowledge with AMRO staff or external stakeholders when requested;
  • Perform any other duties as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO’s overall goals.

The candidate should possess:

  • A Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Communications, Journalism, Arts, Economics or related fields from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 5 years post qualification industry experience in digital communications; Additional Corporate/ Media/ Employee communications experience is a plus.
  • Good visual storyteller, with a passion for social media and experience in designing social content. Experience in creating video content/ editing is a plus.
  • Excellent English writer with knowledge of digital media, finance and economic trends.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with team member.
  • Eager to learn new skills relating to the fast-evolving digital landscape.

Closing date: March 1st, 2021

Qualified candidates should send the following:

(a) An updated CV.

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

(c) Earliest possible start date of employment at AMRO.

(d) A list of referee details.

Please submit your application and/or enquiries to: amro.recruitment@amro-asia.org

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.