Full Time Positions

Posting date: 9 MARCH 2020

Closing date: 8 APRIL 2020

The Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) is a multilateral currency swap arrangement among ASEAN+3 members. AMRO was established by the ASEAN+3 members with three core functions: conducting macroeconomic surveillance, supporting the implementation of the CMIM, and providing technical assistance to its members.

The CMIM Specialist position is assigned to the CMIM Support Group (CSG), which provides policy recommendations to the CMIM members and further strengthens and enhances the CMIM arrangement as the center of the ASEAN+3 regional financial safety net and an integral part of the global financial safety net. A CMIM Specialist reports to the Group Head of the CSG, and works closely with the CMIM members.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review the CMIM Arrangement and provide policy recommendations to strengthen and enhance the operational readiness of the CMIM;
  • Support the CMIM members in developing and improving their CMIM-related policies and guidelines and in preparing for ASEAN+3 meetings;
  • Follow up macroeconomic developments of the CMIM members in accordance with CMIM objectives, provided by AMRO macroeconomic surveillance team;
  • Communicate and coordinate with the member authorities on their needs for technical assistance (TA) on CMIM-related issues, and provide in-house TA programs to the members in coordination with AMRO TA team;
  • Conduct research on CMIM/RFA (Regional Financing Arrangements)-related issues for further developments of the CMIM;
  • [Crisis time] Develop a CMIM-supported program together with AMRO surveillance team, focusing on conformity of the CMIM policies; and
  • Implement any other tasks as assigned by Group Head and/or Deputy Director and senior management of AMRO.

The candidate should possess:

  • An advanced degree from reputable university in the field of economics, international finance, or other related fields;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding on CMIM arrangement and operational procedures;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge, preferably related to regional financial cooperation, international contracting law, economic and financial policy. A work experience at International Financial Institutions (IFIs) or other international organisations will be advantageous;
  • The ability to work under pressure that involves dealing with constraints, which are often outside of your control – these might be resource or time constraints or unforeseen changes or problems;
  • Strong problem-solving skill with independence and self-determination, vigorous teamwork and communication skill;
  • Strong persistence, efficiency and punctuality in handling multiple tasks under pressure; and
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability in English, both spoken and written to influence others to reach an agreement.

Posting date: 2 October 2019

Closing date: —

The Economist/Specialist will report to the designated Group Head in the Surveillance team. The candidate should have experience and expertise in macro-financial surveillance and research, financial programming and modelling, and excellent communication and coordination skills.

Main responsibilities include but not limited to:  

  • 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 assigned member economies and/or sectors including:
    • data collection, monitoring and analyzing developments in those economies/sectors;
    • identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing those economies/sectors and formulating policies 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 for the assigned economies/sectors;
    • providing regular updates to his/her Group Head and senior management on emerging events and issues in his/her assigned countries/sectors;
  • Be responsible for conducting surveillance of the region including:
    • data collection, monitoring and analyzing regional developments;
    • monitoring and analyzing extra-regional major economies such as the US, Europe and major emerging markets economies;
    • monitoring and analyzing global and regional financial markets;
    • identifying risks and vulnerabilities in the global economy and global financial markets and implications for the member economies of AMRO, and developing policy options to deal with them, in close collaboration with the country desk economists;
    • preparing initial drafts of flagship report chapters and other monthly, quarterly or ad hoc reports;
  • Plan and conduct economic and financial research under the guidance of his/her Group Head;
  • Collect and manage data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sectors and other data sources;
  • Supervise and guide research assistants;
  • Maintain good relations with the authorities and liaise with authorities on all surveillance matters between AMRO and the member economies;
  • Assist Group Head in dealing with various issues of strategic importance; and
  • Conduct other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by his/her Group Head or Senior Management.

The candidate should possess:

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in economics, finance, or other relevant fields for AMRO surveillance, 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; experience in relevant international organisations/ government agencies/ central banks would be a significant advantage;
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research;
  • Experience in conducting regional economic surveillance of the ASEAN+3 economies or global advanced economies; experience in financial markets and/or financial sector surveillance 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 a significant advantage;
  • Close familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver, Refinitiv (Datastream);
  • 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.

Posting date: 2 October 2019

Closing date: —

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

Main responsibilities include but not limited to:  

  • 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 assigned member economies/region including:
    • Monitoring and analysing 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
  • Provide regular updates to his/her Group Head on emerging events and relevant issues; draft briefing notes for management and for consultation and interim visits on key fiscal issues; participate in the annual consultation and contribute to country consultation reports; contribute to flagship reports and other reports as assigned by his/her Group Head;
  • Develop work program and conduct research under the guidance of his/her Group Head;
  • Collect and manage relevant data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sectors and other data sources;
  • Supervise and guide research assistants and associates;
  • Maintain good relation with the authorities and liaise with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and the member economies;
  • Assist your Group Heads in dealing various related issues of strategic importance;
  • Conduct other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by his/her Group Head.

The candidate should possess:

  • A PhD 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;
  • Experience in conducting regional economic surveillance of the ASEAN+3 economies or global advanced economies; experience in development country fiscal policy would be an 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 a significant advantage;
  • Close familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver, Refinitiv (Datastream);
  • 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.

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

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