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: December 31, 2020

The Technical Assistance Specialist is primarily responsible for AMRO’s Technical Assistance (TA) activities. He/she should have the experience and expertise in handling TA in international organizations, government, and private sectors, and command excellent communication and coordination skills.

Main responsibilities include but not limited to:  

  • Work with TA team members in the planning and implementation of the TA’s work plan in support of AMRO’s overall goals, ensuring efficiency, relevance, and impact of AMRO’s TA works.
  • Be responsible for conducting TA activities:
    • Manage and administer TA Trust Funds with the execution of legal, financial, and administrative process which includes strengthening the internal process of TA trust funds management;
    • Raise financial recourse (including in-kind contribution) for AMRO’s TA programs from contributors with close consultation process, including the promotion of financial diversification for TA activities;
    • Conduct TA activities evaluation under AMRO’s performance review process.
  • Be responsible for supporting TA activities:
    • Implement and expand the existing TA programs (secondment program, consultancy program, research collaboration program, and AMRO’s conferences and seminars);
    • Promote AMRO’s current TA programs as well as plan/design new TA projects;
    • Develop collaboration with relevant IFIs, research, and academic institutions through TA and research projects;
    • Organize conferences and seminars for capacity development as requested by ASEAN+3 members and AMRO’s senior management.

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 training/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 Ph.D. or Master’s degree in public administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant fields from a reputable university;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in bilateral and multilateral Technical Assistance programs, including trust fund management; experience in relevant international organizations/ government agencies/central banks would be a significant advantage;
  • Familiar with accounting standards for trust fund management and evaluation framework for TA activities;
  • Experience in conducting regional financial cooperation of the ASEAN+3 economies or bilateral and multilateral international relationships is a plus;
  • Strong track record of teamwork and collaboration, and excellent communication skills to interact effectively with staff and members’ officials of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels;
  • Ability to achieve AMRO’s objectives through the delivery of high-quality results in a timely manner;
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.

Closing date: February 9, 2021

The Economist will be assigned as desk economist for Brunei Darussalam and report to the Surveillance Group Head who is the Mission Chief for the country. He or she will also be assigned as a back-up economist for another country. The candidate should have a good understanding of macroeconomics and international finance and be knowledgeable about the Bruneian and other ASEAN+3 economies. 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 Brunei Darussalam including:
    • collecting data, monitoring, and analyzing developments in the country, at both the country and sectoral levels;
    • identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing the country, and formulating policy analyses and suggestions 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 the country;
    • conducting research pertaining to the Bruneian 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 (ASEAN, China, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Korea) 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 the country, 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.

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 training/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 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;
  • A high level of familiarity with the ASEAN and oil-producing economies and associated 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 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.

Closing date: January 27, 2021

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.