Full Time Positions

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ADMINISTRATION)

The Deputy Director (Administration) will report to AMRO Director, and perform the following functions:

  • To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of AMRO’s budget and financial functions (such as ensuring financial prudence, integrity and accountable management of financial related issues);
  • To lead the planning, implementation and supervision of AMRO’s HR functions (such as personnel management and development of staff capabilities);
  • To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of AMRO’s legal policies and processes to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations;
  • To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of AMRO’s IT related functions;
  • To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of AMRO’s procurement policies and processes;
  • To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of AMRO’s other administrative functions; and
  • To perform other functions as may be determined by the Director in accordance with the AMRO Agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS & EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ADMINISTRATION)

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Excellent educational background

Qualification: Graduate degree in the area of public/ business administration, economics, finance, human resource, law or other related fields from a reputable university.

  • Rich management experience in budget, human resource and administrative management in IOs/national government institutions

Qualification: Around 10 years of direct hands-on management experience in budget, finance, human resource, accounting, administrative management, audit and evaluation, training and legal management at international organizations and/or national government institutions.

  • Rich knowledge in budget, finance and accounting, human resource, evaluation, training, administrative and legal matters

Qualification: Relevant academic or professional qualifications in related areas or direct hands-on working experience in handling budget, finance accounting, auditing, legal and administrative matters at international organizations or similar establishments and/or national government institutions.

  • Considerable experience in managing and leading a diverse team of staff with different cultural backgrounds or successful experience in working with such diverse team of staff or demonstrated international experience in working in diverse cultural environment
  • Strong network contacts internationally, including within the ASEAN+3 region, and international organizations with related fields

Terms

The appointment of the Deputy Director (Administration) position will be for a fixed term of 3 years.

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) brief description on the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, by 15 June 2022 to: AMRO_DD1@charterhouse.com.sg

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR (CMIM, STRATEGY & COORDINATION)

The Deputy Director (CMIM, Strategy & Coordination) will report to AMRO Director, and perform the following functions:

  • To manage long-term issues of strategic importance, particular those with implications for the direction and performance of AMRO in long run (such as developing AMRO’s strategic plan);
  • To lead and manage the planning, implementation and supervision in the performance of AMRO’s support function for the CMIM mechanism and strategy design (benchmark setting, guideline design, CMIM legal framework, etc.) in coordination with the Chief Economist, and to support smooth CMIM activation process;
  • To lead and manage AMRO’s public relations activities and enhance AMRO’s publicity, visibility and credibility at an international level;
  • To build and strengthen AMRO’s relationship and strategic collaborations with other international organizations with related fields;
  • To lead and manage AMRO’s engagements and communications with ASEAN+3 member authorities;
  • To lead and manage AMRO’s Technical Assistance activities; and
  • To perform other functions as may be determined by the Director in accordance with the AMRO Agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS & EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR (CMIM, STRATEGY & COORDINATION)

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Excellent educational background

Qualification: Graduate degree in public/business administration, economics, finance, law or other related fields from a reputable university.

  • Deep understanding on the design and mechanism of the CMIM , and intensive and updated knowledge in international finance/development finance/financial cooperation, in particular on legal framework, design and mechanism of the IMF, other international or regional arrangements, and bilateral swaps

Qualification: Around 10 years of direct hands-on working experience in handling CMIM/CMI issues or international finance/development finance/financial cooperation related issues at international organizations, including IMF and other relevant IFIs, national government institutions or similar establishments. Proficient in global and regional financial safety network at national government institutions and/or IOs.

Added Advantage: Direct hands-on working experience in handling IMF and other relevant IFIs’ assistance systems at the IMF, other relevant IFIs or national government institutions.

  • Rich experience in strategic and policy planning, coordination in national government institutions and/or IOs and excellent communication and international negotiation skills in international financial cooperation
  • Considerable experience in managing and leading a diverse team of staff with different cultural backgrounds or successful experience in working with such diverse team of staff or demonstrated international experience in working in diverse cultural environment
  • Strong network contacts internationally, including within the ASEAN+3 region and international organizations with related fields

Terms

The appointment of the Deputy Director (CMIM, Strategy & Coordination) position will be for a fixed term of 3 years.

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) brief description on the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, by 15 June 2022 to: AMRO_DD2@charterhouse.com.sg

The Research Analyst/Research Assistant will report to the Fiscal Surveillance Group Head of AMRO and be responsible for supporting AMRO’s various fiscal and macro-financial surveillance and research activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the fiscal surveillance by providing and analyzing relevant data using various analytical tools, summarizing the results and findings as requested by the fiscal team;
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining the fiscal database as directed by supervisors;
  • Support and generate data for the fiscal team as well as other surveillance teams by keeping fiscal data updated and accessible by economists;
  • Contribute to developing and managing document and electronic templates and automated dashboards to monitor fiscal and economic indicators, in Excel, and other visualization tools;
  • Undertake any other task, including administrative support, related to surveillance as directed by supervisors.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, or related fields such as business, or statistics; a strong background in macroeconomics and statistical analysis is required; a postgraduate degree would be a plus;
  • Experience in public sector and economic research, database and content management would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with fiscal data, third-party mainstream economic and financial markets databases such as CEIC, Haver Analytics, Bloomberg, etc.; experience working with Asian economics and finance data would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with econometric packages such as EViews, Stata is essential; ability to program in languages such as R, Python, Matlab would be an advantage; strong data management and visualization skills are required;
  • Strong proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) are required;
  • Strong motivation and initiative; strong multitasking skills; must 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: May 29th, 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 ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) is looking to hire an experienced Administrative Assistant/Officer/Coordinator for its Surveillance operations. He/she will be responsible for providing administrative and mission and operational support to one Country Surveillance group and the Regional Surveillance group. The Country Surveillance group is responsible for macroeconomic surveillance of member countries including annual consultation visits. The Regional Surveillance group is responsible for the annual flagship ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook (AREO) and updates and thematic studies and research.

Job Responsibilities

Administrative support
• Create proper database records and filing systems for work documents. Maintain up-to-date files and ensure surveillance documents are filed promptly.
• Draft routine correspondence (emails) using proper grammar, punctuation, and style and with a high level of attention to detail. Handle correspondence, update mailing lists, documentation, and follow-up for daily emails and faxes, as well as postal and courier service coordination.
• Use desktop processing skills to assist task teams to format reports and presentations and to edit large documents when needed, making full use of shared drives and software capabilities.
• Keep records of team activities including attendance at meetings, maintain contact databases, and minutes of meetings and distribute according to standard procedures.
• Organize meetings for and on behalf of the Country/Regional teams, including liaising with team members and others on scheduling, circulating materials for decision in accordance with AMRO procedures, managing attendance, and arranging logistics.
• Organize events such as seminars and training workshops for or by the Country/Regional teams, especially in the context of the internal training program, including scheduling and logistics, catering, audio-visual equipment, room set-up and participant supplies.
• Coordinate time management and schedules for Country/Regional teams, taking current and future priorities into account, anticipate and monitor changes, and communicate information.
• Any other administrative tasks as directed by supervisors.

AREO support [Regional Surveillance]
• Track assigned tasks/publication steps/ timetables for the planning, production, and post-production of the AREO, using modern office management technologies, coordinate with relevant staff and external service providers, provide assistance and/or information on AREO-related matters.
• Work with the Communications team, as necessary, to organize AREO roadshows and post-AREO outreach events and to manage ISSN matters.

Mission and operational support [Country Surveillance]
• Support the Country Surveillance team to undertake virtual and face-to-face missions, including scheduling and liaising with country counterparts to make logistic arrangements for missions.
• Manage mission travel arrangements on behalf of the Country Surveillance team in close consultation with AMRO HR staff, including on visas, flight and hotel bookings, and settlement of travel expenses.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

• Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, or GCE ‘O’ levels with a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience.
• High proficiency in written and spoken English.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office/ Microsoft 365, including Outlook, MS Teams, SharePoint, workflow systems, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Adobe tools (e.g., Acrobat) is a big plus.
• Strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to prioritize and respond to a variety of requests quickly and accurately. The candidate must be self-driven and able to manage urgent day-to-day responsibilities; results oriented and accountable for the accuracy of information.
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to spot areas for improvement and follow through with the necessary process enhancements.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with other team members, and the ability to interact with the member-country authorities with tact and diplomacy.
• Previous experience with a multilateral/bilateral organization or government agency is an advantage.

Closing date: May 4th, 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.

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