Full Time Positions

The Tax Specialist will report to the designated supervisor of the Surveillance Group. The candidate should have strong expertise in tax policy issues and related research, and excellent communication and coordination skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for supporting AMRO’s surveillance of member economies/region including:
    • Monitoring and analysing key tax policy issues,
    • Supporting country/regional surveillance teams on tax policy issues,
    • Conducting research on key tax policy issues to support country/regional surveillance.
  • Provide regular updates to his/her supervisor and Senior Management on emerging events and relevant issues; participate in Annual Consultations and interim visits, and contribute to country teams on key tax/fiscal policy issues; contribute to flagship reports and other reports as assigned by his/her supervisor;
  • Assist his/her supervisor in dealing various related issues of strategic importance; develop work program and conduct research under the guidance of his/her supervisor;
  • Collect and manage relevant data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sectors and other data sources;
  • Maintain good relations with the authorities and liaise with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and its member economies;
  • Conduct other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by his/her supervisor or Senior Management.

Institutional Responsibilities

  • Participate in any institution-wide activity, such as AMRO’s internal committees or task forces, as assigned.
  • Lead and conduct training/seminars/workshops to disseminate knowledge to AMRO staff and external stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO’s overall goals.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in public finance, tax policy, economics, international finance, or related fields from a reputable university;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in tax policy, public finance, and/or related fields;
  • High level of familiarity with tax policy issues of the ASEAN+3 economies and global advanced economies; experience in tax policy research and/or related policy consultation would be a significant advantage
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research;
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in using statistical packages/programming languages would be an advantage;
  • High level of familiarity with fiscal/tax data; 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, 2021

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

Job Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the preparation of AMRO studies and reports by providing and analysing relevant data and statistics using various analytical tools, summarizing the results and findings, and providing any other necessary support required by the authors of those reports;
  • Contributing to all aspects of the production of AMRO’s flagship publication, the ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook, as directed by supervisors;
  • Supporting and generating data for the multilateral team by keeping macroeconomic data updated and accessible by economists;
  • Developing document and electronic templates and automated dashboards to monitor financial market and economic indicators, in Excel, Tableau, and other visualization tools;
  • Helping to migrate economists’ data from one database source to another, as required;
  • Helping to set up, develop and maintain the Electronic Contents Management (ECM) system;
  • Monitoring and reviewing AMRO’s information feed subscriptions and usage;
  • Providing all other surveillance-related administrative and research support as directed by supervisors; and
  • Undertaking any other task as directed by supervisors.

Institutional Responsibilities

  • Participate in any institution-wide activity, such as AMRO’s internal committees or task forces, as assigned.
  • Lead and conduct training/seminars/workshops to disseminate knowledge to AMRO staff and external stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO’s overall goals.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A degree in business, economics, international finance, public policy, statistics, or related fields from a reputable university; a postgraduate degree would be a plus;
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience and knowledge, preferably related to financial market and economic research, and database and content management;
  • Deep knowledge of and significant experience with third-party mainstream economic and financial markets databases such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, Refinitiv (Datastream), etc.; experience working with Asian economics and finance data would be an advantage;
  • Strong proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint);
  • Strong data management and visualization skills;
  • Familiarity with econometric packages such as EViews, Stata is essential; experience with visualization tools, such as Google Studio or Tableau would be a plus; ability to program in languages such as Matlab, R, Python, SQL would be a significant advantage; willingness and ability to quickly learn new tools and programming languages are mandatory;
  • 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: October 1st, 2021

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.