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.
- 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.
- 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