The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has a vacancy in the Macro-Financial Research Group (MFR) for an Associate Economist. The ideal candidate should be versatile in various aspects of macro-financial analysis and frameworks. S/he should have a strong macroeconomics/finance background, with experience in economic modelling and show evidence of relevant research publications. The successful candidate will report to the head of MFR.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct macro-financial research activities by participating in assigned projects and capacity-building activities.
  • Contribute to the development of macro-financial research infrastructure and surveillance frameworks.
  • Contribute to analyses of structural issues of interest to members, such as financial digitalization; trade and supply chain reconfiguration; climate change risks and sustainable/green finance, and other topical macro-financial issues; undertake systemic risk analysis.
  • Contribute to research projects by extracting, organizing, distilling, and analysing data (including “big data”) from a variety of sources, undertaking econometric and other quantitative work, implementing machine learning techniques, and so forth, and producing analytical reports.
  • Help to program own models in appropriate languages for implementation as automated, interactive analytical tools and their visualizations on ARTEMIS, AMRO’s macro-financial surveillance tools and database platform.
  • Participate in country surveillance as assigned, including collecting data, monitoring, and analysing developments at both country and sectoral levels; identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing the country, and formulating policy analyses and providing suggestions on how to implement them; contributing to briefing notes for management and annual consultation and interim visits; participating in annual consultations and contributing to drafts of country consultation reports; providing regular updates to his/her mission chief on emerging events and issues in the country.
  • Undertake any other assignment assigned by 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.


The candidate should possess:

  • A postgraduate degree in the field of economics, finance, or related fields, from a reputable university, with a keen interest in data management; a PhD degree would be advantageous.
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous macro-financial research; knowledge of economic, market, and policy developments in Asian economies would be a big plus.
  • Previous experience working for an international organization, official sector agency, and/or in financial markets would be viewed favourably; experience with multilateral and bilateral surveillance would be a major advantage.
  • Hands-on knowledge of core third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, Refinitiv (Datastream), is a must; familiarity with more specialized databases such as Bankfocus, Orbis, IHS Markit Global Trade Atlas would be a huge plus.
  • High proficiency in software applications, such as Microsoft Office, and in programming languages such as R, Python, or Matlab, as well as econometric packages, such as Stata and/or EViews.
  • Strong motivation and initiative in keeping up with the latest macro-financial research techniques; be results oriented and accountable for the accuracy of both data and research outputs.
  • 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.

 

Applicants should submit the following to complete the job application.

  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 last day to apply to this position is June 28, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact amro.recruitment@amro-asia.org.

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