Full Time Positions

Posting date: 8 July 2019
Closing date: 8 August 2019

Job Description:

Group Head and Principal/Lead Economist (Regional) will report to the Chief Economist. The candidate should have expertise in macro-financial surveillance and research, financial programming and modelling, and strong management and coordination skills.

Main responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Develop the work programme for regional surveillance of the ASEAN+3 economies, as well as of countries that are of systemic importance, such as the United States, Europe and major emerging markets. Assist in developing the country surveillance program for ASEAN+3 economies.
  • Plan, implement and supervise the group’s work plan, ensuring efficiency, relevance and impact of AMRO’s surveillance work.
  • Conduct surveillance of the region including
    • data collection;
    • monitoring and analysing global and regional developments;
    • monitoring and analysing global and regional financial markets in coordination with the Financial Surveillance team;
    • developing systemic risk monitoring tools in collaboration with the Financial Surveillance team and country teams;
    • identifying risks and vulnerabilities in the external environment and implications for the member economies of AMRO and the region;
    • developing policy options to deal with risks and vulnerabilities, working closely with the country surveillance teams; and
    • compiling, presenting and disseminating the AREO flagship reports and other monthly, quarterly or ad hoc topical reports.
  • Lead and manage a team, comprising staff and consultants, to conduct in-depth studies on structural issues and challenges, such as digital technology, ageing population and globalization, which have implications for the growth and stability of the region. Such studies would complement the surveillance work on conjunctural issues and would feed into the thematic chapter of the AREO flagship report or published separately.
  • Coordinate and deliver technical assistance to member economies on multilateral surveillance topics and tools.
  • Develop a financial program for a country in a balance of payments crisis, as necessary.
  • Lead and manage the regional team by managing, supervising and coaching economists and other junior staff in surveillance and research activities.
  • Initiate and oversee research and other projects, such as conducting thematic studies arising from bilateral and multilateral surveillance, risk modelling, etc., and developing and disseminating key policy conclusions.
  • Maintain good relations with the authorities and liaise with authorities on surveillance matters between AMRO and the member economies.
  • Assist the Chief Economist and other senior management in dealing with various surveillance issues of strategic importance.
  • Conduct other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by AMRO Director and/or Chief Economist.

The candidate should possess

  • An advanced degree in economics, finance or other related fields from a reputable university; a PhD qualification would be an advantage.
  • At least 15 years of relevant working experience, notably in macroeconomics, financial sector, surveillance and policy.
  • Experience in leading a team of economists in undertaking large thematic research projects.
  • Experience in coordinating the development of analytical tools or early warning-type exercises.
  • Experience in the following areas would be a significant advantage:
    • Strong understanding of financial programming and program conditionality;
    • Experience with debt sustainability analysis;
    • Leading country surveillance or program missions;
    • Working in an international financial institution, international organization, and/or a public sector environment;
    • Coordinating and/or delivering macroeconomic / financial sector technical assistance to member authorities.
  • Excellent diplomatic and partnership skills; ability to build/maintain relationships with counterparts of diverse cultural backgrounds at other international financial institutions, senior and working level authorities and private sector contacts; solid network of contacts in policymaking and private sector.
  • Strong leadership and hands-on management skills to lead and manage multi-cultural and multi-tasked teams, as well as motivating, mentoring and coaching staff.
  • Ability to work well in high-pressure situations and under tight deadlines, and managing multiple tasks.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English and excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience in dealing with the media and making presentations to high-level officials.

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) a brief description of the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to AMRO.Recruitment@amro-asia.org.

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

Posting date: 8 July 2019
Closing date: 9 September 2019

Job Description:

The Financial Market Specialist will report to the Group Head of the Financial Surveillance team. The candidate will be primarily responsible for the market intelligence and analysis to support AMRO’s surveillance of global and regional market developments. The candidate will be responsible for monitoring markets and cross-border capital flows, identifying risks across asset classes, and conducting market research. The candidate will be required to analyze and communicate key risks to surveillance staff and senior management. This role may require the candidate to report early for work due to the different markets trading hours.

Main responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Covering real time, high frequency developments in global and regional equity, fixed income (sovereign), FX and corporate bond markets, as well as commodities markets.
  • Communicating intensively with major players in financial markets and central bank treasuries, and delivering assessments using sound analyses and judgement.
  • Contributing to AMRO’s macro-financial surveillance mandate by conducting macro-relevant market research, building and maintaining market risk models, and monitoring markets and related macro issues.
  • Providing technical input to surveillance teams on specific market events or instruments.
  • Working with surveillance teams to develop scenario analyses of markets and their potential impact on capital flows.
  • Preparing and presenting regular analyses (oral and written) to Senior Management and staff, and/or to member authorities.
  • Deriving policy implications from market developments.
  • Implementing any other task as assigned by supervisor and/or Senior Management.

The candidate should possess

  • A good postgraduate degree in Economics/Finance/Mathematics or other related fields from a reputable university, with a keen interest in economics and financial markets research.
  • At least 8-10 years of financial markets experience, preferably in a cross-asset role or with particular focus on fixed income and FX (and be willing to pick up knowledge about other markets).
  • A solid understanding of fundamental investment concepts, market risks and how major institutional investors think, sound economic and market judgment, and an ability to anticipate key issues that will impact capital flows.
  • Strong and diverse connections among financial market players, and central bank treasuries.
  • Ability to formulate independent views and policy recommendations.
  • Strong analytical ability, proficient with MS office products, market data services (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream, etc.). R/python expertise is a plus.
  • Ability to link the dots, with strong written and spoken communication skills.

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) a brief description of the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to AMRO.Recruitment@amro-asia.org.

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

Posting date: 20 May 2019
Closing date: 19 August 2019

Job Description:

Strategy and Coordination Officer will report to Group Head of Strategy and Coordination team. You will provide vital support on the planning and various coordination activities across different groups in AMRO for organisational matters of strategic importance.

Main responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Assist on the development and implementation of AMRO’s strategies, policies and work programs;
• Assist on the development and implementation of AMRO’s organisational performance evaluation framework;
• Provide results management expertise and knowledge, coordinating organization-wide results efforts, acting as the main contact point for communication with AMRO’s stakeholders (especially the ASEAN+3 member authorities), and managing PEF-related activities of training, seminars, and/ or workshops for AMRO staff and ASEAN+3 member authorities;
• Provide support as AMRO’s secretariat convening office-wide meetings, keeping records, managing office schedule and hosting AMRO’s external events;
• Organize AMRO’s participation in the AMRO Executive Committees meetings, AMRO Working Committees meetings as well as ASEAN+3 related meetings, coordinating with ASEAN+3 authorities (including Co-Chairs and Host Country authorities) and CMIM members as AMRO’s focal point;
• Draft AMRO Director’s Report to the EC;
• Organise and prepare AMRO Advisory Panel meetings; and
• Implement any other tasks as assigned by Group Head and/or Deputy Director of CMIM, Strategy and Coordination from time to time.

The candidate should possess

• An advanced degree in Laws, Economics, Finance, or other related fields from a reputable university;
• At least 5 years of relevant working experience; experience in the IFIs and/or IOs, and a public sector environment will be an added advantage;
• Strong teamwork and communication skills to interact effectively with staff and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels;
• Good knowledge and experience on handling international and regional financial cooperation issues;
• Strong conceptual and analytical skills for strategic planning and implementation;
• High proficiency in written and spoken English to deal with legal and policy issues; and
• Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel and Power Point.

Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) a brief description of the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to AMRO.Recruitment@amro-asia.org.

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