The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has vacancies for Research Analyst / Research Assistant in the Financial Surveillance Group and the Fiscal Surveillance Group. The successful candidates will be responsible for supporting various financial market surveillance and research activities to help identify financial stability risks in ASEAN+3 economies and design policy advice, or for supporting AMRO’s various macroeconomic surveillance and fiscal policy-related research activities, depending on the assignment. S/he will report to the respective Group Head.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the preparation of AMRO studies and reports by providing and analyzing 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.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the production of AMRO’s flagship publications and analysis, as directed by supervisors.
  • Support the financial surveillance team by developing, maintaining and managing surveillance and research datasets and tools.
  • Develop documents, electronic templates and automated dashboards to monitor financial market and economic indicators, in Excel and other visualization tools.
  • Provide all other surveillance-related administrative and research support as directed by the supervisor.

Institutional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in any institution-wide activity, such as AMRO’s internal committees or task forces, as assigned.
  • Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO’s overall goals.

The candidate should possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, economics, international finance, public policy, statistics, or related fields from a reputable university; a postgraduate degree would be a plus.
  • Relevant work experience and knowledge, preferably related to financial markets and economic research; prior experience at IFIs (such as the IMF, ADB) or central banks, would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with third-party mainstream economic and financial markets databases such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, 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 Matlab, R, Python, SQL would be a significant advantage; willingness and ability to quickly learn new tools and programming languages are mandatory.
  • Strong data management and visualization skills.
  • Strong proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint).
  • Strong motivation, initiative and multitasking skills, with a results-oriented mindset and accountability for the accuracy of both data and information.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills to interact effectively with staff of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels.
  • A high level of proficiency in both 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 July 29, 2024.

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