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Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assisting his/her Group Head in the planning and implementation of the group's work plan in support of AMRO's overall goals, ensuring efficiency, relevance, and impact of AMRO's surveillance work;
Being responsible for conducting surveillance of China including:
- collecting data, monitoring, and analyzing developments in China, at both the country and sectoral levels;
- identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing China, and formulating policy recommendations to address them;
- drafting briefing notes for management and for annual consultation and interim visits;
- developing work programs, and participating in annual consultations and preparing initial drafts of country consultation reports;
- providing regular updates to his/her Group Head and senior management on emerging events and issues in China;
- conducting research pertaining to the Chinese economy;
Contributing to region-wide surveillance and country surveillance activities of other ASEAN+3 economies as assigned;
Collecting and managing relevant data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, IFIs, private sector, and other data sources;
Supervising and guiding research analysts and associates;
Maintaining good relations with the authorities and liaising with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and China, as well other member economies;
Assisting Group Heads in dealing with various related issues of strategic importance;
Conducting other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by his/her Group Head or Senior Management.
The candidate should possess:
A Ph.D. or Master's degree in economics, or related fields, from a reputable university;
At least 5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in economics and/or finance, including macro-financial modeling and policy; experience in relevant international organizations/ government agencies/ central banks would be a significant advantage;
Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research;
High levels of familiarity with the Chinese economy and associated policies; experience in macroeconomic, financial, and fiscal sector surveillance and empirical research, as well as knowledge about capital flow management measures and macro-prudential policies, would be a significant advantage;
High level of familiarity with China databases such as Wind and CAIXIN;
Strong familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, Refinitiv (Datastream), would be an advantage;
Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in the application of econometric packages, such as EViews, MATLAB, Stata; proficiency in programming in languages such as Python and R would be beneficial;
Strong motivation and initiative, and be results-oriented and accountable for the accuracy of both data and information;
Strong teamwork, communication, and presentation skills to interact effectively with staff and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels;
High proficiency in written and spoken English; proficiency in written and spoken Chinese would be an advantage.
Closing date: November 30, 2020
Qualified candidates should send:
2.) A brief description of the relevant working experiences
3.) Earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO
4.) A list of referees
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.