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Assist 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.
Conduct surveillance of the region, including:
collecting data from the ASEAN+3 authorities, international organizations, private sector, and other data sources;
monitoring and analyzing regional developments;
identifying risks and vulnerabilities in the global economy and financial systems and their implications for member economies, and developing policy options to deal with them, in close collaboration with country desk economists;
preparing initial drafts of flagship report chapters and other monthly, quarterly, or ad hoc reports;
supporting outreach with members, media, other international organizations, and the private sector;
supporting ASEAN+3 events.
Conduct surveillance of assigned member economies and/ or sectors, including:
collecting data, monitoring and analyzing developments in those economies/ sectors;
identifying risks and vulnerabilities facing those economies/ sectors and formulating policies to address them;
participating in Annual Consultations and interim visits, and preparing briefing notes and drafts of country consultation reports for the assigned economies/ sectors;
providing regular updates to his/ her Group Head and Senior Management on emerging events and issues in assigned countries/ sectors.
Plan and conduct economic and financial research under the guidance of the Regional Surveillance Group Head.
Supervise and guide research assistants.
Maintain good relations with the authorities, and liaise with authorities on all surveillance matters between AMRO and member economies as assigned.
Assist Group Head in dealing with various issues of strategic importance.
Contribute to any institution-wide activity as assigned, such as, participating as a member of AMRO's internal committees or task forces.
Lead and conduct training/ seminars to share knowledge with AMRO staff or external stakeholders.
Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO's objectives.
Educational and Professional Experience Requirements
A postgraduate degree in economics, finance, or other relevant fields for AMRO surveillance, from a reputable university; a PhD would be a significant advantage.
At least 3–5 years' relevant work experience in and knowledge of economics and/ or finance, including macro-financial modelling and policy; experience in bilateral and/ or multilateral surveillance at international organizations/ government agencies/ central banks would be a significant advantage.
Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research.
Experience in conducting regional economic surveillance of the ASEAN+3 economies or global advanced economies; experience in financial markets and/ or financial sector surveillance would be a significant advantage; experience with crisis programs would be a plus.
Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in using packages such as Stata, EViews, MATLAB; proficiency in programming in languages such as R and Python would be a significant advantage.
Strong familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as BankFocus, Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics.
Motivated and willing to take initiative.
Results-oriented and accountable for the accuracy of both data and analyses.
Strong teamwork and communication skills to interact effectively with colleagues and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds, at all levels.
High proficiency in written and spoken English.
Applicants should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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.
We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The last day for applying to this position is May 28, 2021.
AMRO is an international organization, established to contribute toward securing macroeconomic and financial stability in the ASEAN+3 region, which comprises the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; Hong Kong, China; Japan; and Korea. AMRO's mandate is to conduct macroeconomic surveillance, support the implementation of the regional financial arrangement, the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM), and provide technical assistance to its members.
More information about AMRO can be found on www.amro-asia.org.