THE ASEAN SECRETARIAT
INVITES ASEAN NATIONALS TO APPLY
FOR THE FOLLOWING VACANCY
MACROECONOMIC AND FINANCE SURVEILLANCE OFFICE
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat is the nerve centre of ASEAN, a regional inter-governmental organisation founded in 1967, to promote peace and stability, sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and social progress. It comprises the ten countries of Southeast Asia.
The entry into force of the ASEAN Charter on 15 December 2008 had provided new impetus to ASEAN’s integration efforts by establishing a legal and institutional framework required to achieve the ASEAN Community by 2015. This includes the newly approved organisational structure of the ASEAN Secretariat that is aligned to the requirements of the Charter and the three Blueprints of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). The ASEAN Secretariat is therefore well positioned to provide the necessary functions required to effectively support the community building process under the Charter and the Blueprints.
Currently the ASEC is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Director of the new Macroeconomic and Finance Surveillance Office (MFSO) who will work under the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community Department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director will be a key member of the Macroeconomic and Surveillance Office, assisting the MFSO Director in the conduct of economic surveillance, economic monitoring and regional economic integration. In particular, the Assistant Director should assist the MFSO Director in the following:
1. Implement regional surveillance and economic monitoring in ASEAN
Monitor global and regional developments in the areas of finance and economic integration.
Undertake initiatives and specific activities (e.g., development of surveillance tools) to strengthen regional surveillance work in ASEAN and in each individual Member economy.
Assess and report on implications of global and regional developments with respect to prioritizing finance, trade and economic policy for the AEC Blueprint.
Prepare and develop economic reports and policy papers, including the ASEAN Surveillance Report, ASEAN Economic Outlook, and ASEAN Investment Surveillance Report.
Prepare, review and update strategic and operational work plans relevant to the implementation of the AEC Blueprint, particularly in the areas of finance, trade and economic policy work.
2. Provide high level policy and technical advice and recommendations to support regional surveillance and ASEAN economic integration initiatives
Provide high level policy and technical advice on macroeconomics, finance and economic integration.
Develop, coordinate and produce economic and financial analysis to assist with execution of various strategic initiatives and reviews in the AEC Blue Print.
Assist the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary General – ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) manage cooperation through research, analysis and briefing for relevant bodies on issues related to the AEC Blue Print finance, trade and economic policy work.
3. Contribute to the development of economic research and policy analysis program of ASEC
Plan and coordinate economic research and policy analysis relevant to the finance, trade and economic policy work under the AEC.
Assist in providing direction of the overall development strategy and economic research agenda at regional and country levels
Provide advice to staff in the AEC Department to identify research topics relevant to AEC Blue Print finance, trade and economic policy work.
4. Ensure effective information dissemination, communication and reporting
Maintain and manage macroeconomic database and all appropriate electronic and hard copy records of economic policy and research work.
Participate in high-level economic discussions and meetings to disseminate key ASEAN economic reports and articulate issues related to economic integration.
Prepare and provide summary reports of key findings for ASEAN economic bodies.
Graduate degree in finance or economics (macroeconomics, international trade, international finance and development economics); PhD or equivalent preferred;
Substantive senior-level experience (minimum eight years) in international and/or regional development work in Asia; including high-level experience in international/regional development institutions, development consulting and research, and public policy development;
• Solid experience in conducting economic research and formulating economic strategies and policy advice;
• Excellent knowledge of international and regional issues, particularly in the field of macroeconomics, international trade and finance or development economics;
• Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff in a complex work environment;
• High-level interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, including experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings;
• Proven ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with public and private sector organisations and other stakeholders, and highly respected by clients, staff and peers;
• Commitment to teamwork and collaborative work practices; and
• Competency in econometric modelling and computer skills including use of Microsoft Office tools, power point and database management and other applications;
• Excellent command of English, written and spoken.
Remuneration and Benefits:
Successful candidate will be offered the post with a probation period of six months and monthly salary starting from USD 4,000. There are other applicable benefits which include housing, medical, education of dependent children, and gratuity. Upon completion of the probationary period, the candidate will be confirmed for up to three-year contract, inclusive of the six-month probationary period, in the first instance.
How to apply:
Send your application to email@example.com highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates obtained, and completed Employment
Application Form with recent photograph, which can be downloaded at www.asean.org/opportunities.
Please indicate on the subject heading: Application for Assistant Director,
Macroeconomic and Finance Surveillance Office.
Application papers should be received at the ASEAN Secretariat by 31
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified, and the decision of the Secretary-General of ASEAN on the appointment shall be final.