Careers

Thank you for your keen interest in working for AMRO. We look for motivated, competent individuals to join us. AMRO offers competitive remuneration and expatriate benefit packages pursuant to the internal guidelines.

AMRO is currently looking for the following positions:

The Legal Advisor will perform the following functions:

a)  Provide support in the interpretation and implementation of the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, its Secondary Rules and the Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Singapore

b)  Provide support for the various administrative functions such as human resources (including recruitment, compensation and benefits, dispute settlement), procurement of goods and services, organizational transition process, and technical assistance (including administration of trust funds, consulting and secondment programs) by providing advice on legal issues and assisting in the drafting or review of contracts, agreements and other relevant documents

c)  Draft and/or revise Administrative Orders and other internal regulations and provide advice in their implementation and interpretation

d)  Provide support for the implementation of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization Agreement (CMIM) Agreement, such as providing legal advice in the drafting, amendment, or interpretation of the CMIM Operational Guidelines and assistance in the determination or monitoring of CMIM Parties’ legal conformity in relation to CMIM activations

e)  Participate in the ASEAN+3 Task Force meetings when needed and communicate and coordinate with member authorities on legal matters (may require overseas travel)

f)  Perform other functions as may be determined by the AMRO Director and Deputy Director

The candidate should possess:

(i) Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law from a reputable university;

(ii) A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in law, including contracting law, policy recommendation, legal analysis, research and writing is required. Experience as a lawyer in the legal office of an international organization or government is desirable;

(iii) Knowledge of public international law as well as ability to apply legal expertise to various legal issues and in developing solutions;

(iv) Proficiency in legal writing and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions as well as ability to advise senior management independently;

(v) Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent tasks with efficiency;

(vi) Excellent communication and negotiating skills and ability in English, both spoken and written to influence others to reach agreement;

(vii) Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and maintenance of calm in stressful situations.

The CMIM Specialist will perform the following functions:

a)   Support Team Head in developing the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) as an adequate and effective regional financial safety net, while reviewing and proposing policy recommendations for all aspects of the CMIM, including its activation;

b)   Further develop the issues for CMIM operational readiness, while accelerating the peacetime preparation and organizing test run, further improving the Operational Guidelines in consultation with Legal Team;

c)   Provide all policy recommendations to members in conducting the periodic review on fundamental issues, including the adequacy of the size and swap quota, financial terms and conditions of the CMIM arrangements, use of the IMF De-linked portion, funding structure, legal modality, a surveillance mechanism of the CMIM;

d)   Develop a regional crisis management framework under the CMIM: to coordinate the internal work flow from surveillance in peacetime, (early) intervention by CMIM arrangements for prevention and resolution in a near-crisis and crisis situation, and ex-post monitoring;

e)   Develop and update the ERPD Matrix regularly and formulate policies (including Matrix benchmarks and conditionality guidelines) to apply it in crisis and near-crisis situation;

f)   Develop a coordination mechanism with the IMF (co-financing and conditionality) in consultation with Coordination Team and other stakeholders and review how to better integrate the CMIM into the global financial safety net; and

g)   Perform other functions as may be determined by Team Head.

The candidate should possess:

i)   An advanced degree in the field of international law, macroeconomics, finance, public finance, international finance, or related fields from a reputable university;

ii)   At least 5 years of relevant working experience and knowledge, preferably related to regional financial cooperation, international contracting law, economic and financial policy;

iii)   Expertise in fiscal or financial sector analysis and familiarity with the economic or financial situation in ASEAN+3 or global advanced economies;

iv)   Strong teamwork and communication skill.

Economist will, under the supervision of the head of group, conduct macroeconomic and financial surveillance of ASEAN+3 members (or advanced economies) and work on CMIM related issues. Work responsibilities include visiting members, drafting surveillance reports, preparing policy recommendation and maintaining database

The candidates should possess:

i)   An advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Public Finance, International Finance and Exchange Rate Policy or related fields from reputable university;

ii)   At least 5 years of relevant work experience preferably related to economic policy issues;

iii)   Experience in conducting regional economic surveillance on the ASEAN+3 region or global advanced economies (N.B. experience with financial sector surveillance and financial stability issues will be an added advantage).

Qualified candidates should send:
a)   CV,
b)   Brief description on the relevant working experiences
c)   Earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to: amro_recruitment@amro-asia.org.

Please kindly indicate the position you would like to apply for. We will acknowledge receipt of all the applications. We regret that only shortlisted candidate will be notified for interview.