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Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 98610
Posted: 7 months ago

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) is currently looking for the position of Director to commerce work in Singapore from May 2022.


The responsibility of the AMRO Director is to head this regional surveillance organization to ensure efficient and timely surveillance of ASEAN+3 countries during both peace and crisis time, and any other related work set by the Executive Committee in accordance with the Agreement Establishing AMRO.


Roles, Accountability and Duties of the Director

1. The AMRO Director shall:

a) Provide the Executive Committee with periodic assessments of macroeconomic and financial conditions and policies in the region;

b) Be accountable to the Executive Committee and subject to its general control;

c) Be chief of the staff of AMRO and, unless the Executive Committee decides otherwise, be responsible for the organization, appointment and dismissal of staff and overall performance of AMRO;

d) Represent AMRO and conduct the current business of AMRO;

e) Submit to the Executive Committee an annual report; and

f) Submit to the Executive Committee a plan of the staffing levels, annual budget, and annual work programme of AMRO for review and approval.


Qualities and Qualifications Criteria

2. The AMRO Director should possess:

a) Outstanding professional capability in the fields of macroeconomics and international finance, in-depth knowledge and experience in macroeconomic policymaking; demonstrate extensive experience in regional macroeconomic monitoring and analysis;

b) Good and wide network contacts internationally and extensive engagements in international economic and financial cooperation;

c) Considerable experience in leading diverse teams in an international or regional cross-cultural environment and has proven capability to manage an organization of the complexity and size of AMRO to ensure high performance, organizational efficiency and financial robustness;

d) Excellent communication skills and effective interactions with key policymakers at a regional and global level;

e) Overall leadership and vision in the formulation and implementation of the organizational strategies for AMRO’s future development and regional financial cooperation.



3. It is proposed that the tenure of the AMRO Director be for three years with an option for extension up to three years. The extension of the AMRO Director’s term would require the Executive Committee’s approval. Conversely, if the AMRO Director is assessed by the Executive Committee to have underperformed in his/her annual review, his/her contract can be terminated.


Remuneration and Benefits

4. Broadly, the package as agreed by the Executive Committee will comprise competitive remuneration package, accommodation, medical benefits, education for dependents and home passage, as well as a one-off relocation cost.


Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) brief description on relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to: by 9 February 2022.

We will acknowledge receipt of all the applications. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


AMRO is an international organization established to contribute toward ensuring the macroeconomic and financial stability of the ASEAN+3 region. Its membership 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 CMIM, and provide technical assistance to its members.

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