Deputy Director (Functional Surveillance and Research)

Job details

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Fixed Term
Reference: AF/CC/DDFSR/150224C
Posted: about 1 month ago
Consultant: Claire CHUA
Consultant Email: email Claire
Consultant Phone: +65 6950 0381

Job description

ASEAN+3 MACROECONOMIC RESEARCH OFFICE (AMRO) is an international organization that aims to contribute to the macroeconomic and financial resilience and stability of the ASEAN+3 region – comprising 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and China; Hong Kong, China; Japan; and Korea – through surveillance, supporting regional financing arrangements (RFAs), providing technical assistance (TA), serving as a regional knowledge hub (RKH) and facilitating ASEAN+3 financial cooperation.

AMRO is currently looking for the position of Deputy Director (Functional Surveillance and Research).

​Under the supervision of AMRO Director, the Deputy Director (Functional Surveillance and Research) is primarily responsible for leading and supervising AMRO’s functional surveillance in financial and fiscal areas, as well as macro-financial research activities.

​The appointment of the Deputy Director (Functional Surveillance and Research) will be for a fixed term of 3 years, with an option for a one-time extension for up to three years. Successful candidate is expected to join from June 2024 in Singapore.


​The Deputy Director (Functional Surveillance and Research) will report to AMRO Director, and perform the following functions:

​To lead and supervise the planning and implementation of AMRO’s functional surveillance, i.e., financial and fiscal surveillance, as well as macro-financial research activities (such as ensuring the quality and timely delivery of functional surveillance and research assignments, developing studies on frontier issues, including forward-looking analyses and policy implications as well as recommendations, on issues related to economic and financial stability of the region);

  1. To lead and supervise the planning, development and implementation of analytical frameworks and toolkits for functional surveillance and research;

  2. To lead the planning, implementation and supervision of frameworks and processes that ensure rigor, soundness and consistency in the assessments and policy recommendations of AMRO’s functional surveillance and research products, in coordination with the Chief Economist;

  3. To build and strengthen relationship with strategic partners (IFIs, and other IOs), and manage participation of AMRO in seminars, conferences and other events relevant to AMRO's functional surveillance and research and oversee the quality and content of AMRO’s presentation materials; and

  4. To perform other functions as may be determined by the Director in accordance with the AMRO Agreement.


​Successful candidates should possess:

  1. ​Excellent educational background

    • Qualification: A Post Graduate degree in Economics or other related fields from a reputable university is required. A Ph.D. degree in Economics or other related fields from a reputable university is preferable.

  2. Prominent professional career and expertise in macroeconomics research, financial markets, fiscal issues, or other related fields

    • Qualification: Extensive academic research and/or policy study in the areas of Macroeconomics, Finance, Public Finance, Development Economics, International Finance, and other related fields.

    • Added Advantage: High quality research papers and/or articles (indicated by citations in other reputable research or publications) on Macroeconomics, Finance, Public Finance, International Finance, and Exchange Rate Policy, or other related fields (desirably with particular focus on the ASEAN+3 region) in recognized international academic journals.

  3. Rich experience, capabilities and vision in fiscal and financial surveillance

    • Qualification: Sufficient years of direct hands-on experience in leading, planning, implementation and supervision of economic surveillance activities and/or macroeconomic policies, in particular related to fiscal and financial surveillance, at international organizations with related fields and/or national government institutions.

    • Added Advantage: Direct hands-on experience in making policy-related decisions, or designing a financial bailout program for a crisis-hit country or implementing policies relating to macroeconomic and financial surveillance in either the government of the crisis-hit country itself or a relevant international organization.

  4. Strong network of contacts internationally, including within the ASEAN+3 region, with advanced countries, academic institutions, and international organizations in related fields

  5. Considerable experience in managing and leading a diverse team of economists with different cultural backgrounds and/or demonstrated international experience in working in a diverse cultural environment, such as international organizations

  6. Knowledge of analytical techniques, such as statistics, econometrics, as well as mathematical and other research tools and computer software necessary for analyzing large volumes of statistical data

​Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) brief description on the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, by 15 March 2024 to:

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

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