Job details

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Fixed Term
Reference: AMRO Director
Posted: over 2 years ago
Consultant: Gary Lai
Consultant Email: email Gary
Consultant Phone: +65 6950 0380

AMRO is currently looking for the position of Director to start work in AMRO from May 2019.



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 the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to: by 6 February 2019.

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


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