Group Head and Principal/Lead Economist (Regional) will report to the Chief Economist. The candidate should have expertise in macro-financial surveillance and research, financial programming and modelling, and strong management and coordination skills.
Main responsibilities include but not limited to:
Develop the work programme for regional surveillance of the ASEAN+3 economies, as well as of countries that are of systemic importance, such as the United States, Europe and major emerging markets. Assist in developing the country surveillance program for ASEAN+3 economies.
Plan, implement and supervise the group's work plan, ensuring efficiency, relevance and impact of AMRO's surveillance work.
Conduct surveillance of the region including
monitoring and analysing global and regional developments;
monitoring and analysing global and regional financial markets in coordination with the Financial Surveillance team;
developing systemic risk monitoring tools in collaboration with the Financial Surveillance team and country teams;
identifying risks and vulnerabilities in the external environment and implications for the member economies of AMRO and the region;
developing policy options to deal with risks and vulnerabilities, working closely with the country surveillance teams; and
compiling, presenting and disseminating the AREO flagship reports and other monthly, quarterly or ad hoc topical reports.
Lead and manage a team, comprising staff and consultants, to conduct in-depth studies on structural issues and challenges, such as digital technology, ageing population and globalization, which have implications for the growth and stability of the region. Such studies would complement the surveillance work on conjunctural issues and would feed into the thematic chapter of the AREO flagship report or published separately.
Coordinate and deliver technical assistance to member economies on multilateral surveillance topics and tools.
Develop a financial program for a country in a balance of payments crisis, as necessary.
Lead and manage the regional team by managing, supervising and coaching economists and other junior staff in surveillance and research activities.
Initiate and oversee research and other projects, such as conducting thematic studies arising from bilateral and multilateral surveillance, risk modelling, etc., and developing and disseminating key policy conclusions.
Maintain good relations with the authorities and liaise with authorities on surveillance matters between AMRO and the member economies.
Assist the Chief Economist and other senior management in dealing with various surveillance issues of strategic importance.
Conduct other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by AMRO Director and/or Chief Economist.
The candidate should possess:
An advanced degree in economics, finance or other related fields from a reputable university; a PhD qualification would be an advantage.
At least 15 years of relevant working experience, notably in macroeconomics, financial sector, surveillance and policy.
Experience in leading a team of economists in undertaking large thematic research projects.
Experience in coordinating the development of analytical tools or early warning-type exercises.
Experience in the following areas would be a significant advantage:
Strong understanding of financial programming and program conditionality;
Experience with debt sustainability analysis;
Leading country surveillance or program missions;
Working in an international financial institution, international organization, and/or a public sector environment;
Coordinating and/or delivering macroeconomic / financial sector technical assistance to member authorities.
Excellent diplomatic and partnership skills; ability to build/maintain relationships with counterparts of diverse cultural backgrounds at other international financial institutions, senior and working level authorities and private sector contacts; solid network of contacts in policymaking and private sector.
Strong leadership and hands-on management skills to lead and manage multi-cultural and multi-tasked teams, as well as motivating, mentoring and coaching staff.
Ability to work well in high-pressure situations and under tight deadlines, and managing multiple tasks.
High proficiency in written and spoken English and excellent presentation skills.
Experience in dealing with the media and making presentations to high-level officials.
Qualified candidates should send (a) CV, (b) a brief description of the relevant working experiences, and (c) earliest possible starting date of employment at AMRO, to AMRO.Recruitment@amro-asia.org.
We will acknowledge receipt of all the applications. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Internal Number: 6104480
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