Senior Officer External Economic Relations Division

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Location
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 23

Position description

Reporting to the Assistant Director/Head of External Economic Relations Division, the Senior Officer shall be responsible to:

Service and provide technical support the meetings related to ASEAN+1 FTAs with nonASEAN partners:

  • Prepare agenda and/or report of the meeting for adoption;
  • Develop and present analysis on thematic isssues as well as policy papers as the basis for deliberations;
  • Act as a resource person of meetings;
  • Propose support in enhancing economic relations and oversee the implementation and monitoing of the ASEAN’s Plus One FTAs, follow-ups of SEOM-DPs Consultations, AEM-DPS Consultation, Summit Meetings with DPs (economic areas).

Coordinate activities and provide required support for the implementation of programmes and projects funded by Diaologue Partners in the area of:

  • Initiate and develop project proposals for consideration by Member States and/or relevant Dialogue partners;
  • Coordinate implementation of approved projects/programmes;
  • Liaise with experts and/or consultants to ensure that the output of the project/activities faciliatet the achievement of its objectives;
  • Evaluate impact of projects/programmes and address implementation issues as they arise.

Servicing and providing technical support to relevant bodies in the ASEAN Economic Community:

  • Prepare agenda and/or report of the meeting for adoption;
  • Prepare and present analysis on thematic issues as well as policy papers;
  • Provide support as a resource person for the related meeting.

Disseminate information as required:

  • Speak at seminars, workshops and training courses as required;
  • Respond to enquiries from researchers/private sectors/public sectors;
  • Prepare first draft of press releases as necessary.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent degree) in preferably in the area of Economics, International Trade, Political Economy, International Development, Public Policy or Public Administration, with extensive supervisory experience within a management position and a minimum of three (3) years work experience in strategic planning, project management and monitoring and evaluation in cross-cultural environment and international settings, or other relevant field;
  • Bachelor degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications, and five (5) years experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • High-level technical and applied skills and knowledge in area of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, planning, policy development and analysis and the development of procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to self-start, motivate staff and work effectively with people at all levels of the organisation;
  • Experience in identifying training and professional/technical development needs of staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct both formal and on-the-job training and foster the career development goals of staff;
  • Demonstrated sound oral and written communication skills and sound interpersonal skills, including experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with diverse stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative work practices;
  • Competency in computer skills with adequate knowledge of Microsoft Office and external statistics and information databases;
  • Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines;
  • Excellent command of English, written and spoken;
  • Ability to travel.

Successful candidate will be offered a basic salary of USD 3,385 and attractive remuneration package

including housing, outpatient medical reimbursement, hospitalization & life insurance, children’s education and gratuity. Subject to good performance during the probation, the candidate will be offered a fixed term contract of three (3) years, inclusive of the six-month probationary period. 

Application instructions

Send your application to [email protected] highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates and transcript for Bachelor and Master degrees, including PhD (if any), and completed ASEC Employment Application Form attached with recent photograph. Documents must be in English or with English translation. Applications sent without ALL the documents mentioned above will NOT be considered.

Please indicate on the subject heading: Application for Senior Officer External Economic Relations. Application documents should reach the ASEAN Secretariat by 7 August 2019. The Selection

Committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


  •   ASEC Employment Form can be downloaded at:

  •   ASEAN Secretariat Staff shall not be retained in active service beyond the age of 60 years. Age shall not be more than 57 years old at time of application. 

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