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Why Join Us ¿

ERIA is a leading international research institution where top economists work together and conduct research to develop practical policy recommendations for economic integration among the economies of ASEAN and East Asia. ERIA provides great opportunities for staff to tackle and study a broad range of subjects and meet academic and non-academic interests.

Job Opportunities

Program Officer

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Capacity Building and Strategy and Partnerships Directors, the successful candidate will perform a wide range of program management activities including the following: 

  1. Support the development and implementation of program activities in the region
  2. Liaise with government officials, academics, and private sector
  3. Support the organizing of events such as workshops, policy roundtables, and multi-stakeholder meetings
  4. Write activity reports and gather information and indicators for the production of such reports
  5. Develop communications products
  6. Perform other activities as necessary

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Development Economics

Requirements/Competencies

  • Three years of experience implementing donor-funded projects
  • A strong understanding of regional economic development issues
  • Experience of working for and with ASEAN and related institutions a benefit
  • Experience in tracking and reporting for donor-funding projects and monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Capacity to adapt, take initiative, and ability to undertake simultaneous tasks
  • Ability to cooperate and communicate with academics and policymakers in the region
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Comfort working both independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to plan and meet pressing deadlines

Appointment Condition

  • Competitive remuneration with health benefit 
  • Local hire 

Working Location

Office will be provided at the ERIA Annex Office, Sentral Senayan II, & Floor, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno – Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia

How to Apply

Send a full resume with a one-page cover letter to [email protected] Please write “application for Program Officer” in the subject field. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this mail address.

Deadline for application: Until the Position is filled.

Please note that ERIA does not charge fees at any stage of our recruitment process. If you have questions in this respect, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. For additional information, please refer to ERIA’s website: Program Officer 

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Director of Healthcare Services

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is a unique and leading international organisation where high-grade economists work together and conduct economic and/or policy studies to derive practical policy recommendations. ERIA provides many opportunities to tackle a broad range of subjects and meet academic/non-academic interests.

ERIA launched the Project on the Development of Healthcare Services Collaboration Platform to Realize the Asia Health and Human Well-Being Initiative (‘the Project’), aiming for setting up an organizational basis to implement international cooperative projects and build a network among public, private, and academic sectors in the field of medical and healthcare services in Asia since April 2020. The Project is a part of the actions under the Asia Health and Wellbeing Initiative (AHWIN) led by the government of Japan (please refer to this page) and more focusing on exploring the challenges and providing policy recommendations in setting up the organisational basis in Asia, particularly in India and Viet Nam.

In order to achieve the purpose of the Project, ERIA critically needs an expert who has relevant expertise and can closely collaborate with the experts on medical and healthcare services in India and Viet Nam.

ERIA is pleased to open the following full-time position for a senior staff through an open-call selection process:

Director of Healthcare Services

Job Duties

Under broad direction of the President and other senior management officials:

  1. Execute project management and coordination of the Project with the Japanese government and other stakeholders such as public, private, and academic sectors in East Asia and beyond.
  2. Conduct back-office operations such as a budget-related ordering work, accounting procedures (contracts, business trips, etc.) based on ERIA rules with an assistant.
  3. Attend meetings and symposia and represent ERIA as needed.
  4. Give lectures to the government officials related business circles and others as required.
  5. Supervise subordinate staffs who work for the Project as needed.
  6. Perform other related duties as assigned by the ERIA President and/or other senior management officials, particularly on other topics related to healthcare in general.

Qualifications 

  1. Education and experience
  • Master’s degree or PhD in health, social, or management science relevant to the position, such as, but not limited to, Public Health, Health Systems, Health Economics, Sociology, Gerontology, Public Management or other related fields.
  • Experience in the above fields or equivalent that can be proven by the record of articles published in professional or academic journals, edited volumes, and/or other major publications.
  • Knowledge of and research experience in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia are strongly preferred.
  • Working experience as a civil servant and/or at any international organization would be an asset.
  1. Language requirements
  • High proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Knowledge of official languages of Philippines and Viet Nam would be an asset.
  1. Nationality
  • Any nationality can be accepted, but a citizen of India or Viet Nam would be preferable.

Working Conditions

  1. Salary and benefits: Depending on the candidate’s degree and experience.
  2. Term: 2 or 3-year fixed-term appointment in principle, with a probationary period of 6 months, renewable upon reappointment by the President, depending on performance and continuation of the project.
  3. Working location: ERIA Annex Office, Sentral Senayan II, 5th & 6th Floors, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Gelora Bung Karno – Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia. You can work remotely from your current place of residence until the COVID-19 pandemic settles down.

How to Apply

Send a full resume and a one-page motivation letter to [email protected] as soon as possible. The motivation letter should describe your professional competence, your knowledge and interests about ERIA, and why you would be a good candidate for the job. Please write ‘Application for  Director of Healthcare Services’ in the subject field. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this mail address.

Entry on duty: as soon as possible

Deadline for application: Until the position is filled.

Please note that ERIA does not charge fees at any stage of our recruitment process. If you have questions in this respect, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

         

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Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris - Communications Officer

The Regional Knowledge Centre of Marine Plastic Debris, hereinafter referred to as the RKC-MPD, was established in October 2019, as part of ERIA. The RKC-MPD serves as an information clearinghouse on marine plastic pollution in ASEAN+3 countries, aiming at facilitating national and regional cooperation by promoting relevant policies and good practices among the member states. The RKC-MPD has its office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Terms of Reference

 Work structure

The RKC-MPD is a relatively new unit, which has not employed a Communications Officer before. As such, the roles and responsibilities of the new Communications Officer include the integration of communication components into various aspects of RKC-MPD work from the ground up, by conceptualising and implementing communication strategies. The Communications Officer is also requested to work in tight coordination with ERIA’s Communications team to maintain a coherent communications approach.

Job descriptions

Under the guidance and supervision of the RKC-MPD managers, the Communications Officer, plans, develops, and implements communication strategies to support the activities of the RKC-MPD team.  The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing communications strategies & work-plans, campaigns, events, and other initiatives in support of the RKC-MPD work, ensuring alignment with the global communications priorities of ERIA.
  • Researching, preparing, fact-checking, editing, and producing professional media and communications materials for various audiences and ensuring their timely dissemination and amplification via appropriate communications channels at ASEAN regional level.
  • Developing news-worthy messages, organising press events, handling interviews, and providing responses to requests from media relating to RKC-MPD and its work.
  • Managing and ensuring on-going improvements to the RKC-MPD website, working closely with the IT consultant.
  • Directly supervising the work of IT consultant and other communication-related members (interns etc.) within RKC-MPD.
  • Providing professional communications advice to RKC-MPD members on an ongoing basis.
  • Drafting talking points, briefing notes and messages for RKC-MPD.
  • Creating high-quality media and multimedia content for dissemination.
  • Undertaking and organising missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of RKC-MPD and its work.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of journalists and media organisations, respond to media enquiries on deadline, and build dialogues with individual journalists, editors and news-desks.

Qualifications

  • Understand the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook, Linked-in, Instagram, etc including SEO
  • Must possess exceptional writing skills and be able to compose engaging and accurate content
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is an asset
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts
  • Strong media and private sector networks in the ASEAN region will be considered an asset.

Education: University Degree in Communication or related field.

Experience: At least 4 years of relevant working experience.

Language: Excellent command of English, (written, oral) including highly developed drafting skills.

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to handle and manage tasks with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multi-task requirements, high attention to detail and a high degree of pro-activity and initiative.
  • Hands-on and results-oriented approach.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team working skills, initiative, persistence, and positive attitude.

Duty Station

The Communication Officer is expected to be based in the ERIA office in Jakarta. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, however, the office maintains a work-from-home policy as of March 2021.

How to Apply

Send a full resume, cover letter with relevant ability descriptions to [email protected] by 15 April 2021. Please mention 'RKC-MPD Communications Officer' on the email subject. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this email address.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Deadline for application: Until the position is filled.

Note: ERIA does not charge fees at any stage of our recruitment process. Send your questions, if any, to [email protected]. For additional information, refer to the ERIA website, .

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Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris - Full-Stack Developer Consultant

Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris (RKC-MPD) Terms of Reference for Full-Stack Developer Consultant (Retainer)

Current status

The RKC-MPD website was created in 2019 and has been featured within the ERIA website (https://rkcmpd-eria.org/aboutus/rkcmpd). It is therefore still in its early stage of development and expected to play an incrementally important role for the RKC-MPD. The significance of the RKC-MPD website is framed within the following three contexts:

  1. The general public is increasingly turning to the internet to find out about any given organisation. Having a professional, user-friendly, and properly designed website is of great importance for the RKC-MPD to make itself known and assert its claim as a regional knowledge hub for the region.
  2. The RKC-MDP is mandated to serve 13 countries (10 ASEAN member states and China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea). Due to this regional/international scope of work, the transboundary nature of the online site is particularly important to achieve institutional objectives.
  3. The website plays an important role to disseminate knowledge, information, and data on an international level. It also serves the RKC-MPD to collect knowledge, information, and data, especially but not exclusively from the private sector.

Main workstreams

This ToR comprises two main workstreams as follows:

  • General RKC-MPD website maintenance. This includes; checking the functionalities of the existing features, fixing errors and bugs, correcting broken links or dysfunctionalities, testing browser compatibility, performing search engine optimization, backing up the website etc. to keep it up to date and functional.
  • Developing new features/functionalities. This includes: preparing new content, customising new design and structure, building a new page from concept all the way to completion within the existing website, updating the back-end for administrator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for general RKC-MPD website maintenance, including (but not limited to): checking the functionalities of the existing features, fixing errors and bugs, correcting broken links or dysfunctionalities, testing browser compatibility, and backing up the website to keep it up to date and functional.
  2. Explore and learn the structure of the RKC-MPD website, and if necessary, contact the website developer to learn the technical characteristics from them.
  3. Developing new features and/or functionalities as requested, including (but not limited to): preparing new content, customising new design and structure, building a new page from concept all the way to completion within the existing website, and updating the back-end for administrator. Major revisions may require a new scope of work and can be billed accordingly.
  4. Review statistics and monitor analytics in order to provide analysis of the website’s performance in a monthly and annual basis.
  5. Maintain responsive design by staying up to date on the web’s latest technologies and make sure the site and its features are always mobile-friendly and multi-platform ready.
  6. Performs basic on-site SEO optimisation (title tag, meta tags, meta descriptions).
  7. Controls the security of the website and provides security and threat report, if any.

Qualifications

Education: University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field.

Experience: Minimum 1 year of proven experience in web design and development.

Languages: Fluency in English

Requirements

  1. Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  2. Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React and Amber.
  3. Proficiency with server-side languages such as Python, Ruby, Java, PHP and .Net.
  4. Experience in arts and graphics software (Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw, Adobe Animate, or other similar design programmes) is required.
  5. Knowledge of web analytics and SEO.
  6. Strong troubleshooting and analytical abilities.
  7. Well-developed interpersonal and team working skills, initiative, persistence, and positive attitude.

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to explore and learn the structure of the RKC-MPD website, and if necessary, contact the previous contractor which created the website to explain the technical characteristics.
  • Ability to handle and manage tasks with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multi-task requirements, high attention to detail and a high degree of pro-activity and initiative.
  • Hands-on and results-oriented approach.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team working skills, initiative, persistence, and positive attitude.

Institutional Arrangement

  • The Full-Stack Developer Consultant (hereafter referred to as the Consultant) is to be contracted on retainer basis, an engagement under which the Consultant agrees to give priorities to the tasks assigned by the RKC-MPD.
  • Any tasks assigned to the Consultant has to be explicitly requested by the RKC-MPD team in writing (email). The amount of time required to complete each assignment has to be suggested by the Consultant and approved by the RKC-MPD team in advance.
  • The Consultant will be accountable to any of the RKC-MPD team members. The supervision will include approvals/acceptance of the outputs.

Payment agreement

  • The Consultant will be paid a monthly fee of $200US to form a retainer agreement with the RKC-MPD. This includes two (2) full-day working hours (i.e. 16 hours) per month, of which the balance cannot be carried forward.
  • If assignment(s) requested by the RKC-MPD team requires the Consultant to work beyond the above-mentioned 16 hours/month, the RKC-MPD will pay pre-determined hourly fee to the Consultant.

Excess billable hours must be kept on record, and it will be paid by the RKC-MPD in accordance with the invoices sent by the Consultant.

  

Payment structure

Pre-determined fee

Payment schedule

Retainer fee

 

US$200 per month, which includes two (2) full-day working hours (total 16 hours)

Monthly payment to the Consultant

Additional services

US$19 per hour, billable according to the explicit request and approval by the RKC-MPD team

Paid according to the additional services provided by the Consultant through invoices

 

 

Timeline

Tasks are not predetermined, and each task assigned will have its own timeframe. The Consultant must respect the agreed timeline for each task and consult with RKC-MPD in advance in case the timeline cannot be met.

Duration of the contract

The duration of the contract is 12 months from the start of the contract. The first 60 days of the contract will be a paid trial period to ensure the suitability of the Consultant for the role.

Duty Station

The Consultant is expected to be home-based. The Consultant will be required to attend meetings if required by the RKC-MPD. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be mostly organised online.

Confidentiality agreement

Any information exchanged or received in the context of the implementation of the contract must be treated confidentially by the Consultant, unless it is already in the public domain.

 

How to Apply

Send a full resume with relevance ability descriptions to [email protected] by 15 April 2021. Please mention 'Application for RKC-MPD Full-Stack Developer Consultant' on the email subject email. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this email address.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Deadline for application: Until the position is filled.

Note: ERIA does not charge fees at any stage of our recruitment process. Send your questions, if any, to [email protected]. For additional information, refer to the ERIA website, https://www.eria.org.

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Research Associate (Energy field)

ERIA is an international organisation established by the 16 member countries of the East Asia Summit (EAS) in 2007. Based in Jakarta, ERIA is engaged in economic research and policy studies primarily on economic integration and adjustment in ASEAN and East Asia aimed at providing policy insights and practical recommendations to ASEAN bodies as well as governments and businesses in the region.

ERIA is expanding its research activities and is looking for Research Associates who can assist in research related to Energy issues in the East Asia region.

Job Duties

Under the direct supervision of Energy field research staffs, the successful candidates will perform a wide range of Energy-related research activities, especially, but not limited to, the following activities:

  1. Conduct literature searches on specified topics as requested.
  2. Assist Energy researchers in maintaining databases and coordinate with statistical agencies.
  3. Provide statistical analysis as requested.
  4. Organize and attend meetings/conferences related to research activities in the Energy field.
  5. Provide research-related work which includes writing and/or editing research reports and documents.
  6. Perform other research activities as necessary.

Qualifications 

  1. Education and experience
  • Master degree in Economics, Development Economics, Statistics, engineering, natural sciences, and/or other related fields; or Undergraduate degree in Economics, Development Economics, Statistics, engineering, natural sciences, and/or other related fields with at least two years of relevant experience
  • Strong academic record.
  1. Language requirements
  • Training and/or experience in conducting quantitative Energy research work.
  • Essential skills in using some statistical or programming software packages.
  • Capacity to adapt and take initiative and ability to undertake simultaneous tasks.
  • Ability to cooperate and communicate with academics and policymakers in the region in the field of Energy.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.
  • Comfort working both independently and collectively in a team with the other ERIA staff.
  1. Appointment Condition
  • Competitive remuneration with health benefit
  • Local hire

Working Location

Office will be provided at the ERIA Annex Office. 

Address: Sentral Senayan II, 6th Floor, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno – Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia. 

How to Apply

Send a full resume and a one-page description of study interests with their relevance to policy, and a list of publications, as well as a sample paper that best reflects the candidate’s ability to [email protected] as soon as possible. When you email us, please write “application for research associate” in the subject field. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this mail address.

Entry on duty: as soon as possible

Deadline for application: Until the position is filled.

Please note that ERIA does not charge fees at any stage of our recruitment process. If you have questions in this respect, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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