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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

Research Associate (Economics)

Job Duties

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

  1. Conduct literature searches on specified topics as requested.
  2. Assist 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.
  5. Provide research related work which includes writing and/or editing research reports and documents.
  6. Perform other research activities as necessary.


  1. Education and experience

a. Masters degree in Economics, Development Economics, Statistics, and/or other related fields; or Undergraduate degree in Economics Development Economics, Statistics, and/or other related fields with at least two years of relevant experience.

b.  Strong academic record.

  2.  Key competencies

a. Training and/or experience in conducting quantitative research work.

b. Essential skills in using economic databases, such as Econlit, CEIC, WITS, etc.

c. Essential skills in using some statistical or programming software packages, especially STATA.

d. Capacity to adapt and take initiatives and ability to undertake simultaneous tasks.

e. Ability to cooperate and communicate with academics and policymakers in the region.

f. Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

g. Comfort working both independently and collectively in a team with the other ERIA staff.

  1. Appointment Condition

a. Competitive remuneration with health benefit.

b. Local hire.

Working Location

The 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 description of study interests with their relevance to policy, 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.

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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Editorial and Publications Associate


Serves as key contact person and coordinator for assigned publications. Performs a variety of writing and/or editorial duties: plans, designs, writes text, and edits organisational publications. Bridges the communication between every individual involved in the publishing process, from project manager/authors to editors to contractors, to make sure that every publication is published on time. Works independently with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities. Works closely with the Communications team regarding design and branding.

Specific Duties


  1. Manage materials for publications at each stage: prepare raw files for editing to be sent to ERIA pool of consultant editors and liaise with respective editors and researchers to review the files in between successive stages – editing, edited files with or without queries, author-reviewed files, finalised files
  2. Coordinate final files from consultant editors and seek Chief Editor’s review before the document is typeset
  3. Typeset publications in house or coordinate with contracted typesetter and supervise typesetting process for each chapter
  4. Coordinate and communicate with ERIA pool of consultant proofreaders to review typeset files
  5. For books, prepare necessary documents for seeking ISBN from Indonesia National Library
  6. In close coordination with the Communications Team, coordinate and supervise design process for book covers or other related materials between graphic designer and respective researchers
  7. Working with COO and Chief Editor, produce Annual Report and ERIA Publications Catalogue including gathering submissions from ERIA departments and researchers, editing portions of the publications, and managing design, typesetting and printing process.

Administrative task includes:

  1. Prepare editorial contracts and task orders for pool of consultant editors
  2. Update tracking file: publication tracking ensures the team is at all times aware of the status of each publication, which helps in follow-up communication with respective resources to avoid missing publication deadlines
  3. Facilitate payment for contractors/vendors
  4. Coordinate invoices with respective research assistants according to publications' budget code
  5. Read and reply to all emails. Failure to manage email correspondence can cause publishing delays

Skill and Requirements

  1. Bachelors degree in Communications, English, or other related relevant field
  2. Excellent English writing and communication skills
  3. Proven project management skills with high commitment to meeting multiple deadlines
  4. Ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects, vendors, and constituencies
  5. Prior publishing experience and knowledge of basic graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign are advantages

How to Apply

Send a full resume with cover letter to [email protected] as soon as possible. Please mention ‘Application for Editorial and Publications Associate’ 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 - Knowledge Management Associate


The Regional Knowledge Centre of Marine Plastic Debris was established in October 2019 as part of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). The Regional Knowledge Centre serves as an information clearinghouse on marine plastic pollution in ASEAN+3 countries, 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.

Expansion of the Regional Knowledge Centre’s activities

The Regional Knowledge Centre has started its activities by establishing its website in the 4th quarter of 2019. During this first year, it has collected relevant country laws and regulations and governments' good practices among other information. It has also introduced itself to be a key player in the field of marine plastic debris in the region. In early 2021, it has expanded its activity to include the promotion of the private sector's efforts in plastic waste reduction and organized several online events. In 2022, the Regional Knowledge Centre intends to launch awareness-raising programs targeting the youth while continuing the other programs initiated in previous years. Given the growing portfolio, the Regional Knowledge Centre is looking to hire a Knowledge Management associate to support its activities. The Knowledge Management associate will work under the general direction of the Programme Manager and under the supervision of the Communication Expert of the Knowledge Centre, while collaborating with other relevant colleagues in ERIA.

Job descriptions

The chief duties and responsibilities of the Knowledge Management Associate include:

Knowledge Management

  • Assist in the development and implementation of RKC-MPD’s communication strategy, including producing user-friendly knowledge products and tools such as journalistic interview series and undertaking podcast activity.
  • Provide support in the management of RKC-MPD’s website and social media presence, such as drafting digital communication materials, updating the website and social media channels, as well as monitoring and planning content and the achievement of those content goals.
  • Assist with the communications and logistics in preparation and implementation of RKC-MPD’s projects and events.
  • Analyse feedback and lesson learned from the ongoing activities and document the knowledge gained to formulate recommendations to improve future internal performance.
  • Identify good practices, lessons learned and case studies, and stories related to marine plastic debris in the region and integrate them into the work efforts of the Regional Knowledge Centre and effectively disseminate them.

Outreach Efforts

  • Formulate knowledge and communication products to disseminate information about the progress and outputs of the Regional Knowledge Centre.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of RKC-MPD strategy for its Private Sector Platform, including playing an active role in reaching out to private sectos.

Partnership development

  • Assist in identifying opportunities for cooperation and synergies with potential partners and stakeholders.
  • Map out and analyse activities of research institutions, international organizations, and other information centres etc. working in the field related to marine plastics, such as waste management, circular economy, marine biodiversity, and environment in general.
  • Support the efforts in mobilizing private companies to register and submit their entries to the Private Sector Platform of the Regional Knowledge Centre


  • Provide any other assistance, including some administrative support the overall work of the Regional Knowledge Centre


  • Education: University Degree in international relations, communications, or other relevant social science fields.
  • At least five (5) years of working experience in external relations, communication or any related fields.
  • Language: Excellent command of English (written, oral) and highly developed drafting skills in English are essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge products and communication tools development is essential.
  • Solid graphic design and photo editing skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in webinar preparation and organization is preferred.
  • Proven experience in the field of waste management or environment is desirable.
  • Proven experience in journalistic article development is an asset.
  • Good command in IT knowledge is an advantage.

Functional Competencies

  • Handle and manage complex tasks efficiently with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multi-task requirements, pay attention to detail, and have a high degree of pro-activity and initiative.
  • Have a hands-on and results-oriented approach.
  • Have well-developed interpersonal and team working skills, initiative, persistence, and positive attitude.

Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to [email protected] 

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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