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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.

Qualifications

  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

Address: 

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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Planning and Coordination Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the team to work with ERIA staff and external stakeholders to hold various meetings, events, symposia, seminars, and projects.
  • Being involved in taking care of logistical and technical arrangements for the events/projects.
  • Being involved in communicating and negotiating with hotels, airlines, travel agents, and any vendors.
  • Arranging travel, visas, and accommodation to the PCD manager/director and, occasionally, travelling with the team for meetings, events, symposia, seminars, and projects.
  • Distributing invitations, information, and documents regarding the projects/events to speakers, participants, and external stakeholders.
  • Responsibility for preparing and submitting invoices, requests for reimbursement, and any payments
  • Monitoring and updating contact details of the main stakeholders.
  • Updating the expense summary monthly and reporting it to the PCD manager/director.
  • Screening phone calls and emails, inquiries, and requests, and handling them when appropriate.
  • Organising and maintaining documents, images, and files.
  • Other tasks when necessary.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of working experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or English Literature is preferable
  • Ability to understand and process information relatively quick
  • Ability to work with a team and willingness to learn and adapt to new things
  • Ability to draft business letters and emails in English
  • Ability to work somewhat independently and make decisions when necessary
  • Understanding of administration and management
  • Knowledge of basic design

Requirements

  • Honesty and reliability
  • Detail-oriented and well-organised
  • Pro-active and initiative, self-motivated person
  • Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and work extra hours to meet deadlines
  • Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues
  • A good communicator
  • Good command in English

Working Location

Office will be provided at the ERIA Annex Office

How to Apply

Send a full resume with a cover letter that consists of relevant ability descriptions to [email protected] as soon as possible. Please mention 'Application for Planning and Coordination Assistant' 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

Background

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

Other

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

Qualifications

  • 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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Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris - Research Associate

Background

The Regional Knowledge Centre of Marine Plastic Debris (https://rkcmpd-eria.org/) 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 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 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 has launched 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 Research Associate to support its research-related activities. The Research Associate will work under the supervision of the Senior Advisor and the Programme Manager, and in close collaboration with two Research Associates of the Regional Knowledge Centre, among other relevant colleagues in the ERIA office.

Job Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, 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 coordinating 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 relevant activities contributing to the overall objectives of the Regional Knowledge Centre when needed.

Qualifications

Education and experience

  1. Master’s degree in marine plastic debris fields (monitoring, impacts on marine ecosystem etc), environmental science, engineering, environmental management and policy, environmental economics, and/or other related fields; or Undergraduate’s degree in marine plastic debris fields (monitoring, impacts on marine ecosystem etc), environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental management and policy, environmental economics, and/or other related fields preferably with at least two years of relevant experience (in the environment sector and sustainable production and consumption may be considered).
  2. Strong academic record.

Key competencies

  1. Training and/or experience in conducting quantitative research work.
  2. Essential skills in using some databases, such as UNComtrade, Ecolex, etc.
  3. Essential skills in using some statistical or programming software packages, especially
  4. Capacity to adapt and take initiatives and ability to undertake simultaneous tasks (not necessary, but preferable).
  5. Ability to cooperate and communicate with academics and policymakers in the region.
  6. Excellent communication and writing skills in English.
  7. Comfort working both independently and collectively in a team with the other ERIA staffs.
  8. Ability to travel when needed domestically and internationally.
  9. STATA (not necessary, but preferable).

Appointment Condition

  1. Competitive remuneration with health benefit
  2. Local hire (Indonesian nationality)

Working Location

Office will be provided at the ERIA Annex Office

Address: Sentral Senayan II, & Floor, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8,

Gelora Bung Karno – Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia

 

How to Apply

Send the following items to [email protected]:

  • Updated CV
  • Motivation letter explaining the relevance of the candidate’s background with the work of the Regional Knowledge Centre of Marine Plastic Debris
  • Research paper(s) written by the candidate most relevant to marine plastic issues (if any)

When you email us, please write 'Application for Research Associate for the RKC-MPD' in the subject field. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this mail address.

 

Entry on duty: August 2022

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 the ERIA website: https://www.eria.org.

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