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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 Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Gathering cost estimates, drafting contracts, submitting invoices making payments, and processing reimbursement requests
  • Supporting event organization which includes contracting service providers, meeting/conference arrangements (online and physical), drafting and sending invitations
  • Arranging travels, visas, and accommodation and, occasionally, travelling with the team members to take notes at meetings or to provide general assistance during the business travels (assisting with presentations etc)
  • Working closely with the team members and providing administrative assistance where needed
  • Organising and maintaining documents, images, and files
  • Taking notes and photos at meetings or events
  • Screening phone calls and emails, inquiries, and requests, and handling them when appropriate
  • Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority
  • Devising and maintaining office systems, including data and contact management and filing
  • Any other clerical work requested by the management staff of the team

Qualifications

  • Firm understanding of administrative work and good knowledge of financial planning and execution
  • Ability to draft business letters, documents, and emails in professional English
  • Secretarial work experience is essential
  • Knowledge of basic layout and design for invitations and announcements
  • Ability to accept directions and advice from senior members of the team, but work independently where needed
  • Interest in environmental issues or more particularly in marine plastic pollution is appreciated

Requirements

  • Honesty, reliability, proactiveness, and a problem-solving mindset is essential
  • Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines when needed
  • Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Very good command in English (speaking and writing)

How to Apply

Send a full resume with relevant ability descriptions to [email protected] as soon as possible. Please mention 'Application for Research Assistant at RKC-MPD' 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 ERIA's website.

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