The Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

 

The Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia invites applications from suitably qualified Malaysian citizens for the following position(s):

Director/Senior Fellow: Economics Trade and Regional Integration (ETRI) Division

Draft Job Scope

The Economics, Trade and Regional Integration (ETRI) Division is seeking motivated candidates of excellent quantitative, qualitative and writing skills, with an established background in economics and/or public policy.

Requirement

Degree in Economics or an economics-related field of study from a recognised university; with an advanced degree being desirable

Work Experience

  • Over ten years of progressively responsible experience in analytical work, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes  related  to ETRI.
  • Experience in managing  programmes of work
  • Experience leading or coordinating analytical publications in the area of ETRI
  • Experience in providing substantive support to governmental processes and meetings in development-related areas..
  • Experience in securing, leading or coordinating projects in ETRI.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Director of ETRI will be responsible for the following:

  • Directs and manages the ETRI  Division
  • Contributes to the formulation of the Departmental   overall strategies.
  • Formulates and implements the substantive and capacity development work programme of the Division under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the   
  • Completion of outputs and their timely delivery
  • Organization and/or the Department at international, regional, inter-agencies meetings, seminars and conference;
  • Formulates, facilitates and participates in ETRI ‘s National and International   forums and conferences
  • Provides guidance to the Division’s  publication activities
  • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organizational boundaries.
  • Evaluation of staff performance , interviews of candidates for ETRI job openings and evaluation of candidates.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior management of the organisation

The Economics, Trade and Regional Integration (ETRI) Division is seeking motivated candidates of excellent quantitative, qualitative and writing skills, with an established background in economics and/or public policy.

Requirement

  • Degree in Economics or an economics-related field of study from a recognised university; with an advanced degree being desirable
  • Work experience of between 4 and 6 years for Analyst-level applicants, and 1 and 3 years for Researcher-level applicants in a direct or related field; with prior public policy experience being preferable
  • Past experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods is very much needed
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience with statistical analysis and software packages, especially Stata and/or R, is highly preferable
  • Track record of past publications related to economics and/or public policy would be highly desirable
  • Having established areas of specialisations/interest within economics and public policy would be highly desirable
  • Excellent command of both written and oral English, and good command of both written and oral Bahasa Malaysia; working proficiency in other languages is desirable
  • Good communication, public speaking and presentation skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct independent research and analysis on various issues of interest related to economics and public policy
  • Produce research output, including academic papers, policy briefs, think pieces and presentations
  • Monitor global, regional and national economic developments on a regular and timely basis
  • Plan and organise conferences, roundtables, seminars and forums on economic issues
  • Engage in ISIS Malaysia’s Track Two diplomacy activities with international and regional counterparts
  • Assist in the preparation of high-level speeches, lectures and presentations
  • Perform any other task as required by management

In the carrying out of these duties and responsibilities, high standards of quality, professionalism, timeliness and integrity are essential.

Interested in working on South Asia? We’d love to hear from you! The Foreign Policy and Security Studies team of ISIS Malaysia is looking for a experienced researcher on South Asian politics, economics and foreign relations. The ability to write clearly and concisely for a policy audience is a must. You’ll also need to be willing to work across a wide range of issues, in addition to your core research area. And just like any member of the research team, there’s a fair bit of events organisation and admin involved. Position and pay will depend on your qualifications and previous work experience.

Intrigued? Write to us at nun@isis.org.my before 31 December 2020. We’ll need your CV, academic transcripts and two samples of written work. If you’re shortlisted, we’ll get back to you soon!


Interested candidates are invited to submit a writing sample of not more than 750 words along with a comprehensive resume that includes contact information for three (3) academic and/or work references via email to: nun@isis.org.my

Application materials will be carefully reviewed, and interview decisions will be based on how closely an applicant’s background and experience matches the needs of the open position.