ASEAN Secretariat

With the ratification of the ASEAN Charter in December 2008, the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) had embarked on an organization restructuring that is aligned to the requirements of the Charter and their respective Community Blueprints, namely: the ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).

We are looking for bright and self motivated candidates for the position of Technical Officer (TO) – Trade in Services to work with the specialist staff members in the execution of their duties.

The main responsibilities of the Technical Officer – Trade in Services include:

  • Compile and analyse ASEAN Member Countries' trade in services commitments and services regulations;
  • Assist in preparing meeting documents and reports;
  • Conduct research and prepare papers;
  • Facilitate and service relevant meetings and draft report of meeting; and
  • Liaise with ASEAN government officials and other related parties on the preparation, conduct and follow-up to ASEAN meetings and activities.
The successful candidate should posses the following qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Engineering, Public Administration, or Business Administration;
  • Competence in economic research and data analysis, project management, and organising meetings. Knowledge or experience in the conduct of business in services sectors is an advantage; and
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in economic research, consultancy and/or programme management, in a governmental, international, or private sector organisation.
In addition, the following general qualifications are required:
  • Excellent English communications skills (written and oral);
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office tools;
  • Able to multi-task and work irregular and long hours;
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Able to travel, as and when required; and
  • Knowledge of regional and international economic cooperation and familiarity with ISO 9001-2000 system and procedures will be an added advantage.
A Technical Officer (TO) in the Public Affairs Office of the ASEAN Secretariat is a specialist staff providing technical and administrative support for the coordination of outreach activities for the Secretariat. The TO will engage in:
  • Media relations;
  • Event organisation and coordination;
  • Protocol duties;
  • Public education and outreach on ASEAN;
  • Interface with civil society organizations; and
  • Project management.
We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, International Relations, or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience in governmental/international organizations or private sector involved in public relations/media relations or programme management.
  • Having exposure dealing with a wide spectrum of corporate affairs, community relations, and public communications.
General qualifications and attributes:
  • Excellent English language written skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft office tools;
  • Able to work well in a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure;
  • Able to travel, and work irregular and long hours, as and when required;
  • Dynamic and comfortable with taking the initiative;
  • Comfortable interacting with different nationalities and cultures; and
  • Knowledge on ISO 9001 : 2000 is an advantage.
Upon the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period, the successful candidate will be confirmed for a 3-year contract. Selected candidate will receive an attractive package consisting of basic monthly salary (starting from Rp. 5,000,000), monthly transportation allowance, outpatient medical reimbursement, hospitalisation insurance, and an annual bonus of a month’s basic salary.

Send your application, detailed CV, a recent passport-sized photograph and certified true copies of educational certificates and other supporting documents to: Personnel and Training Unit, ASEAN Secretariat, 70A Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, latest by 2 May 2007. You may also e-mail your application to hr-asean@aseansec.org. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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