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Vacancy : Full-time researchers

Full-time researchers (one on economy/trade/finance and one on social/cultural/ international law)

Background
The Habibie Center is expanding its ASEAN Studies Program and developing programs and research related to ASEAN and the three pillars:
As part of this endeavor, a team of researchers will be required to fulfill our main activity outputs:
• Produce regular policy papers on a bimonthly basis on ASEAN
Issues;
• Organize regular public dialogues on a monthly basis on ASEAN
Topics;
• Organize international seminars on ASEAN issues

As part of its core team, The Habibie Center plans to hire 2 full-time researchers (one on economy/trade/finance and one on social/cultural/international law).
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 12 months (starts July, 2013), full time (5 days or 35-40 hours per week).
Initial one-year hire period (extendable based on performance)

Responsibilities (both researchers):
• Assisting senior supervisor and program coordinator in determining the ASEAN issues that are relevant and current;
• Conducting research, collecting data and managing information related to the general ASEAN issues determined by the core team;
• Composing bimonthly policy briefs (in English) with the support of other members of the core team on ASEAN issues determined by the core team;
• Organizing regular public dialogues on general ASEAN issues determined by the core team, identifying speakers and target audience and taking responsibility for the proceedings;
• Actively representing The Habibie Center in ASEAN related forum and events on ASEAN in Jakarta and the region. including preparing short written;
• Attending external seminars, workshops and other events on behalf of The Habibie Center and reporting back on any topical issues;
• Assisting The Habibie Center with other activities/events when the need arises.

1. Requirements (researcher on economy/trade/finance)

• Minimum undergraduate (Bachelors) degree in social science, economy, or international relations. Candidates with economic/trade/finance background are strongly encouraged to apply;
• Previous working experience in a similar role, and specifically experienced in writing policy briefs (in English) that deals with qualitative and quantitative data (especially economic/trade/financial statistics);
• Strong research, written (English and Bahasa Indonesia), analytical, and organizational skills;
• Demonstrated strong knowledge on regional economic integration issues especially in the ASEAN region, and up-to-date with the general news and events in ASEAN. Knowledge of international relations issues concerning ASEAN and their partners is an advantage;
• Fluent Indonesian and English language skills;
• Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including local research organizations, governments and NGOs;
• Integrity, professional discretion and ability to interact effectively with diverse partners.

2. Requirements (researcher on social/cultural/international law)

• Minimum undergraduate (Bachelors) degree in social science, economy, or international relations. Candidates with social/cultural/international law background are strongly encouraged to apply;
• Previous working experience in a similar role, and specifically experienced in writing policy briefs (in English and Bahasa Indonesia) that deals with qualitative and quantitative data (especially social/cultural/international law instruments, frameworks and agreements);
• Strong research, written (English and Bahasa Indonesia), analytical, and organizational skills;
• Demonstrated strong knowledge on regional economic integration issues especially in the ASEAN region, and up-to-date with the general news and events in ASEAN. Knowledge of international relations issues concerning ASEAN and their partners is an advantage;
• Fluent Indonesian and English language skills. Knowledge of a third Asian language is an advantage;
• Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including local research organizations, governments and NGOs;
• Integrity, professional discretion and ability to interact effectively with diverse partners.

Send your CV, cover letter and writing samples to natassa@habibiecenter.or.id (via e-mail only – applications sent via other than e-mail will not be accepted) no later than Monday, July 29, 2013. (Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)

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