Senior Officer Trade in Goods

Senior Officer Trade in Goods

ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Jakarta, Indonesia

In alignment with the ASEAN 2025 and Key Aspirations of the three ASEAN pillars of Political Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community, supported by the Department of Community and Corporate Affairs, the ASEAN Secretariat is inviting qualified ASEAN Nationals to apply for the position of Senior Officer Trade in Goods.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director/Head of Trade & Facilitation Division, ASEAN Economic Community Department, the Senior Officer shall be responsible to:

  • Coordinate and support the meetings in the area of trade in goods:
    • Prepare agenda and/or report of the meeting for adoption;
    • Develop and present policy papers as the basis for deliberations;
    • Act as a resource person of meetings;
    • Propose new initiatives (including new projects) for consideration in enhancing the implementation of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), and support FTA negotiations;
    • Communicate with the relevant committees to discuss technical and implementation issues.
  • Coordinate activities and provide required support for the implementation of programmes and projects funded by Dialogue Partners in this area:
    • Initiate and develop project proposals for consideration by Member States and/or relevant Dialogue partners;
    • Coordinate implementation of approved projects/ programmes;
    • Liaise with experts and/or consultants to ensure that the output of the projects/activities facilitate the achievement of its objectives;
    • Evaluate impact of projects/ programmes and address implementation issues as they arise.
  • Support the ASEAN Bodies with regards to relevant meetings:
    • Prepare agenda and/or report of the meeting for adoption;
    • Prepare and present policy papers;
    • Provide support as a resource person for the related meeting.
  • Disseminate information as required:
    • Speak at seminars, workshops and training courses as required;
    • Respond to enquires from researchers/private sectors/public sectors;
    • Prepare first draft of report of Meetings, Press Releases as necessary.

Qualifications and experience:

  • An Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent degree) in International Trade, Economics, Business administration or other appropriate specialist discipline, with a minimum of three (3) years working experience in the relevant technical areas; or a Bachelor degree with at least five (5) years of relevant working experience in policy and technical related areas of trade facilitation, international customs and trade procedures;
  • Extensive supervisory experience, with a minimum three (3) years high-level experience within management position in a recognised specialised field;
  • High-level technical skills and knowledge in area of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, planning and the development of policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff and work effectively with people at all levels of the organisation;
  • Experience in identifying training and professional/technical development needs of staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct both formal and on the job training, and foster the career development goals of staff;
  • Demonstrated sound oral and written communication skills and sound interpersonal skills, including experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative work practices;
  • Competency in computer skills with adequate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook where relevant to the position;
  • Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines;
  • Excellent command of English, written and spoken.

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