Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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Role Summary

We are seeking an Advocacy & Membership Manager who will support the EU-ASEAN Business Council’s programmes and initiatives across various industry sectors. The successful candidate will be responsible for crafting and executing cross-cutting advocacy strategies that generate growth and value for our members and provide support on retaining existing members and gaining new members. He/she will stay on top of the latest public policy developments in Southeast Asia and be a part of solving public policy challenges that strengthen the EU-ASEAN economic relationship. A good and deep understanding of trade and investment policies, the ASEAN Economic Community, and EU-ASEAN trade and investment relations (including FTAs) will be necessary for the role, together with an ability to work on multiple issues and manage cross-cutting topics with multiple stakeholders.

  • Plan, manage, and execute advocacy efforts in support of the EU-ABC’s advocacy groups and its overall mission.
  • Oversee the running of various advocacy groups, encouraging them to meet on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate and work across the EU-ABC’s Advocacy Groups to drive synergistic initiatives in ASEAN countries, creating public-private engagement opportunities such as regular dialogues and consultations and also the development of position papers as needed.
  • Working with the Events and Communications Manager, develop programmes such as roundtables, briefings, seminars and workshops that advance the objectives of the members.
  • Identify and build strong relationships and build coalitions with governments, multilateral organisations, trade associations, and other key stakeholders.
  • Monitor policy developments in Southeast Asia and provide regular analytical updates to members.
  • Liaise with existing members to gain insight of their issues and provide support to retain them as members.
  • Identify and liaise with potential new members to promote the EU-ABC to them with a view to adding to them as members of the EU-ABC.

And Requirements
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in related field such as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, East Asian Studies. A Master’s Degree is a major plus.
  • 2-5 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience on trade and/or international relations issues.
  • Keen interest and understanding of Southeast Asian political systems, public policy formulation, and business environment. Knowledge of ASEAN as an organisation is a plus.
  • Experience successfully managing programmes, events and budgets, and tracking and advocating on policy issues.
  • Must be highly organised, detail-oriented and be able to successfully handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Exposure to European Companies, organisations and/or political systems would be ideal.
  • Must be fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication skills. Should be able to demonstrate the ability to produce high-quality English-language publications.
  • Must have good research skills and be able to learn and absorb quickly.
  • Must be able to interact with all organisational levels including senior management of member companies, senior government leaders from ASEAN countries, academics, think tanks and media.
  • Must be willing to work beyond normal business hours in order to support EU-ABC activities.
  • Must be willing to travel within Southeast Asia and possibly to Europe.
  • Must understand and abide by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States, the UK Bribery Act, and any other applicable or relevant legislation covering similar issues.
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Contact Information

Address: EU-ASEAN Business Council Singapore, Singapore

Deadline: 15-06-2023

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