The Habibie Center - ASEAN Studies Program Job Vacancy: Researchers - Jakarta, Indonesian

Job Title: Full-time researchers (ASEAN Studies Program)


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 full-time researchers (ASEAN Studies Program).

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration: 9 months (starts November, 2016), full time (5 days or 35-40 hours per week). 

Initial one-year hire period (extendable based on performance)

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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

  • Minimum undergraduate (Bachelors) degree in international relations, social science, economy, or law. Candidates with international law background are strongly encouraged to apply; 
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge on regional integration issues especially ASEAN, and up-to-date with the general news and events regarding ASEAN and ASEAN member-states.
  • Previous working experience in a similar role, and specifically experienced in writing policy briefs, academic articles and op-ed(in English and Bahasa Indonesia) that deals with qualitative and quantitative data; 
  • Strong research, written (English and Bahasa Indonesia), analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Solid organizational skills, with a proven ability to prioritize projects with attention to detail;
  • 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 (via e-mail only – applications sent via other than e-mail will not be accepted) no later than Friday, 11 November, 2016. (Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)