JOB VACANCY - Researcher (ASEAN Studies Program)


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


The Habibie Center is expanding its ASEAN Studies Program and developing programs and research related to the ASEAN Community:

As part of this endeavor, a team of researchers will be required to fulfill our main activity outputs to:

•       Conduct research on ASEAN issues;

•       Organize public events on ASEAN issues.

•       Write publications on ASEAN issues.

•       Liaise with different stakeholders such as embassy, consultants, media, external partners etc.

•       Complete deliverables as part of ongoing projects as well as to help secure future projects.

As part of its core team, The Habibie Center plans to hire full-time researchers (ASEAN Studies Program).

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration: Initial six months contract with potentially extended annual contract based on performance, full time (5 days or 35-40 hours per week).


Assisting senior supervisor and program coordinator in determining the ASEAN issues that are relevant and current;

Conducting research and managing information related to the ASEAN issues determined by the core team;

Composing policy briefs (in English) with the support of other members of the core team on ASEAN issues determined by the core team;

Organizing public dialogues and international seminars on ASEAN issues determined by the core team, identifying speakers and target audience and taking responsibility for the proceedings including the administrative issues;

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. 


Minimum master degree or relevant experience in international relations, international politics, regional studies or other related disciplines with some previous experience in related fields;

Demonstrated strong knowledge on regional integration issues especially in the ASEAN region, and up-to-date with the general news and events regarding the ASEAN Community and ASEAN countries. Knowledge of international politics and ASEAN issues as well as Chinese studies is an advantage;

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;

Strongly proficient in both spoken and written English;

Willing to organize events such as public dialogue and international seminars and to handle administrative issues.

Solid organizational skills, with a proven ability to prioritize projects with attention to detail;

Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including local research organizations, governments and NGOs;

Experience with handling projects, from concept stage, implementation, and reporting phases.

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, 04 December 2020 (Only shortlisted candidates will be notified).

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