JOB VACANCY - Full-time Researcher for The Habibie Center (ASEAN Studies Program)


Full-time Researcher for The Habibie Center - ASEAN Studies Program



The Habibie Center (THC) was founded in 1999 by the third Indonesian President, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie and family as a non-profit and independent think tank organization, with the mission to establish a structurally and culturally democratic society that recognizes, respects, and promotes human rights, and to increase the effectiveness of human resources management and the socialization of technology.

The Habibie Center is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to support the expansion and development of its ASEAN Studies program. S/he will be based in Jakarta and work as part of our core research team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

·         Conduct research and manage information about ASEAN and East Asia related issues

·         Write publications on ASEAN and East Asia-related issues.

·         Draft policy briefs (in English), together with the core team, on ASEAN and East Asia related issues

·         Identify speakers and target audience, prepare Terms of References and take responsibility for the proceedings including administrative issues.

·         Liaise with different stakeholders such as embassies, government agencies, universities, consultants, media, and other external partners.

·         Organize public dialogues and other international events on ASEAN and East Asia related issues

·         Provide input and assistance in determining relevant and current issues related to ASEAN and East Asia

·         Represent The Habibie Center in ASEAN related forums, seminars, workshops, and other events in Jakarta and the region, online and offline, and prepare a brief written report.

·         Complete all deliverables as part of ongoing projects as well as contribute to securing future projects.

·         Assisting The Habibie Center with other program activities/events when the need arises.



·         At least a master’s degree, with relevant experience in international relations, international politics, international economics, regional studies, or other related disciplines with some previous experiences in related fields; Strong knowledge of climate change or democracy is an advantage.

·         Strong knowledge about regional integration issues especially in the ASEAN region, and keep updated with general news, discourses, and events regarding the ASEAN Community and ASEAN countries.

·         Experience in a similar role, specifically in writing policy briefs, academic articles, and op-ed (in English and Bahasa Indonesia).

·         Experience in building relationships and connecting with various stakeholders, including local and international research organizations, governments, and NGOs.

·         Experience in organizing international events such as public dialogue and international seminars (offline, online, and hybrid), with ability to handle administrative issues.

·         Experience in project planning and management, from developing concept note/proposal to implementation, and reporting phases

·         Strong research skills in both qualitative and quantitative methods is an advantage.

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

·         A great team player, have integrity, professional discretion, and ability to interact effectively with diverse partners.

·         Fluency in spoken and written English.

         Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Duty Station: Jakarta

Contract Duration: This is a full-time position (5 days / 40 hours per week), with 10 months contract and potentially extended based on performance.  Expected starting in February or early March 2022.



Please email your cover letter, CV and writing samples to no later than Friday, 18 February 2022. Applications sent via other than e-mail will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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