Reports to: Director
Based in: Singapore
The US-ASEAN Business Council is seeking an Associate who will support the Council’s programs and initiatives primarily in the area of digital policy. The successful candidate will be responsible for crafting and executing cross-cutting advocacy strategies that generate growth and value for our member companies. S/he will partner with our country teams across Southeast Asia and in our Washington DC headquarters. S/he will monitor the latest technology-relevant public policy developments in Southeast Asia and be a part of solving public policy challenges that strengthen the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship
- Plan, manage, and execute advocacy efforts for digital policy issues, including cybersecurity, data protection, digital tax and e-commerce.
- Coordinate and work across the Council’s industry committees and country teams to drive synergistic initiatives in ASEAN countries, creating public-private engagement opportunities such as regular dialogues and consultations.
- Develop programming such as roundtables, briefings, seminars and workshops that advance the objectives of the member companies.
- Create strong relationships and build coalitions with governments, multilateral organizations, trade associations, and other key stakeholders.
- Monitor technology policy developments in Southeast Asia and provide regular analytical updates to member companies.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field such as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, East Asian Studies. A Master’s Degree is a major plus.
- Exposure to American companies, and/or education in the United States is preferred.
- Singapore national or permanent resident preferred.
- 1-3 years of experience, ideally in government, government relations, economic analysis, project management, or business development.
- Demonstrated experience with successfully managing programs, events and budgets, and tracking and advocating on key policy issues.
- Must be able to work independently and achieve concrete results.
- Must be organized, detail-oriented and be able to successfully handle multiple tasks at the same time.
- Must be willing to work beyond normal business hours in order to speak with colleagues and consult with Council members based in the United States.
- Must be fluent in English with excellent 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 understand and abide by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States.
- Must be able to interact with all organizational levels, including senior management of member companies, senior government leaders from ASEAN countries, academics, think tanks and media.
- Needs to have knowledge of Southeast Asia, including its history, culture, politics and business environment.
- Knowledge of ASEAN as an organization and its key programs and players is a plus.
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