Associate (Singapore)

Reports to: Senior Director

Based in: Singapore

Role Summary:

The US-ASEAN Business Council is seeking an Associate who will support the Council’s programs and initiatives aimed at strengthening the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship.  The position will focus on the area of digital/ICT policy as well as other industry and/or country sectors as required.  The successful candidate will be responsible for crafting and executing effective 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 as well as with representatives of the Council’s member companies.  S/he will monitor the latest public policy developments in Southeast Asia and be a part of solving public policy challenges across the region.


  • Plan, manage and execute advocacy efforts in the area of digital/ICT policy as well as other industry and/or country sectors as required
  • Work directly with Council members to drive initiatives in countries across ASEAN by identifying local government priorities and expanding on public-private engagement opportunities such as regular dialogs and consultations as well as with representatives of the Council’s member companies
  • Develop programming such as roundtables, briefings, seminars and workshops that advance the objectives of member companies
  • Create strong relationships and new partnerships with governments, multilateral organizations, trade associations, and other key stakeholders
  • Monitor policy developments and provide regular updates to member companies

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, East Asian Studies.
  • 1-3 years of experience, ideally in government, government relations, economic analysis, project management, or business development.
  • Keen interest and understanding of Southeast Asian political systems, public policy formulation, and business environment. Knowledge of ASEAN as an organization is a plus.
  • Experience successfully managing programs, events and budgets, and tracking and advocating on policy issues.
  • Must have strong research skills and be able to learn and absorb quickly.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and be able to successfully handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Must be fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must understand and abide by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States.
  • Singapore national or permanent resident preferred.

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to state in the subject line of your correspondence which position you are applying for.