Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the international forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. The Policy Support Unit (PSU) provides professional and tailor-made research, analysis and evidence-based policy suggestions to improve the quality of APEC’s 21 member economies’ deliberations and decisions. An opportunity now exists for a highly meticulous, motivated and analytical Researcher with superior quantitative skills to contribute to the APEC policy process.

Reporting to the Senior Analysts and/or Analysts, you will contribute to research projects by undertaking quantitative and qualitative research on a range of topics. Excellent numerical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, are essential for this role. You must have a keen numerical reasoning ability, and be able to understand and interpret data in order to extract important conclusions and present them effectively. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data and statistics for the APEC region across a range of economic and policy related indicators. You will need to be familiar with economic issues and concepts, and be able to write professional policy reports and prepare presentations on a broad spectrum of issues of interest to APEC, such as trade and investment-related issues.

Applicants should at least have a bachelor degree, preferably in Economics, and at least 2 years of working experience. Exceptionally qualified fresh university graduates will also be considered for this entry level position. Familiarity with statistical software and prior completion of a research thesis will be highly regarded. You must have strong quantitative skills as well as superior analytical and writing skills. Previous economic research experience is a plus. Fluency in English, ability to work independently, intellectual curiosity and initiative, willingness to learn and a commitment to teamwork are a must.

This is an entry-level position. Remuneration is based on a local package which comprises a fixed monthly salary with medical and dental benefits. No relocation and housing allowances will be provided.


Applicants must be a citizen of one of the 21 APEC economies. Your application must include a cover letter and a resume detailing your qualifications and experience. Previous applicants need not apply.

Successful applicants will first sit for a test on quantitative skills and analytical ability. Candidates selected for interview based on the outcome of the test will also be required to submit a brief writing sample. Applications should reach us no later than Thursday, 31 May 2018 (GMT+8) via email to Only short-listed candidates will be notified. For more information about the Policy Support Unit, please go to