Work Programme


Working at CPPS


Is public policy an area of strong interest to you? Does the impact of policy-making inspire you in making a difference for the nation?

CPPS is looking for individuals who are motivated to engage in the process and design of public policy across a range of topics. These policies would need to be analysed and evaluated based on their social, economic, political and environmental impact. CPPS is a platform to hone these skills and to refine an understanding of Malaysia's policy agenda.

– CPPS is hiring! Positions we are seeking for: –

Research Manager

ASLI’s Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) is seeking a Research Manager in economics and/ or public policy studies. The position will focus on leading and coordinating research and programme activities to be undertaken by the CPPS’ team of analysts and interns.

Requirements:

• At least three (3) years of professional experience in academic or non-academic research, consulting or professional services, public policy, regulation, legal, external relations or risk management.
• Experience (or strong interest) in public sector and government issues, e.g. public policy, politics, public services, regulation, current affairs, stakeholder engagement.
• Postgraduate degree (PhD degree will be an advantage) in economics, public administration, political economy and other similar field of studies.
• Distinctive expertise and problem-solving skills, demonstrated through impact on complex, sensitive, time-critical issues.
• An entrepreneurial, collaborative attitude, with strong personal resilience when working under pressure.
• Outstanding English written and oral communication skills.
• Clear, concise writing and editorial skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• To conduct original and policy-oriented research with high quality recommendations.
• To track and monitor contemporary global, regional and national issues on a regular and timely basis.
• To present research findings and opinion on current policies in multiple channels including CPPS newsletters, articles, and media commentary.
• To assist in the preparation of high-level speeches, lectures and presentations.
• To plan and organize conferences, roundtables, seminars and forums.
• To engage in proposals for consultancy work or special research assignments.
• To perform any other tasks as may be required by Management.

The desirable candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must also demonstrate essential characteristics such as good leadership skills, high integrity, and passion for making an impact to society through good policy analysis.




Research Analyst

ASLI’s Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) is seeking a Research Analyst in economics and/or public policy studies.

Requirements:

• At least two (2) years of professional experience in academic or non-academic research, consulting or professional services, public policy, regulation, legal, external relations or risk management. Fresh graduates with strong academic background can also apply.
• Experience (or strong interest) in public sector and government issues, e.g. public policy, politics, public services, regulation, current affairs, stakeholder engagement.
• Undergraduate degree (Master’s degree will be an advantage) in economics, public administration, political economy and other similar field of studies.
• Distinctive expertise and problem-solving skills, demonstrated through impact on complex, sensitive, time-critical issues.
• An entrepreneurial, collaborative attitude, with strong personal resilience when working under pressure.
• Outstanding English written and oral communication skills.
• Clear, concise writing and editorial skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• To conduct original and policy-oriented research with high quality recommendations.
• To track and monitor contemporary global, regional and national issues on a regular and timely basis.
• To present research findings and opinion on current policies in multiple channels including CPPS newsletters, articles, and media commentary.
• To assist in the preparation of high-level speeches, lectures and presentations.
• To plan and organize conferences, roundtables, seminars and forums.
• To engage in proposals for consultancy work or special research assignments.
• To perform any other tasks as may be required by Management.

The desirable candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must also demonstrate essential characteristics such as good leadership skills, high integrity, and passion for making an impact to society through good policy analysis.





All interested candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive resume, copies of certified certificates, contact information of two (2) academic/ work references in an email to Mr. Lau Zheng Zhou, Senior Director of CPPS, at zzlau@asli.com.my.