Program Officer (Department of Economic Affairs)
Recruitment Announcement (~2018.03.05)
The TCS is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the following position:
ú Program Officer (Department of Economic Affairs, G3) (Vacancy number: 2017-ECO-201)
ú Number of Position : 1
2. Job Description and Qualifications
(1) Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Director of Economic
Affairs, the Program Officer (Department of Economic Affairs) will be
responsible for some or all of the following tasks:
Provide support for existing consultative
mechanisms among the three countries (i.e. Ministerial or other
inter-governmental meetings). Specific tasks include assisting the arrangement
of official meetings, drafting summary reports/minutes, implementing projects
entrusted by government agencies, publishing promotional materials, etc.
Plan and organize cooperative projects in the
Conduct research projects on key issues of
trilateral cooperation in the relevant areas independently or in collaboration
with other organizations; compile and disseminate research outcomes through
publications or TCS website; and update annual data
Explore potential cooperative areas and promote the
establishment of new trilateral mechanisms, including setting up contact
channels with relevant government agencies/non-governmental organizations,
representatives of the relevant community, and conducting preliminary research
Provide all technical support to the
Board/Director(s) in any events/ conferences/ business trips/ media interviews
by drafting speeches/remarks/talking points, surveying relevant data and
drafting briefing papers/summary reports/or other documents.
Compile related materials (mainly latest
development of trilateral cooperation in the relevant areas) into database and
translate them; draft press release to be publicized on the TCS website,
including their translation; drafting the relevant sections of TCS Annual
Report as well as annual Progress Report of the Trilateral Cooperation and get
approval from relevant government agencies of all three countries
Outreach to other international organizations,
non-governmental organizations and research institutes for establishing
cooperative partnership and securing information resource
ú Cross-Departmental tasks may be assigned as may become necessary for interdisciplinary or organization-wide projects
Citizen of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Master’s level training in Economics, International
Relations, Regional Studies, Humanities or other Social Sciences desired.
Other fields can also be considered so long as you
can convincingly explain how it can be helpful in working for the TCS.
Working experience in a relevant field will be
Proficiency in both written and oral English
(official language of the TCS) is essential. Native-level proficiency is
expected of your mother tongue (Chinese). Proficiency in Japanese and/or Korean
languages are an asset, but not a requirement.
Team player who can work with people from a broad
range of backgrounds and experience
Ability to handle multiple tasks
ú Working knowledge of common computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point)
3. Employment Conditions
Starting Date: May 2018 (negotiable)
Duty Station: Seoul, Republic of Korea (location of
Working Hours: Full-time (5 days a week, 40 hours
Contract Period: 1 year (incl. a three-month
The contract may be renewed based on the results of
performance evaluation. Regular employment may be offered upon the completion
of two-year contract-based employment.
Initial Gross Salary: KRW 40,000,000/year (except a
three-month probation period to be paid 75% of the gross annual salary)
Bonus payment is made on an annual basis in
addition to the base salary based upon the results of performance evaluation.
Benefits: Relocation support (one-way airfare,
shipping cost, and temporary accommodation fee), Host Country Social Security
(National Health Insurance and Industrial Accident Insurance), retirement
pension, commuter allowance, monthly meal expense, overtime pay, medical
examination support, etc.
ú Visa Information: A2 visa status during missions
4. Selection Process
1st round: Document review
2nd round: Writing test
3rd round: Interview
v Applicants who pass the earlier rounds will be individually notified in advance of the time, duration and means and/or place of the written test and interview.
5. Required Documents
Employment Application Form (attached)
Self-introduction letters both in English and the
native language (no more than 2 pages for each)
Degree certificates of higher education
institutions (university and graduate level)
Official copy transcripts from each
college/university attended for more than 6 months
A letter of recommendation
The recommendation provider can be a faculty member
at the school where the applicant earned his/her most recent degree, and/or a
supervisor at the current or most recent job.
A list of references may be accepted to replace a
letter of recommendation, as long as the recommender can be timely in their
responses to requests of the TCS for more information.
The letter and/or the list of references should
include information such as the provider’s name, organization and position,
relationship to the applicant, phone number, email address, etc.
English language test score certificates (i.e.
TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.)
(Optional) Japanese and/or Korean language test score
(Optional) A writing sample in English (i.e. thesis
or research papers) that shows your personal interests and research abilities
(no more than 10 pages)
v English translation must be accompanied if the original copies of (3)-(4) are written in other than English.
6. How to Apply
Application should be submitted by email to email@example.com
Application Deadline: March 5, 2018
The subject of the email must state as “TCS Application_LAST
• Applications which have been submitted will not be returned, and admission may be revoked if the information on the required documents is deemed to be false.
If you have any other inquiries, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: Employment Application Form