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Working for ASM

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) was established under the Academy of Sciences Act 1994. ASM performs an unparalleled service by bringing together experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavour to address issues of critical national importance relating to Science, Engineering and Technology as well as to provide strategic input to the government. We are seeking a candidate to fill up the position of Senior Analyst at the International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), an international office hosted by ASM on behalf of the Government of Malaysia.

The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organisation with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organisations including Academies and Research Councils. The vision of the ISC is to advance science as a global public good. Scientific knowledge, data and expertise must be universally accessible and its benefits should be universally shared. The practice of science must be inclusive and equitable, also in opportunities for scientific education and capacity development. As such, the mission of the ISC is to act as the global voice for science.

ISC has identified four Strategic Challenge Domains that best represent issues that are of key importance to society and science. The four domains are:

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • The Digital Revolution
  • Science in Policy and Public Discourse
  • The Evolution of Science and Science Systems

ROAP is responsible for promoting and facilitating the increased participation of countries and scientific organisations of the region in the activities of ISC and its members.  It also ensures that ISC’s strategy and activities are responsive to the needs of the region and assists in strengthening science and scientific capacity building in Asia and the Pacific. 

ASM invites Malaysians to apply for the following IMMEDIATE vacancy:


GRED C48 – Full time, Contract of Service

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently carry out research and advise the Office on global and regional trends pertinent to the four Challenge Domains of ISC.
  • Analyse areas where ROAP’s role is most effective and lead the strategic planning process under the guidance of the Director and map the actions that should be taken for particular Challenge Domains.
  • Assist ISC ROAP working groups to produce analysis and reports on policy recommendations and initiatives for policy makers, civil society and other stakeholders at national and international level.
  • Articulate ISC/ ROAP’s vision and mission to a wide spectrum of audiences and curate ROAP’s substantive content on its website as well as social media platforms.
  • Devise creative ways of engaging funders and stakeholders at substantive and administrative levels.
  • Design activities that bring different groups together in order to effectively produce ISC outputs.   
  • Assist the ROAP Director in coordinating the day-to-day activities of ROAP which include managing meetings and strategic workshops as well as report/minutes writing.  


  • Resourceful and capable to review and synthesise large amounts of literature and complex information, ask strategic questions and produce high quality actionable insights.
  • Knowledge in policy, economics, and/or other social science issues relevant to the four Challenge Domains.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Data visualisation and database management are added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both in Malay and English languages. The working language of ROAP is English.
  • Sound judgment, tactful and sensitive to diverse cultures. 
  • Strong organisational skills, capable of working in a fast-paced environment, ability to work autonomously, and to multitask (i.e. plan and coordinate multiple projects) within established deadlines and parameters.
  • Ability to work at all levels including government officials, experts, senior management, stakeholders and across multiple functions/ departments/ organisations.

Qualification and other requirement:

  • Masters in science, science policy, economics, social science and other related fields with at least 5 years of work experience.
  • PhD in science, science policy, economics, social science and other related fields.
  • This role requires frequent international travel.


An ideal candidate has strong appreciation of social, economic, and geo-political issues that influence global STI developments, possesses good analytical, research writing, and communication skills.

Team player, dynamic, proactive, meticulous, analytical, critical thinking, confident, able to work under minimal supervision, honest and high integrity.


Basic Salary is determined based on qualifications and working experiences.

2 year contract with 6 month probation. Subsequent renewal of contract is based on performance appraisal. 


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume with complete personal particulars, qualifications and experience, current and expected salary and a recent photograph latest by 18 January 2019 to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.