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The Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (the “Institute”) is a private company endorsed by the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO). It is the very first Asian not-for-profit, member-based centre for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) development, dedicated to developing the profession and promoting the practice of ADR through affordable and easily accessible education, training programs across Asia and on other continents.

Launched only recently and set to grow substantially in the coming months and years. On its path to further growth, the Institute is currently recruiting

The Head of the Secretariat will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is in charge of all matters pertaining to and managing the Secretariat of the Institute. S/he will be directly taking orders from the Council of the Institute, the executive organ but generally independently manage all matters of the Institute.

The Head of the Secretariat shall, among others:

  • assist in the development of and implement the Council’s strategy to implement the Institute’s objectives in Asia and other parts of the world;
  • promote the Institute and its activities in Asia and other parts of the world;
  • manage the administration of the Institute’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • develop courses in the field of alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, adjudication, etc.) for the Institute in Asia and other parts of the world for the Secretariat to implement; and
  • assist in the meetings of the Council, prepare and manage the Annual General Meeting or any Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute as indicated in the Constitution and Regulations of the Institute.

Qualifications:

  1. Required skills and professional experience
    The role of the Head of Secretariat is to run all daily operations and manage all secretarial staff. While the team is initially expected to consist of around five persons only, with increasing membership of the Institute and activities picking up in various countries around the world, the Head of Secretariat is expected to grow the Institute internally – and thus ultimately manage a much larger team – and externally, liaising with other Branches around the world.The Head of Secretariat must have good knowledge of and at least five years of working experience in alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, adjudication, etc.) and must invest considerable time into becoming an expert on alternative dispute resolution in order to refine the Institute’s existing courses and develop new courses on alternative dispute resolution.
    Being capable of managing teams in a leadership role is a must. The role requires a proactive personality showing initiative in order to advise the Council and ultimately implement the Council’s plans for expansion. Strategic thinking and understanding how to grow an organisation are among the core capabilities that are required in order to be considered for the role.
  2. Education
    A degree in business administration, law or a related field is required. An advanced university degree (Master’s degree equivalent degree) in public administration, economics, law, business or other fields relevant to this role will be considered an advantage.
  3. Languages
    The language of the Institute is English. Full professional proficiency in English is a necessity. Since the Institute’s focus is on East Asia, knowledge of any other East Asian language will be considered an advantage.

The successful candidate ensures that the Institute’s courses on alternative dispute resolution are finally designed and refined, as well as successfully rolled out. The Institute’s initial focus will be East Asia, but course activities are expected to soon pick up all around the world (accounts for approx. 85% of the job).

The Institute will publish a quarterly journal with a focus on alternative dispute resolution. The Senior Courses and Research Administrator, in addition of his/her duties pertaining to the Institute’s courses is expected to write reports about the Institute’s activities for publication in the journal and to liaise with other contributors (accounts for approx. 15% of the job).

Key functions include:

  • managing the Institute’s courses in East Asia and beyond, including
    • refining the course details as per the broad instructions of the Head of Secretariat;
    • organising the courses by setting the dates and time of courses and liaising with lecturers;
    • managing enquiries of existing and prospective course participants;
    • providing overall administrative support for courses of the Institute in line with the requirements laid down by the Council and the Academic Advisory Board;
    • coordinating examination and assessment procedures based on the advice of the Academic Advisory Board;
    • promoting and marketing of the courses run by the Institute;
  • managing the Institute’s publications; and
  • completing any other tasks assigned by the Head of the Secretariat.

Qualifications:

  1. Required skills and professional experience
    A minimum of two years of related previous working experience are required.
    It is paramount that the successful candidate has a good understanding of alternative dispute resolution in order to finalise the courses and in order to be able to able to answer questions of participants. S/he should have experience in dealing with courses and have very good organisational skills.
    This role requires regular communication with participants and speakers as well as research skills; the successful candidate must be communicative and enjoy dealing with people on the one hand, but must on the other hand also be ready to spend considerable time for the editing and drafting of contributions for the Institute’s publications.
  2. Education
    A degree in business administration, law or a related field is required. An advanced university degree (Master’s degree equivalent degree) in law, alternative dispute resolution or other fields relevant to this role will be considered an advantage.
  3. Languages
    The language of the Institute is English. Full professional proficiency in English is a necessity. Since the Institute’s focus is on East Asia, knowledge of any other East Asian language will be considered an advantage.

To apply for this position, please send us your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to jobs@aiadr.org.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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There are currently no vacancies available. However, we would like to thank you for considering an employment with AiADR. Our team is always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join us.

 

If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and cover letter to:  thesecretariat@aiadr.org

 

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