Working With Us

The Asian Institute of Finance, a joint initiative by Central Bank of Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia was established to enhance human capital development in the financial services industry across Asia.
Committed to lead capacity building and standards setting for the financial services industry, the Institute offers thought leadership and applied industry focused research in key areas of talent management, financial inclusion and ethics.

We invite applications from highly qualified candidates to fill the following positions at our office in Sentral Kuala Lumpur.

EXPERIENCE HIRE
  • CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
    JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE

    This position reports to the Director Corporate Communications and Public Relations and is responsible for planning, managing and delivering AIF communications across all media channels.

    KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Proactively managing all media relations including maintaining a database of media contacts, writing and distributing timely press releases, managing media presence at our events and monitoring AIF coverage across all media
    • Managing and co-ordinating communications across all the organisation’s digital channels including website, email, social media and internet
    • Managing the corporate website, including developing the site (working with our supplier), creating and publishing content, reporting and increasing traffic to website
    • Developing and distributing AIF’s regular eNewsletter including identifying suitable content, liaising with AIF Editor to draft copy and managing design and distribution with our supplier
    • Planning and managing AIF’s corporate and event offline/online advertising
    • Acting as AIF’s brand guardian and ensuring AIF’s brand guidelines are kept up to date and distributed and adhered to by all staff and suppliers
    • Development, design and publication of all corporate literature including corporate brochure
    • Provide support and advice to other AIF teams in the selection of design suppliers, briefing supplier, layout and design and adherence to brand guidelines when preparing AIF publications
    • Planning and executing a multi-channel communications plan around the launch of AIF reports and case studies
    • Managing all AIF internal staff communications under direction of CPR Director
    • Maintaining and managing a list of preferred design and print suppliers for the design and publication of AIF materials
    • Maintaining and managing a list of preferred suppliers and managing the preparation and stocking of AIF merchandise and promotional gifts
    • Gathering information and preparing monthly communications “dashboard” report
    • Monitoring and updating corporate communications budget
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director Corporate Communications & Public Relations

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor degree in business, communications or marketing (or other related field) with a minimum of 5 years corporate communications experience in business (financial services experience preferred)
    • Must have a minimum of 3 years PR and media relations experience
    • Must have current contacts and network within the media in Malaysia (additional regional/ASEAN media experience/contacts preferred)
    • Must have substantial digital communications knowledge and experience, including responsibility for managing a corporate website
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Confident and outgoing manner to engage editors and journalists and ability to build a rapport with all stakeholders
    • Results focussed, industrious and target driven
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF values and business principles

    Interested applicants should email to hr@aif.org.my and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position requirements.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

  • GENERAL MANAGER, PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
    JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE

    As part of the Professional Standards Division (PSD), the General Manager will play a key role in the development and implementation of professional standards across the financial services industry. The post holder will be responsible for organising industry specific sessions to identify and produce professional standards relevant to human capital development. The General Manager will be working with industry partners to develop standards on code of conduct, governance, qualifications, competency framework, and continuing professional development for the financial services industry. He/she provides comprehensive verbal and written information on the professional standards to key stakeholders from the industry, regulators, training providers, accreditation bodies and government agencies. The General Manager reports to the Director of the Professional Standards Division.

    KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Identify and strategically assess the industry needs for the development of new professional standards.
    • Gain commitment and support from the industry members and key external stakeholders for new standards development and implementation.
    • Establish and manage industry network of experts and resource persons for the development and review of standards.
    • Develop draft proposals for professional standards that benchmark industry best practices.
    • Lead extensive consultation and collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders to continuously inform, involve and promote a broad coalition of support for new standards development and the review of existing standards.
    • Maintain constant vigilance of the relevancy and appropriateness of standards developed.
    • Research, analyse, and monitor relevant changes in policy and legislation, trends affecting professionalism of financial services human capital.
    • Provide consultation and advises to professional organisations, employers, and training providers on professional standards requirements and their implications.
    • Manage the development of National Occupational Skills Standards and curriculum for the financial services industry.
    • Design and develop the financial services professional standards development and assurance framework.
    • Represent AIF in meetings with regulators, accreditation bodies, awarding bodies, and other external stakeholders on matters relating to standards development.
    • Develop specifications for learning and qualifications that meet the needs of the sector, working with the employers, accreditation bodies, practitioner groups and other stakeholders.
    • Establish industry appropriate think tank and technical committees for standards development.
    • Ensure all standards development and assurance activities are carried out in accordance with strategic and business plans.
    • Perform benchmarking and validation studies on professional standards.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s or equivalent post-graduate degree is preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years managerial experience in banking, insurance, Islamic finance, or capital markets.
    • Knowledge of strategic human capital development.
    • Knowledge of standards development, implementation and certification processes.
    • Experience in conducting research or benchmarking studies is desirable.
    • Excellent report writing, communication and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate industry brainstorming sessions.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain positive working relationship at all levels of seniority, both internally and with external stakeholders.
    • Critical thinker with excellent judgment and strong initiative.
    • Excellent project management skills; ability to organise and execute multiple projects.
    • A strong team player with a flexible approach and willingness to engage with a wide range of diverse and complex issues in the achievement of the PSD’s objective.
    • Demonstrate a structured approach to work and effective time management skills including the ability to juggle competing priorities to meet deadlines.
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF values and business principles.

    Interested applicants should email to hr@aif.org.my and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position’s requirements.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

  • RESEARCH MANAGERS/SENIOR MANAGERS/GENERAL MANAGERS
    JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE

    This position reports to the Director of Research, Thought Leadership & Policy Development. The core responsibilities of this position are to plan, prioritise and manage a range of applied research studies relating to the financial services industry within established budgets and deadlines.

    KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Taking lead responsibility for at least one research project (qualitative and quantitative applied research) including research design and management, financial management, producing research outputs and presenting findings
    • Critically evaluate data and information and develop appropriate conclusions
    • Produce top quality research reports, research articles, research papers and case studies
    • Generate new ideas research projects and bring these ideas to market
    • Provide leadership to those working within research areas by coordinating the work of others to ensure that research projects are delivered effectively and to time, agreeing objectives and work plans
    • Work with the industry, policymakers and academia to scope, structure and conduct research studies
    • To perform any other assignment as delegated by division

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Graduate Degree in Management/Business/Economics/HR and other relevant fields with minimum of 5 years’ working experience in Research. Post graduate qualification is an advantage
    • Strong research experience and analytical skills including the ability to compile, organise, analyse and interpret data and information from a variety of sources
    • Proficient in qualitative research methodology, research design and data collection methods and possess an excellent report writing skill
    • Ability to clearly and concisely present, discuss and write about the conclusions, inferences and results gained from analysing complex data collected from a range of sources
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Independent, resourceful, passionate at work and a team player
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meetings and work effectively in a collaborative setting
    • Previous experience in financial services or consultancy would be an asset
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF’s values and business principles

    Interested applicants should email to hr@aif.org.my and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position’s requirements and examples of published business research.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

  • EVENTS MANAGER
    JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE 

    This position reports to the Senior Manager, Business Development & Events and is responsible for organising and delivering all AIF events, both external and internal, including organising and delivering all operational aspects of AIF’s two flagship events – the AIF International Symposium and the International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF). 


    KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


    • Planning, managing and delivering all operational aspects of the AIF international Symposium and
      the International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) including managing event supplier, venue, assisting with speaker recruitment and liaison, event logistics and marketing.
    • Plan, manage and deliver all other AIF external events, including AIF Distinguished Speaker Series and Hari Raya event.
    • Plan, manage and deliver all internal AIF events and provide events support to other AIF divisions.
    • Marketing and promotion of all AIF events, including EDMs and website.
    • Develop and produce supporting materials and collateral for events in both print and digital (including apps).
    • Managing all event suppliers including venues, events companies and AV suppliers to ensure that
      AIF gets the most cost effective and best service possible.
    • Monitor projects to ensure timely completion and assist with meeting minutes.
    • Monitor event costs and ensure all AIF events are delivered within budget.
    • Monitor and evaluate feedback from events and produce reports when required.
    • To ensure that CRM database is kept up to date for event purposes and update records after each event campaign.
    • Assist the Senior Manager, Business Development & Events to meet targets for delegate fees and sponsorship revenue from AIF events.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Senior Manager, Business Development
      & Events.


    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor degree in business or marketing or other related field with a minimum of 3 - 5 years successful corporate events and conference planning experience.       
    • Demonstrates knowledge of all aspects of events management and events marketing.·          
    • Strong vendor management skills especially in relation to events management.·          
    • Knowledge in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop will be an added advantage.·          
    • Excellent written and spoken English.·          
    • Prioritises and plans work activities based on event goals.·          
    • Industrious, outgoing and ability to build a rapport with stakeholders.·          
    • Results focussed and target driven.
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF values and business principles.

    Interested applicants should email to hr@aif.org.my and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position’s requirements.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE MANAGER
    JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE

    This position reports to the Director Project Management. This position provides the overall administrative support for the Project Management Office. Under the direction of the Director PMO, the executive undertakes project and office administration tasks, which typically include production and distribution of collateral, file management, data collection, report creation, proofreading and research. The person organises project and Trustee meetings and prepares the necessary materials, including reports, presentations and agendas. The post holder will take minutes of meetings and progress chase when required.

    KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Meet on regular basis to provide project updates and share relevant information.
    • Assist with project and event planning
      and implementation.
    • Assist with projects and reports as
      needed.
    • Manage the logistics of and coordinate
      content development for meetings, conferences, trainings and other project-related events.
    • Prepare tracking documents for meetings, and update tracking tools regularly.
    • Assist with the design, development and dissemination of project products and reports.
    • Support communication for project activities among the Project Management Office, project teams and other relevant parties.
    • Create and maintain project files.
    • Design and develop databases to support project activities.
    • Coordinate project proposal development and submission process.
    • Assist with project data collection
      activities.
    • Create project timelines and reports
      utilising project management software.

     

     
    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Possess a Bachelor’s degree; qualification in project management is an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in project management.
    • Knowledge of project management techniques, tools and software.
    • Fluent written and spoken English.
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF values and business principles.

     

    Interested applicants should email hr@aif.org.my and submit a complete resume along with a letter of application stating how your skills meet the position requirements. 


    DISCLAIMER

    The above information in this description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.




We offer three year contracts with an attractive remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We provide excellent working conditions and a bonus scheme. Interested applicants should view the full role specifications by clicking at the respective positions.

Email hr@aif.org.my or fax to +603-2787 1900 a complete resume, and letter of application stating how your skills meet the role needs and CLEARLY IDENTIFYING WHICH ROLE YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. Please include current and expected salary, contact telephone number and a recent passport-size photograph (non-returnable).

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Internship Programme

JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES


We welcome undergraduates and postgraduates from all disciplines (from local or Asian countries) to apply for an internship at AIF (Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur).

Our objective is to provide young graduates with hands-on learning experience and gain knowledge and understanding in the professional working environment. It is a great opportunity for young graduates to learn about work in a real-world setting under the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced supervisors.

The AIF internship programme covers the following areas:
  • On-the-job work assignments
  • Soft skills development
  • Experiential learning
REQUIREMENTS
  • An internship attachment usually lasts between 2 to 6 months. As an intern, you will be assigned to a department within AIF that is related to your field of study
  • Study courses relevant to AIF are business, marketing, finance, accounting, HR, Economics, IT, Communications and Research
  • Candidates should have a proven strong academic performance, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
  • Candidates should also be actively involved in extra co-curricular activities, be willing to learn new things and demonstrate positive mindset and attitude.
HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a completed resume and letter of application stating how your qualifications and skills meet the position requirements to internship@aif.org.my

Please denote your area of interest on the top right corner of the resume based on one of the following specialities:
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • HR
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Communications
  • Research