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
  • Director, Communications & Public Relations
    JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE

    AIF is looking for an enthusiastic communications and PR professional to tell our story, increase our brand awareness, promote our conferences and events, act as Editor of Asian Link Publications and make things happen. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer and leads the organisation’s internal and external communications and PR strategy.



    KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Design and execute a comprehensive communications strategy that aligns with the business strategy. This includes industry communications, stakeholders’ relations, and internal awareness.
    • Position AIF as the global leader for Human Capital and Talent Management development across the financial services industry in Asia.
    • Deepen AIF awareness with the media. Grow relationships with key stakeholders and press outlets. Secure top tier coverage as appropriate.
    • Manage day-to-day PR, analyst relations and industry outreach to promote AIF. Lead and/or execute the writing of press releases, pitching stories and fielding enquiries.
    • Lead online media marketing efforts including our corporate website, blog, LinkedIn and Facebook.
    • Monitor, measure the impact of communications for the Board.
    • Play a key role in the Management Committee.
    • Manage a Sales function to meet challenging commercial targets. Previous sales experience is required.
    • Act as Editor of Asian Link and provide editorial standards for research publications.
    • To perform any other assignment as delegated by management.



    WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

    Internal
    1. Coordinate regularly with the Chief Executive Officer.
    2. Other Heads of Divisions and AIF’s staff.


    External
    1. Bank Negara Malaysia.
    2. Securities Commission Malaysia
    3. 6 Affiliated Institutes (ABS, AICB, CIIF, IBFIM, MII, SIDC)
    4. Industry Associations
    5. Professional Bodies
    6. Government Agencies
    7. Media (local & International)
    8. Approved consultants


    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelors degree in Mass Communication, Marketing or other related field.
    • Experienced corporate communications professional with a minimum of 10 years’ experience preferably in a corporate or financial services environment.
    • Passion for networking and building relationships with media and stakeholders.
    • An effective communicator who can work with cross-functional teams, manage complex projects and produce under tight deadlines.
    • A creative thinker who brings fresh ideas, new perspectives and a wealth of enthusiasm.
    • A strong writer, fluent in English, who can convert our AIF capabilities into clear, concise and compelling value propositions.
    • Experience in Forum/Event management will be a distinct advantage.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-pace environment where change is a constant.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • 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 and examples of published business research. Applicants from ASEAN countries are encouraged to apply.


    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 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.





  • Director, Professional Standards
    JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVE

    The Director, Professional Standards provides strategic direction and oversees the development and implementation of professional standards and ethics across the financial services industry. This position provides both strategic and operational support to the Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB); chaired by Tan Sri Munir Majid. AIF acts as the Secretariat to the board and associated working groups including developing and managing work plans, engagement & advocacy across the financial services industry. The position includes developing a suitable framework and methodology to be adopted for professional standards development in the areas of professionalism and ethics. The post holder will be expected to present to the FSPB, the Board of Directors of AIF as well as other stakeholders. He/she is expected to lead, coach and mentor a team to help them achieve individual and divisional KPIs. The person will assess workloads and makes appropriate individual assignments, as required to ensure the PSD drives the enhancement of professionalism of human capital within the financial services. Serving as a key liaison with industry leaders, professionals, and other AIF stakeholders. The Director of Professional Standards Division reports to the Chief Executive and is a member of his Management Committee.



    KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Oversees the process of consultation and drafting of standards, and interactions with the FSI regulators and Ministry of Human Resources (JPK)
    • Creates and/or manages the process needed to effectively support the level of professional standards needed by the industry
    • Oversees content and quality of papers for working groups and boards as required
    • Oversees the creation and work plan of any working groups created within the professional standards division
    • Advises leadership and/or executives at the highest levels about the professional standards setting, quality assurance, and human capital development
    • Initiates and implements new methodologies, procedures and guidelines that will support the enhancement of professionalism of the industry’s human capital
    • Develop and implement a human capital development strategy related to professional standards
    • Oversees the development of National Occupational Skills Standards and curriculum for the financial services industry
    • Ensure all standards development are carried out in accordance with business plans and KPIs
    • Manage, lead and provide support to the PSD staff.


    WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

    The Director of PSD reports to the Chief Executive Officer. He/she works closely with industry leaders and professionals, regulators, professional bodies and industry associations. The person establishes and maintains a supportive, collegial, relationship with members of the Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB), industry committees and government departments. Confidence of the FSPB and Board of Directors of AIF is a key skill required.



    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Graduate Degree or Masters in HR/Management/Business/Finance/Economics or equivalent post-graduate qualifications are preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience in financial services, consulting or in a regulator is essential.
    • Appreciation of human capital development
    • Knowledge of project management and development of standards
    • Proven leadership
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-pace environment where change is a constant.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Work with integrity and uphold AIF values and business principles


    KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

    • Demonstrated knowledge of managing and building positive relationships with stakeholders, including senior management, and government departments
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work across the organisation and interact/influence effectively with industry leaders and professionals
    • Excellent consultative, listening, analytical, and decision making skills
    • Excellent written English with proven ability to research and write accessible, clear documents and reports for a range of audiences
    • Proven oral communication skills, with ability to engage different audiences, convey complex information in an accessible way and prepare and give presentations at board level
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, including managing departmental workload in line with the strategy, making strategic decisions, overseeing the successful management of working groups

    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. Applicants from ASEAN countries are encouraged to apply.

    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.

Internship Programme

JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES


We welcome undergraduates (from Malaysia and countries across ASEAN) and postgraduates who are Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) scholars, from all disciplines to apply for an internship at AIF (Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur).

Our objective is to provide young undergraduates and postgraduates 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