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Based in Tokyo, Japan, the APO Secretariat employs a vibrant mix of highly motivated professionals from across the Asia-Pacific region. This is a place where strategies to enhance productivity are continually envisioned and shaped, with an unwavering eye on sustainability. Watch out this page if you would like to be part of the vision of enabling APO economies to be more productive and competitive.

Positions Open at the Secretariat

The APO Secretariat, based in Tokyo, Japan, is currently seeking qualified, highly motivated candidates for the following position:

  • Senior Director, Executive Office, with the following general duties:

General Duties:
The Senior Director of the Executive Office is a senior position in the APO Secretariat reporting directly to the Secretary-General. The Senior Director is responsible for coordination, strategic planning, and analytical support for the Secretary-General by overseeing planning, monitoring and evaluation functions, promoting relationships with member governments, international cooperation and partnerships, networking with a wide range of stakeholders, and undertaking outreach activities.

The Executive Office also manages all matters and documentation relating to APO members, including the planning and implementation of the annual Governing Body Meeting (GBM) and Workshop Meeting of Heads of NPOs (WSM) as well as other tasks that may be assigned to the Secretariat by the Governing Body.

Click here for Job Description.

Salary Level:
A competitive salary and benefit package based on experience is offered.

Professional Category

Fixed-term appointment for two years, with the possibility of reappointment at the end of the term based on performance and upon mutual agreement.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Information on the roles and responsibilities, as well as required qualifications and experience, for each position is given in the job description linked to the position title above.

Other Conditions:
・The APO welcomes candidates who:
 - enjoy working with various nationalities from different cultural backgrounds;
 - have experience in working with an international organization, a public-sector organization, and/or a multinational corporation; and
 - are passionate about contributing to APO member countries through the enhancement of productivity.
・Candidates must be citizens of APO member countries.
・Retirement age at the APO is 60 years.
・Other conditions are determined by the Staff Regulations and Rules of the APO.

Workplace: https://www.apo-tokyo.org/contactus.

Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese national holidays.

To Apply:
Please fill out the APO application form and send it with a cover letter in English stating which position you are applying for, why you are applying, and how you may qualify for the position. No other supporting documents, such as copies of letters, certificates, publications, or writing samples should be submitted, as they will not be considered as part of the application process.

Applications must reach the APO Secretariat by the deadline via e-mail to the following designated address:

Application deadline: 30 April 2020
Designated e-mail address: HR-2020A@apo-tokyo.org
Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted. Application documents will not be returned.

Naoko Tsuruta (Ms.) / Sarah Tan (Ms.)
HR Division
Corporate Affairs Directorate
Asian Productivity Organization
Phone: 81-3-3830-0411


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