Research Manager
Posted on 19 Jan 2023 11 days left for application

Job Purpose

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Review, research and analysis

1. Conduct review, research and analysis on cross border digital trade / e-commerce matters including those being discussed and explored at global and regional level and under free trade agreements and other international collaborations, including those reported and/or published by:

  • International organizations (e.g., United Nations, WTO, OECD, ASEAN, APEC etc.)
  • Relevant Ministries and Agencies (e.g., MITI, EPU, Department of Statistics Malaysia, MATRADE etc.)
  • Leading industry bodies (e.g., International Chamber of Commerce etc.)
  • Other commonly cited online reports and resources.

2. Organize, analyze and synthesize information gathered for identification of trends, best practices and benchmarking

3. Develop detailed report with findings and recommendations

4. Prepare and develop findings into presentations to MDEC internal and external stakeholders

B. Free Trade Agreements and Cross Border Collaborations

1. Review and analyse relevant free trade agreements and cross border collaborations relevant and relating to digital trade / e-commerce

2. Benchmark and make comparisons

3. Review and analyse Malaysia’s position including relevant laws and regulations

4. Formulate proposed position for Malaysia

5. Draft input and prepare reports

C. Thought Leadership and Regional Presence

1. Identify and prioritise opportunities for MDEC to establish thought leadership position in digital trade / e-commerce at regional and global forums

2. Plan, organise and manage regional symposium, workshops, seminars on digital trade / e-commerce)

D. Stakeholder Engagement

1. Engage and obtain buy in from stakeholders from both public and private sectors

2. Engage, organise and conduct focus group discussions with relevant stakeholders

E. Other

1. Perform other tasks as may be assigned by Senior Manager, Cross Border Rules


1. Degree in law, international relations, economics, journalism, English language, statistics, ICT or other relevant fields.

2. At least 5 years’ experience in a direct or related field.

3. Knowledge and/exposure relating to digital trade / e-commerce and working experience in public policy analysis, economic analysis, legal, international trade, industry development, stakeholder engagements, and / or consulting, would be considered an advantage

Competency Required

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