Thursday, 8 March 2012

Search for New Secretary General for AMIC

Following is received from Prof Dr Maria Mercedes F. Robles, the AMIC Acting Secretary General. Please respond to the announcement by applying yourself or passing it to others who you think deserves to be lead the ASIAN MEDIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION CENTRE. Kiran Thakur

AMIC is a leading international NGO dedicated to the development of Asian media and communication expertise among scholars, practitioners and students. It is recruiting a new Secretary General (SG) to lead the organisation, who will be headquartered in Singapore.

The SG provides intellectual leadership and strategic direction in the planning and implementation of a structured programme of activities, including research, publications, conferences, and workshops. He or she plays a critical role in developing and maintaining an extensive network of international funding agencies and collaborative organisations that help sustain AMIC’s activities. As the public face of AMIC, the SG represents a membership spread across 30 countries, and often speaks as a leading voice of Asian media. The SG is responsible for the overall management of the AMIC Secretariat and reports to a governing board elected by the membership. A Board of Management serves as an advisory group to the SG.

Strong intellectual and leadership qualities.
High level academic qualifications, preferably a PhD; high level of media practice
would be an advantage.
Thorough understanding of Asian media developments and dynamics.
Expertise in nurturing networks and generating project funding.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to cope with frequent international travel and numerous deadlines.

Terms & Conditions:
Renewable contract of three years, with a one-year probation period.
Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Economy-class airfare for family (with children up to age 18) once every three years and
limited relocation expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
Annual leave of 21 days.
Notice of Termination must be served at least three months ahead by either party.
Application: Please send in your application with full CV and three references to

Additional information on AMIC and its activities may be found at:

Closing Date: 15 May 2012

I reproduce the following appeal from Prof Dr Maria Mercedes F. Robles:

8 March 2012
Dear AMIC Members and Friends:
Greetings from AMIC!
On behalf of the Board and Members, I thank Dr. Sundeep Muppidi for his two-year stint as Secretary-General of AMIC. His leave from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA, has ended. We are grateful for his service, which resulted in many positive developments in our organisation. He continues to help with some projects and will undoubtedly be an active AMIC member and supporter.
In view of the return of Dr. Muppidi to his home University, we have embarked on a search for a new Secretary General. The incoming SG will begin his/her term at an auspicious time as AMIC celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year.
I have agreed to serve as Acting Secretary General in the interim period. I have been on the Board of Directors since 2007 and since 2009, its Deputy Chair.
The advertisement for the job is appended below. Should you consider yourself suitable for the position, do consider applying for the job. We shall also be very grateful if you would help us spread the word around and pass on this ad to suitable candidates.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 15 May 2012. Your help is most appreciated.

Warm thanks and regards.
Yours sincerely,

Maria Mercedes F. Robles
Acting Secretary General

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