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Senior/Assistant Director (Emerging Markets), Trade Division

Apply now Agency: Ministry of Trade and Industry
Job no.: 511854
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: International Relations, Policy Formulation

The Trade Division drives the formulation of Singapore's foreign economic policy and safeguards Singapore's economic interests in the international economic arena.

The Emerging Markets Division (EMD) is a sub-division within the Trade Division that develops and implements policies aimed at growing Singapore's economic relations with over 130 emerging markets in Africa, Russia, Central Asia, Latin America, Middle East and South Asia. These include initiatives such as ministerial visits, bilateral platforms and economic agreements.


  • Formulate policies to grow Singapore's economic relations with the emerging markets
  • Develop strategies to seize opportunities and address challenges faced by Singapore companies as they venture abroad
  • Bring together stakeholders ranging from businesses to other ministries and statutory boards to advance Singapore's economic interests in the emerging markets
  • Drive Singapore's economic engagement through regular visits, meetings and cooperation platforms 


  • A related field of study in disciplines such as, but not limited to, Economics, Political Science, International Relations
  • An interest in economic development, international relations and the emerging markets, particularly in South Asia, Central Asia and Latin America
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Good writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Independent, energetic and resourceful
  • Willingness to travel

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