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Executive / Senior Executive / Assistant Director (EBERU)

Agency: Ministry of The Environment and Water Resources
Job no.: 528879
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Economics/Statistics, Policy Formulation, Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.), Statistics

Singaporeans enjoy one of the cleanest living environments and a high standard of environmental public health. We, at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR,) are dedicated to sustaining and improving that status. We enjoy challenging and diverse careers, which are bound together by the common cause - making Singapore’s living environment among the best in the world. Everyone who works at MEWR has a role to play in helping to shape our environment – not just for now, but for generations to come.

We are constantly on the lookout for energetic, pro-active and committed individuals to join us. Successful candidates can expect a challenging career with competitive remuneration package and a comprehensive range of benefits.

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The Environmental Behavioural Sciences and Economics Research Unit (EBERU) conducts empirical research to support the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental policy. We use both qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide holistic advice to our stakeholders on ways to improve operational efficiency or to inform policy discourse. This could range from designing nudges to promote environmentally sustainable behaviours to conducting non-market evaluation of environmental goods and services.

As a member of the Behavioural Sciences unit, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working together to harness behavioural insights to inform and improve environmental policy design. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their policy/operational objectives, and design as well as implement experiments to test different behavioural interventions aimed at achieving the desired outcomes.

  • Design and implement surveys or studies to elicit insights on environmental perceptions and behaviours to inform policy design.


  • A degree or relevant experience in areas such as psychology, sociology, behavioural economics, human geography, or design thinking.

  • A good grasp of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, such as ethnographic studies, survey design or randomised controlled trials.

  • Willingness to share and the passion to learn from your teammates in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to work both independently and in teams.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of R, Stata or Tableau will be an added asset.


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