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Senior / Assistant Director (Primary Care)

Agency: Ministry of Health
Job no.: 529397
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Corporate Strategy/Top Management, Healthcare, Occupational Safety and Health, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.), Organisation Development, Others, Policy Formulation, Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology, Public Service Leadership, Research and Analysis

The Ministry of Health’s (MOH) vision is to champion a healthy nation with our people – to live well, live long and with peace of mind. As an open country constantly exposed to an interconnected world, Singapore faces complex issues in public healthcare. MOH constantly grapples with new challenges brought on by an increasingly globalised world, a rapidly ageing population and rising expectations. MOH’s responses to these challenges include preventing and managing the outbreak of diseases such as SARS and Influenza A (H1N1), designing a healthcare system that delivers care in an integrated and effective manner, growing the capacity and capabilities within the sector, and managing healthcare inflation.

As an MOH officer, you will be involved in formulating and implementing policies that guide Singapore’s healthcare ecosystem. You will work alongside a team with varied skills and backgrounds, but with the common goals of (i) promoting good health and reducing illnesses; (ii) ensuring that Singaporeans have access to good and affordable healthcare; and (iii) pursuing medical excellence. Your work will have far-reaching impact on the health and lives of Singaporeans.

You will play a critical role in transforming primary care as an integrated part of the regional healthcare systems to support MOH’s overall direction in shifting the focus beyond hospitals to the community, and to anchor care firmly in the community.  Specifically, this job entails working closely with polyclinic clusters to anticipate, review, and implement forward-looking programmes that optimises resources at the system-level to meet future healthcare needs.


  • Preferably a Bachelor Degree in health or biomedical sciences, with experience working on policy issues in Ministries.
  • Postgraduate qualifications such as a Master degree in public health/public administration would be an advantage.
  • Possess strong critical thinking and analytical skills, with a keen interest in healthcare policies.
  • Possess prior experience in managing a team and demonstrates good leadership qualities

If you are shortlisted for the position(s), you should hear from us within 30 days of the closing date of the advertisement.

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