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Senior Assistant Director/ Assistant Director/Manager (Centre for Liveable Cities)

Agency: Ministry of National Development
Job no.: 529409
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Research and Analysis

The Ministry of National Development (MND), the lead government agency responsible for land use planning and infrastructure development, aims to transform Singapore into an endearing home and a distinctive global city. At MND, we aspire to create a quality, vibrant and sustainable living environment for our people. We also strive to shape Singapore into a world-class city of knowledge, culture and excellence – one which keeps pace with global challenges and the rising aspirations of Singaporeans.

Our Vision:
An Endearing Home, A Distinctive Global City

Our Mission:
Develop world-class infrastructure
Create a vibrant and sustainable living environment
Build rooted and cohesive communities


The Centre for Liveable Cities is a knowledge centre in the Ministry of National Development with a mission to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. As a senior officer in CLC, you will lead/manage and undertake CLC’s knowledge work in research*, producing Urban Systems Studies and other challenging urban systems research projects. You will also be involved in CLC’s capacity development programmes which train urban leaders from Singapore and other cities, as well as playing a role in planning and executing the biennial World Cities Summit and other platforms for sharing knowledge. You can expect an engaging and enriching  career at CLC, if you have a keen interest in understanding how cities plan, develop and are governed.  You will help bring together senior policy-makers and experts to address the contemporary challenges facing cities. 

* CLC’s research domains areas are:

·         Environmental sustainability - sustainable development, energy, climate change, water, biodiversity and food.    

·         Urban Planning – urban planning & design, infrastructure planning & development, real estate and land and urban economics.

·         Urban Analytics – smart city development & urban innovations, research using geospatial and analytic tools.

·         Social - community dynamics within the built environment.



You should possess:-

·         2 to 4 years of relevant working experience as a researcher, policy maker or practitioner involved in one or more of the five domains namely, urban planning; development or governance; economic competitiveness; environmental sustainability; and quality-of-life issues. Candidates with more years of work and supervisory experience will be considered for more senior positions. Fresh graduates with relevant qualifications are also welcome to apply.  

·         Tertiary qualifications in Urban Planning/Studies, Sustainable Development, Environmental Management/Studies, Geography, Architecture, Economics, Real Estate or other related disciplines. Proficiency in GIS software, geospatial techniques and data analytic tools and knowledge of complex system science would be advantageous.

·         An inquisitive mind with good communication, interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility.

·         Keen to explore knowledge on cities and deliver results in a research-oriented environment. Able to work independently and in a team.

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