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Assistant Director (Engagement)

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Agency: Ministry of Health
Job no.: 529799
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Healthcare, Occupational Safety and Health, Organisation Development, Others, Policy Formulation, Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology, Public Service Leadership, Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

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.

Responsibilities 

You will lead a team in strategising and planning MOH’s public and internal engagement efforts.  This will include effectively consulting the public on key healthcare policy changes and communicating MOH’s key healthcare messages with the public and the public healthcare staff.  This role involves leading the team in planning and managing MOH’s engagement efforts with the public, public healthcare staff within the healthcare family and with key healthcare partners.  

Requirements

  • Degree in a related discipline
  • Preferably 5-7 years of experience in public engagement, stakeholder engagement or corporate communications.  Experience in stakeholder or public engagement would be an added advantage
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage and interact at different levels
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Highly driven and enjoy working in a fast-paced and challenging environment, with the ability to multi-task and meet tight timelines

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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