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Assistant Manager/Manager, Adult Disability Policy and Planning Branch, Disability Office

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Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 533495
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Policy Formulation

“We are Professionals with Passion for People”

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) develops the “heartware” for Singapore through our policies, community infrastructure, programmes and services. Our mission is to nurture resilient individuals, strong families and a caring society that can overcome challenges together.

We are committed and passionate in developing a strong social service sector, and play key roles in shaping the future of Singapore. Through these efforts, we hope to play a part in helping our citizens achieve their hopes and aspirations for themselves and their families.

A career in MSF is a challenging and fulfilling one that allows you to make a difference in shaping the lives of Singaporeans. If you are driven and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we welcome you to be part of the MSF Family!

The Disability Office (DO) formulates and reviews policies and programmes relating to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and caregivers. DO works with stakeholders to implement the recommendations of the Enabling Masterplan. DO works closely with the SG Enable, which is an agency set up by MSF that is dedicated to help PwDs live an independent life.

 

Brief description of Job Scope:

The job scope involves reviewing and refining the range of options in the adult PwD landscape to support adult PwDs in maximizing their potential and/or their quality of care.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Review and formulate policies, legislative frameworks, and programmes to address the care and support needs of adults with disabilities both in the community and residential settings
  • Evaluate service gaps, identify service needs, develop new care models and plan the supply of services
  • Conceptualise pilot projects and new initiatives, as well as securing the resources required for its implementation
  • Set up the evaluation framework for outcome measures for pilot projects, and study the feasibility of scaling up such initiatives at a national level
  • Work with government agencies in identifying emerging trends and opportunities for persons with disabilities

 

Competencies required:

 

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Tertiary education in any discipline with at least 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Enjoy working with large amount of data and information
  • Equipped with the know-how in service planning, such as supply and demand projections, site planning, drafting budget papers, drafting service models, programme evaluation etc.
  • Able to manage tight timelines and deliver outcomes in a fast paced working environment
  • Candidates who have experience working in policy divisions and units are preferred

Generic Competencies

  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess ability to pay attention to details
  • Team player, resourceful and exercise initiative at work
  • Diligent, resourceful and able to multi-task in a dynamic work environment.
  • Effective time management and good organisation skills.

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