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Assistant Director / Manager (Resource Plans & Organisation), Plans and Strategy, Science & Technology Group (STG)

Agency: Ministry of Home Affairs
Job no.: 533509
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Policy Formulation

We work as a team, in partnership with the community, to make Singapore our safe and secure Best Home.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) aspires to be a world-class organisation in delivering safety and security for our people. In pursuing our mission to make Singapore our Safe and Secure Best Home, we remain always constant and true to our core values of Honour and Unity.


The Plans & Strategy’s role is to prepare the STG for the future by ensuring that our strategic plans are informed by a comprehensive analysis of challenges, opportunities and priorities. The Resources Plans & Organisation oversees the allocation and management of resources in Budget and Manpower, to effect these strategic plans.


The job-holder has to understand the Home Team’s operating context, challenges and constraints. The Home Team is undergoing a major transformation of our Science & Technology (S&T) resources. The work environment is constantly evolving as we continue to restructure and build new processes. Therefore, the job holder must be adaptable, dynamic and have the tenacity to push through new changes.


Senior Management of STG works closely with Plans & Strategy and the allocation of resources is a key agent to drive changes and shape behaviour. The job-holder will have to develop strategies and plans for allocation and trade-offs in resources across STG. This involves evaluating resource requests, developing principles, norms and an acumen for assessment over time. The objective is to provide sound recommendations on the relative importance of requests which are competing for a very limited pool of resources. This will also involve arbitrating and/or mediating between different parties with divergent interests in the process.


To do the above effectively, the job-holder has to maintain up-to-date records of our manpower establishment and budget resources. This requires meticulousness and close attention to detail while maintaining a wider perspective and an eye on the broader picture.


The job-holder will also work with multiple stakeholders to review STG’s multi-year project pipeline (immediate, mid-term and long-term) and the corresponding resource allocation plans for the development of capabilities at different timescales.


Job requirements

  • Have a good sense of perspective to understand and balance organisational needs vis-à-vis requirements from individual projects or pillars with STG
  • Have the tenacity and rigor of mind to handle transformation work
  • Be adaptable and dynamic as things evolve
  • Be a pathfinder and build new structures/processes
  • Be a dependable team player who can work with others, even when the work scope does not have clear defined lines


All new appointees will be appointed on a two-year contract in the first instance.

We wish to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 30 days upon closing of the advertisement.

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