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Senior Head/ Senior Manager, Human Resource

Agency: Ministry of Education
Job no.: 533515
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Education, Human Resources, Policy Formulation

The wealth of a nation lies in its people - their commitment to country and community, their willingness to strive and persevere, their ability to think, achieve and excel. Our future depends on our continually renewing and regenerating our leadership and citizenry, building upon the experience of the past, learning from the circumstances of the present, and preparing for the challenges of the future. How we bring up our young at home and teach them in school will shape Singapore in the next generation.

The mission of the Education Service is to mould the future of the nation, by moulding the people who will determine the future of the nation. The Service will provide our children with a balanced and well-rounded education, develop them to their full potential, and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, society and country.

Job Description

As Senior Head/ Senior Manager, Human Resource in the Higher Education Operations Division, you will play a crucial role in the formulation, review and operationalisation of Human Resource (HR) policies in the higher education sector.

Your key responsibilities include:

• Reviewing and formulating strategic HR and manpower policies for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs)
• Reviewing and facilitating the development of officers in the IHLs to help build up the leadership pipelines
• Facilitating the appointment processes for governing boards and boards of trustees of the IHLs
• Coordinating the nomination process for awards and milestone programmes for officers in IHLs
• Evaluating HR policies and initiatives proposed by MOE Statutory Boards
• Supporting the operations and review of policies related to the Singapore Teaching and Academic and Research Talent Scheme (START) for young Singaporeans who have an interest in an academic career
• Providing operational and administrative support for manpower planning, staffing and HR management within the Higher Education Group

This is an individual contributor role which is open to both fresh graduates and applicants with experience.


• An effective team player with strong interpersonal, analytical, written and verbal communication skills
• A meticulous individual who is able to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment
• A resourceful individual who is able to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and within tight timelines
• Prior experience in human resource and policy-related work would be an advantage

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