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Senior/ Assistant Director (North America and Europe), Trade Division

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Agency: Ministry of Trade and Industry
Job no.: 533989
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:International Relations, Policy Formulation, Research and Analysis

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) seeks to transform Singapore into a leading global city of talent, enterprise and innovation. Our mission is to promote economic growth and create good jobs to enable Singaporeans to improve their lives. In MTI, you can expect an exciting, challenging and rewarding career!

The Trade Division drives the formulation of Singapore's foreign economic policy and safeguards Singapore's economic interests in the international economic arena.

As an officer in the North America and Europe Division of MTI, you will help to manage and advance Singapore’s bilateral economic relations with markets in North America or Europe. 

Responsibilities

  • Analysing, reporting, and providing policy recommendations on geopolitical and economic developments concerning Singapore’s trade interests in these markets
  • Preparing briefs, reports, speeches, and press statements on economic developments and Singapore’s positions
  • Organising and facilitating incoming and outgoing visits by political office holders and officials, courtesy calls, and meetings
  • Working with our Singapore Missions overseas and other Ministries/ Agencies on Singapore’s economic and trade policy interests, and with foreign counterparts to strengthen economic cooperation
  • Representing Singapore in visits, meetings, conferences, and bilateral/ multilateral trade negotiations

Requirements

  • Keen interest in international affairs and economic developments; Training in Economics, Political Science, International Relations, or related disciplines would be preferred
  • Prior experience in policy development and/or implementation would be useful, but is not a mandatory requirement
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills
  • Team player who is able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders as well as under pressure
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Willingness to travel

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