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Senior Executive / Assistant Director (Land Policy)

Agency: Ministry of Law
Job no.: 534864
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Policy Formulation

In Singapore, having the rule of law and advancing people’s access to justice are not just lofty ideals but the backbone of a functioning and a progressive society. At the Ministry of Law, not only do we contribute to developing the legal frameworks and policies that uphold our way of life, but also to providing community legal services that Singaporeans benefit from. The key policies we oversee include Singapore’s legal and intellectual property infrastructure, the civil and criminal justice systems as well as land resources.

Our officers are experts from different fields, and enjoy an excellent and challenging career in a fast-paced environment with plenty of opportunity to grow. If you share our vision of shaping the future of Singapore, you will definitely fit right in here at MinLaw.

As a Senior Executive/Assistant Director in the Land Policy Division in the Ministry of Law, you will drive the development and review of legislation, policies, and strategies, to optimise land use for Singapore’s social and economic development.

The key policy areas which you may be involved in include:

(a) Optimisation and Management of State land and properties
(b) Land Sales and Lease Administration
(c) Acquisition and safeguarding of land for public purposes
(d) Property registration and Collective Sales
(e) Safeguarding of residential land
You will be involved in the entire policy formulation process and conduct analysis of the policy issues; engage relevant Government agencies, stakeholders, and industry players, to gather feedback and get buy-in; prepare papers and submissions to seek approval for your proposals; and work with stakeholders to implement the policy changes.

You will work closely with the Deputy Director and senior management. While it is not necessary for you to possess technical know-how
before taking up the position, it is important for you to learn quickly and build up domain expertise in the key policy areas and trends, while on the job. You will also need to build a close collaborative relationship with your counterparts in our key partner agencies, such as the Singapore Land Authority, the Ministry of National Development, and the Ministry of Finance.
Job Requirements:
(a) Experience in public policy-making and policy formulation would be a strong advantage
(b) Strong analytical, organisational, inter-personal and communication skills 
(c) Be meticulous and conscientious
(d) Be able to work well both independently and in a team, and collaborate with stakeholders
(e) Prior experience leading a team would also be a strong advantage

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