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Manager, Partnership and Communications (ECDA, KidSTART)

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Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 540340
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology, Social and Community Development

“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!

KidSTART was introduced as a three-year pilot programme in 2016 to provide upstream support to children (aged 0-6) from low-income families in the areas of childhood development, health and social service. As we prepare to expand into new regions over the next few years, the Ministry of Social and Family Development is setting up a dedicated agency to implement the KidSTART programme and deepen partnerships between the community and Government to give these children a good start in life.

Click here for more information on KidSTART.

Description of Branch/Role:

You will lead the Partnership and Communications team to work with corporates and individuals to foster deeper and more sustained giving relationships with KidSTART children and families under the Growing Together with KidSTART initiative.  In addition, you will oversee the planning and reviewing of donation/volunteer/partnership efforts, reporting on impact, identifying new/emerging needs on the ground through data tracking and analysis, developing and disseminating content across various communication channels to help educate our internal and external audiences about KidSTART, and managing media queries.

In order to achieve the above, the team will have to be plugged into KidSTART’s work in the community, work closely with other branches in the organisation, build stakeholder and media networks, and work closely with Community Chest Singapore in the engagement of corporate/individual partners. As team lead, you will provide supervision to staff under you and be expected to work closely with senior management, ECDA and the Growing together with KidSTART council.

Competencies required:

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant fields
  • Have at least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Track record of leading initiatives, mobilising resources and partnership development
  • Experience with impact reporting and business/data analytics
  • Ability to forecast performance against targets and identify potential shortfalls

Generic Competencies

  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills

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