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Assistant Manager / Manager, Workforce Planning (Manpower Planning & Policy Division)

Agency: Ministry of Manpower
Job no.: 531503
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Policy Formulation

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) aims to develop a productive workforce and progressive workplaces, for Singaporeans to have better jobs and a secure retirement. In a rapidly changing global economic landscape, Singapore’s workforce and workplace practices have to remain adaptable. MOM’s policies help enhance the workforce’s profile, promote lifelong employability and income security for Singaporeans, as well as foster excellent working environments that are fair and safe. As an MOM officer, you will get to work in a range of exciting areas to help the Ministry attain its goals, including manpower policy, industrial relations, workplace safety and foreign employment regulation.

You will be a policy officer responsible for manpower planning and local workforce development. You will develop policies to help individuals continually adapt and grow through their careers, so that they can take on quality jobs with sustainable growth in real incomes. This includes developing programmes and services to help unemployed individuals get back into jobs.


  • To analyse, develop and coordinate policies related to the labour market and the employment outcomes of Singaporeans.
  • To be able to think long-term and critically about issues related to Singapore’s labour market and employment outcomes of Singaporeans, supported by rigorous analysis of both quantitative and qualitative information, and within the context of broader whole-of-government strategic issues.
  • To be able to situate and frame issues within the larger objectives at the Ministry and national level, and craft compelling policy narratives and arguments.
  • To review and evaluate the various initiatives, in collaboration with Workforce Singapore (WSG).
  • To be able to balance policy objectives with practical constraints and realities on the ground.
  • To be proficient working with datasets, have a good understanding of the methodologies and limitations of statistics, and be able to sieve out the most relevant data and present them effectively in simple, compelling ways.
  • To be able to communicate ideas and arguments convincingly through clear writing and presentation skills.
  • To be able to work well and communicate effectively with stakeholders.  The job holder needs to be flexible, responsive and yet at the same time balance the differing interests of various stakeholders.


  • Good analytical skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Meticulous
  • Able to take initiative and work independently with multiple stakeholders

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