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Senior Manager/Manager for 5G Programme Office (5G-PO) (1 year contract)

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Agency: Info-communications Media Development Authority
Job no.: 542095
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Administration Support, InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications, Corporate Strategy/Top Management, Policy Formulation

Info-communications Media Development Authority (www.imda.gov.sg) offers a rewarding career that gives you a front seat in the fast-changing infocomm media sector, where technology and content are shaping the way people view the world more than ever.

We offer a wide range of opportunities, where talented individuals and teams can make a difference. Whether you are developing a telecommunications policy affecting consumers or spearheading a scheme to nurture budding media talents, each member of IMDA contributes towards driving innovation, enhancing productivity for economic growth, and improving the quality of life for all Singaporeans.

As a statutory board in the Ministry of Communications and Information, IMDA promotes and regulates the infocomm and media sectors.

Senior Manager/Manager for 5G Programme Office (5G-PO)

The fifth generation of cellular network (5G) will be a key component and enabler of Singapore’s on-going efforts in building our Digital Economy and accelerating cluster-level transformations. Earlier in Jun 2019, IMDA announced Singapore’s 5G vision and that we will focus on driving 5G innovation and research in strategic clusters namely Maritime, Smart Estates, Urban Mobility, Industry 4.0, Government and Consumer applications. IMDA has since been working closely with various lead agencies, mobile network operators (MNOs), industry and academia to support feasible 5G use-cases and identify meaningful research collaborations in 5G capabilities. IMDA is in the midst of establishing a 5G Agency Workgroup (5G-WG) to orchestrate Whole-of-Government (WOG) 5G efforts, optimise investments and scale developmental efforts in 5G through a coherent approach. The 5G-WG will identify demand, research needs and garner synergies across all efforts, chart out cluster-level 5G initiatives, and ultimately contribute to the larger Smart Nation and Digital Economy outcomes. To drive the 5G-WG agenda, 5GPO will be set up within IMDA to coordinate and support these cross-agencies efforts. The 5GPO will also facilitate the development of 5G ecosystem and 5G thought leadership.

What you will do:

In this role, you will be working with partners and stakeholders from other agencies, industry, regulators as well as infrastructure/communications players on the next-generation wireless technology - both locally and internationally.  The 5GPO will be key in aligning Singapore’s 5G efforts across agencies that oversee different industries developments, mapping out strategic cluster-level 5G strategies and capturing useful case studies from various implementation efforts of 5G in Singapore.

This team will have to facilitate important engagements between partners and the different teams in IMDA for 5G matters including policy, infrastructure, talent and innovation developments.  In addition, you will also support the development of the 5G ecosystem, focusing on not just demand but also supply of players and expertise, research and investments so as to put Singapore ahead in the 5G space.  You will also be required to liaise and steer discussions with international institutions, governments and companies so as to enhance Singapore’s 5G thought leadership, design solutions and/or catalyse export opportunities for our players. 

Being in the heart of 5G work across various government agencies, this team is also expected to staff the proposed National 5G Agency WorkGroup, identify synergies across the whole of government, map out tools or programmes to incentivise meaningful 5G developments.

What you will need to do this job:

  • Keen interest in the developments of 5G locally and overseas, with technical competencies in this new comms area.  Experience or knowledge of use-case developments, industries or telco sector would be an added benefit.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong presentation and engagement skills.
  • Confident and able to work with multiple partners/stakeholders both in Singapore and overseas, and when needed, able to negotiate and steer parties toward win-win outcomes, protecting the overall interests of Singapore and IMDA
  • Able to multi task, one who can analyse and identify impactful economic and thought leadership opportunities for Singapore in the 5G space
  • Able to think on your feet, has initiative, confident and can work independently.
  • You should also be able to staff meetings/discussions by political leaders and senior management, and when necessary, to travel for international engagements.

Position will commensurate with experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. 

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