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Principal Manager/ Senior Manager, International Relations Unit (IRU), Workplace Policy and Strategy Division (WPSD)

Agency: Ministry of Manpower
Job no.: 551150
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:International Relations, Policy Formulation, Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology, Social and Community Development, Foreign Service

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. MOM is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all.

Overview of Job:

You will shape MOM’s international relations strategy through the engagement of key partner countries and regional and international organisations, to safeguard and further Singapore’s interests in the international labour arena, including through Singapore’s Regional Centre for the Future of Work. You will influence negotiations and discussions with other countries and at regional and international forums. You will also run the Regional Centre to help regional tripartite stakeholders build capabilities to prepare for the future of work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for:
    • Partnering other MOM divisions to formulate and implement MOM’s international relations strategy.
    • Developing and implementing ways to engage the International Labour Organization, to profile Singapore and further Singapore’s interests.
    • Supporting MOM’s ASEAN commitments. These include providing content and logistics support for the meetings/workshops/conferences that MOM hosts, and overseas ASEAN meetings/workshops/conferences attended by MOM. 
    • Supporting MOM’s bilateral engagements with other countries. This may include staffing of calls on MOM’s senior management and coordinating incoming delegation visits.
    • Developing MOM’s position for, and working with other Government agencies to coordinate Singapore’s position for, negotiations of labour-related regional and international instruments
    • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders in Singapore’s Regional Centre for the Future of Work; developing and curating activities and content for the Regional Centre.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to write and articulate views clearly and effectively
  • Good analytical ability
  • Good inter-personal skills, and willingness to network with foreign delegates
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in international relations and/or managing / organising events is preferred  

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