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Assistant Director/ Senior Manager, Foreign Manpower Unit (FMU), Workplace Policy & Strategy Division (WPSD)

Agency: Ministry of Manpower
Job no.: 551152
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Research and Analysis, Customer Service, Foreign Service, International Relations, Policy Formulation, Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology

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.


You will develop strategies, policies and programmes to improve the well-being of migrant workers and manage any dis-amenities that may arise from having a large migrant worker population in Singapore. You will have the opportunity to:

1) review existing laws or enact new laws to ensure a fair balance of rights and responsibilities that are placed on employers and foreign workers. You will have the opportunity to work on legislative amendments, and draft parliamentary speeches so that the legislative amendment bills get passed in the Parliament;

2) work with internal ops divisions and other governmental agencies to implement and assess the effectiveness of our policies. You will also gain experience in engaging external stakeholders such as foreign workers, employers, industry associations, and non-government organisations, to obtain feedback and ground sensing to improve the well-being of foreign workers, while taking into account the impact of large migrant populations on local neighbourhoods;

3) work on migrant worker issues involving international relations, including interacting with embassies of migrant worker’s source countries, and preparing briefs to advance Singapore’s positions on migrant workers’ issues in international fora; and

4) be involved in secretarial duties for ministerial-level meetings, such as the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Foreign Worker Management, as well as work closely with senior management to discuss policy reviews and draft replies to parliamentary questions.

5) develop policies and measures to better care for the migrant workers in Singapore given the evolving COVID-19 situation.


  • Comfortable with using data and engaging stakeholders to identify critical policy issues and concerns to work on.
  • Good analytical and writing skills to be able to put forth and present clear and convincing policy options and arguments.

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