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#SGUnited Deputy Director/ Senior Assistant Director/ Assistant Director/ Manager, COVID-19 Forward Planning (2-year Contract)

Agency: Ministry of National Development
Job no.: 553342
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Policy Formulation

The Ministry of National Development (MND), the lead government agency responsible for land use planning and infrastructure development, aims to transform Singapore into an endearing home and a distinctive global city. At MND, we aspire to create a quality, vibrant and sustainable living environment for our people. We also strive to shape Singapore into a world-class city of knowledge, culture and excellence – one which keeps pace with global challenges and the rising aspirations of Singaporeans.

Our Vision:
An Endearing Home, A Distinctive Global City

Our Mission:
Develop world-class infrastructure
Create a vibrant and sustainable living environment
Build rooted and cohesive communities

The job holder will be part of a dynamic team which formulates strategies to anticipate and meet accommodation-related requirements of coordinating public agencies involved in the COVID-19 operations, and to execute the plans on ground for (A) Isolation Facilities, or (B) Migrant Worker Accommodation. He/She will:
  1. Engage public agencies and the private sector to identify and secure a pipeline of accommodation facilities to meet the required demand and to build in optionality at the same time, given the uncertainty in operating environment. The facilities range from state properties including schools, state apartments, to private properties such as hotels, convention centres, etc.
  1. Prepare contingency plans, necessary infrastructure, and set up supporting mechanisms to allow us to ramp assets quickly to meet any surges in demand.
  1. Formulate policies and set up structures to support the realisation of the above plans.
  1. (if appointed as team lead) Supervise the team for the above functions.
  1. Minimum 3 years’ working experience in the public sector in a policy, planning or strategy development role; more experienced officers may be assigned as team leads.
  1. Responds well to fast-moving situations and changes.
  1. Displays resourcefulness and drive to get things done.
  1. Possesses excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  1. Has a strong command of English, both written and spoken.

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