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Manager/Assistant Director – Strategy Management, RSM

Agency: Ministry of National Development
Job no.: 553343
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:International Relations, 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


As Manager/Assistant Director (Strategy Management), you will be part of a close-knit team that works to achieve our vision of an endearing home and a distinctive global city. You will be exposed to policy and strategy discussions, and will work closely with MND divisions and agencies to implement guidance from top management. You will also be responsible for crafting narratives to analyse complex issues and present recommendations to senior management. You will have to closely collaborate with other Ministries to ensure that MND is aligned with Whole-of-Government strategies.


Your job scope will cover a combination or all of the following areas: 

(a)  Policy Strategy – driving the strategic planning process for the MND Family

  • Sense-making to identify relevant trends, opportunities and emerging issues that could require strategic policy moves by MND. This includes challenging conventional thinking and identifying gaps;

  • Facilitate discussions and workstreams on MND Family’s strategic priorities and enterprise risk management system;

  • Coordinate with Centre of Government and other Ministries on Whole-of-Government strategies and outcomes.


(b)  International Relations – oversee MND’s foreign engagements to support national objectives

  • Review and recommend foreign engagement approaches, and develop engagement plans and priorities;

  • Prepare briefs and reports for senior management, and plan and execute exchanges with foreign dignitaries in Singapore and overseas.


(c)  Emergency Preparedness – oversee MND’s strategies, policies and operations for national-level crisis management

  • Develop, implement and review policies and standards to build MND’s capacity and capability in contingency planning and emergency preparedness;

  • Coordinate with other Ministries to develop operations plans, carry out training and conduct intra and inter Ministry exercises.



  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

  • Excellent written and oral communication;

  • Good understanding of organisational dynamics, strong interpersonal skills, and able to articulate stakeholder priorities and concerns from their perspectives;

  • Applicants with at least 3 years of working experience in the one or more of the above-mentioned job scope areas, and who are familiar with domestic and international current affairs, are preferred.


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