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We believe lives are changed when individuals and organisations come together to creatively shape new realities and find meaningful, inventive solutions to build a better world.

Together with our partners, donors and volunteers, we help communities in a dozen countries to receive education, escape poverty, get access to healthcare and ultimately care for themselves and others.

We also tell stories of people changing lives, and stories of the people whose lives have been changed.

And we help bridge Singaporeans and world communities by engaging change leaders, connecting with the international community and staging cultural showcases to nurture friendships, share perspectives and foster respect.

We’re keen for those who share our vision to make friends for a better world, to join us.

 

Division Director

Programmmes Division

The Programmes Division runs a suite of programmes designed to bring people together to share ideas, skills and resources to enrich lives and effect positive change.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Programmes has overall strategic and operational responsibility for all programme areas. S/he will be a part of the senior management team that drives the overall strategy for the SIF and play a critical role in helping achieve its vision to provide high quality and impactful programmes internationally.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide programme heads with management guidance and strategies for growth, and ensure alignment of programme operations to strategic plans.
  • Develop and direct expansion strategies, including planning and operationalizing start-up efforts, identifying opportunities to scale or replicate programme models, and growing programme partnerships in existing and new countries.
  • Drive programme excellence by establishing best practices, benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve goals, proactively driving improvements and innovating programmes as necessary; set standards for accountability and measurements of success including programme impact evaluation.
  • Develop and drive processes, systems and structures to deliver on consistent, high-quality project management and ensure capture and management of knowledge and IP.
  • Optimise synergies across programmes as well as work collaboratively with the senior management to develop inter-division communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture of excellence, collaboration and people-centredness.
  • Cultivate donor and stakeholder relations and expand pool of funders to support programme growth.

Requirements:

  • Degree holder or above with 8-10 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Keen appreciation for International Relations; thrives in a complex and culturally diverse environment.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills. This person must work collaboratively with internal as well as external partners and other organizations.
  • Possess integrity, positive attitude. Mission-driven, and self-directed. Nimble and adaptive with strong work ethic.
  • Singaporean

Assistant Director, Volunteer Cooperation

Programmmes Division

The Programmes Division runs a suite of programmes designed to bring people together to share ideas, skills and resources to enrich lives and effect positive change. Through Volunteer Cooperation (VC) programmes, we build networks between Singapore and Asia through SIF volunteers whose work contribute to positive and sustainable development in Asian communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in overseeing all aspects of the VC Department’s work to support capacity building in developing communities in Asia
  • Lead planning of the department’s work, in the areas of strategy implementation, budget and resource management, KPI tracking and staff training and development
  • Lead in innovating new programmes to meet emerging market needs and opportunities
  • Assist in building and maintaining alliances with community partners, programme partners, and sponsors to support SIF’s development projects
  • Lead efforts to achieve continuous improvement in business systems and processes towards better project outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Oversee staff managing VC projects and partnerships in selected countries

Requirements:

  • Degree holder or above from recognised university
  • A successful track record in strategy development and execution in the Asia Pacific region, or at least 5 years’ management experience in the non-profit or international development sector
  • An analytical mind with excellent research, writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including maturity to manage culturally diverse teams and multiple stakeholders
  • Efficient and organised work style to prioritise quickly and manage multiple deadlines, coupled with superior problem solving skills
  • Strong operational experience will be an asset
  • Willingness to travel regularly
  • Singaporean

Senior Manager/Manager, Citizen Ambassador Relations

Communications & Corporate Development Division

The Communications & Corporate Development Division provides corporate support and services to divisions including Communications, Citizen Ambassador Relations and Corporate Development.

Our Citizen Ambassadors (CAs) recognise that Singapore sits within the global community and that there is a need for greater understanding between countries in order to build a better, more peaceful and inclusive world.  They do this through the sharing of their knowledge, skills and experiences to enrich lives, whether it is through programmes for ‘good business’, arts & culture, healthcare, education or the environment. Citizen Ambassadors are our artists, development volunteers and young social entrepreneurs, among others. Without them, the SIF would not be able to do what we do.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess organisational need and capacity of existing and potential CAs; recommend, plan & execute relevant programmes/initiatives to close identified gaps and capacity.
  • Recruitment, appointment and training of CAs.
  • Formulate and communicate direction, priorities, goals, directives, budgets, formats, and tools for CA engagement plans to increase acquisition, activation and retention of CAs.
  • Engagement of CAs through regular networking events, publicity, rewards & recognition and feedback surveys
  • Oversee the maintenance of the CA database, formulation/administration of policies and processes, to ensure a rewarding SIF engagement experience
  • Monitor performance of engagement initiatives through enterprise system and develop a model approach towards measuring the results of these initiatives in the short/mid/long term.
  • Lead and supervise the CA team on a day-to-day basis, including planning, budgeting and performance management
  • Promote the Singapore CAs and its sub- brands (e.g. the Singapore International Volunteer (SIV) group) through public education forums and build partnerships with corporations to grow the pool of CAs.

Requirements:

  • Degree holder or above with seven to ten years of relevant work experience
  • Good track record  in the field of Customer Relationship Management, Human Resource Management or Alumni Engagement
  • Experience in Event Management, Marketing and Alumni Management
  • Excellent communication skills with a flair for public speaking
  • Ability to communicate in multiple languages would be a plus
  • Good leadership qualities, creative thinker, good supervisory and team management skills
  • People-centred with strong interpersonal skills
  • IT Savvy
  • Singaporean

Senior Manager/Manager, Cultural Exchange

Programmes Division

The Programme Division runs a suite of programmes designed to bring people together to share ideas, skills and resources to enrich lives and effect positive change. Through Cultural Exchange programmes, we connect communities through the arts, visits and dialogues, sharing insights that build greater international understanding and fostering collaborations for a better world.

Responsibilities:

As a senior manager/manager, you will be required to initiate, plan and implement programmes to promote  cultural understanding and exchanges. You will engage with artists, thought leaders and decision makers and manage international visit programmes, dialogues and cultural initiatives that enhance cross-cultural understanding and open avenues for collaboration and the strengthening of people-to-people ties between Singaporeans and world communities.

Requirements:

  • Degree holder in international relations/marketing, humanities, or mass communications
  • At least five to eight years of relevant experience in the areas of international relations/marketing, communications, as well as partnership development and management
  • Keen interest in culture and current affairs is required
  • Strong team player who is highly motivated, meticulous and resourceful with good interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English with a strong understanding of intercultural communications and engagement; working knowledge of other languages would be an advantage to liaise with international stakeholders
  • Experience in interacting with external parties at all levels
  • Previous international experience will be considered (such as an overseas stint or high-level experience working with overseas stakeholders)
  • Singaporean

Manager, Global Networks

Strategic Management Division

The Strategic Management Division is responsible for strategic and corporate planning, and budget management. Global Networks formulates and implements strategies and action plans for growing Friends of Singapore (FOS) communities overseas and in Singapore, in partnership with SIF divisions.

Responsibilities:

As a Manager, you will work in small teams to formulate and implement country plans that strengthen engagement and cooperation between Singaporeans and world communities. Expect to work collaboratively with SIF programme leads for volunteer cooperation, cultural exchange, good business and ourbetterworld to advance strategic goals. You will also partner our international friends to implement alumni engagement activities overseas.

Requirements:

  • Degree holder in international relations, international marketing and communications, public policy/political science, sociology or other social sciences.
  • Minimum five years of experience in international relations or people diplomacy, strategy formulation and business development, alumni engagement, strategic communications.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, viz. highly motivated, creative, resourceful and resilient. 
  • Good communication skills – written and spoken; proficiency in a third language is advantageous, to liaise with international stakeholders
  • Good people skills – at all levels and across sectors/professions, self-aware and a team player.  
  • Enjoys working across cultures, both locally and overseas.
  • Overseas assignments and/or experience is advantageous.
  • Singaporean

Manager/Assistant Manager, Good Business

Programmes Division

The Programmes Division runs a suite of programmes designed to bring people together to share ideas, skills and resources to enrich lives and effect positive change. Through the Good Business programmes, we nurture a network of changemakers, such as social entrepreneurs from different nationalities, by enabling and equipping them to embark on social enterprises in Singapore and beyond, contributing to positive change.

Responsibilities:

As Manager / Assistant Manager, you will develop strategies and implement programmes for young social entrepreneurs in the region. You must be able to lead a virtual team, to develop a network of partners, alumni and stakeholders in order to provide an eco-system for the support and development of young social entrepreneurs which will foster ideas, allow the sharing of knowledge and provide thought leadership, both in the region and internationally.

Requirements:

  • Degree holder or above from recognized university
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience in the areas of regional business development, as well as programme and partnership management. International relations will be an added advantage.
  • Prior working experience with corporate sponsors and social sector is a plus
  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, meticulous, resourceful and has initiative
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English. Working knowledge of business Bahasa Indonesia / Melayu and an Asean language will be an advantage to liaise with regional stakeholders
  • Singaporean

Senior Executive, Communications

Communications & Corporate Development Division

The Communications & Corporate Development Division provides corporate support and services to divisions including Corporate Communications, Citizen Ambassador Relations and Corporate Development. The Communications team comprises strategic communications specialists who effectively position Singapore through SIF to build ties.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in media relations locally and regionally
  • Assist in crafting and production of communication materials
  • Coordinate interviews for SIF spokespersons
  • Coordinate media events, photo shoots, etc.
  • Gather and coordinate content for public relations and news stories to support other functions
  • Assist in identifying awareness building opportunities for SIF programmes
  • Support special projects e.g. Journalist Visit Programmes and public exhibitions/li>

Requirements:

  • Degree holder in mass communications, public relations, journalism or other related fields
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience, preferably in public relations work, either in a corporate or agency environment
  • Possess good communication (written and verbal) skills in English. Proficiency in other languages is an added advantage
  • Experience with online social media engagement tools
  • Understanding of how communications impact change and facilitate outcomes
  • Singaporean

Senior Executive, Citizen Ambassador Relations

Communications & Corporate Development Division

The Communications & Corporate Development Division provides corporate support and services to divisions including Communications, Citizen Ambassador Relations and Corporate Development.

Our Citizen Ambassadors (CAs) recognise that Singapore sits within the global community and that there is a need for greater understanding between countries in order to build a better, more peaceful and inclusive world.  They do this through the sharing of their knowledge, skills and experiences to enrich lives, whether it is through programmes for ‘good business’, arts & culture, healthcare, education or the environment. Citizen Ambassadors are our artists, development volunteers and young social entrepreneurs, among others. Without them, the SIF would not be able to do what we do.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in assessing organizational need and capacity for CAs
  • Assist to build partnerships to grow the pool of CAs
  • Co-ordinate all activities related to the recruitment, appointment, training of SIF’s pool of CAs
  • Manage the recruitment process of Direct Service and Direct Service Team Leader
  • Support the pre-departure training of CA in conjunction with Department Head
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the CA Team
  • Support Relationship Management plans to ensure consistent, effective, and aligned CA Relationship Programs
  • Support the CA group’s publicity & public awareness needs
  • Support the planning & execution of regular CA networking events
  • Maintain and enhance the CA Management System by ensuring the CA management policies, forms and other materials are up-to-date, and managing the database content to ensure its authenticity and usability
  • Assist in the assessment of process improvements and make recommendations for CA engagement initiatives

Requirements:

  • Degree holder from recognized university
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Customer Relationship Marketing, Human Resource Management or Alumni Engagement
  • Good organizational and event management skills
  • Team-oriented approach to work
  • Good communication skills – written and spoken
  • Good people skills – at all levels and across professions, self-aware and a team player
  • IT Savvy
  • Singaporean

Interested candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive resume, stating current and expected salary to hr@sif.org.sg

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



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