Deputy Director [Skills Development Division]

 SkillsFuture Singapore
 1 week ago
Deputy Director [Skills Development Division]

Agency: SkillsFuture Singapore
Job no.: 536860
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Economics/Statistics, Corporate Strategy/Top Management, Others, Policy Formulation, Research and Analysis

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It will drive and coordinate the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.

SSG will strengthen the adult training infrastructure by taking on all existing functions of the Committee for Private Education (CPE) and guide the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) to enhance the capabilities and professionalism of adult educators. SSG will play a key role in the quality assurance for private education institutions and adult training centres. Together with educational institutions and training partners, SSG will ensure that students and working adults have access to high quality, industry-relevant training throughout life. SSG will also bring together synergies in continuing education and training (CET) and pre-employment training (PET), so skills requirements will continue to meet the demands of different sectors of the economy.


  • Manage the product / solution development road map of Jobs-Skills Insight (JSI)
    • Lead team to develop, manage and communicate the product/solution roadmap of JSI to all key stakeholders
    • Define and track key product metrics
    • Co-create and refine product features through stakeholder engagements to surface problems and iterate ideas and solutions
  • Develop innovative and caring work culture
    • Develop teams with the growth mindset
    • Coach team members in the agile approach of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and iteration process, with end users
    • Model and monitor the development of care culture
  • Engage stakeholders
    • Lead team to communicate and publish future insights and trends (e.g. emerging skills, new technologies, key developments and shifts in economic landscape, new drivers in industries) to stakeholders through different channels such as research publications and journals, industry sharing sessions, social platforms etc.
  • Lead Skills Development Division's (SDD) R&D projects
    • Identify potential partners to drive R&D projects that contribute to JSI
  • Learn and integrate learning as part of SDD's work
    • Guide team to curate and continuously grow and learn from best practtices and partners, and masterclasses
    • Oversee the application of learning to SDD's work by team members
  • Perform required duty of a senior management in SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)
    • Participate in strategic planning and review
    • Represent SSG in local and international platform


  • Tertiary qualification
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in major project management
  • Experienced in government agency and/or tech-startup in education/training or HR information system preferred
  • Complex project management and product development experience preferred
  • To perform well in this job, the incumbent should possess the following:
    • Driven, curious, resourceful
    • Enjoys challenges
    • Enjoys diversity; open-minded
    • Flexible and adaptable
    • Strong analytical and strategic thinking abilities
    • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
    • Well organised and meticulous with commitment to deliver high quality work under tight deadlines
    • Strong project management skills to handle multiple tasks assigned
    • Customer-centric
    • Caring to the core
  • Candidates without the required qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply

Advertised: 20 Dec 2019
Applications close:

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