Lead/ Senior Lead, Professional Services Programme Office

EDB is the lead government agency responsible for planning & executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business centre and grow the Singapore Economy. We dream, design and deliver solutions that create value for investors and companies in Singapore. Through that, we attract economic opportunities and jobs for the people of Singapore and help shape our country's economic future.

EDB – Creating Economic Growth and Job Opportunities for Singapore


EDB is the business architect of Singapore's competitive and evolving economic landscape. To do so, we constantly challenge ourselves to Dream, Design & Deliver strategies and solutions for companies and Singapore’s industry. 
Our biggest asset is our people. A top priority here at EDB is bringing our people to their fullest potential. We are looking for an energetic and driven individual to be part of our EDB family; one who’s not afraid of hard work, and is always ready to play hard together too!


JOB SCOPE:


You will be part of an inter-agency office set up by the Economic Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Law (MinLaw), Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to develop and promote high growth areas which intersect legal, accounting and financial services. The office reports to an Executive Committee that is co-Chaired by Managing Director of EDB, Deputy Secretary of MinLaw, Deputy Secretary of MOF and Deputy Managing Director of MAS.


The objectives of the office are to:


  • Uncover interlinkages between Singapore’s legal, accounting and financial services sectors and seek coherence of growth strategies;
  • Capture demand in areas with potential for growth e.g. Finance, which have linkages to the legal, accounting and financial services;
  • Promote Singapore’s legal, accounting and financial services to increase exports of such services.


This unique set-up leverages the capabilities and functions of the various organisations to achieve industry development objectives at a broader scale.


The work is diverse and challenging. It can range from studying identified practice areas to understand the demand drivers for legal, accounting and financial services, to engaging local and top international professional services firms to develop strategic expertise to capture the growing opportunities in Asia, to developing and executing initiatives to promote these services.


As an integral member in the programme office, you would work closely with other agencies such as SPRING Singapore and the Singapore Accountancy Commission as well as industry stakeholders in the legal accounting and financial services sectors to achieve the desired objectives.


The team is based at the EDB office.

Requirements


You should have/be:


  • At least 2 years working experience in industry development, policy or other related areas
  • Attained good academic standing
  • Strong written and oral communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work with and influence stakeholders and colleagues at all levels
  • A good team player and an independent thinker
  • An understanding of the legal, accounting and/or financial services sectors would be an advantage
  • Singaporean


We regret to inform that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


  

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