Senior Assistant Director/ Assistant Director/Manager (Centre for Liveable Cities)

Ministry of National Development (MND)

Senior Assistant Director/ Assistant Director/Manager (Centre for Liveable Cities)

Ministry of National Development (MND)

Job Nature: Permanent

Position Level: Experienced

Job Category: Government Sector/Civil Service, Corporate Services, Research & Development (R&D), Business Development

Qualification: Bachelor / Honours, Masters / PhD


The Centre for Liveable Cities is a knowledge centre in the Ministry of National Development with a mission to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. As a senior officer in CLC, you will lead/manage and undertake CLC’s knowledge work in research*, producing Urban Systems Studies and other challenging urban systems research projects. You will also be involved in CLC’s capacity development programmes which train urban leaders from Singapore and other cities, as well as playing a role in planning and executing the biennial World Cities Summit and other platforms for sharing knowledge. You can expect an engaging and enriching  career at CLC, if you have a keen interest in understanding how cities plan, develop and are governed.  You will help bring together senior policy-makers and experts to address the contemporary challenges facing cities. 

* CLC’s research domains areas are:

  • Environmental sustainability - sustainable development, energy, climate change, water, biodiversity and food.    
  • Urban Planning – urban planning & design, infrastructure planning & development, real estate and land and urban economics.
  • Urban Analytics – smart city development & urban innovations, research using geospatial and analytic tools.
  • Social - community dynamics within the built environment.


You should possess:-

  • 2 to 4 years of relevant working experience as a researcher, policy maker or practitioner involved in one or more of the five domains namely, urban planning; development or governance; economic competitiveness; environmental sustainability; and quality-of-life issues. Candidates with more years of work and supervisory experience will be considered for more senior positions. Fresh graduates with relevant qualifications are also welcome to apply.  
  • Tertiary qualifications in Urban Planning/Studies, Sustainable Development, Environmental Management/Studies, Geography, Architecture, Economics, Real Estate or other related disciplines. Proficiency in GIS software, geospatial techniques and data analytic tools and knowledge of complex system science would be advantageous.
  • An inquisitive mind with good communication, interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility.
  • Keen to explore knowledge on cities and deliver results in a research-oriented environment. Able to work independently and in a team.

Company Overview

Established in 1959, the Ministry of National Development (MND) is the key government ministry responsible for national land use planning and development.

We guide Singapore’s land use planning, urban redevelopment and building conservation, deliver affordable and quality public housing, develop an efficient construction industry to ensure a safe, quality and sustainable built environment, provide and manage parks, open spaces and the conservation of nature areas, maintain a high standard of primary food safety and animal and plant health, as well as protect consumer interest by raising the professionalism in the real estate agent industry.

The MND’s vision for Singapore is “An Endearing Home and a Distinctive Global City”. In MND, we aim to achieve this by developing world-class infrastructure, creating a vibrant and sustainable living environment and building rooted and cohesive communities. 

Together with our statutory boards, namely, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA), the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), the Housing & Development Board (HDB), the National Parks Board (NParks), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Ministry continues to provide the best home for Singaporeans and all those who come to Singapore.
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