"My MFA career has brought me to New Delhi, Ankara, Canberra and Shanghai. In HQ, I helped with manpower planning and analysing trends in organisational health. As Admin Secretary in Manila, I ensure that the Chancery operates smoothly, and also help Singaporeans in distress."
Human Resource Directorate
As a Foreign Service Officer (Functional and Corporate), you formulate, review and implement policies that impact MFA's vital operations. You are rotated to manage core functions in the following:
Overseas, you serve as Administrative Secretary. You manage a team to ensure the smooth functioning of the Mission. Your challenges range from consular duties, human resource management, finance, procurement, facility development and maintenance, to office administration.
You will be equipped with essential knowledge, skills and diplomatic tradecraft through structured programmes, courses and on-the-job training. As you progress within the Ministry, a series of varied and enriching assignments and milestone programmes will groom you for future leadership roles.
"I love that I get the opportunity to be part of various experiences and cultures in one vocation. After all these years, it is the conviction and belief that the work I do is for the greater good that keeps me going."
Philip Paul Peters
(Former 1st Secretary (Admin & Consular), Singapore High Commission in London)
"To set yourself apart, you must be daring to make a stand for things which you believe in and know why you want a career in the Foreign Service."
2nd Secretary (Admin & Consular)
Singapore Embassy in Seoul