"My MFA career has given me an opportunity to experience living in Manila as well as Taipei where I am currently posted. As the Admin Secretary, I take care of the administrative matters to ensure that our office in Taipei can operate smoothly as well as assist Singaporeans requiring consular assistance. Previously in HQ, I had held various positions in the Human Resource and the Strategic Communications Directorate. During my last assignment in HQ, I handled and reviewed the language training needs of our officers posted overseas to ensure that the Ministry's training remains relevant."
Senior Assistant Trade Representative (Admin and Consular)
Singapore Trade Office in Taipei
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."
Human Resource Officer
Human Resource Directorate