Foreign Service Officer (Political and Economic)

"As a Foreign Service Officer (FSO), the job can be highly demanding but also equally rewarding. As diplomats, we are the eyes and ears for Singapore when posted overseas. When at post, as a Political FSO, among other roles, it is important to build a strong and diverse network of contacts who can help you forge a better understanding of your host country and developments on the ground."    

Mridhula Pillay
Deputy Director 
Strategic Communications Directorate

Application Process


Job Scope

You will analyse, report and give policy advice on geopolitical developments concerning Singapore’s strategic interests. You could be deployed to manage bilateral or multilateral relations, and responsibilities could include:  

  • Representing Singapore in visits, meetings, conferences and bilateral/multilateral negotiations
  • Coordinating and deconflicting domestic and foreign policy interests
  • Organising incoming and outgoing visits
  • Preparing reports on political and economic developments of host country
  • Presenting and defending Singapore’s position
  • Networking to cultivate and maintain close ties with influential people

Overseas, you serve as Political Secretary where you report on political and economic developments of your host country and serve as the eyes, ears and voice of Singapore.


  • Singapore citizens with the commitment to serve in the Public Service and can adapt to the challenges of working overseas
  • Applicants with a keen interest in international affairs, strong analytical skills and conceptual abilities, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong ability to engage people at all levels, and good planning and organisation skills

Development Opportunities

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.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact us at  To apply, click here. All applicants will be notified on whether they are shortlisted or not within 4 weeks of application.

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