"As a Foreign Service Officer, we have to build up a sound understanding and deep knowledge of the subjects that we are in charge of or the country we are posted to. We draft speeches, write analytical reports and provide hard-nosed assessments that help shape our foreign policy responses. There are also times where we run around preparing for an important visit."
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:
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.
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.
"A career in MFA offers a panoply of experiences. The only limits are how open and receptive you are to trying out new experiences and also immersing in them."
Southeast Asia I Directorate
"The life of a diplomat is anything but routine, and it will not be a walk in the park."
Middle East Directorate