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Programme Manager (1-year contract), Lien Centre for Social Innovation

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Posted On :15 Jun 2018


Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Location: Singapore - South
  • Work Type: Contract
  • Min. Education Level: Masters
  • Field of Study: Not Applicable
  • Years of Experience: 4
  • Skills: Excellent writing and communication skills.

Job Descriptions


  • Design, write, and implementation for programmes and consulting projects.
  • Develop campus-wide initiatives along with other stakeholders.
  • Be one of the leads for the Ashoka Changemaker Campus initiative.
  • Work with students, faculty members, and other stakeholders.
  • Work might include primary and secondary data collection and analysis.
  • Support the development of junior members of the team.
  • Be an active contributor and resource to existing and new initiatives/programmes.
  • Familiarity with rural economic development work is a huge plus.


  • Masters and/or PhD with at least 4 years of working experience (project management, research, writing, budgeting, contract negotiation, etc.).
  • Facilitation and workshop development experience highly desirable.
  • Strong research, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Ability to implement a project through all its phases from conceptualisation to writing.
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with partners and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team and across sectors.
  • Ability to take initiative and think innovatively.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle the complexities of multiple concurrent timelines.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Sensitive to the cultural complexity of university environment.
  • Regional (Southeast Asia) experience.

About This Company

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The ''family-like'' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.  

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