Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
  • Public Sector

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), we ensure Singapore’s relevance and create “strategic space” to safeguard and advance Singapore’s interests. We forge and maintain ties with countries and play our part as a responsible global citizen.

A Foreign Service career is more than just a job. To be effective, Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) need to have a good grasp of world affairs and a firm understanding of Singapore’s position. As a FSO, you are Singapore’s bridge to the world. You will be involved in the formulation, review and implementation of policy related to your assigned portfolio. You must be versatile, be able to analyse issues critically, strategise and achieve outcomes. You need to be able to persuade and assert, and cultivate good interpersonal relations while keeping Singapore’s interests at heart.

With 50 Overseas Missions around the world, a career with MFA offers unique opportunities and rewards. Throughout your career as a FSO, you will... Show More

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), we ensure Singapore’s relevance and create “strategic space” to safeguard and advance Singapore’s interests. We forge and maintain ties with countries and play our part as a responsible global citizen.

A Foreign Service career is more than just a job. To be effective, Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) need to have a good grasp of world affairs and a firm understanding of Singapore’s position. As a FSO, you are Singapore’s bridge to the world. You will be involved in the formulation, review and implementation of policy related to your assigned portfolio. You must be versatile, be able to analyse issues critically, strategise and achieve outcomes. You need to be able to persuade and assert, and cultivate good interpersonal relations while keeping Singapore’s interests at heart.

With 50 Overseas Missions around the world, a career with MFA offers unique opportunities and rewards. Throughout your career as a FSO, you will alternate between Singapore (HQ) and our Overseas Missions. You will also be expected to pick up new knowledge with every rotation and will have the opportunity to work and live in diverse social and cultural environments. Depending on your competency and inclination, you can develop your career in either the Functional and Corporate track or the Political and Economic track. MFA also values diversity and is committed to developing every FSO’s potential. As a young officer, 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.

An exciting career of unparalleled opportunities on the frontline of global development awaits. For those of you who are up for the challenge, come join us at MFA! 

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