Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

Overview
Public Sector

A Foreign Service career is more than just a job. Graduates may join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) under two schemes of service, as either Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) or Foreign Service Administration Specialists (FSAS).

FSOs are Singapore’s bridge to the world and are involved in the formulation and implementation of policies related to their assigned portfolio. FSOs need to be able to persuade, assert and cultivate good interpersonal relations while keeping Singapore’s interests at heart. Depending on your competencies and interests, FSOs can pursue either the Functional and Corporate or the Political and Economic track.

FSAS officers contribute to the success of the Ministry in administration, operations and corporate governance, and may develop along multiple pathways to pursue a career that makes the best use of their skills, knowledge and interests.

Throughout your career, you have the opportunity to alternate between Singapore (HQ) and our 50 Overseas Missions around the world. As you progress within the Ministry, a series of varied and enriching assignments and milestone programmes will prepare you for higher level appointments.

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!

Jobs & Internships

As a Foreign Service Administration Specialist, you will be attached in any of the following pillars: Administration, Consular, Corporate Services, Human Resources, Protocol, Strategic Communications or Technical Cooperation. Training will be provided to develop capabilities and to horne ideal competencies.
Areas of Work
Public Sector
Required Level of Study
Bachelor degree
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To be an FSO, you must have a good grasp of world affairs. You need to be able to persuade and assert, as well as build and sustain relationships. You must be versatile, and ready to adapt to and thrive in different environments
Areas of Work
Public Sector
Required Level of Study
Bachelor degree
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At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), safeguarding and advancing the interests of Singapore and Singaporeans through effective diplomacy is at the heart of what we do.
Areas of Work
Public Sector
Required Level of Study
Bachelor degree
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