Associate Director (Public Affairs), IPS |

Associate Director (Public Affairs), IPS

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is a policy research think-tank in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. It is seeking to hire an Associate Director (Public Affairs) to manage branding, stakeholder communications and media relations for IPS and oversee digital initiatives to make research data and policy ideas accessible to the wider public. Specific tasks include:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing all external communications for the Institute including publicity and media engagement for IPS activities and research, and the production of print and digital communications materials
  • Overseeing the Institute’s social media engagement policies and practices
  • Overseeing the administration of the annual S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore and the IPS-Nathan Lectures
  • Building and managing strong relationships with the Institute’s key stakeholders
  • Working closely with colleagues in HR, Finance, Administration and Donor Relations to ensure that the Institute’s branding and communications is aligned with its mission and vision
  • Supporting the IPS Director on special projects relating to the Institute


  • At least a Bachelor degree with at least five to eight years of experience in public policy development or research, journalism and/or public relations with a keen interest in Singapore policy and politics
  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills, and be a strategic and analytical thinker
  • Be organised, methodical and detail-oriented with an ability to execute administrative tasks effectively and accurately
  • Be a team player, reliable and have excellent interpersonal skills, such as being equally comfortable motivating junior staff and dealing with individuals from senior management levels.
    (The NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is located 5-8 minutes’ walk from the Botanic Gardens MRT, which is served by the Circle and new Downtown 2 MRT lines).

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here to submit an online application form via our Career@NUS website.


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