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Thank you for being as enthusiastic about social democracy as we are. Join one of our offices across Asia and get engaged in the work of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Please find our current job vacancies and information on the application process below.

Programme Manager in Singapore

Programme Manager for projects on Social Justice based in Singapore

The Programme Manager will be based at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia located in Singapore. He /she will be directly managing budgets and programmes on topics ranging from strengthening the social dimension of Asian cooperation and integration, with thematic focus on gender equality and migration. The Manager will be expected to lead on programme planning and implementation and will contribute essentially to programme design and strategy, as well as help build and promote strong networks with partners.

In addition to overseeing programmes financially, he /she will review and generate publications, articles, web stories etc. for the office (internal and external communication) related to his / her programmes. The Manager will, in Singapore and in the region, represent the organisation at events, meetings and conferences to key stakeholders and partners. He /she will work under the direct supervision and in close consultation with the Director of the FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia. 

Essential qualifications are: Master Degree in Political Science, Social Studies, International Development Studies. Minimum five years of management experience in non-profit advocacy work, preferably in Asia, on social justice, gender and migration issues. Experience in strategically and effectively managing partner-oriented programmes and budgets. Strong analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills as well as good team-player qualifications. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. High flexibility to travel internationally and a strong commitment to the values of social democracy.

Desirable: German language skills. Strong networks within the region related to gender equality and migration. Experience in capacity building and training of partners. A background in gender studies and innovative learning methodologies. Practical experiences in usage of multimedia tools.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Singapore Ltd. offers a full-time contract on the basis of the Singapore Labour Law. We are a dedicated multicultural six-member-team cooperating with a growing network of partners and affiliated offices in the region and globally.

If you are interested in applying for our job vacancy, please email us your motivational letter and your CV. After reviewing your entry, we will contact you and direct you individually to submit further references.

Please email to with the subject line “Application Programme Manager”

Deadline is October 1st 2017. 

Programme Manager / Scientific Advisor in India

Programme Manager / Scientific Advisor

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung India is looking for qualified candidates in project management to take up the position of Programme Manager/Scientific Advisor with working focus on country-wide activities of Labour and Social Dialogue and Social Protection.

Deadline for application: 30 September 2017

Follow this link for the full job description and requirements.


Thank you for your interest in an internship with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia. For internships in the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia see for more information below. For internship opportunities in any of our 13 other offices in Asia, get information on our About page and contact the respective country offices.

More information

An internship at the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia offers the possibility to experience and support the work of a political foundation at the regional level in Asia.

Who can apply

You may apply for an internship if you are an advanced student (minimum final year of B.A. studies) of Political Science, Social Sciences, Economics or related studies and display strong interest in international cooperation. FES scholarship recipients and applicants with a keen interest and preliminary experiences in the field of labour and trade issues, trade unions, feminism and social protection are particularly welcomed to apply. English proficiency is a must for our work. German and/or other Asian languages are beneficial.

Duration of internship and what to expect

During an FES Singapore internship, you will experience the working environment of a German political foundation and its cooperation activities in the field of social justice. Interns are required to support the FES team in its daily work, including organizing and implementing workshops and conferences, doing desk research, writing reports and assisting in office administration. The maximum internship duration is 3 months.

Upon request, FES can provide you with more detailed information on living and working in Singapore. Please be informed that standards of living in Singapore are very high which translates into high living expenses while living here. Due to internal regulations, FES can only offer a minor contribution to your internship-related expenses. In total FES will support you with 450 €uro/month. Additional expenses like flight ticket, visa fees, health insurance, etc., are not covered by FES.

How to apply

Applications (to be written in English) should be submitted at least 3 months in advance of your preferred starting date of the internship. You are requested to include the following documents in your application:

  • Motivation letter (1-1.5 page): What motivated you to apply for an internship with FES? Why did you choose the FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia based in Singapore? What do you expect from the internship? How can you contribute to our work? Please state your preferred time window for the internship. You may indicate two time windows in case your availability is flexible;
  • Curriculum Vitae (please also state your date of birth);
  • Recent overview of grades and study credits issued by your university;
  • Other relevant documents, e.g., reference letters from previous internships.

Once you are shortlisted you will be invited for a brief skype interview. Upon a successful application, you will need to apply for a visa and work permit under the Singapore Work Holiday Programme which permits you to enter Singapore for the purpose of your internship only. Singapore has specific and strict regulations for internship applicants based on age and university affiliation.

For details on visa matters please refer to the website of the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore.

Please send your application by email to FES Office Administrator Ms. Katharina Wirth at info[at]

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia

7500A Beach Road
The Plaza
Singapore 199591

+65 6297 6760


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