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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.

IT Administrator Regional Support for Asia – based in Singapore

Do you have several years of professional experience as an IT administrator and are familiar with Microsoft products? Are you service-oriented, flexible, communicative and enjoy traveling? Then you could fit in well with us!

Who we are

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is an independent, private and non-profit organization headquartered in Germany. Promoting social democracy and development worldwide, contributing to peace and security and shaping globalization politicallythese are the goals and guidelines of our international work. At the heart of this work is a worldwide network of offices and partners with which the FES conducts educational and advisory activities in over 100 countries. As part of a large-scale global project, we will standardize and integrate the IT infrastructure of this office network over the next 2-3 years. 

Your role and tasks

Being part of a project team consisting of 10 staff members spread over six locations worldwide, you will support and ensure the rollout and operation of a new IT network of FES' international offices. As "IT Administrator Regional Support Asia", the focus of your activities is to provide support for the currently 20 FES project offices in South, Southeast, Northeast and Central Asia. Your tasks include among others:

  • Rollout of predefined hardware and software in the international offices of FES
  • Administration and maintenance of client and server devices in the international offices of FES
  • 1st level support and incident management in cooperation with the other regional support administrators
  • On- and off-boarding of users
  • Support in the procurement of devices and asset management
  • Provision of additional software on individual devices
  • Contact point for user questions, support for super-users and participation in training sessions for users
  • Safety and infrastructure monitoring as well as initiation of appropriate measures
  • User management
  • Patch management

What we expect

  • Relevant university degree
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft products: especially Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Office and Skype for Business
  • Several years of professional experience in the technical administration and application of standardized IT systems; experience with rollout processes an advantage
  • Strong communication skills in English as mother tongue or C2 level
  • Ability to present technical facts in an understandable way
  • A high level of teamwork, initiative and commitment; international experience would be an advantage
  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout the Asia region and beyond
  • Willingness to work occasionally on weekends and public holidays
  • Must be Singapore national or permanent resident

What we offer

  • Competitive fixed salary including medical benefits and Annual Wage Supplement (AWS)
  • Workplace at the FES office in Singapore
  • Collegial working atmosphere in a dynamic international team
  • Comprehensive introduction at the FES headquarters in Germany and further training opportunities

Are you interested?

Please send your cover letter, CV and relevant supporting documents by Friday, May 24, 2019, to info(at)fes.asia.

Internship

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. Patricia D'Cotta at info[at]fes.asia.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia

7500A Beach Road
#12-320/321/322
The Plaza
Singapore 199591

+65 6297 6760
info(at)fes.asia

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