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Established in 1959, the Ministry of National Development (MND) is the key government ministry responsible for national land use planning and development.

We guide Singapore’s land use planning, urban redevelopment and building conservation, deliver affordable and quality public housing, develop an efficient construction industry to ensure a safe, quality and sustainable built environment, provide and manage parks, open spaces and the conservation of nature areas, maintain a high standard of primary food safety and animal and plant health, as well as protect consumer interest by raising the professionalism in the real estate agent industry.

The MND’s vision for Singapore is “An Endearing Home and a Distinctive Global City”. In MND, we aim to achieve this by developing world-class infrastructure, creating a vibrant and sustainable living environment and building rooted and cohesive communities. 

Together with our statutory boards, namely, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA), the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), the Housing & Development Board (HDB), the National Parks Board (NParks), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Ministry continues to provide the best home for Singaporeans and all those who come to Singapore.

 

Data Specialist

Responsibilities

You will be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that will be actively involved in conceptualising qualitative and quantitative research studies at the Ministry of National Development (MND).

You will be responsible for the management of the MND Business Analytic System (BAS) which is a primary data warehouse and platform for meeting the organisation’s data needs. You will take up the database administrator roles, facilitate data transfers with other data agencies, build knowledge base on the BAS datasets, update and implement data governance guidelines and monitor user access and activity.

In the course of your work, you may work with fellow research colleagues in data analytic projects and identify and address data issues. You will also help to enhance the BAS over time through longer-term strategic reviews, and introducing and equipping the team with new technology, applications and software required for our research work. You will work closely with colleagues, stakeholders and commercial vendors in your role as a data specialist. The specific roles are listed below:

  • Manage MND’s data warehouse to ensure that data residing within is suitable for research and management reporting purposes
  • Develop strong knowledge of existing data architecture, to review and upgrade the data architecture where necessary
  • Consolidate and provide guidance to users on the business rules of data during preparation, analysis and interpretation
  • Work closely with data administrators to facilitate data sharing arrangements between MND and other agencies
  • Manage user access rights and monitor activity – create and disable accounts, monthly checking of user access logs
  • Maintain a high standard of data governance that is in line with the regulations and standards set at the whole of government level
  • Knowledge management and retention on BAS related matters
  • Prepare and update data visualisation dashboards
  • Assist researchers with the preparation of statistics, reports and presentation slides
  • Assist with GIS-related data preparation and analysis involving the use of geospatial data and software such as ArcGIS.

Requirements

  • Qualifications and/or relevant experience in data management and analytics:  Computer Science, Data Science/Analytics, or related disciplines
  • Experience in handling large datasets (e.g. merging data, transforming data), software programming, data analytics, visual analytics (e.g. creating dashboards), use of GIS, and sense-making of both structured and unstructured data
  • Deep knowledge in SQL, Informatica, SAS, R, Python and/or Tableau
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Relevant work experience in similar roles would be preferred.

  

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MND EDGE Scholarships

If you share our passion to shape the city of tomorrow, we invite you to apply for our MND EDGE Scholarships to pursue a diverse range of undergraduate
programmes such as:-

MND EDGE Scholarship (Sustainable Development): Engineering, Urban Studies, Urban Planning & Design, Environmental Science, Real Estate, Sociology, Economics, Geography and any other related disciplines

AVA Undergraduate Scholarship: Economics/Business, Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics, Aquaculture, Science, Food Science, Horticultural Science, Veterinary Science and any other related disciplines

BCA Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: Architecture, Architecture & Sustainable Design, Civil / Structural / Electrical / Coastal / Mechanical / Environmental Engineering, Engineering Systems & Design, Project & Facilities Management

HDB Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: A range of disciplines including Architecture, Urban Design, Town Planning, Geography, Civil / Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Building, Real Estate and Communications & New Media

NParks Undergraduate Scholarship: Horticulture, Forestry, Botany, Environmental Science / Management

GB Undergraduate Scholarship: The following list shows the courses of study that our scholars are encouraged to study in, but not limited to: Plant Sciences, Applied Sciences, Horticultural Science, Botany, Forestry, Biotechnology, Landscape Architecture.

URA Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning, Transport Planning, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering/Environmental Studies, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Real Estate, Sociology, Geography/GIS.

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Internships

The MND Internship Programme offers students who are interested in a career in MND and in the Civil Service, an enriching opportunity to discover your potential.

In the ten-to-twelve week internship at MNDHQ, you will be attached to one of MND's core functions, depending on your interest. Whichever path you choose, expect to realise your leadership potential in a dynamic environment where you will grow personally and professionally. More importantly, through the varied and challenging assignments, you will have a better understanding of MND's operations as well as gain greater insights into public policy-making.

If you are keen on an internship with MND, we welcome you to submit your application for an internship with MND to mnd_hq@mnd.gov.sg and indicate the duration and period of your availability.