Programme Manager, Research, Lien Centre for Social Innovation

Aug 02, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 29, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

1-year contract


  • Contract
  • Manager
  • PhD 
  • Masters
  • Singapore 
  • Closing On 29 Aug 2020

About Us

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

Job Description

  • This position is for Lien Centre for Social Innovation (LCSI).
  • Design, write and implement research studies from concept to research report (outputs,e.g. grant proposals, white papers, project reports, journal articles, presentations, etc.).
  • Conduct primary and secondary data collection and analysis.
  • Manage/oversee research projects from conceptualisation and proposal to delivery and presentation stages.
  • Work closely with other team members to develop programmes that might suitably apply research findings.
  • Be an active contributor and resource to existing and new programmes/initiatives.
  • Support the development of junior members of the team.


  • Postgraduate degree (Masters and/or PhD).
  • Formal training in research methods.
  • At least 4 years of work experience (project management, research, writing, budgeting, contract negotiation, etc.).
  • Facilitation and workshop development experience highly desirable.
  • Strong research, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Strong public presentation skills.
  • Able to build and sustain relationships with partners and key stakeholders from the public, private and social sectors
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum development would be an advantage.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team and across sectors.
  • Take initiative and think innovatively.
  • Manage several projects simultaneously and handle the complexities of concurrent timelines.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

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