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Programme Manager in AI Singapore (Innovation)

Date: 14-Jan-2023

Location: UNIV ADMIN, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

AI Singapore (AISG) is a national AI programme launched by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to anchor deep national capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

The programme office is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and brings together all Singapore-based research institutions and the vibrant ecosystem of AI start-ups and companies developing AI products to perform use-inspired research, grow the knowledge, create the tools, and develop the talent to power Singapore’s AI efforts.

AI Singapore is sourcing for an individual to join AI Innovation team as a Programme Manager. The Programme Manager will assist the Head, Talent Operations, AI Innovation in managing and overseeing a series of projects that will impact the AI initiatives within AI Singapore and will be working closely with the AI Innovation Team to facilitate approvals in accordance to the governance structure within AI Singapore. 

He / She will need to interact with Directors, internal administrative team, professors, external funders and the respective institution’s administrative team. 


Duties & Responsibilities 

The Programme Manager is required to plan, manage, execute and track the progress of the many concurrent projects/initiatives, to bring the projects to their successful completion. He / She is expected to: -
•    Work closely with the AI Innovation team and other stakeholders as required.
•    Plan, coordinate and communicate programme/project plans, timelines and activities to AI Singapore stakeholders (internal/external).
•    Participate in pre-project activities such as estimation of project efforts, preparation of high level project plan with project timeline and resource requirements, and staffing and organisation of AI Singapore team.
•    Monitor and track progress of programme/projects and stay on top of the projects to ensure smooth execution.
•    Manage and coordinate programme/project deliverables, ensuring their quality and configuration management.
•    Manage the reimbursement and disbursement of funds, where applicable.
•    Analyse and highlight programme/project risks and develop necessary risk mitigation plans.
•    Maintain project issue register to keep close match of the project issues till their resolution.
•    Manage stakeholders’ expectations by understanding customers’ needs and providing realistic expectations and scope of the projects for the AI Singapore team to execute upon.
•    Provide periodic update on project progress to project sponsors and escalate project issues not resolvable through the AI Singapore committee’s meeting. 
•    Keep a complete record of all program documentation (minutes, presentations, terms and conditions) to allow for easy and quick extraction for audit purposes. 
•    Support all auditing requirements for the programmes/projects


Perform the tasks as per assigned and delegated by the Head, Talent Operations.


●    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent practical experience.
●    Strong project management skills, with ability to manage one or more projects concurrently.
●    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
●    Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, effective in fostering teamwork and managing high performance project team.
●    Strong administration skills to management the programmes/projects with proper processes and documentations
●    Experience and background in AI or analytics will be preferred.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Office of the Deputy President(Res&Tech)

Department : AI Singapore

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 17961