Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) is a not-for-profit institution that provides world-class mediation services, with a focus on cross-border commercial disputes. A central distinction of SIMC is its panel of more than 100 international mediators from multiple jurisdictions. SIMC works closely with individuals and organisations to develop solutions to complex disputes through mediation and other non-adversarial dispute resolution processes. We are partnered with more than 10 different leading centres in various jurisdictions including China, India, South Korea, Italy, the Netherlands, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (“DCEO”) reports to and supports the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) in the discharge of his/her responsibilities. Within the overall strategic direction set by the SIMC Board of Directors, the DCEO will be expected to perform the following tasks:
- Developing and executing business strategies, including preparation of proposals for overseas projects and institutional partnerships ;
- Ensuring the alignment of operational processes and procedures towards the effective implementation of the strategies set by the SIMC Board of Directors;
- Monitoring SIMC’s achievement of key performance targets;
- Ensuring that SIMC resources are being used in accordance with its governance policies and identifying major resource-related challenges and risks;
- Representing SIMC in inter-agency as well as legal industry reform related processes and committees;
- Overseeing the development and delivery of international training programmes relating to conflict management for corporate executives through the application of modern pedagogies/materials, and online learning tools;
- Forming strategic partnerships with world class dispute resolution institutions, and executive education institutions to strengthen SIMC’s global reach and diversify the organisation’s development resources;
- Representing SIMC where required, including local and overseas seminars, conferences, and networking events and assisting in the establishment and development of key partnerships;
- Attending meetings of the SIMC Board of Directors and Board committee meetings, and any other working group initiatives that SIMC is a part of, and prepare proposals and presentation materials as required for such meetings; and
- Undertake such other work as may be assigned by the CEO.
- At least 10 years work experience.
- A good first degree and post-graduate degree, preferably in Law or Business Administration.
- Trained and accredited as a mediator by a globally recognised institution.
- A strong understanding of dispute resolution styles and preferences of businesses in Asia;
- Extensive knowledge and experience of collaborative problem-solving processes and techniques;
- Recent and regular experience as a mediator and corporate trainer will be advantageous;
- Able to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks and create organizational strategies to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness and achieve identified goals;
- Experienced in forming partnerships with national and international actors to create opportunities and solutions to promote mediation-use;
- Experience in building organizational capability and responsiveness and driving a high-performance culture; and
- Able to communicate broad and compelling organizational direction internally and externally, and to engage staff and stakeholders in understanding the links between the organization’s strategy and goals.