The Deputy Permanent Secretary heads the Administration Division of the Foreign Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.  He or she reports to the Permanent Secretary, Foreign Affairs, who is the Accounting Officer of the Foreign Affairs Division.

The Administration Section is responsible for Human Resource Development, Conditions of Service, Financial Management and Property Management.

Specifically, it oversees the efficient and prudent management of finances at headquarters and the overseas missions, the maintenance of the physical plant, and the upkeep, purchase, lease, rental and sale of all buildings and other property.

In addition, recruitment, training, promotion and transfer of staff the total human resource development of the Foreign Affairs Division and overseas missions -  including conditions of service - fall under the purview of the Administration Section.