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Recruit Ref: G12203
Posting Date: 2020-08-14
Home Affairs Bureau
Division/Section/Unit:Office of the Secretary for Home Affairs
Researcher-(Non-Civil)
Job Description
1. To undertake research and prepare research papers on public policies;
2. To draft articles and speeches;
3. To draft replies to public enquiries;
4. To manage social media platform;
5. To assist in the conduct of community engagement exercises;
6. To assist in liaising with Government bureaux/ departments, community organisations, and other stakeholders, as appropriate; and
7. To perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Requirements
Candidates should have-

(a) a bachelor degree preferably in social sciences, journalism, communication, marketing, public administration or other related disciplines from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and a minimum of five years’ full-time post-qualification working experience;
(b) at least four years of research experience in the area of public policies with good track records [See Note (1)];
(c) excellent communication, organisational and presentation skills, self-motivation, ability to work independently and responsibly;
(d) good understanding of the government system and community affairs; experience in liaising with community/ youth organisations would be an advantage;
(e) effective research skills, including the use of online resources; experience in writing up research reports would be an advantage;
(f) good knowledge in social media platforms and research tools; experience in managing social media accounts/page of public/corporate organisations would be an advantage; and
(g) good command of spoken and written English and Chinese, with Level 3 or above in English Language and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [See Note (2)].

Note: Note 1:
Candidates should state in detail their work and research experience in the application form.

Note 2:
“Grade C” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.

Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms up to 30 June 2022.

General Notes: (a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.
Remuneration
Salary: $67,295 per month

Fringe Benefits (a) A gratuity may be granted at the end of the contract period if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(b) In addition to statutory holidays, 12 days paid annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, and sickness allowance will be granted to the candidates. Details of which will be confirmed at the time of the offer of appointment.
Apply Method
Application Forms [G.F.340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).

Completed application form, together with a cover letter, a resume showing detailed job descriptions of all current and previous employment and research experience, and a copy of academic/professional qualifications, relevant certificates and official transcripts of studies, should reach the enquiry address indicated below by post on or before the closing date (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application).

Candidates should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Candidates will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Please mark “Application for the post of Researcher” on the envelope.

Applications which are not made in the prescribed form, or incomplete, or not signed, or without the required supporting documents, or late, or submitted by email or fax will not be considered.

Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Contact Address: Office of the Secretary for Home Affairs, 12/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar

Enquiry Telephone: 3655 4403

Closing Date:28/08/2020

Summary
Industry:
Civil Service / Government 
Job Category / Function:
Job Position Level:
Middle 
Employment Term:
Full Time 
Min. Edu. Level Req:
Bachelor 
Total Working Exp:
4 or above 
Salary(HKD):
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Benefits:
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