Research Assistant (Early Childhood Language) (EDB/EI/119/15)
$25,598 per month
(a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree or equivalent [see Note (i)];
(b) Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [see Note (ii)];
(c) Preference will be given to candidates with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or equivalent;
(d) At least 2 years' relevant post-degree experience in academic research, preferably education research;
(e) Good knowledge of the application of Chinese and English Word Processing, data processing and statistical programmes; and
(f) Good knowledge of local education system and curriculum and Chinese/English language learning/teaching.
(i) Applicants should mark clearly on their application forms the major and minor subjects studied in their degree/certificate of education courses. Applicants possessing additional qualifications (e.g. a second/higher degree in a relevant subject) should include details in their applications.
(ii) For appointment purpose, 'Grade C' and 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' and 'Level 2' respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(a) To assist in planning and conducting research studies of the Scheme on Early Language and Literacy Development in Chinese and English Language of Young Children (the Scheme);
(b) To assist in planning and conducting evaluation studies of the Scheme, including collecting, entering and analysing the data collected;
(c) To develop and maintain a database of the Scheme;
(d) To handle matters in relation to professional development programmes for teachers and principals participating in the Scheme, including enrolment, printing of workshop materials, etc.; and
(e) To perform any other duties as and when assigned by the supervisors.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for 2 years.
14 days annual leave and full pay sickness allowance whereas rest days, statutory holidays, maternity leave, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Research Assistant (Early Childhood Language) (EDB/EI/119/15). (b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.(c) 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.(d) 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.(e) 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.(f) 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.(g) 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.(h) 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 enquiry address below.
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service 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 web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Application should reach the following enquiry address (Language Education and SCOLAR Section, Education Infrastructure Division, Education Bureau, Room 1702, 17/F., Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon.) on or before the closing date for application. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Language Education and SCOLAR Section, Education Infrastructure Division, Education Bureau, Room 1702, 17/F., Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Mingpao (5 and 12 June 2015) and SCMP (6 and 13 June 2015)