$6,247.5 per 2.5-day Quality Review or $8,746.5 per 3.5-day Quality Review
(a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree preferably in Early Childhood Education / Psychology / Education or equivalent;
(b) A certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent;
(c) At least 10 years of working experience in school inspection / teaching / educational administration in the early childhood education sector and/or teaching experience in tertiary institutions in early childhood education;
(d) At least 5 years of working experience in managerial and/or supervisory position;
(e) Candidates who are not serving in education sector from 1 September 2015 onwards;
(f) Preference will be given to candidates who have different exposures in early childhood education sector;
(g) Preference will be given to candidates who possess higher degrees on early childhood education;
(h) Be able to communicate effectively in Chinese;
(i) Be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; and
(j) Have a fine character and integrity.
[Remarks : Depending on the operational needs, the actual working hour pattern will be arranged by supervisors.]
(a) To attend the briefing session for External Observer (Kindergarten);
(b) To participate in the whole Quality Review (QR) process (ranging from 2.5-day to 3.5-day per QR), observe the school performance on the domain of learning and teaching in respect of the following: (i) conduct lesson/children activities observations with the Review Team; (ii) read curriculum documents and School Report; (iii) attend the interviews conducted by the Review Team as observer; (iv) attend the Review Team meeting(s) held at the school as observer; (v) share the suggestions and comments on teachers’ teaching technique and learning environment with school after the oral feedback session;
(c) To provide feedback on the mechanism of QR; and
(d) To have professional dialogues with EDB professional staff.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms per Quality Review basis.
(a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. External Observer (Kindergarten) (EDB/SE&KG/140/15). (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 (Kindergarten Inspection Section, Special Education and Kindergarten Education Division, Education Bureau, Room 1216, 12/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.) on or before the closing date for application. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). 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.
Kindergarten Inspection Section, Special Education and Kindergarten Education Division, Education Bureau, Room 1216, 12/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.