Part-time Research and Statistical Officer (Assessment and Support) (EDB/EI/009/21)
$262 per hour (Required to work less than 18 hours per week)
(a)(i) An Ordinary Certificate in Statistics from the Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS), or equivalent, with two years' practical experience in statistical work; or
(ii) A Higher Certificate in Statistics from HKSS, or equivalent; or
(iii) A Higher Certificate in Mathematical Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(iv) an Associate in Statistics and Computing for Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(v) A Higher Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing/Statistics and Computing for Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent; or
(vi) A Higher Diploma in Applied Statistics and Computing/Business Analysis from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent;
(b) Met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 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];
(c) at least 8 years' experience in implementing statistical projects / systems, and rendering support to perform statistical analyses and presenting statistical outputs (including at least 2 years of experience at an appropriate level of responsibility in statistics-related work); and
(d) Preference will be given to candidates with (i) good communication and interpersonal skills; (ii) good computer skills; and (iii) good awareness of education-related issues.
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 providing general statistical support for related research studies in exploring the development of an assessment tool to track the learning progress of Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students in Chinese Language;
(b) To assist in monitoring the progress of the NCS students research studies on learning Chinese, including liaison with relevant tertiary institution(s) / assessment agencies implementing the research studies, ensuring their timely collection of data to support quantitative data analyses, proper compilation of statistics and preparing presentations of statistical information;
(c) To assist in the conduct of macro analyses of data generated from the research studies provided by tertiary institution(s), as well as other available data within EDB so as to facilitate deliberation and formulation of related education policies and to respond to relevant enquiries from the public and other data users;
(d) To assist in conducting desktop researches on subjects relating to quantitative assessment of NCS and other relevant specific groups of students (in particular relevant international practices), with a view to providing feedbacks for relevant policy Divisions/Sections of EDB to consider measures / initiatives to enhance learning and teaching as well as various support services for NCS students;
(e) To perform any other duties as assigned by supervising officers.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract period for 18 months.
(a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Part-time Research and Statistical Officer (Assessment and Support) (EDB/EI/009/21). (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. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet "Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities" which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under "Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments". (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 Home Affairs Enquiry Centre 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). Application should reach the following enquiry address (Assessment and HKEAA Section, Education Infrastructure Division, Education Bureau, Room 403, 4/F, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong) on or before the closing date for application. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Bureau and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. 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.
Assessment and HKEAA Section, Education Infrastructure Division, Education Bureau, Room 403, 4/F, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Mingpao (8 January 2021) and SCMP (9 and 16 January 2021)