$35,000 to $50,000 per month, depending on academic or professional qualifications and work experience
Candidates should :-
(a) have a bachelor degree in journalism or communication from a local or overseas university, or equivalent; and a minimum of 5 years’ full-time post-qualification media/journalistic experience; or a diploma in journalism or communication from a registered post-secondary college issued after the date of its registration, or equivalent; and a minimum of 10 years’ full-time post-qualification media/journalistic experience;
(b) have good command of written and spoken English and/or Chinese;
(c) have good understanding of community affairs;
(d) have effective research skills, including the use of online resources;
(e) have strong communication, organisational and presentation skills; and
(f) be mature, self-motivated and able to work independently; and prepared to work long or irregular hours.
(a) To conduct research and analysis on civil service-related matters, including social media research;
(b) To prepare reports based on the research findings and analyses;
(c) To make use of the new media in promotion of the Bureau's policy objectives and initiatives;
(d) To assist in preparing speeches, articles, briefs and presentations;
(e) To assist in preparing replies to public enquiries; and
(f) To perform other duties as required by the Bureau.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of two years.
● A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period 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 a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, equals 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
● The benefits in respect of rest days, statutory holidays, annual leave, maternity leave or paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance and confirmed at the time of the offer of appointment.
(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.
How to apply:
Candidates should apply in writing with a completed application form [G.F. 340(Rev. 3/2013)] which is 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 website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed application form stating the position apply for, together with a full curriculum vitae and copies of relevant documents (as specified below), should reach Personnel Registry, Civil Service Bureau, 9/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong on or before December 4, 2015. Please mark on the envelope “Application for the position of Researcher”. When submitting the application, the candidate is required to provide :
(a) a full curriculum vitae including;
(i) details of bachelor degree (e.g. major subject and class and division of honours) or diploma; and
(ii) employment records with detailed description of duties;
(b) copies of all relevant certificates and academic transcripts of studies; and
(c) copies of employment proof.
Applications with incomplete or unclear information, or without copies of supporting documents as requested, will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about four weeks from the closing date for applications, but this timing is subject to change without prior notification to applicants. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call 2810 3939.
Personnel Registry, Civil Service Bureau, 9/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (20 November 2015); and South China Morning Post (20 and 21 November 2015)