(a) a Bachelor's degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;
(b) attained Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Grade C or above in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (See Note), or equivalent;
(c) at least 3 years of full-time post-degree working experience;
(d) pleasant personality and good interpersonal skills;
(e) good command of English and Chinese.
Good command of foreign languages such as Tamil, Punjabi, Urdu and Nepalese would be an advantage.
“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.
(a) To provide secretariat support to Torture Claims Appeal Board Members/Adjudicators in handling appeals/petitions, including preparing replies, arranging translation/interpreters, arranging hearings and checking/formatting decisions.
(b) To liaise with relevant government departments, appellants/petitioners and/or their legal representatives on matters relating to hearing and determining appeals/petitions.
(c) To arrange meeting with illiterate appellants/petitioners and to handle requests for information from the appellants/petitioners.
(d) To conduct research on the Country of Origin Information and compiling statistics.
(e) To assist in matters relating to applications for judicial review and legal aid.
(f) To perform any other duties as assigned by the seniors.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate(s) will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.
A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, if granted, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485), will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
The employee is entitled to 12 days paid annual leave. The eligibility of the employee for rest days, statutory holidays, maternity/paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, would be in line with the provisions in the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57).
(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:
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centre of District Office, Home Affairs Department, or any Job Centre 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 forms, with copies of academic certificates/results and employment proofs, should reach the specified enquiry address below on or before the closing date for application. For submission by post, the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. For submission in person, the application should reach the enquiry address below before 6 p.m. of the closing date. Please quote the post title on the envelope. Late applications or applications which are incomplete or without the relevant supporting documents will not be considered. Applications by fax or email will not be considered. 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.
Torture Claims Appeal Board/Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office, Rooms 3007-10, 30/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong