HK$47,224 - $63,364 per month depending on qualifications and experience
Applicants should have (a) (i) a good honours degree, preferably in the social sciences, from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; or (ii) a postgraduate degree, preferably in the social sciences, from a Hong Kong university or equivalent (possession of a doctorate from a Hong Kong university or equivalent will be an advantage); (b) at least 5 years’ relevant post-degree research or working experience in academic or regional studies, public policy or public affairs; (c) strong interest in public affairs and policy; and (d) good interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivation, ability to work independently and responsibly.
Applicants who have submitted a completed Application form [G.F. 340 (Rev.3/2013)] in response to the Senior Researcher Recruitment Exercises since October 2013 need not submit application in respect of the same post.
To (a) undertake specific assignments and support CPU in conducting research on local and Mainland political, social, economic issues and / or public opinion and new media in Hong Kong; (b) prepare briefs, think pieces, and reports; and (c) organize focus groups and seminars.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for two years.
If the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct, the officer may be granted a gratuity which, when added together with the Government’s contribution to MPF scheme, equals 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, general holidays, annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted on terms not less favourable than the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(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 further shortlisting.
(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 post to the above enquiry address.
How to apply:
Applicants are required to complete Application form (G.F. 340)[(Rev.3/2013)] and provide an application letter with a full CV. The form can be obtained from District Offices of Home Affairs Department, Employment Services Division of Labour Department, or at www.csb.gov.hk. Completed forms, application letters and CVs with copies of employer references and supporting documents should be sent to the address specified below on or before the closing date for application. Please quote the post title applied for on the cover. Candidates who are interested in applying for one or more of the above posts may submit one application for each post. 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.
Central Policy Unit, 26/F., Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong (Attention: Executive Officer).
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao (5 June 2015), Hong Kong Economic Journal (5 June 2015), Wen Wei Po (5 June 2015), Ta Kung Pao (5 June 2015), Sing Tao Daily (5 June 2015) and South China Morning Post (5 and 6 June 2015).