Candidates should have
(a) a bachelor degree from a university in Hong Kong; or equivalent, preferably in Humanities or Social Sciences, and at least 12 years' full-time post qualification working experience of which at least 5 years must be in a management or project coordination position;
(b) attained Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [see Note];
(c) good problem solving, result-oriented and multi-tasking skills;
(d) good presentation and communication skills in English and Chinese;
(e) good writing skills in English and Chinese;
(f) knowledge of library or web-based information services;
(g) good knowledge of Hong Kong history and culture; and
(h) proficiency in computer applications (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Word processing and Chinese input).
For non-civil service appointment purpose, 'Grade C' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE is accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
A Research Coordinator is responsible for the overall planning development and administration of digital library programmes and related programme activities in cooperation with external organizations. Duties include:
(a) to attend to content development and copyright clearance;
(b) to coordinate service procurement and quality control;
(c) to solicit views from experts of related disciplines and coordinate on research works on Hong Kong studies and other fields;
(d) to formulate and implement workflows for migrating and updating the content management system and websites;
(e) research on new technology, relevant standards and best practices;
(f) to organize education and promotion activities; and
(g) to perform other duties as assigned by senior officers.
Appointees may be required to work irregular hours, overtime and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful applicants will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.
Contract lasting for one year or more normally attracts gratuity. An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted to the appointee upon satisfactory completion of the contract with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus the Government's contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with 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 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 Bureaus website at https://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(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 contact address.
How to apply:
(1) 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).
(2) Completed application forms should reach the contact address on or before the closing date for application (The postmark will be regarded as the date of submission of application by mail). Please specify on the envelope "Application for the position of NCSC Research Coordinator". Applications which are late, incomplete, not duly signed, submitted by fax or email or not made in the prescribed form will not be accepted. 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 the contact address 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.
(3) Applicants should state clearly in their applications full record of employment and academic qualifications (including the major(s) of their Bachelor degree or equivalent) as shortlisting criteria may be applied for selecting better qualified candidates to selection interviews.
(4) Applicants who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within 8 to 10 weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
(5) Candidates who are invited for selection interview will be required to produce the original copies of the official transcripts and certificates for verification and photocopies for record purposes. The application will be deemed unsuccessful if any applicant fails to produce the original copies of the required documents for verification.
Administration Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 11/F, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
2921 0595 / 2921 0235
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao (30 April 2021)
South China Morning Post (1 May 2021 and 8 May 2021)