Saturday, January 24, 2009

CIIF Recruiting

Assistant Project Management Officer
[Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF)]

(Salary: HK$25,250 per month)

Entry Requirements:

Candidate should
(a) have a Hong Kong degree, or equivalent, in relevant disciplines such as the social sciences, public administration, humanities, business studies or management;
(b) have at least 5 years' post-degree full-time working experience, preferably in project management, and experience in connection with social capital and/or community development projects and in operating funding schemes which provide grants to support projects of non-governmental organizations would be an advantage [See Note (1)];
(c) have Level 2 or above in English Language and Chinese Language in the HKCEE [See Note (2)], or equivalent;
(d) have good planning and project management skills;
(e) have good understanding of the accountability and performance expectations in operating a public fund;
(f) have practical knowledge of, and competencies in operating an efficient and effective assessment, monitoring and evaluation system with respect to community project proposals;
(g) have skills in organizing promotional and/or public events;
(h) have good communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with a wide spectrum of non-governmental and local community organizations and the public;
(i) have knowledge of computer software applications including MS Word, Excel and Database; and
(j) have some knowledge of the operating processes of government, non-governmental organizations, public bodies and/or quasi-government bodies would be an advantage.

To provide project management assistance to support the promotion, operation, monitoring and evaluation of the CIIF and undertake any other duties pertinent to the operation of the CIIF as directed.

Main duties are:
(1) to assist with the planning and operation of the entire CIIF operation;
(2) to provide advice to prospective applicants;
(3) to process and assess proposals;
(4) to provide support to the CIIF Committee and Sub-Committees;
(5) to negotiate formal funding agreements for approved projects;
(6) to monitor progress of funded projects, including site visits;
(7) to prepare reports for various stakeholders and monitoring agencies;
(8) to develop and maintain positive relationships and appropriate networks in support of the CIIF operation;
(9) to organise promotional events/public briefings; and
(10) to undertake any other duties as required.

Notes: (1) Candidates should state in detail their working experience in the application form. Information on the CIIF and social capital projects could be found in the CIIF website (2) For non-civil service appointment purpose, 'Grade C' and 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' and 'Level 2' respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the HKCEE of 2007 and thereafter. Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of 24 months.

Fringe Benefits: In addition to general holidays, maternity leave and sickness allowance, 14 days' paid annual leave will be granted under a continuous contract of employment for every 12 months. An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. This gratuity, if granted, plus the Government's contributions to the 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.

How to Apply: Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2008)] are 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 ( Completed application form, together with a resume showing detailed job descriptions of all current and previous employment, and a copy of academic/professional qualifications, relevant certificates and official transcripts of studies, should be sent to the address below on or before the closing date. Suitable documentation or work samples are welcome to be submitted for consideration. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website ( Candidates who apply online should submit the documents required by mail to the address below on or before the closing date for application. Candidates who are not invited for interview within six weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. The Labour and Welfare Bureau is not obliged to inform individual applicant of unsuccessful applications.

Address and Enquiry Telephone: Personnel Registry, Labour and Welfare Bureau, Room 346A, 3/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong (Tel : 2810 3928).

Closing Date for Application: 2.2.2009

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