Project Co-ordinator II

Project Co-ordinator II

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2-5 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Project Co-ordinator II

The Centre for Youth Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies is now recruiting a Project Co-ordinator II, who will support the implementation of &ldquoProfessional Traineeship for First-Time Jobseekers Project, also known as PROcruit C. PROcruit C is a project initiated and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust. Under the new normal of labour markets as disrupted by COVID-19 and new technologies, four emerging caring professions are identified. Through a collaboration with employers in these four professions, PROcruit C aims not only to monitor the process and evaluate the outcomes, but also to identify professional pathways for youth development, develop market for these emerging professions, and propose long-term policy recommendations for the government.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators, the appointee is expected to communicate and collaborate effectively with industry practitioners, employers, young trainees and other stakeholders to facilitate inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research. Duties include (a) co-ordinating research projects with qualitative and/or quantitative methodology(ies) (b) collecting research data to compile an internal database for writing impact case stories, project reports, newspaper op-eds and policy briefs (c) assisting in conferences, workshops, webinars and other events and (d) providing general support to the Centre for Youth Studies and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies as assigned.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor&rsquos degree or above in Psychology, Education, Journalism/Communication, Public Policy, Sociology/Social Science, Statistics or a related discipline (ii) at least 2 years work experience in youth education/NGOs/current affairs /media liaison and (iii) the following attributes:

  • Values: Believing in the values of creating social good and social innovation having commitment to promote youth development and embracing teamwork and collaboration

  • Attitudes: Being open-minded, self-motivated and action-driven, with a great sense of responsibility and a flexible attitude to work and work pattern while enjoying working with people from all walks of life resilient in meeting deadlines

  • Skills: Competent in qualitative research like designing interview questions and flow, writing up case reports, and pitching impact stories an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese excellent interpersonal communication skills demonstrated teamwork and organisation skills and ability to work independently with minimum supervision and

  • Knowledge: Proficiency in common computer software applications understanding of qualitative and quantitative research in educational or organisational settings.

Applicants should submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae in the online application.

Appointment will initially be made on a 1-year contract, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a public research university in Shatin, Hong Kong, formally established in 1963 by a charter granted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It is the territory's second-oldest university and was founded as a federation of three existing colleges – Chung Chi College, New Asia College and United College – the oldest of which was founded in 1949.
CUHK is organized into nine constituent colleges and eight academic faculties, and remains the only collegiate university in the territory. The university operates in both English and Chinese, although classes in most colleges are taught in English. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence.

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