Research Manager, Census and Statistics Department (Ref: 44455)

Department: Census and Statistics Department

Publish Date: 2021-06-11 00:00:00

Job Title: Research Manager

Salary (Monthly): $46655

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

This position is open to both male and female. Candidates should have –

(a) (i) a first or second class honours degree or a higher degree in Statistics from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; or
(ii) a first or second class honours degree or a higher degree with Statistics as one of the subjects taken, in Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, or a related field from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; or
(iii) been designated as Graduate Statistician of the Hong Kong Statistical Society, or equivalent;


(b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.


Research Managers are employed to meet temporary job needs of the Department. They are required to perform the following duties under the coaching and guidance of a Senior Statistician: Plan, organise and conduct statistical projects; design, implement and upkeep statistical systems; analyse, interpret and present statistical data, including report writing; undertake statistical research; manage a section of the Department when necessary; supervise and provide guidance to staff.

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.

General Notes:

(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 written examination and/or selection 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 written examination and/or selection interview 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 Bureau’s website at 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 in person or by post to the below contact address.
(h) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
(i) For submission of the application and/or the supporting documents by post, the postmark date(s) on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application and/or submission of supporting documents. To avoid unsuccessful delivery of mail items, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been paid before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. An applicant will bear any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage.

How to apply:

(a) 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 Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

(b) For application submitted in person or by post, completed application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], together with copies of documents in support of academic qualifications (including results achieved in Chinese and English languages, degree certificates and official transcripts), technical qualifications and working experience (if applicable), should reach the below contact address on or before 24 June 2021. Please specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Research Manager”.
(c) On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Candidates who apply online should submit copies of documents in support of academic qualifications (including results achieved in Chinese and English languages, degree certificates and official transcripts), technical qualifications and working experience (if applicable) on or before 2 July 2021 to the below contact address, and the on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of supporting documents.
(d) If applications are late or incomplete, or not made in the prescribed form, or submitted by fax or e-mail, or without copies of the relevant supporting documents, or if the relevant supporting documents are received after the above specified dates or are insufficient, such applications will NOT be considered.
(e) Current final year undergraduates/postgraduates should state in their applications the qualifications they would attain on completion of the final examination.
(f) All applicants must provide clearly their personal Internet e-mail addresses on their application forms. Candidates who are invited to sit for the written examination and/or attend the selection interview will receive separate invitation(s) by e-mail in about four weeks from the closing date for applications (applicants are responsible for ensuring that the provided e-mail addresses can receive the invitations). Those who do not receive any invitation to the written examination and/or selection interview can assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Personnel Section, Census and Statistics Department, 21/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 2582 3038 or 2582 4813

Application Start Date: 2021-06-11 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-06-24 23:59:00