Research Assistant, Home Affairs Bureau (Ref: 43924)

Department: Home Affairs Bureau

Publish Date: 2021-02-10 09:00:00

Job Title: Research Assistant

Salary (Monthly): $44555

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have-

(a) a bachelor degree in social sciences, communication, public administration or business administration from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;
(b) at least 2 years of full-time post-qualification working experience in social media, policy research, public relations, corporate management or marketing with good track records ; [See Note (1)]
© good communication and presentation skills;
(d) good knowledge in social media platform and proficient in using research tools; and
(e) good command of spoken and written English and Chinese, with Level 3 or above in English Language and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [See Note (2) ].


1. To assist in conducting research and preparing research papers on public policies;

2. To assist in managing social media platform;
3. To assist in preparing articles such as blogs, briefs, speeches and other publicity materials;
4. To assist in liaising with Government bureaux/ departments, community organisations, and other stakeholders, as appropriate;
5. To assist in overseeing the relevant planning, coordination, administrative matters, etc and
6. To perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms up to 30 June 2022.

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.
© 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.
(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 enquiry address.

How to apply:

Application Forms [G.F.340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry 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 cover letter, a resume showing detailed job descriptions of all current and previous employment and research experience, and a copy of academic/professional qualifications, relevant certificates and official transcripts of studies, should reach the enquiry address indicated below by post on or before the closing date (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application).

Candidates should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Candidates will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Please mark “Application for the post of Research Assistant” on the envelope.

Applications which are not made in the prescribed form, or incomplete, or not signed, or without the required supporting documents, or late, or submitted by email or fax will not be considered.

Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Office of the Secretary for Home Affairs, 12/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar

Enquiry Telephone: 3655 4403

Application Start Date: 2021-02-10 09:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-03-01 18:00:00