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Assistant Manager, Mainland Business Development and Corporate Services

Salary: HK$21,340 per month 
(Ref: IPA/04/2022)

Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government tasked to attract and retain foreign direct investments in Hong Kong.  Working with our teams in key Mainland cities, the Mainland Business Development Team is dedicated to attracting Mainland investors to set up and expand their business in Hong Kong.  The Corporate Services Team provides corporate support services including financial management, general administration, human resources, as well as training and staff development.

The key role of Assistant Manager, Mainland Business Development and Corporate Services is to assist the Mainland Business Development Team in providing administrative and logistic support to the investment promotion activities in Hong Kong and the Mainland as well as implementing strategies and promotional plans for the Mainland market, and to assist the Corporate Services Team in the efficient delivery of administrative and personnel services to the Department.

You will need to demonstrate: 
•    proven experience in Mainland business development and in liaising with Mainland counterparts;
•    sound track record in event management, with the knowledge on the use of virtual event platforms is preferable; 
•    good communication skills in Cantonese, English and Putonghua; 
•    proficiency in Chinese and English writing; and 
•    a proactive attitude with strong work ethics.

Duties
(i)    To provide logistic support to meetings with government departments, stakeholders and delegations, including preparing related documents for the meetings, setting of meeting venues, liaising on logistic arrangement and drafting meeting notes;
(ii)    To provide administrative and logistic support for online and offline Mainland-related promotion activities in Hong Kong and the Mainland, including providing pre-event preparation and on-site logistic support, preparing budget, procurement and claims of expenses for the events, preparing post-event reports and evaluating the effectiveness of the events, and maintaining records for all Mainland-related events;
(iii)    To receive delegations from the Mainland and arrange visit programmes for Mainland companies in Hong Kong; 
(iv)    To provide research support and assist in updating the presentation materials; 
(v)    To assist in supplies-related matters, such as inviting quotations, liaising with service providers, quotation opening, maintaining procurement/ contract records for contract management and compiling procurement statistics/ returns; 
(vi)    To provide logistic support in training and development programmes of the Department, and to handle study reimbursement applications;
(vii)    To provide support in general administration and personnel matters; and
(viii)    To perform other ad hoc duties as required.

Entry Requirements
(a)    A minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience gained in Mainland business development, event management or stakeholder engagement with Mainland counterparts;
(b)    A Bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; 
(c)    Meet the language proficiency requirements of “Level 2” results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) or equivalent (see Notes (a) to (c)); 
(d)    Excellent English and Chinese written communication skills.  Fluency in English, Cantonese and Putonghua is a must.  Knowledge of other language(s) would be an advantage; and
(e)    Proficient in English and Chinese word processing, and in the applications of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Note
(a)    Level 5 or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) is accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the Use of Chinese (UC) paper of the CRE. Level 5 or above in English Language of the HKDSEE is accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the Use of English (UE) paper of the CRE.
(b)    Grade C or above in Use of English of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) or in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level) is accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. Grade C or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE is accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UC paper of the CRE.
(c)    An overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test is accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period. 

Terms of Appointment 
Successful applicant will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for normally 24 months.  Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the department and the performance and conduct of the applicant.

Fringe Benefits
(a)    An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract.  Such gratuity, if granted, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period; and
(b)    Applicant appointed will be granted 14 days of annual leave.  Other benefits, such as rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity/ paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted mainly in line with the provisions of the Hong Kong Employment Ordinance.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following items on or before 30 June 2022, 5:00 p.m. (Hong Kong time):

(i)    an application letter setting out in detail why the applicant considers himself/ herself suitable for the position; and
(ii)    a full curriculum vitae (CV) to the email address: job@investhk.gov.hk; and
(iii)    an on-line application by using the G.F. 340 On-line Application System at the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).  

Applications without any of the above or late submission will not be processed.

As notifications will be sent to applicants by email, applicants should provide an accurate email address in their application.  Applicants are responsible for checking their emails to ensure that notification(s) could be duly received.

If no acknowledgement/ confirmation email is received after seven working days from the closing date of application, please contact this department by phone at 3107 1073 or by email to job@investhk.gov.hk.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited for selection interviews within six weeks from the closing date of application.  Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Email Address: job@investhk.gov.hk

Enquiry Tel. No.: 3107 1073

Closing Date: 30 June 2022, 5:00 p.m. (Hong Kong time)

General Notes
(a)    Applicants 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. Applicants appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service.  Applicants 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 applicants meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified applicants for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted applicants will be invited to recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f)    It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled applicant meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/ written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting.  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 http://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 e-mail. 

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