Post Date: 24 Sep 2021

Functions: Education
Types: Contract
Education: Master Degree or above
Salary: -
Location: -
Website: -

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Functional Manager (carrying the job title of 'Capacity-Building Officer')


Department of Social Work

Ref : 210001QU

The Department of Social Work is recruiting a Functional Manager (carrying the job title of 'Capacity-Building Officer'), who will support implementation of CLAP for Youth @ JC ("CLAP") Phase II, a five-year project initiated and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The Project aims to foster a sustainable ecosystem to facilitate youth with their transition from school to work, enabling them to pursue a fulfilling life through cross-sector collaborations in school, community and workplace.

Applicants should have (i) a Master's degree in Social Welfare or a related discipline; (ii) a minimum of seven years' post-Bachelor's work experience, including at least four years' practice experience in youth social work or a related field; 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 and motivated to learn; and enjoy working with people from all walks of life;
  • Skills : An excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese; excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated good team management and organisation skills to lead and collaborate with dynamic teams; and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision; and
  • Knowledge : Thorough understanding on curriculum development, pedagogical design and quality assurance.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators, the appointee is expected to plan and execute the project's capacity-building programmes and capacity-building activities. He/She will be responsible for (a) preparing application materials of the Advanced Certificate Programme for institutional approval by CUHK; (b) developing the curriculum, pedagogical arrangements, learning materials and assessment schemes of the Programme; (c) developing and implementing quality assurance mechanisms of the Programme; (d) delivering aforementioned capacity-building programmes; (e) organising professional development training activities on Career and Life Development (CLD) for managerial and frontline staff of NGOs; (f) organising quarterly and annual gatherings of the community of practice for practitioners; and (g) performing other tasks as assigned.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for two years commencing January 2022, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.


Application Procedure :
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit

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