Senior Research Assistant in Social Sciences
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Project Manager)

Ref.: 502037

Work type: Full-time

Department: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (30002)

Categories: Research Support Staff

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Project Manager) in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (Ref.: 502037) (to commence as soon as possible, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)

The appointee will work in The Jockey Club Online Youth Emotional Support “Open Up 2.0” project that funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and operates in conjunction with three leading youth non-profit organisations, namely, Caritas-Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. This project is the first 24/7 operated online-crisis support service targeting youth between 11-35 years old. Help-seekers can chat with counsellors via popular social media platforms including Facebook Messenger, SMS, WeChat, WhatsApp and the official web portal regarding their study, family, work and interpersonal induced emotional distress.

Applicant should possess a good Bachelor’s degree or above in Social Work, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Policy or related disciplines, with at least 6 years’ relevant experience in project management and coordination. He/She should also have excellent written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese), outstanding communication skills and ability to work independently.

The appointee will take responsibility for implementing the proposal, organizing meetings and press events, monitoring the whole project; liaising with person of the Centre with other internal and external parties; tracking of deliverables, budget forecasting and financial reporting, report writing, research, evaluation, professional training and public education of mental health projects in Hong Kong.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until October 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Sep 9, 2020 (HK Time)

Applications close:Oct 30, 2020 (HK Time)

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