EDUCATION BUREAU Non-Civil Service Vacancies Education Infrastructure Division

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Education Infrastructure Division

Post : Senior Curriculum Officer (Language)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Contract
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector / Public Utilities
Job function Education / Training > Others
Education / Training > Training & Development
Published On 12/01/2019

EDB Job Code : EDB/EI/025/19
Salary : $89,460 per month (Gratuity : 15%) (Contract Period : 2.5 years)

Duties : (a) To plan, develop and execute projects, activities and research studies on language landscape studies of Hong Kong and other research studies as directed by SCOLAR [See Note (ii)] ; (b) To prepare and present committee papers, evaluation reports and research studies on language education matters; (c) To oversee the planning and development of resource materials on language education; (d) To liaise with outside agencies and monitor the progress and effectiveness of SCOLAR’s language education activities and research studies; (e) To advise SCOLAR/Education Bureau on the implications of the research findings for language education; and (f) To perform any other duties as assigned.

Entry Requirements : (a) A Hong Kong bachelor’s degree majoring in Chinese Language, or equivalent; preferably with a post-graduate research-oriented degree relevant to Chinese language studies [See Note (iii)]; (b) A certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, preferably with major in Chinese Language, or equivalent; (c) Met the language proficiency requirements of “Level 2” results in the two language paper [Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE)] in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [See Note (iv)]; (d) At least 10 years’ relevant post-qualification experience in research and curriculum development, focusing on Chinese language studies or education [See Note (v)]; (e) Profound knowledge and experience, preferably with international exposure and perspective, in language education research methodology and project management; (f) High awareness of current trends in language research as well as in local and international language education; (g) Solid working experience in managerial level; and (h) Good command of both English and Chinese (including Putonghua).

Notes :
(i) The application period for the post of Senior Curriculum Officer (Language) is from 11 January 2019 to 25 January 2019.
(ii)The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) was established in 1996 to advise Government on language education issues in general as well as on the use of the Language Fund.
(iii)Candidates should mark clearly on their application forms the major and minor subjects studied in their degree courses. Candidates possessing additional qualifications (e.g. a higher degree in a relevant subject) should include details in their applications.
(iv)The results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the CRE are classified as ‘Level 2’, ‘Level 1’ or ‘Fail’, with ‘Level 2’ being the highest. ‘Level 5’ or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade ‘C’ or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) is accepted as equivalent to ‘Level 2’ in the UC paper of the CRE. ‘Level 5’ or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade ‘C’ or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade ‘C’ or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), is accepted as equivalent to ‘Level 2’ in the UE paper of the CRE. Applicants with 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 result 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.
(v)Candidates must list the nature and relevancy of the post-qualification in the application forms.
(vi)For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of the BL in the community, applicants for all Curriculum Officer jobs in Education Bureau will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in an applicant’s overall assessment. (vii) Candidates should be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; have a fine character and integrity; be committed to serve in the education field; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

Closing date of application : 25 January 2019

How to apply : You may obtain an application form [G.F. 340 (Rev.3/2013)] from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. You may also download the application form from the Civil Service Bureau’s Internet website ( To apply, please send the completed application form to the address below on or before the closing date for application. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Bureau and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Bilingual advertisements of the post, including other information such as gratuity (if any) and fringe benefits etc. are available at the Civil Service Bureau’s Internet website (

Address and Enquiry Telephone :
Language Education and SCOLAR Section, Education Infrastructure Division, Education Bureau, Room 1702, 17/F, Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon (Tel : 3165 1196)