Government Vacancies Enquiry System
Innovation and Technology Bureau
Deputy Commissioner for Efficiency
Directorate Pay Scale Point 3 (HK$199,050 to HK$217,300) per month
Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment and should possess –
(a) a Bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;
(b) at least 10 years of management experience in a senior position with solid staff management and administrative experience;
(c) good knowledge of the government system;
(d) strong and relevant expertise in management consultancy and the commitment and ability to engage with different stakeholders to drive various public sector reform initiatives. Relevant experience in developing, leading and implementing direct government services an advantage;
(e) good motivation and communication skills to lead and take forward operational and public service improvements;
(f) the ability to embrace new ideas, including innovation and technology to support reform initiatives; and
(g) strong command of both written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese) and English. Proficiency in Putonghua an advantage.
For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.
To support the Commissioner for Efficiency in –
(a) promoting the Government’s agenda for innovation and technology adoption and public service improvements;
(b) identifying international trends and best practices, building partnerships with Bureaux and Departments (B/Ds), external partners and stakeholders, with a view to identifying areas for improvement and innovation;
(c) contributing to the formulation and implementation of the Government’s change programmes and initiatives, and the building of awareness, readiness and capability on change agendas within the civil service;
(d) overseeing consultancy services provided to B/Ds;
(e) overseeing the operation of direct public services including the Youth Portal and the 1823 contact centre, as well as the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund;
(f) keeping under review Hong Kong’s performance in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report and other relevant international ranking reports, and overseeing Government’s work on business facilitation; and
(g) empowering and building an enabling environment for innovation, collaboration and continuous learning in the Efficiency Office.
For more information about the Efficiency Office, please visit the Efficiency Office’s Homepage at http://www.effo.gov.hk/.
Terms of Appointment:
The successful candidate will be appointed on civil service agreement terms for three years, which is renewable at the Government’s discretion.
The appointee will be subject to the provisions of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485) and will be required to make employee’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme. Upon satisfactory completion of the agreement, the appointee will be eligible for an end-of-agreement gratuity which, when added together with the Government’s contribution to the MPF scheme, equals 15% of the total basic salary of the Deputy Commissioner for Efficiency post drawn during the agreement period.
Note : The information on the salary is for reference only. 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.
The Deputy Commissioner for Efficiency will be entitled to housing benefits, vacation leave with leave passage allowance, and other benefits commensurate with a position of such seniority.
(a) 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.
(b) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(c) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Efficiency Office may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the selection interview.
(d) 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 without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. 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”.
(e) Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Efficiency Office’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided immediately upon request. You may contact Executive Officer (Administration)1 of the Efficiency Office at 41/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong or direct your request to him/her by fax at 2524 7267 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(f) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the internet at http://www.gov.hk.
(g) Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
(h) 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:
A letter of application setting out in detail why the applicant considers himself/herself suitable for the post, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Efficiency Office, 41/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong marked “Application for Deputy Commissioner for Efficiency” on the envelope or by e-mail to email@example.com (according to postmark or date appearing on the email). If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required, their applications will not be considered.
The closing date for application is 23 May 2019.
For enquiries, please contact Mr John Chan, Principal Executive Officer of the Efficiency Office, at 2165 7206.
Efficiency Office, 41/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
MingPao (10/5 & 17/5/2019)
SCMP (10/5, 11/5, 17/5 & 18/5/2019)
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Application via Internet:
Application through Email