Disaster Management Research and Development Officer

Hong Kong Red Cross

Job Purpose:

This position is responsible in supporting high quality research and analyzation contributing to International & Relief Service’s (IRS) service development in Mainland China and other countries. S/he will also support to develop and implement initiatives of knowledge management and department’s Learning and Development plan. S/he will work closely with Deputy Manager / Manager of Disaster Management System Building (DMSB) to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the IRS strategies with the highest level of accountability as possible to fulfill HKRC vision and mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analysis contributing to IRS service development in Mainland China and in overseas countries
  • Assist in the development and implementation of service indicator tracking platform in departmental level, to support efficient data management, analysis and reporting
  • Support in capturing programme impact, building programme model approaches, develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks, methodologies and relevant guidelines for projects in Mainland China and overseas countries, to promote service quality and align practices with HKRC
  • Support department’s Learning and Development plan, organize relevant capacity-building trainings and learning activities, promote learning insight to intra- and across departments of HKRC and partners when necessary and appropriate
  • Coordinate and collaborate with different service teams in IRS and other departments on knowledge management to encourage effective use of learnings and knowledge
  • Conduct desk research on global policies, especially in Mainland China, or specific topics as assigned concerning humanitarian work in disaster management to facilitate continuous service development
  • Assist in developing manuals and guideline, as well as systems and database, based on needs of operation and project management (e.g. Project Management System, Story Bank)
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time


  • University Degree Holder, preferably in development studies, social research or related discipline
  • 2 years’ working experience in the fields of disaster management and/or development is considerable
  • Good presentation and training skills, with experience in Learning and Development / Adult Education / Knowledge Management is an advantage
  • Knowledgeable in social research methods is preferable
  • Good understanding of humanitarian issues
  • Strategic thinker and competent analyzing skills
  • Excellent in both written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua)
  • High proficiency in basic computer software (including Microsoft Office) and a keen internet user
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to work in a team and with people from different background, and under pressure
  • Occasional travel required according to support of project nature and its schedule

Contract period: 1 year

How to apply

Please send application together with full curriculum vitae and expected salary to the Head of Human Resources Development, Hong Kong Red Cross,9/F Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters, 19 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, HK or email to [email protected]on or before 10 April 2023.

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with Agency’s data protection policy for recruitment purposes only. Applicants not contacted within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful and all related information will be kept on our files up to a period of 6 months.

Deadline: 10 Apr 2023