Development, Partnerships / Hong Kong

Business Development & Partnerships Officer


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Generation Hong Kong is not the typical non-profit organization (NGOs) that you could imagine. Instead, we’re a fast-growing non-profit start-up that doesn’t only solve problems but also drive system changes in the education to employment space. We are a team of passionate individuals coming from different backgrounds and professions, from commercial to education and non-profit sectors. “Better our Best” is our value that brings us all together. If you are open-minded, agile and want to drive changes at a deeper systemic level, this is the place that feels like home.

Generation is an independent nonprofit founded in 2014 by McKinsey & Company to help bridge the education to employment gap – at speed and scale. We have trained and graduated 61,000+ people into careers across 16 countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts. Our effort in Hong Kong covers 6 training programs in 3 future-oriented industries since 2018. Over 600 learners have been trained from around 40 cohorts. And the employment rate of our learners after graduation is close to 90%.
Everything we do is to support underserved individuals into life-changing careers. We believe our proven methodology can eventually serve millions of stakeholders including individuals and employers. We will never be perfect, and we always have more to learn. We use data, experience, and dialogue to grow and improve. And we are collaborating closely with our partners to drive the systemic change in the education to employment space.

Business Development & Partnerships Officer

Job Overview
The Business Development & Partnerships Officer is a full-time role who will report to the Assistant BD and Partnerships Manager and is the key contact point on all matters related to a youth employment project and works with other organizations in the project. A 1-year contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Permanent employment will be subject to mutual agreement between Generation Hong Kong and the individual after the contract ends.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with last and expected salary to

To be successful you'll need:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an NGO / education sector / business management / project management / human resources management / PR / IT in Hong Kong; extensive contacts within the NGO/education landscape will be an advantage.
  • Experience in PR / sales / account servicing in a B2B environment is preferred.
  • Engaging and able to build relationships with multiple external stakeholders such as employers, community members, families of students with great attention to detail.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, flexible, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up.
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence and a team player.
  • Self-reflective and open to receiving and giving feedback to others.
  • Ability to work against firm deadlines to achieve the targets and objectives.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English & Chinese (Cantonese) is a must.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc., knowledge in MS Power BI and Salesforce will be an advantage.
  • Immediate availability is preferred.

What you'll do:

  • Be the key contact of employers and partners for the project.
  • Support the recruitment and selection process, through identifying potential employers, communicating and meeting with employers and partners.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to employers and partners, through organising induction and training sessions, regular meetings, networking events and follow-ups.
  • Collaborate with external parties, monitoring progress, and providing comprehensive updates on every stage to ensure the smooth flow of the program.
  • Support Generation’s Impact Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) by collecting data and feedback from employers where advised, ensuring we have an accurate record for program enhancement.
  • Diversify the network of employer partners with project partners to grow our pipeline of vacancies, and institute meaningful follow-up with employers to increase repeat hiring.
  • Liaise with employer partners to support in the work experience and job placement process.
  • Initiate and build close relationships with project partners and external parties (e.g. employers / delivery / institution partners).
  • Any ad-hoc duties assigned by the management.

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in fourteen countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.