Development, Partnerships / Hong Kong

Head of Institutional Development (Project and Partnerships Management)


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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.

Head of Institutional Development (Project and Partnerships Management)

Job Overview
The Head of Institutional Development is a full-time role and will report to the CEO directly. He/she would be responsible for the overall project, business development (BD) and partnerships strategy and execution for people/youth development project including Special Education Needs (SEN) youth in Generation Hong Kong.

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

To be successful you'll need:

  • Minimum 8 years of working experiences in in NGO / education / business management / partnerships management in Hong Kong; extensive contacts within the NGO / education landscape will be an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in direct supervisory or management.
  • Strong understanding of the current trends, gaps and skills training landscape of the youth development, education, SEN, social service sectors will be an advantage.
  • Passionate to drive a compassionate-based project for the social service sector.
  • Experience in working with young adults, diverse participants, or youth with special education needs (SEN) is an advantage.
  • Creative and analytical thinker with a track record of managing projects and delivering operational targets.
  • Professional demeanour, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from students and the leadership team.
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence and ability to be a team player.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required of start-ups that takes ownership for targets and seeks opportunities for improvement / growth of the program without guidance.
  • Ability to work against firm deadlines to achieve the targets and objectives.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English & Chinese (Cantonese) is a must.
  • Immediate availability is preferred.

What you'll do:

  • Lead the project, business development (BD) and partnerships team to work with internal teams and project partners to deliver quality service and meet operations targets for on-going programs in strategy, partnerships, business development, etc. and to lead quality initiative to contribute to the society with alignment to organizational mission.
  • Drive the project strategy for innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Develop strategic partnerships network to strengthen the market position in organization and project level.
  • Enhance professional support and collaborate with internal and external teams.
  • Manage employer network and project alumni to collect ongoing feedback on their workplace performance (ROI) and use the insights to constantly recommend improvements to the operating model.
  • Serve as the key organizational contact point for the funder on project reporting and collaboration.
  • Be an overall project lead for build and adapt processes, workflows and communication methodology in project planning and executions for internal and external working partners.
  • Research, analyse and conclude the employment-related trend and projects-related industries; and drive to achieve the social impact in organizational and project levels.
  • Consult for employability program operations for projects.
  • Manage the project budget and report to the funder and the CEO.
  • Work with Generation’s global teams for project development, BD & partnerships, and related areas.
  • All other duties as assigned by the CEO or company.

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.