Program 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 85,000+ people into careers across 17 countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts. Since 2018, our effort in Hong Kong covers 6 training programs in 3 future-oriented industries. Over 800 individuals have been trained and supported into careers. 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.

Program Officer

With the successful launch of one of our funder’s signature traineeship programs targeting first-time-jobseekers in Hong Kong, we are now in the advocacy phase where we strategize plans to drive systemic change in the education-to-employment space by providing a solid talent matching and development framework that has been scaled-up and delivered with impact. Our vision is to foster the Corporates, NGOs, education institutions, and other key stakeholders’ reimagination of young talents, create career pathways for youth, and transform the business landscape with new talent pools.

The Program Officer is a full-time role under Generation Hong Kong, reporting to the Program Manager. He/She will be responsible for implementing and coordinating the daily operations of a youth-employment project that involves Corporates, NGOs, education institutions, and other key stakeholders. A 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:

  • 1-2 years of experience in an NGO / education sector / business management / project management / human resources / PR / IT in Hong Kong; extensive contacts within the NGO / education / human resources landscape will be an advantage.
  • Enthused about youth employment initiatives and motivated to build the sustainability model of a philanthropy project.
  • Experience in project management / Public Relations / sales / account servicing in a B2B environment is preferred.
  • Engaging and able to build relationships with multiple external stakeholders such as NGOs, industry associations, technology hubs, employers with strong project management skills.
  • 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 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 data management will be an advantage.
  • Immediate availability is preferred.

What you'll do:

  • Overall Project Coordination: Implement day-to-day operations and project delivery, including but not limited to handling enquiries, project documentation, status reports, and other necessary tasks to ensure the goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Support to engage stakeholders (Corporate, SME, NGOs, Trainee Alumni) for sector-adoption of a unique, year-long professional traineeship model; Establish and maintain effective communication channels with stakeholders, including regular updates, meetings, and report; Develop and maintain a database of stakeholder information, including contact details, preferences, and feedback, as well as logistical support for team members.
  • Research/Project Evaluation Support: Initiate and conduct research on sector adoption strategies and relevant topics; support research and project partners to collect ongoing feedback and/or evaluation data for analysis; provide recommendations for enhancing and optimizing the overall project/operational model.
  • Publicity/Marketing Support: Work closely with project partners and cross-functional teams to identify success stories of convenors/employers/trainees, proactively ideate for publicity and marketing effort of the project and provide on-site support on events.
  • Any ad-hoc duties assigned by the management.


  • Broaden your industry network and coordinate with influential stakeholders.
  • Support implementation of strategies to drive industry adoption of local talent matching and development.
  • Collaborate in a dynamic and dedicated team.
  • Contribute to the long-term vision and strategic direction of industry advocacy practices.

About Generation

Generation is a global employment nonprofit network that supports people to achieve economic mobility so they can change their lives. We train and place adults into careers that would otherwise be inaccessible and seek to improve how education to employment systems function. Generation launched in 2015 and consists of a global hub and a network of in-country affiliates that spans 18 countries. To date, Generation has more than 100,000 graduates who have earned more than $986 million in wages, and works with more than 14,000 employers, implementation partners, and funders.