Development Partnerships / Hong Kong

Senior Project Manager


GENERATION HONG KONG: THE NEW EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT NON-PROFIT PLATFORM

We’re expanding!

ARE YOU OUR MATCH?
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.

WHO WE ARE
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.

WE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR:
Senior Project Manager

Job Overview
The Senior Project Manager is a full-time role and will report to the Head of Institutional Development. The Senior Project Manager would be responsible for the overall business development (BD) and partnerships strategy and execution in Generation Hong Kong under the guidance of the management. He/She mainly focuses on the project of “Guardians of the Silver Age”, an exciting new initiative on eldercare, aiming to sow the seeds on a new direction towards replenishing the eldercare sector with a reliable source of committed and compassionate new joiners, through direct involvement from like-minded employers in the end-to-end journey. The goal is that the passionate, empathetic graduates of the Program, with the way they approach their daily efforts, will also help inspire and amplify compassionate values among the clients and careers that they will serve.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with last and expected salary to hkcareers@generation.org


To be successful you'll need:

  • Minimum 7 years of working experiences in NGO / education / business management / partnerships management; extensive contacts within the eldercare landscape will be an advantage.
  • Minimum 4 years of direct supervisory or management experience.
  • Strong understanding of the current trends, gaps and skills training landscape of the eldercare sector.
  • Passionate to drive a compassionate-based project for the eldercare sector.
  • 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 to work with internal teams to deliver quality service and meet operations targets for on-going programs in strategy, partnerships, business development, etc. to deliver quality initiative to contribute to the eldercare industry.
  • Drive the project strategy for innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Develop strategic partnerships networks 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 a key organizational contact point for the funder for project reporting and collaboration.
  • Manage and present regular dashboards customized for various stakeholders.
  • All other duties as 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.