CAREERS

Thank you for considering employment with Branches of Hope! We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our diverse and vibrant team. We are currently recruiting for the position below:

Head of STOP.

STOP. (Stop Trafficking Of People) is a programme initiative, part of the social justice expression of The Vine Church operating under its NGO Branches of Hope. It specialises in anti-trafficking operations within Hong Kong and plays a significant role in providing care and case management for victims who are awaiting legal redress, rehabilitation or repatriation. It has achieved considerable success in raising awareness of trafficking in the local context and providing understanding of the nature of trafficking in relation to the sex trade. The team is also stepping up their effort in research and advocacy work with regards to human trafficking situations in Hong Kong. 

Currently we have an opening for the position of Head of STOP. The incumbent will take the operation to its next level of development and bring strategic direction and momentum to an expanded field of operations in Hong Kong and Asia. This is a full time position that reports to the Executive Director and works alongside other Management Team members in Branches of Hope.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Strategic Development 

  • Develop an understanding of trafficking patterns in Hong Kong particularly related to the sex trade 

  • Conduct analysis of trafficking activities in Hong Kong in relationship to sources and activities in Asian countries. 

  • Assess anti-trafficking resources in the region and propose an expanded scope of operations to leverage compatible partners and resources 

  • Plan strategic development programme to engage and mobilise resources in an expanded operation 

  • Develop capacity for collaborative engagement to provide enhanced services for trafficked victims and intelligence for anti-trafficking operations in Hong Kong.

Programme Management 

  • Manages grants from various parties including responsibility for all grant reporting 

  • Manages resources effectively 

  • Negotiates programming and contractual services with outside agencies and private providers 

  • Provides consultation to staff on crisis intervention and ongoing case management decisions 

Programme Development 

  • Develop and maintain efficient relationship with external work partners 

  • Researches, develops and submits grant proposals for programmes to address the needs of the programme and the survivors of trafficking 

  • Works with staff and stakeholders to develop agency and interagency policies and protocols for multi-disciplinary response to issues 

  • Works to expand collaborative practices 

  • Develops strategic plan including the setting of priorities, goals, targets and evaluation plan 

External Communications

  • Participates in community engagement and organising including planning and delivering community wide events and public speaking engagements 

  • Maintains positive media relations serving as a spokesperson for the organisation on issues related to policy and victimisation 

  • Represents STOP within Hong Kong and international-wide initiatives 

Others 

  • Conduct bi-weekly outreach to marginalised at-risk groups 

  • Performs related duties as assigned

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work / public policy / international relations / non-profit management is required 

  • At least three (3) years of case management / policy advocacy / provision of direct social services is required 

  • At least three (3) years of project / programme management experiences, especially in the field of human trafficking or forced migration 

  • Six (6) years of professional experience is required 

  • In-depth knowledge of human trafficking and migration, especially in the areas of refugees/asylum seekers, migrant domestic workers and migrant sex workers 

  • Familiarity with the key relevant offices and work partners in Hong Kong and Asia 

  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively across cultures and national boundaries 

  • Strong organisation and interpersonal skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Fluent both spoken and written Cantonese and English; Mandarin is a plus 

  • Social work licensure is preferred but not required 

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 21 October 2019, 5pm. 

Applicant with less experience may be considered for Programme Manager position.