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About Happy Ageing Lab Foundation 

Based in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Happy Ageing Lab Foundation is a think tank supported by ZeShan Foundation and Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation, connecting academics, design and health professionals to innovate housing solutions for an ageing population. To promote ageing-in-place, intergenerational living, and healthy ageing, the Lab targets to expand the housing choices available in the market by developing implementable, innovative housing prototypes through research, knowledge exchange and industry engagement. 


We are looking for one Project Manager (Projects & Development) to lead our research development with a focus on housing design/ services for the ageing population, and drive initiatives which support organisational growth – including but not limited to business innovation, staff training and funding applications. 

Project Manager

Project Manager
(Projects & Development)

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About the Role – Project Manager (Projects & Development) 

As a think tank, the Lab innovates housing solutions through field study and research, public engagement, and prototype experiments with our multidisciplinary collaborators and the housing industry at large. 


Your role as a Project Manager would be to lead a small team in planning and delivering self-initiated housing studies and consultancy projects in the academic, private, and public sectors. You will also work closely with other senior members on grant applications and fund pitching. 


Our team believes every team member can bring something new, exciting and unique, whether it is ideas, insights, experience, know-how, skills, or even connections. You will be expected to work independently, identify new directions, determine the study approaches, set the research tasks and schedule, and communicate with our docents, collaborators and stakeholders. 


We are looking for someone who is exceptionally passionate about seniors in Hong Kong with a genuine interest in community research and participatory design on topics relating to ageing and housing. 

Your Duty as Our Team Leader

+ Lead research and consultancy projects to innovate housing solutions for the ageing population with collaborators and industry stakeholders; 


+ Assume project management and administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to, project scoping and planning, research activities design, budgeting, activities coordination and facilitation, data analysis, and stakeholder coordination; 


+ Drive new directions for the Lab’s self-initiated research development for innovative housing solutions;  


+ Identify, research, track and outreach potential sources of funding, including individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government agencies; 


+ Develop organisational development initiatives, including but not limited to staff training and knowledge library;  


+ Prepare grant proposals and other fundraising materials, ensuring that they are well-written, accurate, and persuasive; and 


+ Develop and drive business development plans to support organisational development, including events, seminars and social media platforms. 


+ Bachelor degree or above in real estate, urban planning, social work, marketing, business and finance, or related disciplines; 


+ Preference will be given to candidates with Master’s degree, majoring Urban Planning, Real Estate, Marketing, Social Work, Policy, Public Governance or a related degree; 


+ Minimum three (3) years of experience in community-orientated and/ or built environment/ real estate and/or policy research consultancy project in an intermediate/ leading position; 


+ Experienced in different research methodologies (including but not limited to, case study, questionnaire survey, in-depth interview, and focus group), quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and community engagement and workshop organisation; 


+ Have strong planning/organisational abilities, problem-solving skills and attention to detail; 


+ Excellent proficiency in both spoken and written English and Cantonese; fluency in Mandarin would be an advantage; 


+ A motivated team player with the ability to take self-initiatives in a collaborative working environment; 


+ Proficiency in website, digital and social media applications; 


+ Excellent command on MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel; and 


+ Be able to work flexible hours for specific community engagement activities when required. 


Candidates with less experience will be considered for a Senior Project Coordinator position. 


Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in research related to housing, ageing, intergeneration, community health and well-being. Only applicants who intend to work full-time in Hong Kong will be considered.  


A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on the candidate’s experience. 


Interested applicants are invited to contact Prof. MO Kar Him at email ( with the following materials for consideration (application with missing information will not be considered): 

+ Cover letter

+ Resume with current and expected salary and earliest availability

+ Three Writing samples (two in English and one in Chinese) – the work itself should be solely written by you or you as the leading author; 

+ Portfolio (if any); 

+ Transcript(s) (all degrees obtained); and 

+ Two referees' names (we will contact the referees if you are shortlisted after our interview) 

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