An Opportunity to Join our Team – Program Officer/ Assistant Program Officer

Program Officer/ Assistant Program Officer

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia seeks to fill the position of Program Officer/ Assistant Program Officer based in the Hong Kong office. The position reports to the Program Director and assists him/her in program management.


  • To support the Program Director on grants management, leadership development, and training for university faculty and administrators.
  • To maintain ongoing contacts with academic administrators, partner institutions, and project coordinators in different regions.
  • To evaluate and recommend funding for proposed projects, interview and recommend faculty for fellowship/ scholarships, evaluate current projects, prepare reports, and process grant payments.
  • To collate statistics and program data for preparing program reports and analysis.
  • To edit videos for online programs.
  • To support the general work of the United Board as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience. A master’s degree and prior experience in managing programs independently, especially in the higher education sector, would be an advantage.
  • A good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua).
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Service-oriented with attention to detail; pleasant personality with high sensitivity to cultural nuances.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of accounting, experience in event management, and good video editing skills would be an advantage.
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered for the position of Assistant Program Officer.

Competitive salaries and benefits will be offered to the most suitable candidate. Applications must be submitted electronically to Ms. Louisa So at with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for a reference. Applicants not invited for an interview six weeks after the submission may consider their applications unsuccessful.

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia is a nongovernmental organization committed to education that develops the whole person – intellectually, spiritually, and ethically.

We draw strength from our Christian identity and values and our collaboration with Asian colleges and universities. Together we prepare individuals for lives of professional and personal fulfillment and meaningful service in the community with others.

The United Board is an equal opportunity employer. It opposes discrimination because of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, citizenship, or any other protected characteristics established by law.

For information about the United Board, please visit