Non Civil Servants

Chinese Medicine Officer

Department of Health

Closing Date: 2020-02-06 23:59
$57,865 per month

Salary History

Job Vacancies History
1. 中藥主任 $46,665 per month 2015-07
2. 中藥主任 $42,885 per month 2013-05
3. 中藥主任 $42,885 per month 2012-08
4. 中藥主任 $40,535 per month 2011-12

Entry Requirements

Candidates should –
(a) have a Hong Kong bachelor degree in Pharmacy (Chinese Medicine), or equivalent; or have graduated from university of Chinese medicines registered under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China with main stream in Chinese medicines;
(b) have very rich knowledge and at least 10 years practical experience in assessment and evaluation of quality, safety and efficacy of proprietary Chinese medicines and/ or Chinese herbal medicines; and
(c) possess good written Chinese skill.
All candidates should provide curriculum vitae (C.V.) including personal particulars, academic qualification attained, years of experience and detailed description of previous job responsibilities.


Chinese Medicine Officer is mainly responsible for –
(a) To provide professional input on any amendments to Schedules 1 and 2 of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance;
(b) To provide expert comment on the reports regarding toxicity, stability, quality specification, etc. of the proprietary Chinese medicines;
(c) To provide expert comment on the reports regarding identification of the Chinese herbal medicines;
(d) To plan and provide necessary training to the professional staff for the enforcement of regulations on Chinese medicines;
(e) To carry out any other duties as assigned by seniors;
(f) To provide assistance in formulating suitable guidelines in relation to proprietary Chinese medicines and Chinese herbal medicines for trade references;
(g) To liaise and meet with Mainland and overseas drug regulatory authorities for the control of Chinese medicines; and
(h) To provide expert opinion and technical support on the development of Chinese medicines in Hong Kong.

(Remarks: May be required to work shift and irregular hours. )

Terms of Appointment

Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service terms for 12 months. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department and the performance of the candidate.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

HK$57,865 per month (plus end-of-contract gratuity)
(a) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485), equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period; and
(b) Candidates appointed are eligible for 14 days’ paid annual leave. Other benefits such as rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave/paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the Employment Ordinance (Cap.57).

General Notes

(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all candidates meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the indicated enquiry address.
(h) Towards the application deadline, the on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

How to apply

The application period for the position of Chinese Medicine Officer is from 24 January 2020 (Friday) to 6 February 2020 (Thursday).

Application Forms (G.F. 340 [(Rev. 3/2013)]) are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (

Completed application forms submitted in person or by post should reach the above contact address on or before the closing date for application together with copies of supporting documents listed in the entry requirements. Please specify “Application for the position of Chinese Medicine Officer” on the envelope. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents by post to the above contact address on or before 13 February 2020 (Thursday). The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents. Please do not send originals of transcripts/ certificates.

If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required, their applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.


Job No.: 42674
Address: Appointments Section, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2961 8526
Closing Date 2020-02-06 23:59
Publish Date 2020-01-24

Job Summary

Chinese Medicine Officer
Department of Health
HK$57,865 per month (plus end-of-contract gratuity)
Telephone: 2961 8526
Closing Date: 2020-02-06 23:59