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Incubation MangerPILnet Hong Kong Limited
Incubation MangerPILnet Hong Kong Limited
Job Highlights
  • Strong interest in public interest law
  • Entrepreneurial and creative mindset
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience
Job Description


Based in Hong Kong and reporting to the Project & Operations Manager, the Incubation Manager will design and oversee the execution of all the activities for the Law for Change Student Competition program as well as mentor the Law for Change Student Competition student teams and provide further support for the continued development of projects which competed in the Law for Change Student Competition.

The Incubation Manager will apply his or her technical skills, education and experience to:

  • Design all activities necessary for the implementation of the Law for Change Student Competition;
  • Implement all activities related to the Law for Change Student Competition;
  • Contribute to the development efforts related to the Law for Change Student Competition including drafting concept notes, grant proposals and reports for donors;
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation plans for the Law for Change Student Competition;
  • Provide oversight to the winner and runner-up teams of the Law for Change Student competition as they implement their projects with the prize money;
  • Provide continued mentoring and support to those student teams who participated in, but did not win, the Law for Change Student Competition if they choose to continue to develop their projects;
  • Build partnerships with local stakeholders, including other public interest law organizations, government, corporations, NGOs and universities;
  • Keep abreast of public interest law developments relevant to Hong Kong; and
  • Other tasks as required by the Project & Operations Manager and Director for Hong Kong.


  • Undergraduate degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with a law degree.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in spoken and written Chinese (Cantonese) is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the legal nonprofit or public interest law field, and/or a graduate degree in a relevant field in combination with relevant experience.
  • Strong interest in public interest law, social justice and human rights.
  • Project management experience and a track record of delivering projects on time and to budget.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative and opportunity-driven mindset.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills, including the ability to set and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage competing priorities whilst maintaining a professional approach.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated by the ability to present effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent people skills, including networking, organizing, negotiating, and inspiring.
  • Strong ability to delegate tasks effectively and mentor program staff, fellows and interns.
  • Working knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.) and Google Apps.


It is preferable that applicants have legal status to work in Hong Kong. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV with current and excepted salary and cover letter, in English and, if available, in Chinese, that specifically addresses the candidate’s suitability to perform the job responsibilities detailed above to the email listed on PILnet's website.

Click here for further application instructions:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 22 March 2019.

Only applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. 

Additional Information
Years of Experience
3 years
Employment Type
Contract, Full Time
Five-day work week
Company details

PILnet is an international non-profit organization that is changing the way people think about public interest law. By bringing the public and private sectors of the legal profession together, PILnet protects and asserts the right and responsibility of all lawyers to represent the public interest. With offices and staff in New York, London, Budapest, Moscow, Beijing, and Hong Kong, PILnet is putting the techniques that have historically been used to benefit a powerful few to work for everyone, including the most vulnerable.