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Training Officer NOA

Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-15

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Grade: NOA 

Vacancy no.: DC/PNG/NOA/2020/12
Publication date: 24 February 2020
Application deadline (midnight local time): 09 March 2020


Job ID: 2725 
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: CO-Suva 
Location: Wewak, Papua New Guinea   
Contract type: FT 

Contract duration: 12 months wiuth possibility of extension 


Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.


The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates* 

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.


Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given.Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.


*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. 


The EU funded Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade project (STREIT) aims to contribute to the sustainable and inclusive economic development in East Sepik and Sandaun Provinces in Papua New Guinea. The ILO inputs to this project will improve access to communities and markets by rehabilitating and maintaining transport infrastructure such as rural roads, wharves and jetties. By applying local resource-based approaches in the infrastructure works, the ILO also seeks to (i) increase participation of local communities in the works, (ii) increase the creation of jobs and income by applying employment-intensive work methods and (iii) secure the involvement of the local construction industry.


The ILO activities will also place emphasis on strengthening the capacity of local institutions responsible for the improvement and maintenance of transport infrastructure, introducing approaches relying to the extent possible on the use of local resources such as local entrepreneurs and communities. All activities will be gender-mainstreamed targeting women, youth and disadvantaged groups.

The project will be delivered by a team based in Wewak with support from the office in Port Moresby, the ILO Office in Suva, Fiji, and ILO expert teams in Bangkok and Geneva.

Reporting Lines

The ILO technical assistance forms an integral part of the STREIT project delivered by a host of UN agencies under the overall coordination of FAO. The Training Officer will be part of the ILO technical team which constitutes a portion of a larger project team provided by several UN agencies tasked to deliver all the components of STREIT.

Reporting to the Infrastructure Specialist, the Training Officer will work closely with the Training Engineer participating in the preparation and implementation of the capacity development activities related to the infrastructure works.

Description of Duties

Under the supervision of the Training Engineer, the Training Officer will be assigned the following specific tasks and responsibilities:  

  • Contribute to and implement an integrated capacity development framework, including enhancing gender equity and other cross-cutting outcomes. This includes an assessment of the current levels of capacity within partner agencies, contractors, and communities and the use of this information for further detailing the capacity development programme;
  • Work with the ILO team and stakeholders to ensure that infrastructure works are carried out by staff with the requisite knowledge and skills;
  • Plan and organise training activities;
  • Take an active role in organising training events including activities such as mobilising trainers, selection of trainees, performance evaluation, certification, registration, etc.;
  • Train counterpart staff and provide instructors and trainers with guidance on training methodology for practical oriented courses for adult professionals;
  • Participate in the conduct of training courses, seminars and workshops;
  • Carry out post-evaluations of the performance of courses and other training activities;
  • Monitor and report on contents of training, duration, location, number of trainees, etc., and together with other specialists and partners assess the impact of provided capacity development support; 
  • Participate in the development of course material and refining these after the first courses;
  • Facilitate study trips and participation in technical seminars and workshops;
  • Contribute to the timely provision of inputs for training events, e.g. sub-contracts, trainers, facilities, equipment and supplies;
  • Support the management of budgets and prepare revisions as required;
  • Liaise and collaborate as necessary with UN partners on training activities in areas of common interest;
  • Carry out other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
Required qualifications


University degree in civil engineering.  Advanced university degree would be an advantage.




Technical requirements

  • Minimum two years of relevant experience in transport infrastructure works;
  • Sound organisational skills, in particular on training activity scheduling and implementation;
  • Ability to understand and adopt new training concepts and methodologies;
  • Ability to develop clear and relevant training material, course plans and course notes.

Excellent command of English (oral and written). Knowledge of the main local language(s) is preferable.

  • Ability to independently initiate and carry out work activities with a clear focus on reaching defined outputs in a timely manner as agreed in work plans;
  • Ability to interpret project information to identify and analyse challenges as a basis for finding appropriate solutions and provide technical guidance and support to staff and beneficiaries;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Ability to establish priorities when planning and carrying out project activities;
  • Ability to establish good interrelationships with partner agencies working in related fields;
  • Good understanding of gender and minority issues, and mainstreaming equal opportunity principles and approaches;
  • Well-developed and effective communication skills (verbal and written), able to present plans, results and guidelines, conduct presentations and clearly formulate positions, articulate options, make and defend recommendations and convey difficult subjects to trainees and project partners;
  • Computer literacy.


Recruitment process


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.


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The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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