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Labour Mobility Coordinator, PNG - Pacific Labour Facility

Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

  • Organization: Palladium
  • Location: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-26

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Labour Mobility Coordinator, PNG - Pacific Labour Facility

Company Overview:
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with chil dren. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role:
The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates seasonal and longer-term work opportunities for Pacific workers in Australia. It connects Australian employers with Pacific workers, supports the administration of the Pacific Labour Scheme and provides targeted support to the Seasonal Worker Programme.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a 12-month Fixed Term position. The Labour Mobility Coordinator will support a program of assistance to the PNG Department of Labour and Industrial Relations (DLIR) to facilitate labour mobility procedures. It is expected that you will improve the supply of quality workers to effectively respond to the employers’ requirements, ensuring th at PNG is able to effectively engage in the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS).

Under the direction of the PNG Labour Mobility Engagement Manager, the Labour Mobility Coordinator will work closely with the LMU team members to:
* Facilitate Labour Mobility awareness sessions and hand out relevant information materials
* Commit to the use of all systems and processes that have been implemented by the LMU
* Review and screen the PLS and SWP worker profile applications according to approved employer criteria
* Screen PLS and SWP worker profile applications considering gender and social inclusion principles
* Conduct work readiness and employability skills sessions with the selected workers
* Maintain communications with all the selected workers as required
* In conjunction with Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) team support selected workers to complete their Visa application forms
* Facilitate English testing with prospective workers to ensure English standards within worker ready pool
* Facilitate fitness testing with prospective workers to ensure fitness standards for the worker ready pool
* Support communications with Migration Agents where applicable regarding visa applications
* Input into the Labour Mobility database as required
* Facilitate high quality Pre-Departure Briefings (PDB) for selected workers leaving to go to Australia
* Support the LMU team with Labour Mobility related tasks when required
* Work with the Labour Mobility Engagement Manager on monthly reporting for DFAT and the PNG Ministerial Steering Committee.

* Delivery of awareness sessions and communications relating to the PLS program and labour mobility opportunities in Australia
* PLS worker profile applications submitted are completed as a result of the quality of the awareness sessions
* High quality preparedness of workers for the Worker Ready Pool
* Worker Ready Pool workers feeling supported throughout the application process
* Worker Ready Pool workers have high-quality English-speaking skills
* Worker Ready Pool workers have appropriate fitness levels
* Worker Ready Pool workers reflect a diverse selection process, that considered inclusion principles
* Workers departing to Australia have a clear understanding of their contract, employer expectations, tax and payment processes, and their working environments, because of high quality PDB
* Smooth visa processing for workers, with relevant agents
* High quality of database system data entry in place for labour mobility schemes, in LMU
* Strong relationship with internal and external stakeholders involved in Pacific Labour Mobility
* Supportive team environment in-Country.

Required Qualifications:
* Demonstrates high levels of initiative
* Strong organisational and time management skills
* Excellent computer skills (Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
* Experience in managing and implementing projects
* Experience in facilitating excellent workshops and training activities
* Understanding of Gender, Disability and Social inclusion
* Commitment to mentoring LMU staff as required
* Excellent communication skills, for high level external engagement
* Experience in fast paced working environments, with tight deadlines
* Fluent in English and Tok Pisin
* Familiarity with the Pacific Labour Mobility programs.

This position is open to nationals of PNG. Salary is competitive and based on local labour standards. We encourage people with disabilities to apply.

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

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