Labour Mobility Coordinator, Fiji - Pacific Labour Mobility
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Project Overview and RoleProject Overview and Role
The Pacific Labour Scheme and the Seasonal Worker Programme are two employment programs sponsored by the Australian government, which allow citizens of Pacific Countries to take up low and semi-skilled work opportunities with Australian employers in certain locations and industries.
The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates the connection of Australian employers with Pacific workers for both these programs. The facility also provides continuous support to Pacific workers who are taking part in the programs. The PLF will act as a trusted intermediary in connecting Australian employers with Pacific workers and in its partnerships with Pacific countries, the private sector and other stakeholders. The PLF is managed by Palladium on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs &Trade (DFAT).
The Labour Mobility Coordinator
will support a program of assistance to the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, National Employment Centre (NEC) to facilitate labour mobility procedures to ensure the successful supply of quality workers to effectively respond to employer requirements, to ensure Fiji is able to effectively engage in the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS).
Under the direction of the Fiji Labour Mobility Engagement Manager, the Labour Mobility Coordinator
will work closely with the Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations' NEC team members to:
- Facilitate Labour Mobility awareness sessions and hand out relevant information materials
- Review and screen the PLS worker profile applications according to approved employer criteria
- Screen PLS and SWP worker profile applications considering gender and social inclusion principles
- Maintain communications with all the selected workers as required
- Support selected workers to complete their visa application portals/forms
- Facilitate fitness and medical testing with prospective workers to ensure appropriate fitness standards for the worker ready pool
- Support communications with Approved Employers or Migration Agents 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 NEC team with Labour Mobility related tasks when required
- Communications with DFAT when appropriate, under the guidance of LME Manager
- Support with organisation and facilitation domestic monitoring of PLS and SWP workers and families
- Planning of short and medium-term work priorities and activities
- Undertake limited travel to district offices.
- Delivery of awareness sessions and communications relating to the PLS program and labour mobility opportunities in Australia
- PLS worker profile applications submitted are completed and entered into the work-ready pool
- Worker Ready Pool workers feeling supported throughout the application process
- 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 stakeholders
- High quality of database system data entry in place for labour mobility schemes in NEC
- Develop and maintain a strong relationship with external stakeholders involved in Pacific Labour Mobility, including DFAT
- Supportive team environment in-country.
- Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, Human Resources, Public Administration or equivalent (or with work experience)
- Experience in managing and implementing projects
- Experience in facilitating workshops and training activities
- Understanding of Gender, Disability and Social inclusion
- Understanding of the Fijian Constitution (2013) and applicable labour laws of Fiji
- Familiarity with the Pacific Labour Mobility programs
- Experience in fast paced working environments, with tight deadlines
- Excellent communication skills, for high level external engagement
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a team environment
- Strong organisational and time management skills
- Demonstrates high levels of initiative
- Excellent computer skills (Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Fluent in English.
Applicants must be Fijian Citizens and meet the eligibility of Fijian labour laws when working within the public service sector. Salary is competitive and based on local labour standards. Palladium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We encourage people with disabilities to apply.
All applicants must supply the following documents:
- Cover letter addressing key selection criteria