Timor-Leste Labour Mobility Engagement Manager- Pacific Labour Facility, Dili

East Timor
Apply by 1 February 2019
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 3 January 2019

Job Description

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.

Project
The Pacific Labour Scheme and the Seasonal Worker Program 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. These programs increase circular labour mobility within Pacific countries, which builds people-to-people links and supports increased economic growth, employment and investment across the region.

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 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).

Role
The Labour Mobility Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a program of assistance to government agencies and other in-country stakeholders to ensure effective engagement of the participating countries in Pacific Labour Mobility programs, by improving the supply of quality workers and also maximise the development impacts of participation in Labour Mobility programs. The Labour Mobility Engagement Manager will be responsible for increasing this supply of workers available in Timor-Leste.

The Labour Mobility Engagement Manager will:
* Consult Pacific governments and labour sending authorities to determine their objectives for labour mobility and establish a common understanding of their existing capacities and future requirements to support the expected future growth in labour mobility participation of each Pacific country.
* Develop and implement a program of assistance to Pacific government agencies and other in-country stakeholders to ensure effective engagement of the participating countries in Pacific Labour Mobility programs.
* Regularly undertake political economy analysis to inform program implementation.
* Facilitate linkages between Labour Sending Units, ministries, labour agents, bi-lateral programs, APTC and community groups to harness synergies between actors and programs that support growth of labour mobility in Pacific countries
* Manage country-level planning and budgeting, incorporating needs analysis of sending country capacity development and institutional strengthening as required.
* Implement initiatives to increase the supply of Pacific Labour Scheme and Seasonal Workers
* Facilitate improvement of quality of worker pool for deployment to Australia through the design and delivery of processes that support worker recruitment
* Encourage government ministries and labour sending units to actively lead annual planning, marketing, monitoring, reflection and learning to ensure they meet employer needs and worker welfare needs.
* Work closely with the PLF employer engagement team in Australia and Pacific government agencies.
* Deliver training, either one-on-one or to large groups and facilitate workshops to SWP and PLS stakeholders.
* Support reintegration initiatives.
* Promote inclusion across all aspects of labour sending activities, including equality, disability and child protection.
* Ensure communication, cross-learning and sharing of tools across the Pacific Labour Facility team.

The Labour Mobility Engagement Manager will possess the following qualifications and experience:

Essential:
* Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, and experience working in a project management, and/or partnership brokering role;
* A demonstrated ability to build respectful, productive and sustainable working relationships with a variety of stakeholders (including partner government, civil society and the private sector) and working together to achieve results;
* Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with limited supervion
* Demonstrated skill and experience at convening and facilitating productive interaction between diverse groups of people;
* Experience working with programs in the Pacific with a strong understanding of gender equality concepts and issues;
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of different individuals and organisations across countries and time zones;
* High level proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web browsers;
* Ability to work to deadlines, and to balance competing priorities

Desirable
* An understanding of current issues in relation to circular labour mobility, including related policy and regulatory frameworks, and the ability to translate these to implementation;
* Experience in the design and delivery of training programs and/or facilitation;
* Demonstrated understanding of best practice human resources and recruitment practices.

This position has been classified as C3 under the Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF).

Location(s): East Timor - - Dili

About the Organization

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 children. 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.

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