Training and Skills Officer, Fiji - Pacific Labour Facility

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 25 February 2021

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Training and Skills Officer will support and deliver Pre- and Post- Departure Briefings for workers participating in the Labour Mobility Programs. The role also includes developing applicant employability skills to improve their employment opportunities. Training delivery will support national efforts to build a work-ready pool of potential workers to supply labour market needs in Australia and New Zealand.

Under the direction of the Team Leader, the Training and Skills Officer will:

  • Prepare and deliver Pre-Departure Briefings to workers before they depart overseas.
  • Prepare and deliver the Post-Deployment Briefings to workers when they return from overseas.
  • Ensure that the Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations’ NEC Foreign Employment Services team are trained and ready to assist in this delivery when necessary.
  • Prepare and maintain up-to-date Pre- and Post- Departure (Arrival) Briefing resources and materials relevant to the Fiji context.
  • Identify and engage local partners that can add value to the delivery of the Pre- and Post- Departure Briefings and Work Readiness programs.
  • Work with partners to coordinate attendance at internal and external Work-Ready Skills Programs, including fitness tests, English courses, digital literacy programs CV preparation and interview skills
  • Participate in meetings and other activities relevant to this role.
  • Complete required administrative tasks linked to this role, including working with the Quality, Learning and Performance (QLP) Coordinator to distribute surveys and collate feedback from workers.

Required Qualifications:

About you

It is essential you have excellent training and communication skills, for engagement with large cohorts of participants. You must be self-motivated and demonstrate high level of initiative.

It is expected you have experience in developing and implementing delivering training programs and have strong organisational and time management skills.

The boxes you must tick:

  • Tertiary qualification in education, training, or similar relevant discipline or at least 3 years demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and facilitation of training programs and coaching/mentoring of others.
  • Certificate I or II in Train the Trainer.
  • Excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) processes, principles, and practices.
  • Understanding of Pacific Labour Mobility programs.
  • Experience in fast-paced working environments, with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills for high-level external engagement and report writing.

About the Organization

Project Overview and Role:

Pacific Labour Scheme

The Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) commenced on 1 July 2018. It enables citizens of Pacific countries to take up low- and semi-skilled work opportunities in rural and regional Australia for up to three years. The PLS is available to nine Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. The PLS is open to all sectors with an initial focus on placing workers in sectors with projected employment growth in Australia and which match Pacific skill sets.

The Pacific Labour Facility

The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates seasonal and longer-term work opportunities for Pacific workers to Australia. It connects Australian employers with Pacific workers, supports the administration of the PLS and provides targeted support to SWP. The PLF is managed by Palladium and provides the backbone of Australia’s future support for circular labour mobility in the Pacific under the direction of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The PLF has been established as a trusted intermediary in connecting Australian employers with Pacific workers.

The PLF is a Palladium project, 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.

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