Employer

DT Global Australia Pty Ltd

Location

Samoa

Job Type

Contract

Closing Date

16th Jan 2022

— Description —

Labour Mobility Specialist

PACER Plus Implementation Unit

(Long Term assignment based in Samoa)

 

About PACER Plus

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus (the Agreement) is a landmark trade and development Agreement that was signed in 2017 by the following countries:  Australia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The Agreement covers goods, services, and investment. It aims to lower barriers to trade, provide greater certainty for businesses, raise living standards, create jobs and increase exports across the Pacific.

 

PACER Plus entered into force on 13 December 2020 for the eight countries which have ratified the Agreement: Australia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga.

 

At the same time as the Agreement was signed, the signatories also signed the Implementing Arrangement for Development and Economic Cooperation under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (the Arrangement). The Arrangement provides, among other things, for: the establishment of the PACER Plus Implementation Unit (PPIU); the PPIU to implement the Agreement and to manage and deliver the five year Development and Economic Cooperation (DEC) Work Programme; and for the DEC Work Programme to be co-funded by New Zealand and Australia for a period of five years from 13 December 2020.

 

The successful implementation of the DEC Work Programme will support the Pacific Parties to strengthen, diversify and build their economies’ resilience by integrating with regional and international goods, services, labour and investment markets, to foster growth and prosperity.

 

A Labour Mobility Secretariat will also be established under the PPIU to provide direction on strengthening labour mobility cooperation in the Pacific under the Arrangement on Labour Mobility.

 

For further information on PACER Plus go to: https://pacerplus.org/

 

ROLE PURPOSE AND EXPECTED OUTCOME

 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead labour mobility programming, a major priority for PACER Plus. The Labour Mobility Specialist will support the delivery of the Labour Mobility Arrangement, as signed by the PACER Plus Signatories, and facilitate the Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting (PLMAM).


Working in collaboration with PACER Plus Stakeholders, international and regional organisations, civil society, diaspora communities and private sector partners, the Labour Mobility Specialist (LMS) promotes innovation, knowledge management, cross-thematic collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches in migrant inclusion and social cohesion, human and economic mobility facilitation, through the support to skills based and talent mobility schemes, and development of inter-regional solutions within regional integration and trade.  The LMS will have a particular focus on coordinated, innovative and effective policy and operational solutions, multilateral and multistakeholder cooperation and innovation, technical assistance to governments and partners.

 
Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Political or Social Sciences, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience or equivalent.
  • Post Graduate qualification in economics, highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience in aid activity development and delivery, including activity monitoring and reporting, risk management; budget/financial management; and quality assurance and performance management.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing constructive relationships in the Pacific, and using a partnership approach to facilitate consensus building and collaboration (with partner government agencies, development partners and development agencies, NGOs and private sector groups, and regional and multilateral organisations).


For more information about the position and to apply go to DT Global’s Career Site at the following link: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=URSAUS&cws=39&rid=1278