Pacific Labour Facility



Job Type


Closing Date

31st May 2020

— Description —

Project Overview


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.


About the Role


The Quality, Learning & Performance (QLP) In-Country Co-ordinator will support the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour to build the capacity of the Labour Employment Export Division (LEEP)  to collect and use their own data and implement the PLF Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Framework.  The role will also coordinate with research partners, undertake learning activities and promote Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) objectives. The Coordinator will work closely with the Pacific Labour Scheme Labour Mobility Engagement Manager and MCIL CEO to provide relevant assistance to LEEP on monitoring and reporting processes. The QLP In-Country Coordinator will be supported by the Quality, Learning and Performance team of the Pacific Labour Facility.  


About you 


It is essential that you have outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to establish strong working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders in different locations. You must be self-motivated and demonstrate a high level of initiative. Your senior experience will bring a history of successes, failures and most importantly, learnings to contribute to the success of PLF. The role would suit someone with a background in research, data analysis and monitoring and evaluation and interest in labour mobility and its benefits for Samoa.


Essential Criteria


  • Tertiary Qualifications in Social Sciences; Management; Business/Commerce or other relevant disciplines
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research and data analysis
  • Experience in managing and implementing projects 
  • Demonstrated understanding of GEDSI processes, principles and practices
  • Experience working with, and fostering relationships with, stakeholders including government, civil society organisations, academic institutions, private sector and development partners
  • Excellent English and Samoan written and verbal communication skills for high-level external engagement
  • Experience in facilitating workshops, training activities and coaching/mentoring of others
  • Skills in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Familiarity with Management Information Systems related to data collection and reporting


There will be opportunities for the selected candidate to engage in learning and collaboration with QLP In-Country Coordinators based in other Pacific Island locations. There may also be an opportunity for the selected candidate to be responsible for the day to day supervision of other QLP In-Country Coordinators. This will be based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate and at the recommendation of the MEL Manager.


Application Requirements


This position is open to nationals of Samoa. Salary is based on Samoan Public Service rates. We encourage people with disabilities to apply. To apply, and to see the full TOR, please visit the Palladium website.

Applications close on 31st May 2020.