The Labour Mobility Manager will provide strategic and operational leadership to support the Foreign Employment Services, National Employment Centre (NEC), to ensure a quality supply of Pacific Workers in the PLS work-ready pool, coordinated and efficient recruitment activities to support employers and streamlined mobilisation and reintegration of workers. The position will be responsible for strategic stakeholder engagement to enhance the quality and quantity of workers available to employers, develop policies and processes and to increase overall labour mobility in the Pacific.
Under the direction of the Director, the Labour Mobility Manager will work closely with the Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations’ NEC team members to:
- Work closely with the NEC Director, NEC Manager, Labour Mobility Engagement Manager, and other core team members to ensure streamlined and efficient implementation of operational and strategic priorities of labour mobility programs.
- Support the NEC leadership team to develop aligned annual planning, activities, and respective budgets. Monitor and support planned activities throughout the planning cycles.
- Build and facilitate linkages with Labour Mobility stakeholders to maximise the impact of increased labour mobility and ensure effective communication, cross-learning, and the sharing of knowledge amongst stakeholders.
- Mentor NEC team members as appropriate on labour mobility processes, policies, and systems to develop and strengthen capacity and capabilities.
- Drive initiatives by the NEC team to increase the supply of high quality PLS worker registrations
- Drive improvement to the review, design, and delivery of PLS processes that support worker recruitment, including capacity building assistance to participating government agencies and other stakeholders.
- Working closely with the Labour Mobility Engagement Managers, contribute to country planning and budgeting, utilising the analysis of capacity assessments.
- Identify innovative approaches to promote PLS/SWP opportunities for women, people with disabilities and those from remote communities, simultaneously monitoring issues of gender equality and social inclusion.
- Support worker reintegration initiatives by leveraging connections with other local and DFAT funded programs and in-country networks.
- Provide timely reports to management in relation to the labour mobility programs.
- Travel locally and internationally, as required.
- Other tasks as reasonably requested by the Director, NEC, and the Labour Mobility Engagement Manager.
- Tertiary qualifications in Commerce, Economics, Human Resources, Public Administration, and International Affairs or equivalent (or with work experience).
- A working understanding of current issues in relation to circular labour mobility, including related policy and regulatory frameworks, and the ability to translate these to implementation.
- Extensive experience mentoring and leading teams to deliver high quality and timely results.
- Experience in developing and implementing annual planning, budgets, and priority activities.
- A demonstrated ability to build productive and sustainable working partnerships with a variety of stakeholders (including partner government, civil society, and the private sector).
- Experience working with employer groups, including industry groups, labour hire companies and trade unions to create demand for seasonal worker and longer-term employment.
- Ability to produce high-quality deliverables within tight timeframes.
- Demonstrated excellent marketing skills to promote the PLS scheme and negotiation skills.
How to apply
This position is open to nationals of Fiji. We encourage people with disabilities to apply. Salary is competitive and based on local labour standards.
To apply, and to see the full Terms of Reference, please visit Palladium website: https://palladium.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/11036?c=…