The EU funded Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade project (STREIT) aims to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic development in East Sepik and Sandaun Provinces. It will target integration with and support to the broader work of FAO and other project partners to support cocoa, vanilla and fishery value chains. The ILO has been tasked to implement the project transport infrastructure component, thereby improving access to communities and markets, in particular those linked to the value chain development.
By applying local resource-based approaches in the infrastructure works, the ILO also seeks to (i) increase participation of local communities in the planning and implementation of works, (ii) increase the creation of jobs and income by applying employment-intensive work methods and (iii) secure the involvement of the local construction industry. The dimensions of increased employment and income opportunities and more private sector business prospects are expected to create additional synergies with the sustainable and inclusive economic development ambitions of the project.
The ILO activities will also place emphasis on strengthening the capacity of local institutions responsible for the improvement and maintenance of PNGs transport infrastructure, introducing approaches relying to the extent possible on the use of local resources such as local entrepreneurs and communities. All activities will be gender-mainstreamed targeting women, youth and disadvantaged groups.
The project will be delivered by a team based in Wewak, PNG, with support from the office in Port Moresby, the ILO Office in Suva, Fiji, and ILO expert teams in Bangkok and Geneva.
Description of Duties
The ILO technical assistance forms an integral part of the STREIT project delivered by a host of UN agencies under the overall coordination of FAO. The Training Engineer will be part of the ILO technical team which constitutes a portion of a larger project team provided by several UN agencies tasked to deliver all the components of STREIT.
Within this framework, the Training Engineer will be in charge of the training activities envisaged for the project infrastructure component in line with work plans, project documents, ILO policies and strategies, and in accordance with country programmes and administrative and financial procedures.
Reporting to the Infrastructure Specialist, the Training Engineer will be responsible for the preparation and organisation of the overall capacity development programme – and the coordination of all capacity building activities. He/she will also be involved in the development and institutionalisation of the same activities within sub-national government agencies and support institutions.
Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, the Training Engineer will be assigned the following specific tasks and responsibilities:
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