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Summer Institute of Linguistic PNG
  • Post Date: February 8, 2023
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Job Overview

Position: Work Permit and Visa assistant

Department: Expat Personnel Office (HR)

Purpose: To provide assistance with the administrative tasks in the Expat Personnel Office focused on work permit, visa and other paperwork, personnel database maintenance, and other office tasks as required.

Responsible to: Expat Personnel Manager



  • Maintaining the information in the personnel database and assuring its accuracy
  • Providing reports from the database upon request
  • Preparing work permit and visa applications as well and other government applications
  • Assisting SIL Members and others working with SIL who have queries regarding their paperwork or passports.
  • Cross-train on other ExPO office tasks, including the Insite Information system
  • Communicate clearly and courteously with members and sending organisations via email, phone, and in person
  • Maintain, organize, and protect confidential information, both hardcopy and electronic
  • Gain and maintain a thorough understanding of government requirements and procedures for lodging and processing of documents even as these periodically change
  • Other office tasks as required.


  • A University Degree is preferred but not required. Some experience doing similar work is required. Preference is given to someone with extensive experience living in a English-speaking country, working where English was the primary language, or who has attended a school taught in English.
  • Must have excellent communication skills in English-both written and verbal
  • Must have the ability to compose letters and emails that communicates well to PNG audience as well as to people in other countries
  • Possesses critical thinking skills
  • Possesses advanced computer skills and especially to be proficient in word for Windows, Excel, Access. Must be able to use Internet Explorer or another web browser.
  • Having experience in communicating with speakers as a second language.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to relate well to others in cross-cultural setting
  • Ability to work independently and with instructions
  • Works well with others
  • Honest and reliable
  • Good understanding of SIL-PNG goals
  • Commitment to maintain Christian standards of behaviour both at home and in the workplace.


*All applications should have a cover letter, updated CV with copies of certificates and references attached.

*Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.


APPLY NOW and email Jebinna at [email protected] or post to;

Human Resources Department, National Personnel Office, P.O. Box 417, Ukarumpa, E.H.P

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 21st February 2023

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