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Language Documentation Intern

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Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Non Government Organisations (NGOs)




POSITION: Language Documentation Intern

DEPARTMENT: LS-Language Development

RESPONSIBLE TO: Language Development Manager or Senior Manager of

Language Services or DO-DLS

PURPOSE: To provide support to language teams in the area of language documentation


  • Inputting data into various linguistic computer programs related to language documentation.
  • Assist language personnel in collecting data for language documentation purpose.
  • Assisting Linguistics Coordinator with other tasks as assigned by LD Manager or the Senior Manager for Language Services.
  • Mentor and train others in language documentation if and when necessary.
  • Assist in workshops where applicable.
  • Travel to different locations to collect data, assist and train when necessary


  • A bachelor degree in Linguistics, Language, or Literature and have experience in Linguistics Field Method.
  • Fluent in English (Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • Fluent in Tok Pisin (Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • Computer Literate


  • Able to quickly learn new software.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and take initiative in finding new work that needs to be done.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must have responsible and professional work habits.
  • Must have a friendly disposition in working with clients and colleagues alike.
  • Must view this job as a ministry more than a job.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Understands the value of sharing resources internally, with partners, and with appropriate public audiences.
  • Good written and oral communication skills

APPLY NOW and email Jebinna at or post to

Human Resources Department

National Personnel Office

P.O. Box 417, UKARUMPA, EHP 444

Phone: 537 4127 Fax: 537 3542


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