The private graduate school (Okinawa Kagaku Gijutsu Daigakuin Daigaku) located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan is hiring an Assistant Ombudsperson. OIST's Ombuds Office was established in June 2019 (with a full-developed policy) as an IOA-compliant resource for all employees and students of the highly-ranked institute. The part-time Assistant Ombudsperson will work with and serve as an alternate to the existing OIST Ombudsperson. (It is not clear from public materials who serves as the Ombudsperson, but the implication is that the first Ombuds also holds another position at the institute.)
Applicants must have native level proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and advanced level proficiency in English, significant relevant experience, familiarity with Japanese Labor Laws, and willingness to complete IOA training. Preferred qualifications include: experience dealing with the Japan Labor Standard Office; a relevant university degree; ability to translate documents from English to Japanese; and experience working or studying abroad. The position will be open until filled. No salary indicated. (OIST Posting; OIST Policy 42.)
Note: A couple years ago, Bruce McLin, the former HR manager with OIST worked with Noriko Tada (Ombuds with Guidea for Eisai Co., Ltd.), Nick Diehl (then Ombuds for the Asian Development Bank) and Charmhee Kim (Ombuds with McKinsey & Co.) on presentations in Japan and an article for the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training Report.
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