Call for Applications-2022 NAQIA Graduate Cadet Program



The National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) is a statutory body of government within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, providing biosecurity services focused towards minimizing the risks of introduction, establishment and spread of regulated pests and diseases affecting animals and plant health and including those that consequentially affect human, environment and the economy. Its other equally important function is trade facilitation of products that are of animal and plant origin where it ensures that imports of these products  pose minimum risks to PNG’s biodiversity, and concurrently provides assurances to the importing country these products (such as agricultural, fisheries and forestry commodities) meets its biosecurity protocols and therefore able to access the market.

The NAQIA Graduate Cadet Program

In the light of this, career prospects are available for recent University Graduates from 2019, 2020, & 2021 of Papua New Guinea Nationality to join the NAQIA Graduate Cadet Program.

This is very intensive program which runs for twenty-four (24) months and aims to train and develop young graduates in:

  • Agriculture Science
  • Food Technology
  • Marine Science
  • Animal Health Science
  • Plant Health Science
  • Forestry


To be observed into NAQIA’s core biosecurity, quarantine and inspections functions as mandated by the NAQIA Act.

NAQIA is an equal employment opportunity provider which offers attractive remuneration packages including Medical Insurance, training in country and abroad to its employees.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to provide duly signed letter of application with updated Curriculum Vitae, proof of education qualification, contact details and three (3) written character and academic references.

All applications should be mailed to the address shown below, or hand-delivered to NAQIA Headquarters Building located on Morea Tobo Road, Six Mile, Port Moresby, NCD

The Human Resource Manager

National Agriculture Quarantine & Inspection Authority

P.O.BOX 741

Port Moresby, NCD

Electronic submissions can be emailed to

Close of Application

Applications close at 4:30 pm on Thursday 12th August 2022

Late Applications WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED and ONLY SHORTLISTED candidates will be contacted.

Source: NAQIA External Advertisement NO.1/2022 in the local newspapers.