PNDS Support Program – Senior Finance Adviser
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International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets
Asia; Australasia; Timor Leste
The Programa Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS), or National Program for Village Development, is a new, nation-wide community development program of the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL). Launched in June 2012 and valued at $300 million over eight years from 2014, it will contribute to rural development by funding the ‘missing link’ to services – basic village infrastructure – and provide jobs and training.
The Government is providing each village with an annual grant of around US$50,000 to plan, construct and manage their own small scale infrastructure projects.
An Inter-Ministerial Committee and a Technical Working Group, representing key ministries (Finance, State Administration, Health, Education, Agriculture, Public Works and the National Development Agency), have been established to oversee the implementation of PNDS. The PNDS Secretariat within the Ministry of State Administration supports these bodies and is responsible for the implementation of PNDS.
The Australian Government is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste to implement PNDS through the PNDS Support Program managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.
The PNDS Support Program currently has a requirement for a Senior Finance Adviser.
The key responsibilities of the Senior Finance Adviser will be to
- Build capacity of PNDS accountants at the national level by advising and providing on-the-job training throughout the program cycle, using the program implementation manual and community financial management manual as guidance.
- Support national accountants to:
- Incorporate financial reporting and monitoring data from villages into the program MIS.
- Develop and utilise systems for data verification.
- Develop work plans and reports.
- Take the lead on managing finance issues for PNDS program implementation at the national level.
- Undertake financial monitoring and produce national financial reports.
- Develop or revise training materials, and facilitate training and regular learning workshops.