CARDNO PNDS – Communications Adviser – Short Term Contract-22 September 2013



Communications Adviser – Short Term Contract

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Job Type

International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets



Job Location

Australasia; Timor Leste; Dili

Job Summary

​ 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. 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 will provide 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 Technical Working Group have been established to develop PNDS, representing key ministries (Finance, State Administration, Health, Education, Agriculture, Public Works and the National Development Agency).
PNDS Secretariat within the Ministry of State Administration supports these bodies and is responsible for the implementation of PNDS.AusAID is assisting the government to develop the PNDS through the PNDS Support Program managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.

We currently have a vacancy for the position of Communications Adviser. This Adviser will support all PNDS communications activities as well as lead the development of an overall communications strategy for PNDS.

A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria can be found here.

Key Responsibilities

​The objectives of this role are to:

  • Support the PNDS Secretariat in all communications activities from high level, corporate communications to community level outreach information.
  • Support the development of a PNDS Communication Strategy.
  • Develop the capacity of the PNDS Secretariat communications staff in planning and implementation of the communications strategy.

Other Requirements

​Please refer to the ToR for selection criteria and how to apply.

Employee Benefits

​Subject to final approval from AusAID, to be contracted for the period October 2013 to February 2014.


​For further information about this position:

  1. Email with the reference “PC34 – Communications Adviser” in the subject line.
  2. Hand delivery to:
    Cardno Emerging Markets
    Estrada Balide, Dili
    (Old Peace Dividend Trust building)

Closing date: 22 September 2013, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.

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