CARDNO PNDS – Finance Manager PNDS-CD 22 September 2013



Finance Manager PNDS

Job Reference Number


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). A 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 Finance Manager. This position will play a lead role in financial management services for Cardno including management of a small team of locally engaged staff. Cardno are also managing the Interim Governance for Development (GfD) Project alongside PNDS and as such the PNDS Support Program Finance Manager will be working closely with the GfD Finance Manager. Broadly speaking the PNDS Support Program Finance Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the projects, while the GfD Finance Manager is responsible for reporting across both projects.
PNDS support services are seeking a suitably qualified Finance Manager in support of its program.
A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria can be found here.

Key Responsibilities


The objectives of this role are to:
  • Assist the Operations Manager in the day-to-day operations of the support program.
  • Establish and maintain financial management policies, procedures and systems that ensure efficient and effective program management.
  • Maintain oversight of day-to-day financial activities.
  • Provide high quality and professional advice about financial management.
  • Lead, manage and build the skills and capacity of a small team of financial officers.

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 August 2014.


​For further information about this position:

  1. Email with the reference “SS11 – Finance Manager” 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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