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 8 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 Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Adviser. This adviser will support the design and delivery of sustainable and appropriate information systems to respond to the operational and information needs of the PNDS Support Program.
A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria can be found here.
The objectives of this role are to:
- Manage the implementation of the PNDS Management Information System (MIS).
- Support the implementation and ongoing refinement of a nation-wide Information Technology and Communications (ITC) system.
- Build skills and capacity of PNDS Secretariat MIS and ITC Officers to manage the systems independently.
- Provide second-line technical support to the PNDS Secretariat and PNDS Support Program offices.
Please refer to the ToR
for selection criteria and instructions on how to apply for the position.
Subject to final approval from AusAID, to be contracted for the period November 2013 to August 2014.
- For further information about this position:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference “PC33 – ITC Adviser” in the subject line.
- 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.