CARDNO PNDS -Activity Support Manager-CD 30 November 2013



PNDS Support Program – Activity Support Manager

Job Reference Number

Position no. SS03

Job Type

International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets



Job Location

Australasia; Timor Leste

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.
The Australian Government is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste to develop the PNDS through the PNDS Support Program managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.
We currently have a vacancy for the position of Activity Support Manager.
A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for the position can be found by clicking on the link:

Terms of Reference


Key Responsibilities


The key responsibilities of the Activity Support Manager are to:

  • Assist the Operations Manager and Deputy Operations Manager with the day-to-day administration and operations of the PNDS Support Program.
  • Act as the primary interface between the Cardno program support office and the PNDS Secretariat, coordinating logistical and support services and managing requests for assistance in a responsive and effective manner.
  • Support PNDS Support Program personnel co-located in the PNDS Secretariat.​


Other Requirements


Please see the Terms of Reference for the selection criteria and how to apply.​


Employee Benefits


To be contracted to August 2014.​




Email your application with the reference “SS03 – Activity Support Manager” in the subject line to
For further information about this position:
Email with the reference “SS03 –Activity Support Manager” in the subject line.
Closing date: 30 November 2013, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.​



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