CARDNO PNDS -Capacity Development Adviser-CD 30 November 2013




PNDS Support Program – Capacity Development Adviser

Job Reference Number

Position no. PC29

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.
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 Capacity Development Adviser.
A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for the position can be found by clicking on the link:

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Capacity Development Adviser are to:

  • Undertake a capacity development needs assessment within the PNDS Secretariat, and plan and manage the implementation of a comprehensive program of capacity development across the secretariat through the HR and Training Department.
  • Support PNDS Support Program advisers and locally engaged staff to utilise the most effective capacity development approaches and thereby ensure that institutional, team and individual capacity improvements are effective and sustainable.
  •  Manage a team of national and international staff and external providers with responsibilities for planning and delivery of capacity development activities at national level. ​

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 “PC29 – Capacity Development Adviser” in the subject line to
For further information about this position: 
Email with the reference “PC29 – Capacity Development Adviser” in the subject line.
Closing date: 30 November 2013, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.​

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