CARDNO PNDS -Deputy Operations Manager-CD 30 November 2013



PNDS Support Program – Deputy Operations Manager

Job Reference Number

Position no. SS02

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 Deputy Operations 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 Deputy Operations Manager are to:

  • Assist the Operations Manager with strategic and operational management of the PNDS Support Program
  • Provide high-level and strategic support and advice about all aspects of program management including the provision of responsive and professional services and advice to the Australian Government.
  • Ensure support services and operations are adequately resourced and operating effectively.
  • Prepare Head Contract deliverables, program plans, policies, manuals, budgets and reports, ensuring outputs are of very high quality and in accordance with professional standards and other requirements prescribed by the Australian Government, Cardno and where appropriate GoTL. ​


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 “SS02 – Deputy Operations Manager” in the subject line to
For further information about this position:
Email with the reference “SS02 – Deputy Operations Manager” in the subject line.
Closing date: 30 November 2013, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.​



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