CARDNO PNDS -Environment Specialist – PNDS-CD 8 April 2014



Environment Specialist – PNDS

Job Reference Number


Job Type

International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets



Job Location

Asia; 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 (GoTL). 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 is providing 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 a Technical Working Group, representing key ministries (Finance, State Administration, Health, Education, Agriculture, Public Works and the National Development Agency), have been established to oversee the implementation of PNDS. The 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 implement PNDS through the PNDS Support Program managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.
The PNDS Support Program has a requirement for an Environment Specialist.


Key Responsibilities


​The key responsibilities of the Environment Specialist will be to

  • Provide technical advice and assistance to PNDS Secretariat management and engineers, and senior advisers, with the aim of minimising the environmental impact of community infrastructure projects.
  • Identify the key environmental legislation, policies, guidelines and systems in Timor-Leste that may have a bearing upon implementation of PNDS.
  • Develop a simple environmental management strategy for PNDS.
  • Provide advice about the most appropriate mechanisms available to integrate the environmental management strategy into the PNDS project cycle.
  • Develop a set of guidelines that managers, engineers and community members can use to identify potential environmental harm and apply mitigation strategies early in the development cycle to ensure that community infrastructure projects minimise environmental impact.
A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for this position can be found by clicking on the link: Terms of Reference.


Other Requirements


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


Employee Benefits


​To be contracted for up to 20 days during the period April to 30 June 2014.




​By email: email your application with the reference “PC07 – Environment Specialist” in the subject line to

For further information about this position:
Email with the reference “PC07 – Environment Specialist” in the subject line.
Closing date: 8 April 2014, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.



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