CARDNO PNDS -Communications Adviser-CD 29 de Julho de 2014



Communications Adviser – PNDS Support Program


Job Reference Number


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 (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 Phase II (PSP-II) managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.

The PNDS Support Program currently has a requirement for a Communications Adviser.

The purpose of the position is to support the PNDS Communications Department to implement activities in line with the PNDS communications strategy and provide training and mentoring to PNDS communications staff.


The position will be co-located with the PNDS Secretariat in the Ministry of State Administration.


The objectives of this role are to:

  • Support the PNDS Secretariat in all communications activities from high level, corporate communications to community level outreach information.
  • Support the Chief of PNDS Communications Department in planning activities in line with the communications strategy.
  • Develop the capacity of the PNDS Secretariat communications staff in practical communications and production skills, especially writing for print, web and broadcast media.

A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for this position can be found by clicking on the link: here—PNDS-Support-Program.aspx

Other Requirements

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


Employee Benefits

To be contracted for 12 months contract with possibility of extension.


By email: email your application with the reference “PC34 – Communications Adviser” in the subject line to


For further information about this position:

Email with the reference “PC34 – Communications Adviser in the subject line.


Closing date 29 July 2014, 5.00pm Dili time.

Late applications will not be considered.

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