CARDNO PNDS Support Program – Senior Social Development Adviser – CD 22 de Agosto de 2014



PNDS Support Program – Senior Social Development Adviser

Job Reference Number

Position No. PC 41

Job Type

International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets


Fixed Term

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 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. A 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.
We currently have a vacancy for the position of Senior Social Development Adviser.

Key Responsibilities

​The key responsibilities of the Senior Social Development Adviser will be to

  • Build capacity of PNDS social development staff at the national and district level.
  • Provide support for the Field Coordinators – Social Development of the FST.
  • Support the PNDS management team to understand and manage issues arising from the field (systems, capacity, resources, and community opinions) particularly in relation to social development.
  • Assist the PNDS Secretariat to monitor and assess the social development activities of PNDS.
A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for this position can be found by clicking on the link: here

Other Requirements

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

Employee Benefits

To be contracted for 24 months.


By email: email your application with the reference “PC41 – Senior Social Development Adviser” in the subject line to
For further information about this position:
Email with the reference “PC41 – Senior Social Development Adviser” in the subject line.
Closing date 22 August 2014, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.



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