PNDS Support Program – Senior Social Development Adviser
Job Reference Number
Position No. PC 41
International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets
Australasia; Timor Leste; Dili
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.
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.