Engineer Support Officer – PNDS Support Program
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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.
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.
We currently have a vacancy for the position of Engineer Support Officer.
All application must include a cover letter, responses against each of the selection criteria, CV/resume, and the details (name, phone, email) of three referees.
Engineer Support Officer will be to:
- Provide technical support, training and mentoring for the PNDS District Engineers and the Sub-district Technical Facilitators (SDTF).
- Support the PNDS management team to understand and manage issues arising from the field (systems, capacity, resources, and community opinions) particularly in relation to infrastructure construction and maintenance.
- Assist the PNDS Secretariat to monitor, assess and audit the engineering activities of the PNDS program.
A copy of the Terms of Reference with Selection Criteria and how to apply for this position can be found by clicking on the link: here
These positions will be remunerated in line with our Timor-Leste locally engaged salary framework depending on the discipline group, qualification and experience of the successful candidate. Please click on the Terms of Reference for remunerations package
To be contracted for 24 months.
Late applications will not be considered.