CARDNO PNDS – Capacity Development Adviser – CD 03 de Junho de 2016



PNDS Support Program – Capacity Development Adviser


Job Reference Number

Position no. PC30

Job Type

Locally Engaged Staff



Job Location

Australasia; Timor-Leste; Dili

Job Summary

The Programa Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS), or National Program for Village Development, is a nation-wide community development program of the Government of Timor-Leste. Launched in June 2012 and valued at $300 million over eight years, it is contributing to rural development by funding the ‘missing link’ to services – basic village infrastructure – and providing jobs and training.

The Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) 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 Government of Australia (GoA) is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) to implement PNDS through the PNDS Support Program Phase II (PSP-II) managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.

The PNDS Support Program currently has a vacancy for the position of Capacity Development Adviser


The Capacity Development Adviser is a senior adviser position with responsibilities for managing both personnel and program resources.

Key activities

  • Ensure that training is based on identified and validated training needs and implemented to a standard required to support the implementation of PNDS.
  • Support the PNDS Secretariat through the HR and Training Department to carry out its function to manage and implement an integrated training plan and budget
  • Manage DFAT training resources and routinely report on expenditure.
  • Manage a team of staff and external providers with responsibilities for planning and delivery of capacity development activities for PNDS
  • Ensure relevant stakeholders (PNDS Secretariat, DFAT, HCDF) are informed of the training team’s overall strategy and day to day training delivery.

  • Key activities Manage and work with the PSP-II Training Officer to achieve the key objectives.
  • Plan and manage work planning, reporting and performance management for your team.
  • Advise and support the PNDS Secretariat HR & Training Department to:
    • Determine training priorities using needs based assessment and formulate a single integrated training plan
    • To secure funding from the Human Capital Development Fund (HCDF), DFAT and other sources and to manage these funds, including the development of systems to apply for, implement and acquit the Human Capital Development Fund and comply with funding criteria.
    • To implement the training plan and to schedule training to suit the needs of PNDS
    • Develop quality training standards and ensure all training (in-house and outsourced) meets these standards.
    • Ensure training modalities provide value for money.
    • Develop training plans and activities that incorporate nationally accredited units of competency and courses wherever possible.
  • Ensure that training plans, materials and delivery are gender sensitive and promote  gender equality and disability inclusion
  • Lead all aspects associated with management of the DFAT funded capacity development activity including design, planning, implementation, M&E, reporting and budget management.
  • In all functions, proactively advise and assist in liaising with counterparts and external agencies to find solutions to problems and obstacles in order to produce results.
  • Provide regular updates and bi-monthly report on training activities undertaken both to PNDS secretariat and DFAT.

A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for this position can be found by on our website:

Other Requirements

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

Employee Benefits

To be contracted up to 30 June 2017


Email your application with the reference ‘PC30 – Capacity Development Adviser’ in the subject line to

For further information about this position:

Email with the reference ‘PC30 – Capacity Development Adviser’ in the subject line.


Closing date: 3 June 2016, 5.00pm Dili time.

Late applications will not be considered.

Cardno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cardno encourages women to apply. Cardno recognizes the moral and legal responsibility to provide an equal opportunity workplace by ensuring that all recruitment and selection decisions are based on the best qualified and experienced candidate who can perform the genuine inherent requirements of the position.

Your privacy is important to Cardno.  It is the policy of Cardno to respect the confidentiality of information and privacy of individuals. Personal information provided by you as part of your application (whether oral, electronic, or written) will be collected and processed for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment.  In order to carry out this purpose, your information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in our offices.  Any information we hold will be governed by the most current version of the Cardno Privacy Policy. 

Cardno is committed to Child Protection, Anti-bribery and Fraud prevention in the delivery of our International Development project and programs.  Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include a relevant police or criminal record check


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