CARDNO – Senior Social Development Adviser – CD 04 de Agosto de 2016



Senior Social Development Adviser

Job Reference Number


Job Type

International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets



Job Location

Australasia; Timor-Leste

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.


Key Responsibilities

The PNDS Support Program (PNDS-SP) currently has a requirement for a Senior Social Development Adviser for their Field Support Team.

 The main objectives of Field Support Team (FST) are to :

§  Work alongside the PNDS Secretariat Program Implementation team to monitor, assess and report progress in program implementation at the field level.

§  Develop the capacity of the PNDS Program Implementation Department and national officer counterparts

§  Develop the capacity of the PNDS sub-national staff so that they are better able to deliver on their mandates

The position will be co-located with the PNDS Secretariat in the Ministry of Strategic Planning and Investment.


The objectives of this role are to:

§  Provide strategic level advice on social development policy and management issues for PNDS program implementation

§  Build capacity of PNDS social development staff at national and sub-national levels

§  Manage and provide technical and professional advice for the FST Field Coordinators – Social Development

§  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, supervise, assess and audit the social development activities of PNDS

A copy of the Terms of Reference and Selection Criteria for this position can be found here: PC42 Senior Social Development Adviser ToR.pdf


Other Requirements

How to apply. Email your application with the reference ‘PC42-Senior Social Development Adviser’ in the subject line to by Thursday 4 August 2016, 5.00pm Dili time

Your applications must include:
1. Response against each of the essential and desirable selection criteria
(maximum five pages).
2. Curriculum vitae/resume.
3. Name and contact details (phone and email) of three referees.
4. Please indicate where you saw the advertisement or how you learnt about this job vacancy.

Late and incomplete applications will not  be considered.

Employee Benefits

This position will be remunerated under the Locally Engaged Staff Remuneration Framework as follows:
Job family: Advisor Group D (Salary Range: $3,500 to $5,100 per month).


For further information about this position please email with the reference ‘PC42-Senior Social Development Adviser’ in the subject line.


Cardno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cardno encourages women to apply.


Cardno is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Child Protection in all fields. Successful applicants may be required to provide a police clearance certificate.

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