National Program for Village Development Support Program (PNDS-SP)

Cardno Emerging Markets is seeking energetic and enthusiastic candidates to work as part of a highly skilled team of the PNDS Support Program.

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. Jointly managed by the Ministry of State Administration and Ministry of Finance the PNDS program aims to work with communities at the village level to help eliminate poverty by investing in community-driven infrastructure projects. 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. They have allocated approximately 275 social, technical and finance facilitators to every sub-district in the country to support villagers to plan and implement projects. These facilitators are supervised and assisted by district accountants and engineers.

During the pilot and first phase of construction (2013-14) more than 220 infrastructure projects have been built by the community. The PSP2 and Government of Timor-Leste would now like to engage two independent consultants to undertake a technical review of the quality of infrastructure built to date

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.

Cardno’s PNDS Support Program currently has vacancies for the following positions:


  • Infrastructure Audit Adviser (two positions available).


These positions will be based in Dili and the successful candidate will work as part of a team of highly skilled professionals.


All applications must include a CV/resume, and the details (name, phone, email) of three referees.


Applications may be submitted via email to or in hard copy to the Cardno office (Estrada de Balide, Dili).


Further information about these positions including full Terms of Reference are available on our website or by emailing


Applications close on 1 April 2015 at 5pm Dili Time.


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.