Governance for Development Support Services


Cardno Emerging Markets is seeking an experienced and professional Office Manager to support the Governance for Development (GfD) program.

Through the GfD program, the Australian Government is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste to implement its Strategic Development Plan by working with central agencies to improve systems that are most important to economic management and service delivery.

The Office Manager will oversee the day-to-day functions of the GfD Support Services (GfDSS) office and manage support to advisers and activities such as workshops, meetings, training, travel and translations.  Office management responsibilities will span administration, recruitment, purchasing, asset management, records, IT, security and logistics.  The Office Manager will supervise a small team and will work closely with the GfD Management team and the Cardno Melbourne office to ensure effective delivery of services and compliance with Cardno and Australian Government policies.

Applicants should have a tertiary qualification along with relevant experience in a range of corporate, HR and office management functions.

This is a Dili-based locally engaged staff position. Timor-Leste nationals and personnel eligible to work in Timor-Leste may apply.

Applicants are requested to read the Terms of Reference, review the Selection Criteria and follow the instructions on how to apply.


For further information about the position:


Applications close on 29 July, 2015, 23:55hrs 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 will include police/criminal record checks.