Physical Planner Career Opportunity – Buganda Land Board

Job
Title:   Physical Planner
Organisation: Buganda Land
Board
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to
: Head Land Management
About
US:
Buganda Land
Board is an agency of the Kabaka of Buganda which was entrusted with managing
land belonging to Buganda Kingdom. Buganda Land Board will match with its
vision of being a centre of excellence in Entrepreneurial land management and
development in Uganda and beyond. In order to achieve this, it is imperative
Human Resource Management is given a high priority and this will involve the
development of a perfect blend between traditional administrative functions and
the well-being of all employees within the organization to meet these
expectations.
Job
Summary:
 The Physical Planner will
responsible for the physical planning issues of Buganda Land Board, by
supporting in the planning, assigning, directing, and coordination of physical
planning activities in the Land Management Department. The incumbent will
specifically emphasize physical planning in all areas under Buganda Land
Board’s jurisdiction with a view of optimizing the effectiveness of the land.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of developing a mechanism where all
Buganda Land Board surveys undergo successful planning appraisals/reviews by
the various planning authorities to enable speedy deed plan processing.
·        
Ensure that the unit generates income through
planning services to both Buganda Land Board and non-Buganda Land Board’s
clients.
·        
Send an inventory of persons/firms who have
undertaken planning on Kabaka’s land; in order to complete their process,
update our inventory and regularize their tenancy.
·        
Instill a clear mechanism for monitoring the various
developments on Kabaka’s land with a view to ensure compliance with land
development covenants.
·        
Develop and have in place defined land use zones
and detailed plans for sustainable utilization.
·        
Arrange for the preparation and implementation of
spatial development plans to guide/stimulate development.
·        
Carry out an assessment of existing land (under-
utilized) and none utilized for possible repossession/redevelopment.
·        
Contribute to the overall leadership, strategic
planning and management of the Unit within Buganda Land Board.
·        
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of the
various functions in the unit.
·        
Develop mechanisms for strengthening urban renewal
process.
·        
Build infrastructural growth and development.
·        
Regularly review physical planning aspects in
development proposals by investors.
·        
Develop mechanisms for monitoring and verifying
that developments comply with lease user convenants.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Physical Planning, Urban Planning, Regional Planning and/or its
equivalent.
·        
A minimum of three years’ professional experience
as a Physical Planner or Urban Planner or any other relevant/ related work
experience.
·        
The candidate should have Mastery of G.I.S and
Microsoft Office software;
·        
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal
foundation for land use regulation and physical planning in the country;
·        
Understanding of KCCA, town councils and other
Urban authorities’ programs and processes;
·        
Proven ability and capability to build and
maintain excellent relationships with high-ranking governmental department
authorities, research/academic institutions, community or industry influencers
and other third parties who may have significant influence on public policies;
·        
Excellent oral, written, presentation and
interpersonal skills;
·        
Demonstrable effective team player spokesperson
and advocate; with a strong record of being a great team player and
collaborator with internal and external stakeholders with the ability to
promote cooperation and facilitate problem resolution in a timely, creative and
professional manner;
·        
Possess a strong desire and necessary attributes
to proactively advance land management policy positions through high impact
external engagement in small and/or large group settings;
·        
Excellent organizational and leadership skills;
·        
Strong client service focus, business acumen and
the ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, deal with ambiguity, meet
demanding deadlines and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast paced
environment;
·        
Past experience in and knowledge of the land and
property industry;
·        
Ability to multi-task.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their application letters, updated CVs, copies
of your academic documents and two daytime telephone contacts to the Human
Resource Manager, Buganda Land Board, Bulange Building – Mengo, Kabakanjagala
Road, Kampala. Uganda.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  29th May, 2015.
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