Fresher Land Cartographer Jobs – ZOA

Job Title:   Land
Organization: ZOA 
Duty Station: Nwoya,
Reports to: Manager
Land Security and Economic Development
Start Date: 1st
April 2018
About ZOA:
ZOA is a Christian
international NGO, with its head office based in the Netherlands. ZOA operates
in fifteen countries on three continents. We provide relief to people affected
by conflict or natural disasters. We contribute to a new perspective of hope in
which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust.
Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their
In Uganda we have a diverse
range of multilateral and bilateral institutional donors next to the support by
over 50,000 individual donors and six Dutch private foundations to implement
multi-annual programs in West Nile, Acholi and Amudat (Karamoja). Our 100+
staff members find inspiration in the gospel and adhere to our common values of
stewardship, human dignity, faithfulness and justice.
Job Summary: The Land
Cartographer will support the ‘Securing Land for Sustainable Agri-Business
Program’ in Acholi (Nwoya district). The Land Cartographer will support theprogram
team in (digitalizing) the land demarcation and registration process, and is responsible
for the digitalization of land files and land Certificates of Customary
Ownership (CCOs) in close cooperation with the relevant authorities at
sub-county and district level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support
    land demarcation teams (incl
    . Area Land Committees) in land
  • Coach
    and train land demarcation teams in use of digital devices for land
  • Avail
    statistical reports and data for demarcation activities i.e. # of
    conflicts, # of parcels
    mapped, # of applications received, data
    disaggregated by gender among others;
  • Work
    closely with Land Office on the submission of land application files and
    on the
    actual preparation of CCO land certificates in paper and
    digital form;
  • Support
    Land Office in digitalization of
    land application files i.e.
    plotting land data in QGIS, produce prints from QGIS to be attached to
  • Ensure
    to keep digital land files up to date in QGID database system;
  • Closely
    liaise with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Nwo
  • District Local Government, and other key
    stakeholders on land for training on digital data collection, sharing of
    up to date land statistics and technical backstopping;
  • Act
    as program focal point for land digital data collection;
  • Participate
    in rele
    vant land meetings at sub-county, district and national

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the ZOA
    Land Cartographer job placement should preferably hold a Diploma or degree in Cartography or
    other relevant field;
  • Previous
    working experience in land demarcation and registration;
  • Proven
    working experience in digital data collection;
  • Expert
    on QGIS and excel;
  • Excellent
    community mobilization and facilitation skills;
  • Strong
    documentation skills;
  • Command
    of Luo-language is an advantage;
  • Willingness
    to live and work in Nwoya District
  • Able
    to ride a motorcycle (valid permit is required)
  • Strong
    Christian background; adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA.
  • Possess a stable personality, who enjoys
    working with little supervision and in a dynamic environment, able to
    endure some hardship and with mature mindset to integrate and express
    Christian values in work.
How to Apply: 
All applicants should send an
application letter together with curriculum vitae (max 3 pages) inclusive names
and contacts (e-mail and cell phone number) of three referees of recent
+ valid riding permit
to: with the
subject header:
Land Cartographer.
Deadline: 16th March 2018
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted before 23rd March 2018.
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