GIZ Jobs – Field Expert on Capacity Development on Land Tenure in Uganda

Organization:  GIZ
Project Name:
GIZ-RELAPU
Funding Source: European Union (EU)
Duty Station:  Mityana,
Uganda
Ref. No: GIZ
– RELAPU/FECD/052029
Reports to: Team
leader of Responsible Land Policy Uganda (RELAPU)
About US:
GIZ-RELAPU is a
bilateral project of the Republic of Uganda and the Federal Republic of Germany
funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
RELAPU aims “to improve access to land as a key precondition for poverty and
hunger reduction in rural areas for certain population groups, especially for
women and marginalized groups, in Central and Eastern Uganda”. GIZ-RELAPU
received co-funding by the European Union for the implementation of a project
component on Improvement of Land Governance in Uganda on private Mailo (ILGU)
in the districts of Mubende, Kassanda and Mityana in Central Uganda and a
second co-funding by the European Union for Promoting Responsible Governance of
Investments in Land (RGIL)
Key Responsibilities:  The
Field Expert on Capacity Development on Land Tenure is responsible for:
·       
Identification
of capacity building and training needs of relevant partners and stakeholders
·       
Organise
and undertake trainings of field land use rights inventory teams
·       
Liaison
with government and non-government partners involved in the land use rights
inventory and certification process
·       
Assurance
of compliance of procedures and regulations in line with the National Land
Policy 2013, Land Act 1998 and Land regulations. 
·       
Identification
of available and experienced contractors or service providers
·       
Monitoring
and evaluation of the quality and quantity of land inventories and other
results delivered by the contractors
·       
Assurance
of compatibility of land inventories with Uganda national standards (e.g. NLIS)
·       
Provision
of technical and policy advice on Mailo land rights, conflict resolution
processes, inventory activity efficiency, sustainability and overall project
effectiveness.
Key Tasks: The
Field Expert on Capacity Development on Land Tenure performs the following
tasks:
Issuance of land
inventory protocols and Certificates of Occupancy for tenants on private Mailo
land
·       
Technical
advice to partner organisations from local administrations, civil society
organizations, traditional authorities, private investors and representatives
on land management and land rights issues.
·       
Design
of terms of reference, contract estimates, service requests and related
documents for the procurement of contractors and service providers.
·       
Technical
selection of project intervention areas.
·       
Supervision
of deliverables from contractors including support in the preparation of
performance certificates.
·       
Supervision
of land surveying, inventory and land registration process to ensure quality of
the results.
·       
Support
to the Expert on Awareness Raising and Communication on campaigns and
strategies for capacity building and sensitisation of the target population on
land rights and land management.
·       
Support
to the design and implementation of training courses.
·       
Support
the data quality and assurance expert in the supervision of the quality
production and handing out of land inventory protocols and Certificates of
Occupancy.
·       
Active
participation in and organisation of multi-stakeholder dialogues and other
platforms on land management and VGGT application in the region.
·       
Enhance
collaboration with other partners and projects working on lands issues.
·       
Ensure
particular focus is given to rights of women and marginalized groups.
·       
Initiate
and oversee the implementation of financial agreements with partner
organisations supporting the Expert of monitoring and evaluation on
results-based monitoring and the identification of knowledge products.
·       
Ensure
regular reporting on project progress on output indicators, innovations and
results or outcomes.
·       
Support
the asset management especially of land inventory and user rights data
management equipment.
·       
Mainstreaming
gender sensitive approaches.
Implementation of
responsible land policy
·       
Organization
of multi-stakeholder dialogues between civil society organizations, traditional
authorities, private investors and representatives of the state on good land
governance following the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure”
(VGGT) and the Uganda National Land Policy, 2013.
·       
Ensure
close cooperation and coordination with the other components of the RELAPU
project and other GIZ projects and programs, as well as other land actors.
Other
duties/additional tasks
·       
Support
to conflict management and conflict resolution processes on conflicts arising
in the course of land inventory procedures.
·       
Support
to user rights data management and quality assurance.
·       
Support
to the organization of field activity monitoring events by project partners,
management and donor representatives.
·       
Representation
of the project at partner and knowledge management events.
·       
Other
duties and tasks at the request of project team leader



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Degree in land management, land administration and
land tenure, spatial planning, surveying, land economics, cartography or
relevant field.
·       
Additional
skills in results-based management, geographical information systems is an
added advantage.
·       
At least
three years’ professional experience in land management and land rights in
Uganda.
·       
Experience
in the context of securing land rights of bona fide and lawful tenants on Mailo
land.
·       
Experience
in the utilization of Fit for Purpose technologies and approaches.
·       
Minimum
of 3 years’ professional experience in land surveying, inventory and land
registration.
·       
Experience
in conflict mediation and establishing of systematic conflict resolution
structures.
·       
Work
experience in Mityana, Kassanda and Mubende or adjacent regions would be an
asset.
·       
Very
good knowledge of English and Luganda language.
Other knowledge, additional competences
·       
Good
working knowledge of ITC technologies and related software (GPS, GIS) and
computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
·       
Strong
understanding of cultural, socio-ethnical context in Central Uganda region.
·       
Experience
on gender mainstreaming and results-based monitoring.
·       
Active,
flexible, ethical and dynamic team player and excellent networker.
·       
Strong
interpersonal skills, ability to work in an intercultural and multidisciplinary
setting.
·       
Good
writing skills.
·       
Excellent
communication and coordination skills.
·       
Experience
in workshop organisation or events management.
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply online, Click
Here
or by email:
tracy@futureoptions.org. Application and CV should be in one document and a
maximum of 4 pages only. Please include name and contact of three references in
the CVs. No other attachments are required at this stage. Please quote the
position
We encourage women,
people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is
committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working
place.
Disclaimer:
GIZ DOES NOT charge any kind of FEE(s) at whichever stage of the recruitment
process. This recruitment is ONLY through Future Options Consulting Ltd.
Deadline: 31st May 2020 by 5:00pm
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