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New Job Opportunity with GIZ – Advisor Land Inventory and Customary Land Management, Lango

Job Title : Advisor Land Inventory and Customary Land Management, Lango
Responsible Land Policy Uganda (RELAPU)
Report to : Team Leader
Duty Station : Soroti, Teso region with regular travel to work districts in Lango
Ref. No : GIZ – RELAPU/A/111992

A. Key Responsibilities

The advisor on land inventory and customary land rights is responsible for;

 Providing technical advice on traditional and customary land rights and conflict resolution
processes to partners in northern Uganda
 Designing and implementing a systematic land inventory in traditional lands leading to the
provision of parcel inventory protocols and Certificates of Customary Ownership (CCO) to
landholders
 Supporting the expert of monitoring and evaluation on results based monitoring and close
supervision of partners in the implementation of joint projects
 Ensuring regular reporting on project progress, innovations and results
 Mainstreaming gender sensitive approaches

 Backstopping of office (cartographer) and field staff (field officers) in the partner sub
counties.

B. Key Responsibilities

1. Issuance of land inventory protocols and possibly CCO in Lango region
 Technical advice to partners from civil society organizations, local authorities, traditional
authorities, private investors and representatives on land management and land rights
issues
 Supervision of land mapping, inventory and land registration process to ensure quality of
results
 Support to the Communication Expert on awareness raising campaigns and strategies for
capacity building and sensitisation of the target population on land rights and land
management
 Active participation in and organisation of multi-stakeholder dialogues, interest groups and
other platforms on land management in the region
 Enhance collaboration with other partners and projects working on lands issues, such as GIZ
Civil Peace Service, interest groups, networks, Civil Society Organisations, local government
services, private sector, etc.
 Ensure particular focus is given to rights of women and marginalized groups
 Initiate and oversee the implementation of financial agreements with partner organisations.

2. 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)

Other duties/additional tasks
 Support to conflict management and conflict resolution processes on conflicts arising in the
course of land inventory procedures
 Other duties and tasks at the request of project team leader

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience
Qualifications
 University degree in relevant field, preferably in geography, cartography, land management
and land rights or any related field.
 Driving licence for motorcycle

Professional experience
 Minimum 3-5 years’ professional experience in land management and land rights in Uganda
 Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in land surveying or mapping, inventory and land
registration or usage of GIS and databank management
 Experience in conflict mediation and establishing of systematic conflict resolution structures
 Work experience in Lango or adjacent regions would be an asset
 Very good knowledge of spoken and written English, knowledge of Lango language is an
added value.

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 Teso region
 Experience on gender mainstreaming and results-based monitoring
 Active, flexible and dynamic team player and excellent networker
 Good writing skills;
 Excellent communication and coordination skills
 Experience in workshop organisation or events management
 Experienced driver of motorcycles including in rough, muddy terrain.

How to Apply

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their
application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future
Options Consulting Ltd, by email: hr@futureoptionsug.com; quoting the position you are
applying for and the reference No. as the subject. Applications should be received by 5.00pm
on the 19 th December 2019. Please note: This is a national position. Application and CV
should be in one document and a maximum of 6 pages only. No other attachments are required
at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.

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