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Job Opportunity with (GIZ) – Advisor Land Inventory and Customary Land Management, Teso

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 Northern and Eastern

Job Title : Advisor Land Inventory and Customary Land Management, Teso
Responsible Land Policy Uganda (RELAPU)
Report to : Team Leader
Duty Station : Soroti/ Uganda
Ref. No : GIZ – RELAPU/A/111991

A. Key Responsibilities

The advisor on land inventory and customary land rights for Teso is responsible for:

 Providing technical advice on traditional and customary land rights and conflict resolution
processes to partners in eastern Uganda
 Designing and implementing a systematic land inventory of traditional lands leading to the
provision of land inventory protocols and possibly 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

B. Key Responsibilities

1. Issuance of land inventory protocols and CCO in Teso region
 Technical advice to partners from civil society organizations, local authorities, traditional
organisations, private investors and representatives on land management and land rights
 Supervision of land mapping, inventory and land registration process to ensure quality of
 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
 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
 University degree in relevant field, preferably in geography, cartography, land management
and land rights or any related field.
 Driving licence for motorcycle and experience in driving a motorbike in rough terrain

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 Teso or adjacent regions would be an asset
 Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, knowledge of Ateso 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:; 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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