National Land Commission Jobs opportunity in Kenya: Survey Land Adjudication & Settlement Director & Assistant Director and Land Use Planning Director,

 

Republic of KenyaThe National Land Commission

The National Land Commission, a Constitutional Commission established under S. 67 of the Constitution wishes to fill the following positions.

1. Director, Survey, Land Adjudication & Settlement

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The Director, Survey, Land Adjudication & Settlement will be answerable to the CEO and responsible for coordinating surveying, Land Adjudication & Settlement functions including advising the Commission through the Chief Executive Officer on all aspects and types of surveys, adjudication and settlement tasks the Commission may wish to undertake.
 

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to carry out: cadastral surveys, topographical surveys, compulsory acquisition surveys, adjudication & settlement surveys, remote sensing surveys, hydrographical surveys and GIS applications.
In addition to the above, he/she will;
  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of survey, adjudication and settlement management strategies and policies
  • Supervise and coordinate compulsory acquisition surveys
  • Supervise and coordinate Land Adjudication and Settlement
  • Supervise and coordinate topographical surveys when and where required
  • Coordinate and liaise with the National Agency in charge of survey for processing and approval of cadastral surveys
  • Coordinate and liaise with the National Agency in charge of survey for hydrographical, remote sensing and mapping surveys when and where required
  • Oversee the development, coordination and implementation of sound Survey, Mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) management in the Commission
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations of the Directorate of survey, adjudication and settlement in the Commission
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • A Masters degree in any Survey related field, GIS or Planning from a recognized university
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying or Geomatic/Geospatial Engineering from a recognized university
  • A Full Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (MISK) – Geospatial Surveyors Chapter (being a Licensed Surveyor would be an added advantage)
  • At least ten (1 0) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must be with a reputable organization and at least 3 years at senior management level (experience in the public sector would be an added advantage)
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in various types of surveys, adjudication and settlement schemes
  • Well developed computer literate skills (knowledge and application of GIS would be an added advantage)
  • General management skills
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
2. Director, Land Use Planning
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The Director, Land Use Planning will be answerable to the CEO and responsible for coordinating and providing oversight over land use planning functions in the Commission.
The director will also advice the Commission through the Chief Executive Officer on all aspects and types of land use planning that the Commission will oversee.Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, pragmatic, competent and hands-on manager and will be required to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Lead and develop an internal team of urban and regional planning to monitor and ensure land use planning in the country is done correctly as per the functions of the Commission.
  • Develop and prepare an effective and efficient system for coordinating monitoring and overseeing the Commission’s land use planning functions in the national government, county governments and any other agents.
  • Liaise with national government in the preparation of the National Land use Policy, National Land use Spatial Policy and general principles and guidelines on land use planning.
  • Identify and advise the commission on the types and content of various land use plans at different levels — national, regional (county) and local levels.
  • Oversee the preparation of Land Use Plans as a framework for managing public land both at the national and county levels through liaison with national, county and local planning agencies in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of land use plans.
  • Liaise with and oversee other specialized agencies responsible for development planning in transport infrastructure works, energy and oil, mining and other natural resources.
  • Advice the Commission on appropriateness of plans presented for approval by management bodies.
  • Advise the commission on the development of strategic national projects occurring on public land such as Techno Cities, Special Economic Zones, Resort Cities etc.
  • Advise the commission on suitability of land to be acquired for public purposes including creating land banks and land for other uses such as public housing and industry.
  • Establish and maintain comprehensive record of plans for all public land.
  • Coordinate processing of applications for plot allocations, extension of leases, extension of user, change of user and subdivisions at the County Land Management Boards.
  • Liaise with other sectoral agencies with respect to land use planning and development.
  • Provide leadership in developing and nurturing professionalism in land use planning practice at the Commission.
  • Work closely with and consult external partners including third party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions and facilities to ensure efficient operations of the Directorate of Land Use Planning in the Commission.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Commission.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • At least a master degree in Urban & Regional Planning from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • Be registered with the Physical Planners Registration Board in Kenya and with valid membership for the current year.
  • Be corporate member of a recognized planners’ professional Association in Kenya and with valid membership for the current year.
  • At least ten years of relevant experience as an urban & regional planner (three of which should have been in senior management level) in public and or private sector including research and academics.
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of various types of planning at urban, county and national levels.
  • Well-developed computer literacy skills including GIS and CAD.
  • Should meet requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
3. Assistant Director, Land Adjudication and Settlement
The Assistant Director, Land Adjudication and Settlement will be answerable to the Director and responsible for coordinating and administering the Land Adjudication and Settlement functions of the Commission.Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director will assist the Director in the following:
  • Administration, interpretation of any provisions in relevant Laws affecting Land Adjudication and Settlement.
  • Managing Land Settlement fund and/or other similar funds.
  • Identifying land for resettlement purposes and managing the allocation process.
  • Coordinating and ensuring provision of basic infrastructure in settlement schemes.
  • Management of Land Adjudication and Settlement records.
  • Developing a national programme for adjudication and registration of community land.
  • Providing direction and guidance in the management of Group Ranches.
  • Ensuring compliance to standards, guidelines and regulations for land adjudication and settlement programmes.
  • Ensuring implementation of recommendations of monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Development, implementation and realization of Land Adjudication and Settlement strategic plans and objectives.
  • Mobilization and management of resources for the directorate.
  • Collaboration with National and County Governments in respect of Land Adjudication and Settlement matters.
  • Attending to court matters where appropriate
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying or Geomatic/Geospatial Engineering from a recognized university
  • Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Land Survey, Land Use Planning, Law, Geography, Agriculture or Social Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • A Full Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (MISK) – Geospatial Surveyors Chapter (being a Licensed Surveyor would be an added advantage)
  • At least five (5) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must be with a reputable organization
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in various types of surveys, adjudication and settlement schemes. Computer skills (knowledge and application of GIS would be an added advantage)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
Note:
A person shall not be qualified for appointment if the person:
a) Is an official of a governing body of a political party;
b) Has at any time within the preceding five years, held or stood for election as a member of parliament, a county assembly or as a governor;
c) Is an un-discharged bankrupt;
d) Has been convicted of a felony;
e) Has benefited from, or facilitated an unlawful or irregular allocation, acquisition or use of land or other public property; or
f) Has been removed from the office for contravening the provisions of the constitution or any other written law.
Important Information to All Applicants:
All candidates are required to submit, on application, clearance certificates from Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), and the relevant professional body(ies).
  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.
  2. Shortlisted Candidates shall be required to produce originals of their
  3. National identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and
  4. Testimonials.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified persons should submit applications:
The Chairman
National Land Commission
1st Ngong Road, Ardhi House
12th Floor, Room 1205
P.O. Box 44417-00100
Nairobi.
All applications should reach the Commission by Friday 19th November, 2013 on or before 5pm.
Dr. Muhammad A. Swazuri, PhD, OGW
Chairman, National Land Commission.