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  • FAO VA: Gender and Land Legal Consultant

     Job Title: Gender and Land Legal Consultant
    Division/Department: Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division
    Location: Rome
    Expected Start Date of Assignment: September 2016
    Duration: 6 months, with extension up to 11 months upon satisfactory performance

    Deadline for applications: August 5th 2016

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the overall supervision of the Director, Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP) and the direct technical supervision of the responsible officer the consultant will contribute to the achievement of the Gender and Land Tenure Program. More specifically, the consultant will carry out the following activities:

    1. Contribute to the Initiative associated with SDG Target 5.a

    The consultant will contribute to all the activities associated with providing support to countries for the monitoring of SDG Target 5.a.More specifically she/he

    1. Support the process for rolling-out the initiative at country level to collect the data and information relevant for the monitoring of SDG Target 5.a.This will entails fine-tuning the methodology for data collection if needed, support the dissemination process of the methodology to member countries; design a capacity development program for countries, including development of CD materials (e-learning, FQQs and guidance materials),) and CD workshops.
    2. The consultant will also support the monitoring of the SDG targets on land issues. In particular, he/she will support data collection under SDG Indicator 5.a.2 “Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control”. This work entails reviewing information submitted by countries and liaising with counterparts at the country level when needed; processing the information to compute the proxies and indicator.

    2. Provide leadership in the development and updating of the country profiles and legal assessments for the Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD)

    1. Update existing country profiles: Under the supervision of LEGN and in close collaboration with FAOLEX, the consultant will support the updating of about 10 country profiles of the Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) and provide guidance to other consultants and interns supporting this process. The update of the profiles involves: (1) adding the new legislation in the country profile; (2) adding a hyperlink to FAOLEX legal document; (3) adding a brief description on those aspects related to gender equality and rural women’s access to land (and land tenure), and; (4) translating the text to the language/languages of the GLRD country profile when needed (max 2 per country).
    2. Development of new country profiles: In collaboration with LEGN and FAOLEX the consultant will carry out research needed for adding new country profiles and will prepare the text to be uploaded in the GLRD website. Approximately, 2-3 new country profiles (per year). When needed, the consultant will guide the national consultants on the laws and documentation that will be required for the finalization of the legal assessment profiles and provide constant feedback to obtain all the information and analysis required. The consultant will also follow up and support initiatives to promote use and dissemination of the database.

    3.Implementation of the Legal Assessment Tool (LAT) methodology in selected countries

    The consultant will lead the implementation of the LAT Methodology in selected countries: Possible countries include Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, Algeria, Guatemala, Colombia, Nepal and Myanmar as well as countries in the Western Balkans. In some cases, this will involve selecting and supervising national consultants who will carry out the LAT analysis and drafting of recommendations. The Consultant will also liaise will relevant national stakeholders including government representatives from key line ministries, CSOs and academia. He/she will participate in workshops and meetings to present findings and provide technical advice as needed. This activity foresees travels to the countries on behalf the FAO.

    4.Producing materials for outreach and dissemination

    The consultant will produce briefs and information notes. The consultant will also contribute to the preparation of website content, as well as press releases and articles to increase the outreach and dissemination of the GLRD and other gender and land policy materials.

    5.Any other duties as required

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • An advanced university degree in law, with a specialization in women’s rights, gender and/or land rights
    • Three to five years of relevant field experience
    • Knowledge of both common law and civil law systems, would be an advantage
    • Familiarity with gender and land tenure issues
    • Excellent legal research and analytical skills
    • Familiarity with online legal research tools
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Fluency in English, and knowledge of at least one other official UN language

    APPLICATIONS

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  • Habitat for Humanity VA: Consultant - Policy and Stakeholder Mapping & Analysis

    Habitat for humanity.svgHabitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of a Consultant - Policy and Stakeholder Mapping & Analysis opportunity.The assignment will be under the technical supervision of the National Director for Habitat for Humanity Nepal (HFHN), and coordinated with the Advocacy Manager for Asia Pacific (AP), the Program Lead (Nepal), and the Solid Ground Global Campaign Director. The objective of this assignment is to develop a holistic and comprehensive understanding of land related policies in Nepal affecting vulnerable groups including women and marginalized communities.

    The consultant will map existing policies, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and the kind of interventions that they are undertaking in the area of vulnerable groups property rights and access to land. This individual will also examine the power dynamic and prepare an analysis of all stakeholders to understand who has leverage over land tenure issues both on the government level and on the activist/programmatic level. 

    The assignment will be aligned with the three Solid Ground sub thematic areas – the main one being on gender and caste equality, secondly secure tenure, and thirdly Disaster Resilience. It will provide information on the different levels of government and non-government entities by which interventions have been undertaken, the extent of documentation and the gaps that still exist between need or demand and the interventions which HFHN could undertake through the Solid Ground advocacy campaign. This position will be based in HFH's area office in Nepal.

    Key Responsibilities: 

    - Arrange for an orientation meeting with relevant HFHN and AP staff to clarify expectations on the assignment, identify reference materials or initial data sources on land tenure and gender as well as vulnerable groups and rights to land.
    - Review the Solid Ground campaign materials. Carry out a desk literature review of research on land and housing policies affecting women and marginalized groups in Nepal, and a scan of the institutional and policy context within which this is implemented.
    - Identify key stakeholders, both government and non-government to be interviewed.
    - The consultant will engage and interview Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) partners in this process. 
    - Undertake stakeholder assessment, and power analysis/power dynamic to identify the relevant institutions at the national and local level to gather information on their work, priorities and capacity.
    - Identify the best options, opportunities as well as any risks for Solid Ground implementation. It will be imperative to find out which key stakeholders it will be strategic for HFHN to collaborate with in the future.
    - Probe how existing rights of women and vulnerable groups are/can be made more effective (i.e. how these can be made workable in practice through appropriate land governance systems), unequal distribution of land.
    - Present the research output in a user-friendly format identifying the potential entry points for HFHN advocacy work, and other relevant information including contact information.
    - Prepare final report incorporating comments and suggestions.
    - Assist with planning, preparation and implementation of an event or forum with key stakeholders and potential partners identified through the assignment to present the research and discuss next steps/appropriate actions.

    Key Requirements: 

    - Preferably an advanced University degree (masters or equivalent) in any of the following areas: international affairs, studies, development, public policy, or a related field.
    - Minimum 5 years’ experience in the design, proposal writing, and/or management of land and housing programs, preferably in Nepal or Asia Pacific Region.
    - Ability to work efficiently and effectively with project members in various locations and from multiple organizations, including remotely writing and revising the research documents.
    - Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders, organizations, and technical experts from multiple sectors.

     

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  • ILC Vacancy : Senior Thematic Specialist

    Deadline for applications: 30/05/2016

    Country:Rome, Italy

    The ILC Secretariat is no ordinary work environment. Based within a UN Agency, you will work with multilateral organizations and governments, but also with NGOs, research centers and social movements across the world. Guided by new Strategy 2016-21, you will be responsible to manage a vibrant team in the global secretariat, linked to regional teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America, to support innovative collaboration in ten key areas of land governance that ILC members consider transformational.

    You will draw on a varied professional experience that spans the diversity represented in the ILC membership, an understanding of the strengths of a network, a deep knowledge of land and natural resource issues, and a keen sense of the possibilities that exist to bring about lasting change at local, national, regional and global levels. You will be a good team-worker and manager, a strong and persuasive communicator, and a creative strategist and problem-solver. Your perspectives will be shaped by your background in the Global South.

    More about this opportunity and how to apply is available at this link

     

  • NRC VA: Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager - Syria

    For this exciting role our ideal candidate is:

    A university post-graduate (preferably in law) with a focus on international human rights, international humanitarian or refugee law.  A minimum of 3 years of relevant project management and/or technical advisory experience in a humanitarian/recovery context, and particularly in the protection / legal assistance field. A strategic thinker, who can identify, plan and oversee the implementation of key ICLA activities needed. Technical experience with Housing, Land & Property (HLP) rights or civil documentation issues desirable. 

    All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

    Role and responsibilities

    Generic responsibilities

    • Line management for project staff
    • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projects
    • Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
    • Provide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high technical quality of projects
    • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist, highlighting operational successes and challenges                            
    • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist
    • Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with Area Manager
    • Ensure capacity building of project staff and partners and transfer key skills
    • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders in coordination with Area Manager
    • Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy

     Specific responsibilities

    • Participate in relevant project start-up, progress review, and closing meetings
    • Ensure accurate and consistent development and implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools
    • Ensure the development and implementation of a capacity building plan for the ICLA team including a learning by doing component
    • Actively participate in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings particularly those related to housing, land and property and the protection and shelter sectors 
    • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between ICLA and other NRC programmes and relevant humanitarian organizations
    • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Area Manager or ICLA Specialist

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

    Duty station: Damascus, Syria

    • Please note this is non-family duty station 
    • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
    • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.


    NB:Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location in the"Company name" field for both company and location.

    For more information/how to apply

  • NRC VA: Information Counselling and Legal Support (Legal Aid) – Talent Pool (Middle East Region)

    NRC currently has more than 2,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Palestine. As a leading humanitarian organization, we support displaced persons by implementing programs across the Shelter, Education, Food Security, Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programs.

    We are now opening a call for resumes to create a talent pool for ICLA professionals interested in the Middle East Region!

    If you would like to be considered for our Middle East Region’s talent pool, we welcome your application.

     

    Purpose of the Talent Pool

    As an organization NRC is committed to recruiting the right people at the right time and place. To help meet this goal, we are seeking experienced technical experts with a background in humanitarian aid to join us by becoming a part of our talent pool. The talent pools were created as a way to engage and maintain relationships with high-potential, qualified professionals who are motivated to be part of our team!

    All applications will be reviewed and, based on your background and experience, one of our recruiters may contact you for a pre-screening interview. If your skills are a good fit then your profile will be added to our talent pool and we may reach out periodically to explore your interest in new positions that open within NRC.

    We also encourage you to visit NRC’s job site where new openings are added regularly.

     

    Position overview:

    Whether they have just fled from their homes, have been displaced for a long time or are preparing to return home, displaced people often experience rights violations.

    NRC's legal assistance (ICLA) programmes support refugee and IDP women and men in 20 conflict-affected countries to claim their rights by giving access to information and support with regards to Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Rights, Legal Identity, support to apply for refugee status, support to register as an internally displaced person (IDP).  Our aim is to empower people to survive displacement and build new lives.

     

    More Information/Apply Here

  • NRC Vacancy : ICLA Specialist - Kenya

    Deadline for applications 31.05.2016

    THIS POSITION IS RE-ADVERTISED 

    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

    The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 
    The NRC in Kenya has its country office in Nairobi and has refugees and IDP operations in Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera respectively 

    The purpose of the Core Competency Specialist position is technical development of the specific core competency, strategic direction and quality assurance, the core competency strategy and quality control. The Core Competency Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training, and building the capacity of staff in the core competency. 

    The Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Specialist will report to the Head of Programme for Kenya.

    Job description

    • Develop Core Competence strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
    • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
    • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
    • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Core Competence, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
    • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
    • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Core Competence implementation, and incorporate them in Core Competence and staff development processes
    • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
    • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
    • Provide hands-on technical assistance to Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR), Housing Land and Property (HLP) and Legal identity and Civil Documentation (LCD) programming in Mandera
    • Travel regularly to Dadaab, to assist the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance team in the development of programming associated with the Voluntary Returns (Volrep).
    • Represent the Kenya Country Programme in relevant fora and meetings.
    • Act as the main gender advisor to the Kenya Country Programme
    • Assist in the development of cross-border programming (principally with Somalia) and fundraising

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in LAW and any other related field
    • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
    • Legal background and experience managing legal assistance projects
    • Experience and knowledge on HLP, CDR, LCD programming
    • Experience in engaging with both statutory and customary justice systems
    • Knowledge of the context in Northern Kenya an advantage
    • Previous experience from long-term refugee contexts
    • Experience from advocacy work
    • Understanding of gender mainstreaming
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Core competency expertise
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    Education field

    • Political science
    • Law

    Education level

    • Academy college / University

    For more information and application, click here

  • NRC vacancy: Consultant -Programme Strategic Assessment of Collaborative Dispute Resolution Activities

    A call for expression of interest

    Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) calls for expressions of interest for conducting a global assessment of how its ICLA program implements collaborative dispute resolution methodologies to address housing, land, and property disputes in displacement contexts. The assessment should look at the experience of country offices from 2014-2016, as well as review institutional practice and learning from 2010 until present.  

    NRC is looking for 1 consultant to lead the assessment, covering these qualifications:

    • Expertise in alternative/collaborative dispute resolution approaches
    • Thorough understanding of housing, land, and property matters in conflict contexts
    • Competency in legal assistance programs in humanitarian and displacement settings
    • Strong analytical skills and experience conducting humanitarian evaluations / research
    • Fluency in English
    • Familiarity with French is valued

    Budget

    Expressions of interest should include a proposed budget for the review, following the work plan detailed in the ToR (attached). The budget should propose consultancy fees, international travel, per diem, insurances and communication costs.

    Time frame:  

    Candidates will be taken by mid June, and should be available for field travel in September and October. Work must be completed by December 1st.

    Letter of interest must include:

    • CV
    • Work example – at least one example of a similar piece of work completed by the candidate
    • Proposed plan for the assessment, including notes on the methodology, work plan / dates available, and suggested budget. No more than 5 pages.

    Deadline for expression of interest:

    Forward expressions of interest to Fernando de Medina Rosales at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and copy Cara Winters atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 1st.

    Click here for Terms of Reference and more information

  • NRC Vacancy: ICLA Specialist - Afghanistan

    Deadline for applications 30.05.2016

    NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains four area offices in Balkh, Nangarhar, Herat, and Kandahar Provinces, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach provinces: Kunduz, Khost, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul and Badghis. NRC interventions are based on the humanitarian principles, which are promoted to increase the acceptance of humanitarian assistance amongst target populations, as well as, to facilitate and enable access. Afghanistan is a protracted and complex emergency in which conflict and recurrent natural disasters combine, set against a back drop of the continued return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan and Iran; the humanitarian context is characterized by multiple localised emergencies, striking communities and populations with low resilience and/or high vulnerability. The objective of the ‘Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance’ (ICLA) is to promote and facilitate durable solutions for conflict and natural-disaster affected IDPs and refugee-returnees in Afghanistan, assisting vulnerable displacement affected populations to claim and exercise their Housing, Land and Property (HLP) and civil documentation rights and reach durable solutions. 

    Therefore, NRC required an ICLA Specialist who would report to the Head of Program

     

    Job description

    • Develop ICLA strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
    • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
    • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
    • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within ICLA, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
    • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
    • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from ICLA implementation, and incorporate them in ICLA and staff development processes
    • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
    • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
    • Strengthen ICLA’s regional approach to programming, exchange of information and sharing of best practices
    • In collaboration with the NRC Afghanistan protection and advocacy team, take steps to expand advocacy capacity to better build upon the demonstrated case expertise and information gathered by project staff
    • Ensure programming is done in close coordination with other actors and consider expanding collaboration with national partners for service provision and advocacy / policy work
    • Contribute to exploring alternative approaches to operating in insecure areas as part of the NRC Afghanistan humanitarian access work

     

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian / recovery context
    • Law degree in the field of international humanitarian or human rights law OR other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience
    • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
    • Very strong understanding of protection principles. Previous experience working with customary law systems is an asset
    • Experience with IDP /refugee related programmes
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Core competency expertise
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    For more information and application , click here

     

  • NRC Vacancy: ICLA Specialist - Somalia

    Deadline for applications 31.05.2016 

     

    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

    The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 800 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 

    The purpose of the ICLA Specialist position is technical development of the ICLA, strategic direction and quality assurance, the ICLA strategy and quality control. He/She is responsible for mentoring, training, and building the capacity of staff in the sector. 

    The Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Specialist will report to the Head of Programme for Somalia.

    Job description

    • Develop Core Competence strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
    • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
    • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
    • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Core Competence, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
    • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
    • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Core Competence implementation, and incorporate them in Core Competence and staff development processes
    • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
    • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
    • Provide hands-on technical assistance to Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR), Housing Land and Property (HLP) and Legal identity and Civil Documentation (LCD) programming
    • Travel regularly to other parts of Somalia to assist the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance teams in the development of programming associated with the Voluntary Returns (Volrep).
    • Represent the Somalia Country Programme in relevant fora and meetings.
    • Assist in the development of cross-border programming (principally with Kenya) and fundraising

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in LAW and any other related field
    • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
    • Legal background and experience managing legal assistance projects
    • Experience and knowledge on HLP, CDR, LCD programming
    • Experience in engaging with both statutory and customary justice systems
    • Knowledge of the context in Somalia an added advantage
    • Previous experience from long-term IDP contexts
    • Experience from advocacy work
    • Understanding of gender mainstreaming
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    Education field

    • Political science
    • Law

    Education level

    • Academy college / University

     

    For more information and application, click here

     

  • Pamoja Trust VA : Program Officer – Research

    PAMOJA TRUST VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : PROGRAM OFFICER – RESEARCH

    Deadline: 7th September 2017 5:00 pm.

    1. Background 

    Pamoja Trust is a non-profit making organization founded in 1999. PT is dedicated to promoting access to land, shelter and basic services for the Urban Poor. The organization takes principled and pragmatic approaches to protection and promotion of the right to the city through advocacy and precedence setting models for problem solving. PT provides social, technical and legal expertise at local community, national and international levels to ensure that urban growth and urbanism adhere to social justice principles and that national and international human rights standards are implemented in favour of the most vulnerable of urban citizens.

    Pamoja Trust seeks to employ a Program Officer – Research under the Terms of Reference described below:

    2. Technical Terms of Reference

    As the Program Officer – Research, you shall be responsible for leading all research activities in Pamoja Trust. In consultation with the Federation Building Team, you shall further be expected to identify advocacy agenda that require research and support with data. You shall continuously collaborate with colleagues in the implementation of the wider Pamoja Trust strategy. More specifically, your duties have shall encompass the following Key Result Areas.

    1. Define and implement the advocacy and research strategy
    2. Develop research and mapping tools and ensure that users have the capacity to use them
    3. Oversee the effective execution of research and spatial mapping assignments
    4. Prepare research reports and provide relevant information to the various stakeholders internally and externally
    5. Support advocacy activities through provision of reliable research data and building the communities’ capacity for advocacy

    3. Qualifications

    1. Undergraduate degree in the built environment (Urban Planning, Geospatial Engineering, Architecture) or related field. Masters Degree is desirable.
    2. Over three years experience in research, advocacy and urban planning with a bias for informal settlements.
    3. Familiarity with spatial and data analysis tools such as QGIS and SPSS
    4. Demonstrable presentation and report writing skills

    Remuneration:

    Package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Send a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copy of certificates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7th September 2017 5:00 pm.

     

  • UNHABITAT VA : Chief Technical Advisor/Chief of Party Kabul Strengthening Municipal Nahias Programme (CTA, K-SMNP)

    ORGANIZATION: UN-Habitat
    DUTY STATION: Kabul, AFGHANISTAN;  travel to other provinces may be required for programme familiarisation
    FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Chief Technical Advisor/Chief of Party Kabul Strengthening Municipal Nahias Programme  (CTA, K-SMNP) 
    GRADE: UNOPS IICA (P-4 Equivalent)
    POST DURATION &  START DATE: 48 months max. upon initial appointment Contract will be issued every year Start as soon as possible
    CLOSING DATE: 14 July 2016

     

    Background and Purpose of Post:

    UN-Habitat will support the Government of Afghanistan to implement the four year Kabul Strengthening Municipal Nahias Programme (K-SMNP) starting from 1 June 2016.  The Programme is underpinned by the fact that harnessing Afghanistan’s cities for state building and peace-building requires three fundamental components: (i) effective land management and clear land rights and responsibilities; (ii) strategic urban planning to guide investments and establish a common vision for an inclusive and prosperous urban future; and (iii) improved municipal governance, citizen engagement and representation. 

    Together, these create the fundamental conditions for improved state-society relations, stimulating the economy, promoting investment, increasing the legitimacy of the state in the eyes of the citizens and strengthening municipal institutions. 

    The Overall Objective (OO) is to improve stability and stimulate local economic development in Kabul city through enhancing municipal governance and strengthening the social contract between citizens and the state.

    The Specific Objective (SO) is to increase tenure security and land management and administration for inclusive urban economic growth and service delivery in Kabul city.

    The three expected Results (R) are: R1: Strengthened municipal capacities and systems for urban planning, land management and municipal revenue/finance; R2: Improved municipal service delivery and strengthened “social contract” between citizens and municipal authorities; R3: Improved enabling environment for urban land management and administration, municipal governance, local economic development and service delivery.

    To spearhead this Programme, UN-Habitat is looking for a highly qualified expert on Land Administration and Management to be considered as Chief Technical Advisor/Chief of Party.

    More information/How to Apply

     

  • VA: Director General -The Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

    Deadline : 9th September, 2016.

    The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). It is an intergovernmental organization and currently has twenty (20) contracting Member States, namely: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    The Centre’s mission is to promote sustainable development in the Member States through generation, application and dissemination of geo-information and allied ICT technologies, products and services. The main Geo-information technologies promoted by the Centre are Geographic Information System (GIS), Satellite Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System (GPS) and Information Technology (IT). The Centre is also vigorously involved in the promotion of the development of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in its Member States and in Africa.

    Since establishment, the Centre has been instrumental in capacity development in resource surveys, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and natural resources assessment and management in Africa. The Centre implements projects on behalf of its Member States and development partners as well as undertaking advisory services, research and development activities.

    The Centre desires to fill the following position: Director General (D1)

     

    Duties and responsibilities:

    The Director General shall be the Chief Executive and the accounting officer of the Centre. He/she shall, in accordance with the policies, decisions and directives of the Governing Council (GC), have the overall responsibility for the organization and ensure efficient administration of the Centre.

    The duties and responsibilities for the position will include:

    • Providing the chief administrative and accounting role to the Centre;
    • Directing and coordinating the implementation of the Centre’s Strategic Plan;
    • Initiating the formulation and review of the Centre’s policies;
    • Initiating and coordinating all plans and projects implemented by the Centre;
    • Guiding the institutional building activities of the Centre;
    • Interpreting the policies as set out by the GC for implementation;
    • Acting as contact person with Member States, development partners, other regional institutions and the host government on behalf of the Centre;
    • Coordinating the Centre’s programmes with those of other international organizations;
    • Overseeing the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the successful implementation of the Centre’s programmes;
    • Mobilizing financial resources for the Centre through contracting Member States, development partners and consultancy services;
    • Marketing the Centre’s image and activities at corporate, national, regional and international levels;
    • Acting as the Secretary to the Governing Council; and
    • Chairing the Centre’s management committee.

     

    Requirements:

    The ideal candidate for the post must:

    •  Be in possession of a PhD degree in Geomatics, Earth Science, Geography, Space Science, Computer Science, Engineering or Business Management, with at least 14 years of experience, 10 years of which should be in senior managerial positions.

    Or

    •  Be in possession of a Master’s degree in either Geomatics, Earth Science, Geography, Space Science, Computer Science, Engineering or Business Management, with at least 18 years of experience, 10 years of which should be in senior managerial positions.

    In addition to the above, the candidate must:

    •  Have basic training and experience in Geomatics, Geography or Earth Sciences.
    •  Have extensive experience and skills in senior management, leadership and strategic roles.
    •  Have practical experience in managing similar organisations in the private, public or civil society sectors.
    •  Have entrepreneurial and innovative pre-disposition, with proven track record appropriate to the vision and mission of the Centre.
    •  Be capable of inspiring the advancement of Geo-information capacity development in Africa.
    •  Be able to initiate and sustain partnership with national and international organisations.
    •  Have financial and human resource management skills.
    •  Have good communication and interpersonal skills.

     

    Contract Duration:

    The Director General would be appointed for an initial period of four years, renewable for one term only.

     

    Remuneration

    • Salary Scale: The salaries for the above position are consolidated and are in the range of: D1: USD70, 654.68 p.a. (Fixed)
    • Benefits: These include housing allowance, provision of transport, contributory provident fund with both parties contributing 7% of monthly basic salary towards the fund, 10% gratuity of annual basic salary based on successful completion of the contract and a staff contributory group medical scheme to a maximum of five (5) family members.

    Applicants for the position must be nationals of the RCMRD’s member States only. Applications should be addressed to:

    Director General:RCMRD

    P.O Box 632, 00618, Ruaraka; Nairobi, Kenya

    Tel: +254 20 2680722/2680748 |Cell : +254 723 786161/735 981098 | Fax: +254 20 2680747

    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reach him not later than 9th September, 2016.

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Office: NOF South Wing Block 3
Telephone: +254 207623858
Email: gltn[at]unhabitat.org

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