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Massive Recruitment by the Kenyan Government - NLC

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


Director of Valuation and Land Taxation

The Director of Valuation and Land Taxation shall be answerable to the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Setting policies and work programmes for the Department of valuation and land taxation
  • Efficient organization, direction, control and coordination of the functions of the property valuation and land taxation
  • Advise the National Land Commission on all matters related to Valuation and Land Taxation including executing and supervising valuation work on determination of open market values, compulsory acquisition, Stamp Duty, Estate Duty, Rental levels, Rates, Stand premiums, Investment appraisals, feasibility studies on land market values trends
  • Establish a data base of open market values of public land over-time and determine highest and best uses, comparative land values, natural resources valuation on public and community land.
  • Create a professional linkage with the Institution of surveyors of Kenya and other land –related professional bodies and the Commission.
  • Establish sustainable linkages with international valuation forums including APSEA, CASLE and FIG.
  • Offering training and supervision to junior valuation officers and ensuring that ethical codes of practice and professional standards are adhered to by the relevant Commission staff.
  • Custody and maintenance of the National Land Commission valuation records, resources, facilities and equipment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, competencies and Experience:
  • A Bachelors Degree in Real Estate or Land Economics from a recognized University.
  • A Masters degree in a relevant area will be an added advantage
  • Must be a registered (and licensed) valuer with valid up to date certificates
  • Must show certificate of computer literacy
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of experience in property valuations, five years of which should have been in a supervisory capacity
  • Must be compliant with chapter 6 of the Constitution
Director- Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)

The ICT director shall oversee the management, strategy and execution of ICT infrastructure for the organization. 

He/She shall oversee technical projects in alignment with organizational goals and direct the effective delivery of networks, development, and disaster recovery systems and processes.

The ICT director shall supervise a team of workers, while working closely with management, external vendors and advisors.

Key Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:
  • He will prepare financial budgets and present proposals for capital projects to senior executives.
  • Researching and recommending new products, identifying new market opportunities and leading efforts to improve business processes.
  • Provide leadership, vision, and management to the ICT department.
  • Assess and respond to ICT needs of the Commission.
  • Manage ICT staff.
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, and providing appropriate training for ICT support staff.
  • Advising the Commission ICT matters.
  • Sourcing and mobilizing resources for ICT Projects.
  • Formulating operational policies and guidelines on the utilization of ICT resources.
  • Oversee the development, design, and implementation of new applications and changes to existing computer systems and software packages.
  • Be responsible for the ordering, acquisition, inventorying, and disposition of hardware and software.
  • Serve as primary contact with outside vendors in the generation of RFPs, bids, contracts, agreements, and other major vendor interactions, Systems Operations and Maintenance.
  • Maintain the integrity and continual operation of the ICT network including the wireless networks.
  • Ensure the continual functioning of mission critical operations.
  • Maintain security and privacy of the information systems, communication lines, and equipment.
  • Develop, review, and certify all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • Minimum of a Masters degree from an accredited College or University in computer sciences, business administration, public administration, mathematics or related field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in technical operations management and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience with at least 4 years an ICT leader in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience in land information management or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Broad knowledge of information technology processing systems, concepts, and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Certificates, Licenses and registrations as required
Head- Audit and Risk Management

Reporting to the Risk and Audit Committee functionally and administratively to the Secretary of the Commission, the successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in providing innovative risk, audit, assurance and improve the Commissions operations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Determining cost-effectiveness of all operations in the Commission.
  • Determining optimum utility of all resources including facilities.
  • Counterchecking all payments to ensure that they are correct as per accounting regulations and internal practices.
  • Advising the authorities on the corrective measures on flouted financial regulations and procedures.
  • Recommending measures to prevent wastes, extravagance and losses.
  • Promote efficient and high audit standards at the Commission
  • Formulation of audit management policies, procedures, regulations and auditing systems
  • Evaluate changing services, processes and operations and putting in required internal controls.
  • Issue periodic reports to the Audit committee and facilitate preparation of routine audit reports.
  • Monitor emerging trends and successful practices in internal auditing;
  • Develop efficient internal controls and risk management strategies in the Commission
  • Internal controls and risk management strategies in the Commission.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Business administration or other relevant field from a recognized University
  • Must have a Bachelor of Commerce or related business degree from a recognized University
  • Must have CPA (K) and be a member of ICPAK.
  • 10 years’ progressive experience in Auditing, 4 of which must be in a senior position
  • CISA and CIA qualification will be a definite advantage. Good analytical and reporting skills
  • High integrity and honesty.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hands on skills in MS Office packages, with knowledge of relevant financial packages
Director of Land Administration

The Director of Land Administration shall be answerable to Chief Executive Officer of the National Land Commission.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Efficient organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of Land Administration Division.
  • Advise the National Land Commission on all matters related to Land Administration.
  • Co-ordinate technical and administrative issues relating to Land Management.
  • Coordinate the work of Land Administrators in the Counties.
  • Other duties involve setting standards and performance targets for the division in consultation with the Land Management
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field related to Land Management.
  • A post graduate training in Land Management or related field will be an added advantage.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must have at least 10 years experience on Land Management with at least
  • 4 years at senior management level
  • Must be a full member of a relevant professional institution.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Director- Land Adjudication and Settlement

The Director of Land Adjudication and Settlement will be responsible for coordinating and administering the Land Adjudication and Settlement function of the Commission.

Key Responsibilities:

The Director will be responsible for:
  • Administration and interpretation of any provisions in the relevant Laws affecting Land Adjudication and Settlement.
  • Managing the Land Settlement Fund
  • Identifying and acquiring land for resettlement purposes and managing the allocation process.
  • Planning for and coordinating for the 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.
  • Recommending the gazettement of Land Adjudication Officers.
  • Development, implementation and realization of Land Adjudication and Settlement strategic plans and objectives.
  • Collaboration with National and County Governments in respect to Land Adjudication and Settlement matters.
  • Develop dispute alternative resolution mechanisms in adjudication and settlement of matters
  • Attending to court matters where appropriate
  • Overall management, mentoring and development of directorate staff.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Land Survey, Planning, Land Economics, Law, Geography, Agriculture, Human Ecology and Sociology or Community Development from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in land management and/or an equivalent and at least 4 years asteam leader in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in use of computers.
  • Demonstrated professional ability, high integrity and competence matched by a proper appreciation of the country’s socio-economic development needs at the national, sectoral and local levels and.
  • Clear understanding of the National Development Goals, Vision 2030, millennium Development Goals, and the role of Land Adjudication and Settlement in achievement of the same.
Director Research and Advocacy

The Director Research and Advocacy will be responsible for coordinating and administering the Research, Training and Advocacy functions of the Commission.

Key Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:
  • Administration and interpretation of provisions of any Laws that affect the work of the commission as a basis for projecting the Commission’s image to the public.
  • Managing Research and Advocacy functions of the Commission.
  • Identifying Researchable issues and developing research strategies to address the same.
  • Collection, collation, storage and retrieval of information obtained from research or any other source and using the same to advise the Commission as appropriate.
  • Ensuring compliance to standards, guidelines and regulations for research and advocacy activities.
  • Ensuring implementation of recommendations of monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Development, implementation and realization of research and advocacy strategic plans.
  • Overall management, mentoring and development of directorate staff.
  • Carry out research for the Commission on matters to do and/or related to land.
  • Assist in the dissemination of research findings on land and related matters.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • Minimum of a Masters degree (PHD an added advantage) from an accredited College or University in any of the following fields:-
Land
Environment
Land management and administration;
Natural Resource Management
Land law, land survey, spatial planning or land economics;
Education; or
Other Social sciences
  • At least 10 years’ extensive experience in research with at least 4 years as a leader in research in a leading research institution.
  • Has engaged in results-oriented research for at least five years in Kenya;
  • Is a member of relevant professional organization either locally or internationally;
  • Has done some national advocacy assignments preferably as a team leader
  • Further qualifications in any of the following: Project Planning and Management, Gender and Development will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in use of computers.
  • Demonstrated professional ability, high integrity and competence.
  • Clear understanding of the National Development Goals, Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals, and the role of the Commission in achievement of the same.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Director – Land Information Management System

The Director, LIMS will report to the Chief Executive Officer (Secretary to the Commission) and will be responsible for developing and maintaining geographic, spatial, legal and environmental databases that are relevant to real property throughout the country. 

NLIMS is designed to create, analyze, and publish land-based data such as parcel information, zoning, land use, ownership and general property information.

Key Responsibilities:

The National Land Commission envisages the replacement of the current manual system of land administration and registration by an efficient, cost effective, user friendly web-based system. 

The Director of LIMS will be responsible for a system that will:
  • Put in place a set of technical processes and procedures for the registration of rights and interests in real property.
  • Automate the procedures of land and real estate transactions.
  • Support the creation of parcel data using standard cadastral editing tools and the ability to generate reports according to a predefined template.
  • Generate standardized query and notification letters as well as other reports.
  • Provide a public access module that allows general enquiries by the public.
  • Support decentralized business workflows in all the counties.
  • Advise on the procurement of appropriate hardware and software.
  • Train or recruit professionals and technicians who will run an effective LIMS at national and county levels.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of raw data in the field or from other governmental or private sector agencies.
  • Delegate responsibilities, communicating with staff, and technical consulting with vendors.
  • Allocate resources, budgeting and tracking logistics of GIS projects.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:

The Director LIMS is expected to have not only technical knowledge regarding LIMS or GIS systems but also:
  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, in cartography, land surveying, computer science, geography or a related discipline.
  • A Masters Degree in a related field is an added advantage
  • 5-10 years’ experience in hands-on GIS work, and at least 2-years’ experience in managing a large GIS installation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects relating to GIS and LIMS.
  • Possess knowledge of modern principles, practices and technology of GIS database and GIS software, including ArcView and ArcGIS and of cartography.
  • Be able to use computer systems with various technological developments such as software and hardware developments relevant to the sector.
  • Awareness of the latest trends in GIS technology, especially as applied to cadastral systems.
  • Proficiency in computer software programs used in cartography
  • Excellent analytical, oral presentation, negotiation and report writing skills.
  • Professional attitude to work, including unquestionable integrity.
  • Perform other duties assigned from time to time

Director, Finance and Administration

The Director, Finance and Administration will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for the finance and administration function including advising the Commission, the Chief Executive Officer and Management on strategic financial performance of the Commission.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas:
finance, business planning and budgeting. 

In addition to the above he/she will he/she will:
  • Plan for optimum utilization of resources.
  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of financial management strategies policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of sound financial management systems
  • Assess business risks and create financial awareness on resource allocation, cost reduction and financial discipline
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners, including thirdparty vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities (transport, Estates, Assets all over the Country) to ensure efficient and consistent operations in the Commission
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • A master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized university plus
  • Must be a qualified accountant (CPA-K )
  • At least eight (10) years relevant experience, 5 of which with a reputable organization and at least 4 years at senior management level.
  • (Experience in the public sector will be an added advantage)
  • Demonstrated experience using and complying with international accounting standards
  • Knowledge of donor contracting policies and reporting standards
  • Well-developed IT skills with proficiency in computerized accounting applications and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • General management skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Director- Human Resources Management

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for the developing and implementing appropriate Human Resource [HR] strategies that will ensure that the Commission attracts and retains a professional team of motivated employees.

Key Responsibilities
  • Advising the Commission on all matters pertaining to Human Resource.
  • Issuing administrative guidelines on interpretation and implementation of labour laws and other human resource related statutes.
  • Aligning the HR strategies to the overall strategy of the Commission.
  • Ensuring the Commission develops polices for attracting, retaining and developing Human Resource
  • Developing and reviewing the HR policies and procedures
  • Manage the recruitment process and analyze the training needs of Human Resource
  • Overseeing change management process
  • Coordinating policy monitoring and evaluation
  • Advising on career development of all employees within the Commission
  • Ensuring appropriate HR training and development programs are developed and implemented and
  • Putting in place an appropriate performance management system and managing performance contracts.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • A professional qualification in HR management
  • 10 years’ experience in a HR advisory role with at least 4 years as a HR leader in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated leadership, coordination and managerial capabilities
  • Excellent interaction and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy
Director, Legal Affairs and Enforcement

The Director, Legal Affairs will report to the Secretary of the Commission and will be responsible for the provision of leadership and advice on all legal matters.

Specifically, the director will be responsible for:
  • Developing appropriate legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the Commission.
  • Coordinating litigation or court cases for the Commission.
  • Overseeing drafting of legal opinions and other relevant legal documents for the Commission;
  • Undertaking legal transactions including recovery, conveyance, agreements, leases and partnerships.
  • Developing and reviewing legal instruments for the Commission.
  • Reviewing existing laws and regulations relevant to the execution of the mandate of the Commission.
  • Coordinating enforcement of legal decisions and court orders for the Commission.
  • Performing any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Secretary.
  • Conducting relevant Legal research for the Commission.
  • Advising on all Legal matters related to staff discipline.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • Have at least a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized university in Kenya.
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • Have at least eight (10) years’ practicing experience in public/private sector or in a busy firm/organization, with at least 4 years in a senior position
  • Possess at least 5 years experience in litigation.
  • Experience in Alternative Dispute resolution will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a team player.
  • Computer literacy
Director, Surveying and Planning

The Director, Surveying and Planning will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for coordinating surveying and planning functions including advising the Commission, the Chief Executive Officer and Management on all aspects and types of surveys and related planning 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 operate the following areas: cadastral surveys, topographical surveys, and compulsory acquisition surveys, settlement surveys, adjudication surveys, remote sensing surveys, hydrographical surveys, GIS and coordination of planning tasks.

In addition to the above, he/she will;
  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of survey and planning management strategies and policies
  • Supervise and coordinate Land Adjudication and Settlement Schemes planning and surveys
  • Supervise and coordinate compulsory acquisition surveys
  • Supervise and coordinate topographical surveys when and where required
  • Coordinate and liaise with the National Mapping Agency for hydrographical, remote sensing and mapping surveys when and where required
  • Liaise with the National Planning Agency an county governments on planning tasks when and where required and County governments.
  • Oversee the development, coordination and implementation of sound Survey, Mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) management
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including thirdparty vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations of the department of surveys and planning in the Commission.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
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 (compulsory requirement). A degree in planning would 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 Ten (10) years relevant experience, 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 and planning
  • 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 relationship building 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.
Important Information to all candidates:

All candidates are required to submit, on application, clearance certificates form 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).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.
  • Shortlisted Candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and Testimonials.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit applications to:

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 7th June, 2013 at 5pm.


Dr. Muhammad A. Swazuri, PhD, OGW
Chairman, National Land Commission.

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