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Lands Officer Job Vacancy


Job title: Lands Officer
Department: Lands
Reports to: Head of Lands
Responsible for (Direct reports): Community Negotiators
Job Purpose:
The Land Officer will form the link between the field and the office, checking on plots of land found by the team of property scouts, verifying their suitability to build a school, verifying the ownership of the plot, dealing with youths, elders and government officials to ensure a clean and efficient purchasing process.


Responsibilities (Functions and duties):  
·         Meeting and dealing with land agents and vendors
·         Meeting and dealing with community members and government officials
·         Recognising potential  conflict surrounding land and land purchases, often including tribal issues
·         Holding community meetings and barazas, where you represent Bridge International Academies
·         Writing briefing notes
·         Investigating conflicting land ownership claims
·         Establishing and utilizing contacts at various government agencies to find clear information on land ownership
·         Locating and explaining plot positions on a variety of mapping interfaces
Experience:
·         One (1) year of experience in land, community negotiations or related experience
Behavioural Competencies:
·         Driven, disciplined and self-motivated
·         Verbal and written communication skills
·         Must be a team player and open to new approaches and ideas
·         Strong personality with proven negotiating skills
·         Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks
·         Ability to work with minimal to no supervision
Qualifications:
Academic: Higher Diploma in Conveyance or related field
Professional: Supporting Certificates in related field.
Specialist knowledge required:
·         Fluent written and spoken Kiswahili and English, with at least two local languages
·         Knowledge of informal settlements and how land transactions are proceed in these areas
·         Knowledge and being comfortable in negotiating situations, including land purchases
·         Experience in the field negotiating land purchases
·         Experience in working in very poor communities
·         Experience in dealing with sensitive issues regarding land
·         Knowledge of how to deal with numbers and maps
·         Knowledge and experience in basic computer programs
·         Knowledge and experience in using GPS units or other GIS technology
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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