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Saturday, 25 May 2013

National Land Commission Job Vacancies

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

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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