National Land Commission Land Use Planning Assistant Jobs in Kenya

National Land Commission Land Use Planning Assistant Jobs in Kenya


  • National Land Commission (NLC) is an Independent Constitutional Commission established and under Article 67 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and operationalized by the National Land Commission (NLC) Act,2012, the Land Act and the Land Registration Act, 2012.

  • The broad mandates of the Commission are inter-alia; to manage public land on behalf of the National and County Governments, recommend a National Land Policy to the National Government, advice the National Government on a Comprehensive program for the registration of Land throughout Kenya, to conduct research related to land and the use of natural resources and make recommendations to appropriate authorities and initiate investigations on its own initiative or on a complaint into present or historical land injustices and recommend appropriate redress.

  • Conversely, Pursuant to Article 252 1(C) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and National Land Commission Act of 2012, the Commission invites applications from suitable candidates for the
    following positions:

    Land Use Planning Assistant

  • An officer appointed to this position is responsible for the day to day management of planning data to facilitate monitoring and oversight of land use planning

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be responsible to perform the following functions;

  • Maintain an up to date record of land use plans for public land including public purpose- surrenders, riparian reserves, water towers, wetlands, open spaces, road reserves, and land banks

  • Vet submitted land use plans to ensure the land use plans presented to the commission adhere to set standards and regulations

  • Provide technical quality and presentation of land use plans for which the Commission is
    providing oversight

  • Identify sources of Land Use Planning data to inform studies in the area as well as the
    development of new plans

  • Conduct site inspections for land use plans in the process of implementation and document field reports highlighting findings to inform decision making Capture, process, maintain and present geographic data using modern
    techniques and design
    maps, graphics, illustrations and layouts for specialist and general users

  • Leverage on ICT developments to convert analogue land use data to digital format to improve efficiency

  • Research and evaluate map source data for use in the preparation or revision of plans

  • Liaise with external contacts, such as surveyors and designers, regarding the supply of planning data.

  • Collate data from remote sensing techniques and systems and design, update and maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) databases to inform monitoring and oversight role

  • Use Geographic Information System (GIS) to model and analyze landscape features and provide technical assistance on land suitability analysis.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives including making proposals to upgrade GIS software to current, more efficient and effective technologies and keeping up to date with emerging specialist software

  • Provide oversight over GIS system in land use planning

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    For Appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Higher Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Regional Planning, Cartography, GeoInformatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from a recognized institution.

  • Certificate in GIS applications

  • Two (2 )years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization

    Applicants must possess level of knowledge and skills in the following areas;

  • Competence in GIS application

  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing packages to edit and formulate plans

  • Proficiency in computer application

  • Knowledge of relevant professional standards

  • Good Communication skills

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; National Land Commission Land Use Planning Assistant Jobs in Kenya


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