National Land Commission Senior Land Use Planning Officer Jobs in Kenya

National Land Commission Senior Land Use Planning Officer 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:

    Senior Land Use Planning Officer

  • An officer appointed to this position will be responsible for providing technical and professional
    support to the Principal Land use Planner in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of Land Use Planning strategies throughout the country.

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Monitor the adherence of the National government, Counties, Agencies and Communities to standards and guidelines for development control in their execution of land use plans

  • Scrutinize land alienation plans for public land to ensure they are in line with the provisions of the law

  • Make recommendations on plans submitted by management bodies for approval by the commission following a review of their compliance to the provisions of the law

  • Conduct research on matters relating to land use planning at inter-county and county and make recommendations for continuous improvement as assigned

  • Review land use action plans for specific assigned projects such as residential housing
    schemes, industrial estates and recreational facilities and make
    recommendations on their suitability

  • Assist in collecting land use planning information and emerging issues and provide
    feedback to inform land use guidelines and standards

  • Provide technical and professional assistance to counties and other agencies in implementing land use planning policies, strategies, standards and programmes

  • Provide technical and professional assistance to counties on planning and acquisition of land for public utilities

  • Supervise the maintenance of an up to date inventory of existing plans prepared by the national and county governments

  • Conduct public education on land use planning and development control matters to promote awareness

  • Assist in preparing and overseeing implementation of guidelines and regulations for
    management of land development applications defined County clusters

  • Conduct research on land suitability and make recommendations on land acquisition and
    land banking.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    For Appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or any other relevant field from a recognized institution

  • Be a Member of a recognized professional body

  • Five (5) years of service, or similar experience in a comparable position from a reputable organization

  • Certificate in Management course not lasting less than four weeks from a recognized institution

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

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including Land Act, Land use Planning Law, Urban Areas and Cities Act

  • Knowledge of relevant professional standards

  • Proficiency in Computer applications

  • Good Communication skills

    How to Apply

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

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