Land Tenure Specialist, USAID project

DC
Posted 8 months ago

Integra Government Services International (Integra) is a professional services firm that focuses on economic and institutional development matters worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Integra provides technical and managerial expertise to clients on matters related to economic development through trade, investment, the application of science and technology (including information and communications technologies), improved business enabling environments, and enterprise and institutional development.

Integra is pursuing a USAID opportunity focused on sustainable land management environment and resources. The purpose of these activities is to provide critical technical assistance and support to help USAID address these challenges, increasing the agency programs’ results and sustainability, as well as delivering new analysis and learning.

Position Description

The Land Tenure Specialist / Subject Matter Expert is responsible for providing technical support to program implementation in one or more of the following technical areas and other related areas as appropriate: customary land tenure systems, land use and environmental planning, gender issues in land tenure and property rights, community based adjudication of land disputes, rangeland management, public outreach on land rights issues, and land allocation and land use in sensitive ecological zones. The individual may also be required to provide technical support on pastoral/grazing issues, customary law environments and how customary law impacts land use in rural areas, and/or urban land and property rights issues.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Address land tenure challenges related to customary land tenure systems, land use and environmental planning, gender issues in land tenure and property rights, community based adjudication of land disputes
  • Conducts analysis, and prepares and presents analytical reviews and research on land tenure policy and law.
  • Manages related assignments, projects, and tasks.
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of a research agenda.
  • Serves as Technical experience in land tenure; securing resource rights and improving resource governance; capacity building; land, law, and policy; climate change land tenure; post-conflict/ post-disaster land tenure; and rights and access for women and disadvantage groups.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced postgraduate degree in fields relevant to the tasks and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience with customary land tenure systems, land use and environmental planning, gender issues in land tenure and property rights including research, project planning and design, and implementation oversight;
  • Extensive experience guiding and undertaking, technical analysis and integration of social inclusion and/or gender issues in project designs, assessments, management plans, studies, and in procurement and contract documents;
  • Extensive prior experience in low and middle-income countries preferably in Africa, Asia and Latin America;
  • Proven excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills essential.
  • Experience in planning and conducting public consultations with a wide range of stakeholders in government and civil society, and in analyzing and communicating results;
  • Capability to manage complex tasks with minimal supervision, and to work under time pressure;
  • Native speaker fluency in English is required. Fluency in French and/or Spanish highly desirable;
  • Work authorization in U.S. essential;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to countries of assignments.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “USAID Land Tenure Specialist-April 2017” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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