For an on-going tender in Ethiopia, GITEC-IGIP is looking for the international Team Leader in Land Governance.
Country / City Project Start Duration Deadline
Ethiopia / Amhara Region Planned for mid-January 2021 Long-term assignment Latest by 30 October 2020
About the company
GITEC-IGIP Holding SE with the two managing companies GITEC-IGIP GmbH and IGIP mbH is a leading consulting company for development aid projects. For over five centuries, GITEC-IGIP and IGIP characterise professional experience, activities on four continents, a multi-cultural team as well as a world-wide network of companies and offices in close proximity to customers. In the framework of international development aid our companies lead mainly publicly financed projects. We are constantly looking for high-profile consultants. For more details, please visit our web sites at: www.igip.com and www.gitec-consult.com.
The German and Ethiopian governments agreed to support land governance within the German-Ethiopian Technical Cooperation. The objective of the three-year project has been defined as
“the conditions necessary for implementing participatory land consolidation procedures have been created”.
The following three indicators shall measure the achievement of the project objective:
Indicator 1: In six pilot areas in the Amhara region, the newly founded Land Consolidation Committees (LCCs) have decided that they want to implement the prepared land consolidation procedures. (Baseline value: 0 (no pilot areas to date); Target value: 6 pilot areas have made an implementation decision).
Indicator 2: 1,600 out of 2,000 households that participated in the six pilot procedures for land consolidation are satisfied with the results of the awareness-raising and preparation phase. 30% of the surveyed households are represented by women. (Baseline value: 0 (no pilot procedures have taken place to date); Target value: 1,600 satisfied households, of which 30% are represented by women).
Indicator 3: A set of rules for equivalent compensation with land (measurement and use criteria) in land consolidation procedures has been presented to the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Rural Land Administration and Use Bureau (RLAUB) for a political decision to be made. (Baseline value: 0 (no set of rules to date); Target value: 1 (a set of rules has been presented)).
The target values for module objective indicators 1 to 3 are provisional. They will be reviewed in the first year of implementation and adapted when the first report is compiled, if necessary.
The project aims to create the conditions necessary for land consolidation procedures through capacity development at government agencies at regional and national level as well as in the private sector.
The project aims at laying the methodological and legal foundations for future land consolidation procedures. The responsible authorities shall be prepared for being able to plan and pre-pare land consolidation procedures independently. For this reason, the capacities of staff at relevant national and regional authorities as well as civil society organisations will be strengthened. At organisational level, procedures will be described, and binding guidelines developed together with the Ethiopian authorities. At regulatory level, sets of legal rules will be developed to safeguard a rule-of-law-compliant procedure for land consolidation.
The objective shall be achieved through four outputs:
Output 1: Methods and approaches for awareness-raising and preparation phases for land consolidation procedures as well as voluntary land exchange in pilot areas have been tested;
Output 2: Skills of employees of the responsible authorities and private service providers have been strengthened;
Output 3: Guidelines for improving the methodological framework in land consolidation procedures have been adopted;
Output 4: Capacities of the authorities for implementing land use certification in the scope of the Ethiopian governmental programme CALM (Climate Action through Landscape Management) have been strengthened.
The project is thus pursuing a multi-level approach (national, regional and local level) for achieving the necessary institutional changes.
Key activities shall include:
• Identification of pilot areas in coordination with other TC projects;
• Initiation and implementation of awareness-raising and communication measures and training of Land Consolidation Committees (LCCs);
• Advising the LCCs on planning communal and public systems;
• Planning and implementing small-scale infrastructure measures to incentivise formal land parcel swaps;
• Providing advice on voluntary plot exchange among groups of landowners;
• Identifying complaints and conflict-resolution mechanisms and anti-corruption measures.
Your Expertise / Profile
The International Coordinator for Amhara Region and Land Administration Specialist shall assume the following tasks:
- Assuming the overall responsibility for the advisory package of the contractor
- Overseeing the work of the contractor’s team members;
- Coordinating the work with ALAUB and other regional and local administrative organisations;
- Preparing demand-driven work plans in close coordination with local partners;
- Identification of pilot areas together with project partners and beneficiaries, based on transparent criteria;
- Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the services of the contractor with other services delivered by the programme at local and national level (esp. with the GIZ team at national level);
- Strategy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for local partners as described above;
- Considering cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender equality);
- Personnel management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting local and international short-term experts;
- Ensuring results monitoring is conducted;
- Make sure that all measures proposed are in line with environmental, health and social standards;
- Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines;
- Responsibility for controlling the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with GIZ’s officer responsible for the commission;
- Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase.
His/Her qualification shall include:
- Education/training (2.1.1): Postgraduate university degree in land management and ad-ministration, geography, geodesy, spatial planning, or a similar discipline;
- Language (2.1.2): Good business language skills in English; proficiency in the German language would be an asset;
- General professional experience (2.1.3): 20 years of professional experience in the land management sector;
- Specific professional experience (2.1.4): 10 years in land consolidation;
- Leadership/management experience (2.1.5): 6 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company or administration;
- Regional experience (2.1.6): 5 years of experience in projects in developing countries or countries in transition;
- Development Cooperation (DC) experience (2.1.7): 5 years of experience in DC projects, preferably in German Technical Cooperation.
Please note that only candidates with international experience will be considered for this job!
Time Schedule / Duration of Assignment
The assignment is expected to take place between mid-January 2021 and December 2022.
If you are interested
Please send us an email containing your most recent English CV, copies of relevant diplomas and employers‘ certificates including full contact details, fee expectations (per day / per month) and details on availability to:
Quoting the Job ref. no.: ETH-GIZ-200480
Or apply online via the Application-Form in the section below.
Please note that we can only consider candidates who meet the required criteria!
- Address Ethiopia
- Qualification BA/BSc, MBA/MSc/MA