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Advisor on Land Use Planning and Policy

Job Overview

  • Business-Development, Project-Manager, Strategy-Planning
  • Full Time
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Job Description

        Advisor on Land Use Planning and Policy

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #020/2019

GIZ - Support to Participative Integrated Land Use Planning and Policy  


As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors. GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit an Advisor on Land Use Planning and Policy for Support to Participative Integrated Land Use Planning and Policy (SPILUPP) Project specified below.

Position:                                                      Advisor on land use planning and policy

Place of Work:                               Addis Ababa

Application deadline:                   February 15, 2019

Summary of duties and responsibilities


The Advisor on Land Use Planning and Policy will report to the GIZ-SPILUPP Project Manager.

The main duties will be:

·         Main contact person within the project to support  and advise on land use planning

·         Support GIZ partners with LUP related activities and backstopping their LUP activities to further build capacity

·         The improvement of the institutional framework through participation in the dialogue on land use planning

·         Communication and networking with all other relevant stakeholders




I.                    Land Use Planning and Policy

·         Develop a coordination concept that will create effective management and coordination structures for the NILUPP Bureau;

·         Conduct workshops and trust building exercises;

·         Support an analysis of existing laws, policies, implementation regulations and guidelines;

·         Review and recommend possible reforms of the institutional framework based on the analysis of existing legal land use planning frameworks at federal and regional level with following principles in mind:

    • Sustainable development of peri-urban space;
    • Shared use of geo data within existing capacities and initiatives;
    • Procedures and responsibilities in NILUPP with the implementation of land use plans taking environmental issues into account

·         Support activities in relation to land consolidation

  • Keep the respective partners fully informed on programme activities, results and problems through regular monitoring and reporting;
  • Organize and participate in workshops and seminars as assigned;


II.                  Communication and Networking

  • Maintain a good and effective communication between the project’s partner organizations, GIZ, relevant public institutions, state organizations and NGOs;
  • Communicate, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and professional groups through briefings, technical and operational reports and presentations;

·         Assists in and/or carry out other tasks given by the Project Manager as assigned

Job Requirements

Required qualifications

·         Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Land Management and Planning or related fields;

·         Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in advisory services in an international or national organization that has allowed exposure to a range of agricultural development programs and land use planning initiatives;

·         Competence in handling GIS software, in particular Quantum GIS (QGIS), and able to interpret and process satellite pictures (Sentinel, Landsat, Rapid Eye);

·         Willingness to live and work in Addis Ababa and travel often to various regions and field sites;

·         Familiarity with bureaucratic requirements of regional governments;

·         Good communication skills, in both written and oral English and Amharic;

·         High degree of initiative, integrity and accountability;

·         Good general computer skills (email, word, excel);

·         Good interpersonal skills and team spirit;

How To Apply

Application procedure:


Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest in Internship. Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship if you are graduated not longer than six months ago. Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or                   Email: [email protected]

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Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Advisor on Land use Planning and Polciy #020/2019’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categories applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Applications from qualified women are encouraged


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