Abt Associates seeks qualified individuals to fill position of Land Tenure Advisor for anticipated MCA project

Land Tenure Advisor

 Description
 
Abt Associates intends to respond to an upcoming Request for Proposal
from the Indonesian Government, through the Millennium Challenge
Account-Indonesia, to implement a one-year project helping over 300 rural
villages in fifteen districts throughout the country to delineate and demarcate their boundaries and map their resources to
attract future investment in areas that will improve rural livelihoods in an
environmentally sustainable manner.  In
this project, Abt Associates and its team of Indonesian specialists and
subcontractors will work with local communities and government in a
participatory process to determine each community’s physical boundaries and
natural and cultural resource areas to create a geo-spacial database of its
land, assets, and resources. 

 
Abt Associates is seeking a Land Tenure Advisor who will directly report
to the project’s Chief of Party and be responsible for developing and implementing
processes to resolve village land disputes which include investigating and
reporting on land use and tenure issues and work with villages and project
teams to resolve them.  The position will
be based in Jakarta and require travel to remote locations in the field.

 
Roles
and Responsibilities

a.    Provide input in the planning of the work
under PMAP 6 to incorporate methodology and mechanism for land dispute
resolution;

b.    Investigate the land use and tenure issues of
each district, subdistrict and village in the assigned districts, including
indigenous land (adat land) issues in coordination with the Stakeholders
Engagement Specialist;

c.     Participate in the district and subdistrict
level planning meeting and serve as a land use and tenure resource person in
all meetings as needed;.

d.    Provide expert support to the Area / District
Coordinators, Kecamatan Technical Working Group and the Village Participation
Teams as needed in land use and land tenure issues which arise during the
Village Boundary Setting and Resource Mapping (VBS/RM) process;.

e.    Plan for land-based dispute mediation and
oversee its application during the implementation of VBS/RM in the villages;.

f.     Monitor the land use and land tenure aspects
of the VBS/RM process and provide input and support data for the preparation of
reports and presentations.

 
Minimum Qualifications
 
a.    Bachelor level degree in land tenure,
geography, economics, natural resource management or rural development;

b.    Seven years professional experience in
land-related development projects or research;.

c.     Demonstrated technical understanding of
natural resource management, land use and rural community development and
land-based dispute mediation;.

e.    Previous work experience in Indonesia, as
well as strong knowledge of rural land issues including indigenous/customary (adat)
land tenure and territorial claims;.

f.     Ability to frequently travel to remote
locations in Indonesia;.

g.    Fluency in English, both in written and
oral.  Mandatory experience in writing
technical reports in English.

 
The following qualification is also desirable:
 
a.    Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia.
 
Interested candidates may
send a CV and cover letter to abt.pmap@gmail.com

indicating the title in the email subject as soon as possible
but no later than 28 October 2016.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest
in Abt Associates.

 

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