Expert on Awareness Raising and Communication on Land Tenure and Management in Uganda

Job Description

Band 4 Expert on Awareness Raising and Communication on Land Tenure and Management in Uganda

Reports to: Team leader of   Responsible    Land Policy Uganda (RELAPU)

Duty station: Mityana. Uganda

  1. Responsibilities

The Field Expert on Awareness Raising and Communication is responsible for

  • the conceptual design for Continuous Awareness Raising and Information Dissemination (CARID)
  • the implementation of the visibility plan of the project
  • the close collaboration with the MLHUD. District Authorities, Land-related NGOs, and other Development Partners and the support to coherent approaches
  • ensuring regular reporting on project progress, innovations and results
  • mainstreaming gender sensitive approaches

The Field Expert on Organisation performs the following tasks:

  1. Tasks
  2. Facilitate and organize the communication and awareness raising efforts of the project
  • Close liaison with local government and non-government partners in Mubende and Mityana districts as well as the Ministry of Lands on developing and implementing a comprehensive communication and awareness raising strategy
  • Technical advice to partner organisations from civil society organizations, traditional authorities, private investors and representatives on communication and av/areness raising on land management and land rights issues
  • Identification of training needs and collaboration with Field Expert on Capacity Development on the development of training courses and capacity building
  • Negotiation, management and supervision of implementation of tenders with partner organisations for awareness raising and communication activities
  • Support to the establishment of dialogue platforms between finance providers, farmers and land owners
  • Active participation in and organisation of multi-stakeholder dialogues and other platforms on land management and VGGT application in the region
  • Enhance collaboration with other partners and projects working on lands issues
  • Ensure particular focus is given to rights of women and marginalized groups
  • Initiate and oversee the implementation of financial agreements

with partner organisations________

  1. Implementation of responsible land policy
  • Organization of multi-stakeholder dialogues between civil society organizations, traditional authorities, private investors and representatives of the state on good land governance following the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure” (VGGT)
  1. Other duties/additional tasks
  • Support to conflict management and conflict resolution processes on conflicts arising in the course of land inventory procedures
  • Other duties and tasks at the request of project team leader


  1. Required qualifications, competences and experience Qualifications
  • University degree in public relations and communication v/ith proven knov/ledge on land management in Uganda


Professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in the preparation and implementation of communication and awareness raising strategies
  • Experience in the context of securing land rights in rural Uganda is an advantage
  • Work experience in Mityana/Mubende or adjacent regions v/ould be an asset
  • Very good knowledge of English and Luganda languages


Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good working knov/ledge of ITC technologies and related software (Photoshop. GIS. design software, etc.) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong understanding of cultural, socio-cultural context in Central Uganda region
  • Experience on gender mainstreaming and results based monitoring desired
  • Active, flexible and dynamic team player and excellent networker
  • Very Good writing and communication skills;
  • Experience in workshop organisation or events management


How to apply:

Interested and suitable applicants should submit their applications with a detailed CV and a one page letter addressing the applicant’s motivation by email to no later than 13th January 2017. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. GIZ Uganda is an equal opportunity employer, both men and v/omen are encouraged to apply.