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Chief Land Use Planning Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

An officer appointed to this position will be responsible for providing technical and professionalsupport to the Principal Land use Planner in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of Land Use Planning strategies throughout the country.

i. Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or any other relevant
field from a recognized institution
ii. Registered member with Kenya Institute of Planners
iii. Certificate in Management course not lasting less than four weeks from a recognized
institution
iv. Must have at least six ( 6) years’ experience three (3) of which at senior officer or equivalents

Responsibilities

i. Monitor the adherence of the National government, Counties, Agencies and
Communities to standards and guidelines for development control in their execution of
land use plans
ii. Scrutinize land alienation plans for public land to ensure they are in line with the
provisions of the law
iii. Make recommendations on plans submitted by management bodies for approval by the
commission following a review of their compliance to the provisions of the law
iv. Conduct research on matters relating to land use planning at inter-county and county
and make recommendations for continuous improvement as assigned
v. Review land use action plans for specific assigned projects such as residential housing
schemes, industrial estates and recreational facilities and make recommendations on
their suitability
vi. Assist in collecting land use planning information and emerging issues and provide
feedback to inform land use guidelines and standards
vii. Provide technical and professional assistance to counties and other agencies in
implementing land use planning policies, strategies, standards and programmes
viii. Provide technical and professional assistance to counties on planning and acquisition
of land for public utilities
ix. Supervise the maintenance of an up to date inventory of existing plans prepared by the
national and county governments
x. Conduct public education on land use planning and development control matters to
promote awareness
xi. Assist in overseeing land use planning processes for strategic national projects
xii. Assist in preparing and overseeing implementation of guidelines and regulations for
management of public land
xiii. Conduct research on land suitability and make recommendations on land acquisition
and land banking

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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