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Objective of the Assignment

The Senior Wayleaves Officer will coordinate and provide oversight in securing

consents from landowners leading to acquisition of right of way (Way leaves) forconstruction of electricity lines.
a) Qualification:

i. Bachelor’s Degree in land surveying/ Statistics/Economics/Property Valuation/ Social Sciences from a recognized university;

ii. Master’s Degree in the Land Economics/ Property Valuation/ Social

Sciences/ an equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.

b) Experience:

i. At least eight (8) years of professional relevant working experience

in acquisition of way leaves for distribution of power lines,resettlement planning & implementation including communityengagement and conflict resolution;

ii. Demonstrated experience in World Bank best practices and/or

guidelines and procedures on social safeguards of at least twoenergy projects financed by Multilateral/Development FinancialInstitutions such as the World Bank, ADB, AFD, KfW, China EximBank or equivalent.


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Objective of the Assignment

The Senior Wayleaves Officer will coordinate and provide oversight in securing

consents from landowners leading to acquisition of right of way (Way leaves) forconstruction of electricity lines.
a) Qualification:

i. Bachelor’s Degree in land surveying/ Statistics/Economics/Property Valuation/ Social Sciences from a recognized university;

ii. Master’s Degree in the Land Economics/ Property Valuation/ Social

Sciences/ an equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.

b) Experience:

i. At least eight (8) years of professional relevant working experience

in acquisition of way leaves for distribution of power lines,resettlement planning & implementation including communityengagement and conflict resolution;

ii. Demonstrated experience in World Bank best practices and/or

guidelines and procedures on social safeguards of at least twoenergy projects financed by Multilateral/Development FinancialInstitutions such as the World Bank, ADB, AFD, KfW, China EximBank or equivalent.


i. Coordinate the development of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and
Valuation reports including RAP implementation for the requiredwayleaves or right of way under the Project;

ii. Play a key role in investigations regarding any claims made to MEMDduring the course of implementing the RAP;

iii. Close liaison with OPM on issues of wayleaves and right of way within

refugee settlements.

iv. Guide on all matters and formalities relating to acquisition of land forwayleaves purpose and for projects.

v. Play a key role in negotiating and clearing difficult wayleaves cases

where MEMD’s right to enter on land and erect lines meets oppositionfrom owners.
vi. Take lead in reviewing all the documentation pertaining to wayleaves
matters on behalf of the EASP;

vii. Serve power line construction notices and obtain consents from project affected persons for each project in a timely manner;


viii. Compile accurate records of persons affected by rural electrification

projects;

ix. Act as liaison point between the project affected person, contractors andproject managers with regard to wayleaves issues;

x. Manage Grievance Committee meetings and resolve disputes over

wayleave rights during project implementation;

xi. Play a key role in liaising with the Office of the Chief Government Valuer

to secure approvals of valuation reports in respect of compensationassessments for persons affected by rural electrification projects;

xii. To regularly sensitize the population about wayleaves;


xiii. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Project Manager provided

these duties contribute to achieving the development objectives of theEASP project.


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