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Job Title:   Land Cartographer
Organization: ZOA 
Duty Station: Nwoya, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Land Security and Economic Development
Start Date: 1st April 2018

About ZOA:
ZOA is a Christian international NGO, with its head office based in the Netherlands. ZOA operates in fifteen countries on three continents. We provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters. We contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.

In Uganda we have a diverse range of multilateral and bilateral institutional donors next to the support by over 50,000 individual donors and six Dutch private foundations to implement multi-annual programs in West Nile, Acholi and Amudat (Karamoja). Our 100+ staff members find inspiration in the gospel and adhere to our common values of stewardship, human dignity, faithfulness and justice.

Job Summary: The Land Cartographer will support the ‘Securing Land for Sustainable Agri-Business Program’ in Acholi (Nwoya district). The Land Cartographer will support theprogram team in (digitalizing) the land demarcation and registration process, and is responsible for the digitalization of land files and land Certificates of Customary Ownership (CCOs) in close cooperation with the relevant authorities at sub-county and district level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support land demarcation teams (incl. Area Land Committees) in land demarcation:
  • Coach and train land demarcation teams in use of digital devices for land demarcation;
  • Avail statistical reports and data for demarcation activities i.e. # of conflicts, # of parcels mapped, # of applications received, data disaggregated by gender among others;
  • Work closely with Land Office on the submission of land application files and on the actual preparation of CCO land certificates in paper and digital form;
  • Support Land Office in digitalization of land application files i.e. plotting land data in QGIS, produce prints from QGIS to be attached to files
  • Ensure to keep digital land files up to date in QGID database system;
  • Closely liaise with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Nwoya
  • District Local Government, and other key stakeholders on land for training on digital data collection, sharing of up to date land statistics and technical backstopping;
  • Act as program focal point for land digital data collection;
  • Participate in relevant land meetings at sub-county, district and national level

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the ZOA Land Cartographer job placement should preferably hold a Diploma or degree in Cartography or other relevant field;
  • Previous working experience in land demarcation and registration;
  • Proven working experience in digital data collection;
  • Expert on QGIS and excel;
  • Excellent community mobilization and facilitation skills;
  • Strong documentation skills;
  • Command of Luo-language is an advantage;
  • Willingness to live and work in Nwoya District
  • Able to ride a motorcycle (valid permit is required)
  • Strong Christian background; adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA.
  • Possess a stable personality, who enjoys working with little supervision and in a dynamic environment, able to endure some hardship and with mature mindset to integrate and express Christian values in work.

How to Apply: 
All applicants should send an application letter together with curriculum vitae (max 3 pages) inclusive names and contacts (e-mail and cell phone number) of three referees of recent assignments+ valid riding permit to: with the subject header: Land Cartographer.

Deadline: 16th March 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted before 23rd March 2018.

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