Land Tenure Advisor
Abt Associates intends to respond to an upcoming Request for Proposalfrom the Indonesian Government, through the Millennium ChallengeAccount-Indonesia, to implement a one-year project helping over 300 ruralvillages in fifteen districts throughout the country to delineate and demarcate their boundaries and map their resources toattract future investment in areas that will improve rural livelihoods in anenvironmentally sustainable manner. Inthis project, Abt Associates and its team of Indonesian specialists andsubcontractors will work with local communities and government in aparticipatory process to determine each community's physical boundaries andnatural and cultural resource areas to create a geo-spacial database of itsland, assets, and resources.
Abt Associates is seeking a Land Tenure Advisor who will directly reportto the project's Chief of Party and be responsible for developing and implementingprocesses to resolve village land disputes which include investigating andreporting on land use and tenure issues and work with villages and projectteams to resolve them. The position willbe based in Jakarta and require travel to remote locations in the field.
a. Provide input in the planning of the workunder PMAP 6 to incorporate methodology and mechanism for land disputeresolution;
b. Investigate the land use and tenure issues ofeach district, subdistrict and village in the assigned districts, includingindigenous land (adat land) issues in coordination with the StakeholdersEngagement Specialist;
c. Participate in the district and subdistrictlevel planning meeting and serve as a land use and tenure resource person inall meetings as needed;.
d. Provide expert support to the Area / DistrictCoordinators, Kecamatan Technical Working Group and the Village ParticipationTeams as needed in land use and land tenure issues which arise during theVillage Boundary Setting and Resource Mapping (VBS/RM) process;.
e. Plan for land-based dispute mediation andoversee its application during the implementation of VBS/RM in the villages;.
f. Monitor the land use and land tenure aspectsof the VBS/RM process and provide input and support data for the preparation ofreports and presentations.
a. Bachelor level degree in land tenure,geography, economics, natural resource management or rural development;
b. Seven years professional experience inland-related development projects or research;.
c. Demonstrated technical understanding ofnatural resource management, land use and rural community development andland-based dispute mediation;.
e. Previous work experience in Indonesia, aswell as strong knowledge of rural land issues including indigenous/customary (adat)land tenure and territorial claims;.
f. Ability to frequently travel to remotelocations in Indonesia;.
g. Fluency in English, both in written andoral. Mandatory experience in writingtechnical reports in English.
The following qualification is also desirable:
a. Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia.
Interested candidates maysend a CV and cover letter to
the title in the email subject as soon as possiblebut no later than 28 October 2016.Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Thank you for your interestin Abt Associates.