Terms of Reference
Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) Officer
Responsible to: Section Head: Livelihood Development Conservation (LDC)
The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.
The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitor land use planning activities and coordinate with concerned sector offices and technical officers on matters regarding the unit’s activities
- Review land use planning activities together with district technical officers in target villages
- Supervise and facilitate entries of land use data and create land use maps in target villages
- Conduct monitoring activities and produce reports as necessary
- Participate in relevant meetings and prepare minutes, agenda and notices related to land use
- Respond to inquiries related to specific land use and zoning regulations
- Conduct inspections as and when required and prepare inspection reports on a timely manner
- Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations and procedures
- Facilitate the land use planning in consultation with local communities, district authorities and other relevant stakeholders
- Prepare and conduct PLUP training to provincial, districts and village level staff and facilitators based on government guidelines and methodologies developed elsewhere.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned
Duty Station: Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat Office
Duration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance review
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying, Land Use, Civil Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry, Rural Development, Geology, or a relevant field. Relevant certificates/diploma in surveying, GIS and land use planning with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirement
Experience and Skills required:
- At least 4 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in participatory land use planning
- Good personality and interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct field work and reach out local communities
- Knowledge and experience in using ArcGIS to develop and update maps is essential
- Ability to analyse data related to agricultural land
- Experience in conducting land use planning and mapping.
- Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
- Knowledge of using computer systems and applications
- Working knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is required
Closing date for application is 1st March 2020.
Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.
Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.