Land Administration Expert, Nepal

Date Posted: Feb. 22, 2024, 5:49 a.m.

UN Habitat

Job Description


Under the overall supervision of the Land, Housing and Shelter Section Chief, and in close collaboration with the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UN-Habitat country office Nepal, and the GLTN country engagement team, the consultant will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:  

On land tools implementation and technical backstopping Technical support in customization, adaptation, and deployment of STDM and the review and assessment of approaches and methodologies for effective migration and integrity of data.  

Providing advisory support on tools requirements, enhancement and integration with other tools and processes, including inputs on data collection tools and methodologies to be applied in the select project. Contributing to technical inputs on the development of the Nepal land information policy support strategy including other strategies for upscaling of land tools and approaches in Nepal. Provision of technical inputs and review of baseline information in the development of local Land Use Plan framework, including the integration of GLTN tools and approaches (STDM, TRLUP, PILaR) in the project sites Strategic guidance in strengthening application of GLTN tools and other tools for climate smart practices in the select project sites.  

On capacity development Providing technical support to local partners in Nepal on the implementation of priority GLTN pro-poor and gender responsive land tools and approaches related to the Nepal project.  Facilitating capacity building learning events in Nepal to project stakeholders to implement inclusive, gender responsive and fit-for- purpose land tools. Capacity development of project stakeholders on efficient land management and implementation of land use planning including on priority GLTN tools and approaches Provide technical inputs on the development of integrated Risk Sensitive Land Use Plan, and implementation plan including in the development of by-laws. Provide technical inputs on tenure security documents, templates and formats based on data and tools applied at the local level. 

Participate in missions to Nepal on capacity building, including partner-led capacity building events and provision of mission synthesis to stakeholders for record and for follow-up where necessary.  On knowledge management  

Providing substantive support in the development, refinement and reviewing of project material documents, and strategies related to the project, including on strategic research for knowledge sharing and dissemination at the local, provincial and the national levels. Provide technical support in the over-all knowledge management, and communications related to the use of the STDM and produce the necessary reports as appropriate.

Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. conference background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, input to publications, etc in collaboration with country implementing partners and relevant stakeholders.

Technical support in documenting field experiences, partnerships and programme delivery including lessons learned and emerging outcomes or impacts.

On partnership coordination Contribute to the development, strengthening partnerships, and communication among project stakeholders in Nepal working on land issues on the use and application of GLTN tools, methodologies, and approaches within the framework of the continuum of land rights approach and Fit for Purpose Land Administration Provide technical and substantive inputs to the land reform related dialogues in Nepal related to land information systems and tenure security integration with climate smart land governance practices towards furthering the partnerships at the policy and operational levels.

Participate in the Project Technical Working Group meetings and other related meetings.

On project management Project management technical support including the monitoring and evaluation of the project and assessing project performance for related project results. Contribute to the quality control of outputs and activities undertaken by local partners and providing recommendations on procedures and processes for tools implementation. On supporting implementation of GLTN phase 4  Provide technical support to other GLTN priority countries including Somalia and Kenya related to the review of land information system and the use of STDM.  Contributing to GLTN strategic activities on tool development and engagement in land administration issues. Contributing to programme development and resource mobilization efforts related to land administration work at global, regional, and country level in collaboration with partners.

Qualifications/special skills

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields: Geomatics, Land Administration, Land Management, or a field directly related to the assignment is required. 5 years of working experience in addressing land sector issues in developing countries, particularly in regard to land administration and information, is required. Advanced knowledge and experience in Land Information Systems, digital mapping, and participatory enumeration methods is desirable Knowledge on land-related tools development, capacity development, project management, partnership building and knowledge management Ability to write technical documentation is desirable


Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.

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