Land Acquisition Senior Analyst (Retainer)

Job categories Environment
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5303/22755
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Pemba, Mozambique
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration 1 year with possibility of extension
Application period 21-Oct-2021 to 07-Nov-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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“UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peace-building, humanitarian and development operations. I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”
 -Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General

The United Nations Office for Project Services’ (UNOPS) mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. UNOPS mandate is to act as a project delivery platform for UN system agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, donor and recipient governments, and non-profit non-governmental organizations. As a self-financing entity within the UN system, UNOPS must ensure that the projects it delivers meet client expectations in terms of cost, quality and time, while at the same time ensuring that these projects collectively meet a broader array of success criteria.

Kenya Multi-Country Office (KEMCO) and Mozambique Country Office

UNOPS KEMCO helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: governance, education, health, the environment, grant management and rural development. UNOPS KEMC has over twenty years of experience working in Africa, including on large scale infrastructure projects. With a flexible and responsive presence throughout the region, UNOPS is able to scale up rapidly, through various mechanisms into high risk areas which have proven to be beneficial to partners.

As part of the IDP crisis response, the Republic of Mozambique has prepared the Mozambique Northern Crisis Recovery Project (NCRP), which is financed by the International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of US$100 million. The Project Development Objective is to improve access to basic services and economic opportunities for internally displaced persons and host communities in targeted areas of Northern Mozambique. The Project is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER) through the National Sustainable Development Fund (FNDS). The Project will retain and make use of existing Financial Management (FM) capacities and project oversight systems at FNDS. 

The Government has contracted UNOPS to provide overall technical support to Project implementation, including through the preparation of Environmental and Social Safeguards instruments, based on the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Frameworks (ESF); as well as support in M&E. UNOPS is further tasked with the implementation of the three project components.

The proposed Project has four components:
  • Component 1 – Building social cohesion and resilience to conflict;
  • Component 2 – Provision of livelihoods and economic opportunities for IDPs and host communities; Component 3 –Rehabilitation of public infrastructure and Component
  • Component 4 – Project management and oversight. 

Project implementation will cover 17 relocation sites of IDPs in Cabo Delgado.

UNOPS is looking for a Land Acquisition Senior Analyst- Retainer that will support the Project in implementing a land screening exercise to retroactively assess how the land acquisition for the 17 relocation sites  has taken place. 

The purpose of the assignment is to retroactively assess how the land acquisition of the 17 relocation sites for the NCRP has taken place and whether it took place in compliance with the World Bank Environmental and Social Standards (especially ESS5) and Mozambican laws. Where non-compliance is determined, retroactive Resettlement Action Plans or other relevant plans have to be prepared and implemented within the next two years. The screening will be based on the NCRP’s Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) and the Government’s MozLand Project’s RPF. The MozLand Project has already undertaken similar land screening exercises in other areas, as well as on agricultural land in the respective 17 relocation sites. The screening of the remaining land in the 17 relocation sites will be undertaken in close collaboration and coordination with the MozLand Project. The consultant will be embedded in the MozLand Screening Team to undertake the screening. 

Analytical and technical tasks Participate in the land screening exercise ...

Master’s degree in Social Science, Social Development, or other related fi...

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in social development and/or land managem...

Fluency in both  English and Portuguese Language (i.e. writing, r...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement- LICA Contract lev...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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