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Securing Land and Property Rights for All

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Deadline : 14/07/2016

The Land and GLTN Unit within UN-Habitat hosts the secretariat of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), which is a network of over sixty international institutions that was established in 2006 and since then has been working to promote secure land and property rights for all, through the development of pro-poor and gender appropriate land tools.  The programme seeks to implement the “Resolution on sustainable urban development through expanding equitable access to land, housing, basic services and infrastructure”, GC23-17, passed by the 23rd Governing Council in April 2011.

The GLTN’s objective is to ensure that “International organisations, UN-Habitat staff and related land programmes/projects and targeted national and local governments are better able to improve tenure security of the urban and rural poor.” Phase 2 of the programme (2012-2017), seeks to build on the success of the first phase that came to an end in 2011. Phase 2 of the GLTN places emphasis on improving capacity and tools development towards the achievement of tenure security for all in both urban and rural settings. The Programme is being implemented in six years with an estimated budget of USD 40 Million where a portion of the budget has been secured from donors.

UN-Habitat/GLTN and IFAD has entered into a partnership to implement a project called ‘Land and Natural Resources Learning Initiative for eastern and Southern Africa (TSLI–ESA)’. The project aims to improve knowledge management strategies and approaches towards a pro-poor and gender sensitive land and natural resources tenure rights in selected Eastern and Southern African countries. Under Phase 1, the focus is more on improving research and knowledge management approaches through strengthening lessons sharing and exchanges will be targeting IFAD supported projects and programmes in the regions.

Building from Phase 1 implementation, a second phase project has been approved and will commence in October 2013. The goal of the phase 2 project is to contribute to the development and integration of pro-poor tools and approaches for securing land and natural resource rights into development programmes in selected countries in East and Southern Africa. Specifically the objectives are to:

  • Improve knowledge and awareness on issues and measures for strengthening land and natural resource tenure security of poor women and men.
  • Strengthen the capacity for tool development and implementation including for in country policy dialogue, country strategy development and project/programme design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Strengthen and scale up approaches and tools for securing land and natural resource tenure.

The UNV is sought to provide knowledge management technical support to the TSLI-ESA project implementation.

The post will be located in Land and Global Land Tool Network Unit, under the Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch of UN-Habitat.

More information/Apply here

Contact Info:

Location: Gigiri, UN Complex
Office: NOF South Wing Block 3
Telephone: +254 207623858
Email: gltn[at]unhabitat.org

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