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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 15, 2024
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    Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services-delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. Te...
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    Land Use Lawyer for MCA Kenya Policy and Legal Framework for Land Use Planning

    Position Description:

    • The overall Land Use Planning Project under the MCC Threshold Program aims to clarify land use and development control policy in a targeted area of Nairobi (a portion of Eastlands) in order to facilitate the construction of non-motorized transport infrastructure. This will be achieved through activities related to the policy and regulatory framework, target area land use planning, land use plan implementation support, and geographic information system platform development.
    • The Policy and Legal Framework activity will be among the first activities implemented, with its own team. The team will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya, and focus on assessing the current development control framework for Nairobi City County (NCC) and drafting new or improved zoning and planning regulations, and related guidelines.
    • The Land Use Lawyer will provide technical leadership and oversight to update the policy, legal and regulatory framework for control of property development, zoning, and land use planning in Nairobi City County. This position is anticipated to be a one-year, full-time commitment. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a part-time position.

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead a legal and regulatory assessment of Nairobi City County’s legal and policy Framework for land use planning;
    • Gather data and conduct research on urban growth trends and future economic development;
    • Draft a comprehensive development control policy that allows the Lands Directorate to regulate and manage land and property development more effectively across Nairobi City County;
    • Prepare a zoning regulation for the county and zoning map that defines land use and construction allowed on each land parcel;
    • Develop a new policy guideline that sets standards for the preparation and approval of integrated physical and land use development plans involving different stakeholders;
    • Undertake stakeholder consultations and public outreach events concerning the policy and regulatory framework assessments.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum master’s degree in law, with experience in drafting legal instruments, including both laws and regulations;
    • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in land use planning, ideally with a focus on urban planning public policy, legal reform, or transportation;
    • Experience with donor-funded programs is a plus;
    • Fluency in English; knowledge of Swahili is a plus;
    • Kenyan nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Team Leader for MCA Kenya Policy and Legal Framework for Land Use Planning

    Position Description:

    • The overall Land Use Planning Project under the MCC Threshold Program aims to clarify land use and development control policy in a targeted area of Nairobi (a portion of Eastlands) in order to facilitate the construction of non-motorized transport infrastructure. This will be achieved through activities related to the policy and regulatory framework, target area land use planning, land use plan implementation support, and geographic information system platform development.
    • The Policy and Legal Framework activity will be among the first activities implemented, with its own team. The Team Leader for this activity, based out of Nairobi, Kenya, will oversee the implementation for this activity, which will include assessing the current development control framework for Nairobi City County (NCC) and drafting new or improved zoning and planning regulations, and related guidelines. The Team Leader will supervise Tetra Tech’s in-country team and serve as Tetra Tech’s legal representative in Kenya and primary point of contact for local stakeholders. This position is anticipated to be a one-year, full-time commitment.

    Responsibilities:

    • Serve as Tetra Tech’s in-country project lead and legal representative in Kenya;
    • Act as primary point of contact for government officials, consortium partners, and other stakeholders;
    • Supervise 2-3 in-country staff and oversee overall implementation of activities and financial, administrative, and operational functions of the Activity, including oversight of subcontractors;
    • Provide technical oversight and participate in: assessing the current development control framework; drafting a new legal framework (or amendments to the current framework); preparing new zoning regulations and policy guidelines for integrated planning; and organizing appropriate stakeholder consultations;
    • Ensure compliance with MCC and U.S. Government rules and regulations, Kenyan environmental laws, and Tetra Tech project management best practices and systems;
    • Provide overall technical direction and oversight for the annual work planning process, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), and integration of gender and vulnerable populations across the project, in conjunction with local partners and other in-country staff;
    • Liaise with MCC as needed; and
    • Serve as primary point of contact for Tetra Tech Home Office Project Management Team and participate in regular check-in calls.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum master’s degree in urban planning, law, environmental management, international development, or another related field;
    • Minimum fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience in urban planning, land use planning, land law reform, or other relevant technical areas;
    • At least 5 years’ experience managing complex donor-funded development projects, preferably in Kenya or similar contexts;
    • Strong technical expertise in land use planning methodologies, and/or legal/regulatory/policy reform;
    • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders;
    • Fluency in English; knowledge of Swahili is a plus;
    • Kenyan nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

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