• Job Opportunities at The National Land Commission

  • Posted on: 16 February, 2017 Deadline: 2 March, 2017
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  • The National Land Commission of Kenya is an independent government commission whose establishment was provided for by the Constitution of Kenya to, amongst other things, manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments, initiate investigations into present or historical land injustices and recommend appropriate redress, and monitor and have oversight responsibilities over land use planning throughout the country. It was officially established under The National Land Commission Act, 2012

     

    CHIEF VALUATION AND TAXATION OFFICER - 2 positions

     

    An officer at this position is responsible for coordinating land valuation and taxation activities within a given schedule.
    Gross Salary Scale for the position of Principal Valuation Officers (Min Kshs. 132,000 – Max Kshs. 207,000)

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Undertake valuations for compulsory acquisition and easements, valuations for ground rents and standard premium for land allocations and lease renewals, to ensure the taxes      paid are based on accurate information
    • Prepare advisory valuations for market value or rental to National and County governments, to ensure the decisions on land made by the governments are well informed and          consider the interests of all stakeholders
    • Compile project reports to ensure the projects are monitored along timelines and quality standards
    • Receive and address public enquires and complaints on land valuation and taxation matters, and provide redress mechanisms, to ensure the needs of all stakeholders are fully        attended to
    • Undertake valuation inspections on the ground to ensure the valuations are done in line with the commission quality standards for enhanced service delivery to all stakeholders.
    • Prepare work plans for assigned projects to ensure the projects are delivered in a timely manner and with consideration to high quality standards
    • Undertake valuation for stamp duty on land transactions to ensure the correct taxes are paid
    • Undertake valuation for property taxation to project both the state and public from unfair taxation practices
    • Collect and maintain property data to ensure the data is accurate, complete, and safe from access by unauthorized persons
    • Supervise the senior Valuation Officers and Valuation Assistants to ensure that the schedule for gazattment for intension is in line with the provided details i.e. cadastral maps,      plans and land office/Registry searches

    ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelors’ degree in land Economics or Real Estates from recognized institution.
    • Must be a licensed valuer with up –to date certificates from institute of Surveyors of Kenya and Valuers Registration Board.
    • Must have served as a real Estates Valuer for at least Six years, three (3) of which must have been at a Senior Management Level.
    • Knowledge of the relevant legislation
    • Knowledge of professional standard

    Attributes/Skills

    • Should possess the following skills
    • Good communication both verbal and written skills,
    • Should possess problem solving skills
    • Supervisory skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to work well with team
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Meet the requirement of chapter six(6) of the constitution of Kenya

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    SENIOR VALUATION AND TAXATION OFFICER - 4 positions

     

    An officer at this position is responsible for provision of valuation services, valuation records management and assist the valuation technician to prepare and monitor individual work plans. Gross Salary Scale for The position of Senior Valuation and Taxation Officer (Min Kshs. 90,000 – Max Kshs. 130,000)

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist the valuation Technician to prepare work plans in line with the directorate overall work plan, to ensure delivery of service by the officer in line with timelines and quality standards
    • Implement Constitutional and Statutory provisions on valuation and taxation of land at National and County government’s levels, to ensure minimal exposure to risks associated with non-compliance
    • Maintain a databank of property values and ensure the databank is updated, maintained, and security of the records enhanced at the area of posting
    • Value ground rents and stand premium payable for new land allocations and lease renewals, to ensure the correct amount is paid to the state by the public
    • Value stamp duty payable on land transactions to ensure both the state and the public are protected from erroneous stamp duty figures
    • Undertake Valuations for compulsory acquisitions and easement, to ensure the decisions made on the processes are well informed
    • Undertake valuations for taxation, to ensure the taxation process is guided by accurate information that support the commissions attainment of strategic objectives
    • Prepare monthly reports on work undertaken to determine alignment of individual activities with the directorate work plan, and to ensure adherence to quality standards
    • Direct enquiries from the public on land valuation and taxation matters to the appropriate offices, to support the delivery of timely and quality services to the public in line with the commission customer service standard
    • Monitor the performance of the Valuation Technician, and support the develop of the technician, to enhance performance

    ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    For Appointment to this grade, a candidate must poses:
    • Relevant Bachelors’ degree from a recognized institution
    • Associate or technical member of institute of Surveyors of Kenya
    • Three years’ experience in general valuation

    Attributes/Skills
    Should possess the following skills:


    • Good communication both verbal and written skills,
    • Should possess problem solving skills
    • Supervisory skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to work well with team
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Meet the requirement of chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya

    Method of Application

    If you possess or meet the above qualifications,

    I. Send your application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae including names of three referees and their full contacts (name, post office box number, email address, and telephone/mobile phone contact;
    ii. Copies of academic certificates and testimonials;
    iii. Certificate of good conduct, clearance from HELB, EACC, Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) and KRA Tax Compliance Certificate.

    All applications should include job reference numbers (on the envelop and
    Application letter), a reliable email address and day-time telephone contact.
    Please Note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
    The National Land Commission is an equal opportunity employer; women, people from marginalized areas and Person living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    The applications should reach the office of the Secretary/ CEO, National Land Commission by close of business on 2nd March, 2017.

    The Secretary/CEO National Land Commission
    1st Ngong Road, Ardhi House
    12th Floor, Room 1205
    P.O Box 44417-00100
    NAIROBI

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