National Land Commission Deputy Director Land Administration and Management Job

National Land Commission Deputy Director Land Administration and Management Job

Deputy Director Land Administration and Management Job, Current Administration Jobs In Kenya,


Terms of Appointment

  • The appointment will be on Permanent and Pensionable terms

Personal Emolument for the position of Deputy Director of Land Administration

  • Basic Salary Scale: Kshs Min 148,000 – Max 263,000 Per month
  • House Allowance: Kshs. 60,000 Per month
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 18,000 Per month
  • Entertainment Allowance : Kshs. 20,000 Per month
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 30,000 Per annum
  • Medical Cover: As provided by the Commission

Job Purpose

The purpose of the job is to provide leadership in the administration and management of public land in line with the mandates of the National Land Commission as provided for in Article 67 (2) of the 2010 Constitution; the National Land Commission Act 2012, the Land Act 2012, the Land Registration Act 2012, National Land Policy 2009 and other relevant legislations.

Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Guide the preparation and implementation of the Commission’s Strategic Plan;
  • Spearhead setting of the Directorates’ performance targets and preparation of work plans;
  • Oversee verification of leases and grants before forwarding for execution;
  • Supervise the analysis of various provisions on leases and agreements;
  • Spearhead implementation of programs and projects under the Directorate;
  • Initiate land regularization and formalization programs;
  • Lead in setting criteria for identifying persons occupying land as squatters;
  • Evaluate claims on land and make recommendations for documentation;
  • Formulate the development and implementation of technical standards for service delivery in the Counties; Initiate appropriate action for noncompliance with land development conditions;
  • Steer planning and budgeting for the programs of the Directorate;
  • Manage performance and capacity building;
  • Put in place monitoring and evaluating performance and preparation of reports;
  • Recommend land administration and management issues which include allocations, preparations of leases, and development applications such as renewal of leases, subdivisions, and amalgamation;
  • Recommend approval of applications for issuance of letters of allotment on public land;
  • Prepare leases and transfers of land on public land for execution by the Director, Land Administration; Evaluate approval of development applications such as renewal of leases,
  • subdivisions and amalgamation; Analyses land issue and provide recommendations to the Director;
  • Investigate land complaints for consideration by the Commission;
  • Supervise the preparation of the departmental procurement plan;
  • Review approval of leave applications;
  • Monitor the performance of staff in the department;
  • Oversee handover of allocated land and taking over acquired land;
  • Oversee maintenance of a register of all allocated Public Land, Leases extended/renewed, converted land; and change of /extension of use applications;
  • Oversee vesting of acquired land to relevant public institutions.
  • Coordinate hearings on public land disputes and complaints;
  • Facilitate monitoring of public land to ensure that public institutions assigned land sustainably manage that land for the intended purposes;
  • Oversee the management of Lessor/Lessee Relationships;
  • Coordinate monitoring of implementation of Public Land Management Guidelines;
  • Provide land management advisory and support to public institutions;
  • Supervise inspection/audit of all public land including leased or reserved land to ensure compliance with lease/vesting orders, terms, and conditions;
  • Oversight revenue collection (stand premium, ground rent, rates, license fees, and royalties) on Public Land by National and county Governments and Public institutions;
  • Supervise preparation and issuance of Land Management notices and advisories;
  • Supervise management of the Repository of Land Management Records;
  • Oversight of the monitoring program of Registration of rights and interests in land in the country;
  • Oversight formulation of guidelines for use by Public agencies, International organizations, Development partners, statutory bodies, and State corporations;
  • Supervise maintenance of land records for faster retrieval of information;

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills):

Academic Qualifications;

  • Must have a land-related Masters Degree from a recognized University.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Land Economics, Land Management, Land Administration, Real Estate Management, Surveying, and Geomatic Engineering or an equivalent land related degree from a recognized University

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies;

  • Full membership in the relevant Chapter of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya or any other land-related professional body.
  • A certificate in a leadership course will be an added advantage. Previous relevant work experience is required.
  • Must have served for twelve (12) years in the lands sector, three (3) of which must be in a senior management position in a comparable institution;

Applicants must possess a level of knowledge and skills in the following areas;

  • Technical competencies in land administration and management;
  • Strategic leadership skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Communication skills;
  • Knowledge of budget preparation skills; and
  • Negotiation skills. 

How To Apply

Information To Interested Candidates:

  • If you possess the above requirements, submit your application letter together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae including the names of three referees and their full contacts (Name, post office box number, email address, and telephone/mobile phone contact).
  • Applicants are also required to download the application form from the Commission’s website, (, fill in and attach all documents including copies of academic certificates and testimonials.
  • Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity cards, academic and professional certificates, transcripts, and testimonials during interviews.
  • Please note that it is a criminal offense to present fake certificates.
  • Applicants MUST apply both online and submit hard copies of their applications. To access the online application portal, open the Commission’s website and go to online services on the main menu. Select the Recruitment Portal from the drop-down menu. You will be required to register if not already registered and then proceed to apply.
  • Please note that canvassing for this position will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Successful candidates shall be required to provide clearance certificates from KRA, EACC, HELB, CRB, and DCI.
  • Candidates who had applied for these positions earlier and possess the required qualifications are encouraged to reapply.

All hardcopy applications should be submitted to:

P.O. BOX 44417-00100, NAIROBI.

The applications should reach the office of the Secretary/CEO, National Land Commission on or before 5th December 2023 by 5.00 pm.