National Land Commission Director, Land Administration and Management Job

National Land Commission Director, Land Administration and Management Job

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Terms of Appointment

  • The appointment will be on a Five (5) years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Personal Emolument for the position of Director, Land Administration and Management

  • Basic Salary Scale: Kshs Min 200,000 – Max 350,000 Per month
  • House Allowance: Kshs. 80,000 Per month
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 Per month
  • Entertainment Allowance: Kshs. 40,000 Per month
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 30,000 Per annum
  • Medical Cover: As provided by the Commission
  • Gratuity Rate: 31% of annual basic pay for every year served.

Job Purpose

The position exists to provide strategic leadership, technical expertise and coordination of the Directorate to deliver on its specific functions that contribute to the overall Commission’s mandate. These functions are derived from the Constitution of Kenya, the Land Act 2012, the National Land Commission 2012 and the Land Registration Act 2012.

Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Oversight management of the Land Administration and Management Directorate;
  • Supervise the Deputy Directors in charge of the Survey Services, Land Administration, Public Land Information Management (PLIM), and Natural Resource Management (NRM) Departments;
  • Provide leadership in the Directorate, formulation and review of all policies, procedures and strategies on the core mandates of the Directorate to ensure delivery of the Commission’s strategies;
  • Oversee implementation of the Directorate’s programmes to give effect to the Commission’s mandate;
  • Lead in the development of budgets and monitor implementation of planned activities in the Departments within the Directorate;
  • Oversee provision of advisories to national and county government and other stakeholders for sustainable conservation and utilization of natural resources;
  • Oversee the development of appropriate policies and strategies recommended for enhanced benefit sharing, access and use of natural resources;
  • Undertake performance management of staff in the Directorate;
  • Oversee implementation of the Commission’s resolutions on the allocation of public land on behalf of the National and County Governments;
  • Oversight mapping and documentation of all public land;
  • Spearhead regularization and verification of ownership of land in market and urban centres in the Counties;
  • Oversight monitoring of utilization of public land under the management of the designated State Agencies for the intended purposes to ensure sustainable management;
  • Oversight handling of public land disputes and complaints;
  • Spearhead undertaking of public land reservations and conversion;
  • Oversight issuance of consents for public land transactions;
  • Steer the maintenance of up-to-date Public Land Register and records linked to the Public Land Inventory;
  • Oversee implementation of Commission and Management Policy directions in the Directorate;
  • Oversee the development and management of the Commission Plans & Maps Registry;
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a functional public land inventory (PLI);
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of an effective public land information system (PLIS);
  • Oversee the execution of the land rights monitoring function;
  • Oversee the development of framework and tools for monitoring registration of rights and interests in land;
  • Oversee the overall automation of the Commission’s land administration and management functions;
  • Facilitate the conversion (scanning, geo-referencing and vectorization) of all hard copy maps and plans; Oversees development and maintenance of inventory of natural resources and generation of databases/ portals for supporting decision-making by county and national government on their use and sustainable management;
  • Coordinate the management and maintenance of public land that has endangered or endemic species of flora and fauna, critical habitats or protected areas;
  • Oversee monitoring of ecosystems and provision of recommendations to actors for their conservation and protection;
  • Oversee demarcation of ecologically sensitive areas that are within public lands and prevent environmental degradation and climate change;
  • Oversee the mapping and demarcation of boundaries for important ecologically sensitive public lands to support conservation and wise use;
  • Oversee inspection/audit of all public land including leased or reserved to ensure compliance with lease/vesting orders terms and conditions; and
  • Guide the preparation and presentation of Commission Papers on Land Administration and Management to the Land and Management Committee of the Commission
  • Oversee the preparation and dissemination of the status of the Public Land Inventory in the Country;
  • Lead collaboration with the Ministry of Lands in the development of all Land administration and management issues;
  • Oversee implementation of all land administration and management procedures and operations;
  • Led the preparation and planning of all survey and geo-referencing fieldwork activities of the Directorate; Undertakes staff performance management in the Directorate;
  • Provide advisories to the Commission and other Directorates on matters touching on public land administration and management, natural resource management, surveying, Land Information Management and Land Rights Monitoring;
  • Oversee the execution of survey support services to Commission Directorates and Departments;
  • Oversee the verification of survey plans and maps received by the Commission;
  • Facilitate ground surveys for field verification exercises
  • Oversee training of staff in matters survey, land information management and land rights monitoring in the Commission;
  • Initiate the process of setting out performance targets;
  • Prepare and spearhead the implementation of approved annual work plans and budgets;
  • Guide compliance with the laid down procedures and processes;
  • Sign consents to transfer Land as instruments to facilitate the issuance of titles to public institutions;

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 required.
  • Must have served for fifteen (15) years in the lands sector, five (5) 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 offence 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.