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Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer at National Land Commission

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Job Description

The National Land Commission was established under Article 67 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. Its functions and powers amongst others, include:

  • managing public land on behalf of the National and County governments;
  • recommending a National Land Policy to the national government;
  • advising the national government on a comprehensive programme for the registration of title to land throughout Kenya;
  • conducting research related to land and the use of natural resources, and making recommendations to appropriate authorities;
  • initiating investigations on its own initiative or on a complaint, into present or historical land injustices, and recommending appropriate redress;
  • encouraging the application of traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land conflicts;
  • assessing tax on land and premiums on immovable property in any area designated by law;
  • monitoring and having oversight responsibilities over land use planning throughout the country;
  • alienating public land on behalf of, and with the consent of the National and County Governments;
  • monitoring the registration of all rights and interests in land;
  • ensuring that public land and land under the management of designated state agencies are sustainably managed for their intended purpose and for future generations; and
  • developing and encouraging alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in land dispute handling and management

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • hold a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • has had at least five years’ experience at senior management level;
  • has knowledge and experience in any one of the following fields:-
    • public administration;
    • finance and accounting;
    • law;
    • economics;
    • management;
    • land and natural resources; or any other relevant field
  • meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
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