17 Sep 2012


The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI)
Department of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Swiss Development Cooperation
Vacancy Announcement for Lao nationals
The Agro Bio Diversity Initiative (TABI) is a joint project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC). The projects’ goal is to contribute to poverty alleviation and improved livelihoods of upland communities through sustainable management and use of Agro Bio Diversity (ABD) in multi-functional landscapes. TABI Phase 2 covers the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016, and is managed by the central Coordination Unit/Support Office (CU/SO) in Vientiane and Provincial Coordination and Support offices (PCOs) in the PAFOs of Luang Prabang and Xieng Khouang,
The focus of project activities includes:
– Forest and land use planning aimed at stabilizing and developing forest and agricultural land use;
– Supporting ABD-linked livelihoods activities to enhance the role of ABD in livelihoods and development;
– Supporting and facilitating a policy environment supportive of indigenous ABD in development processes.
Rural, Communal Lands Planning and Registration Officer (CLPRO)
TABI will continue to develop innovative yet practical and useable forest and land use planning (FLUP) procedures. An outstanding issue is the tenure of the lands and forests ‘allocated’ to villages following FLUP. Community Land Titling (CLT) may be the best way to ensure this tenure, but the process – both technically and legally – to effect such CLT is still undeveloped. Thus, TABI is seeking a suitably qualified and experience persons to focus on this issue.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Working as part of the Forest and Land use planning team, and in close cooperation with the MONREs
Departments of Land Use Planning, and Department of Land Administration, the CLRPOs tasks will include:
i. Participate in and contribute to Forest and Land use planning and allocation activities, to ensure that the forest and land use zones are conducive to subsequent community and individual land registration;
ii. Design and then manage the piloting of process’s leading to the issuance of community land titles;
iii. Provide training and mentoring to local staff in both individual and communal land registration;
iv. Develop implementation manuals (tools) based on experience and success; and
v. Ensure the inclusivity of gender, ethnic and poverty issues in the land registration process.
Required skills and experience
The successful applicant will be a Lao national, and have the following profile:
– Bachelor degree or higher in field of agriculture, forestry, geography or related fields;
– At least 5 years experience in forest and land use planning, and some experience in land registration;
– Good interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work in villagers and fields;
– Good Word/Excel computer skill, and understanding of GIS for Land Use planning/registration and
– Reasonable proficiency in English.
Duty Station: Based in both Vientiane, and Luang Prabang and Xieng Khouang Provinces (60 % time in Province)
Duration: 18 months – full time for 12 months expected to start in October/November 2012 and then part time 50 % inputs.

How to Apply

Applications, including a CV, full contact details, and at least 2 references, and explaining how the applicant meets the requirements, should be delivered to NIRAS Natura AB office in Sihom Commercial Centre latest by 26th September 2012 or sent to NIRAS Natura AB, P.O. Box 4298, Vientiane or sent by email to Mr. Carl Mossberg, NIRAS Country Representative in Lao PDR under email address
For more information and detailed ToRs please contact:
TABI CTA - Chris Flint: Email chris.flint@tabi.la Mobile 020 55505002
TABI National Coordinator - Pheng Souvanthong: Email pheng.souvanthong@tabi.la Mobile 020 22443254

Job Categories: DEVELOPMENT. Job Types: Full-Time.

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