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Land Use Lawyer for MCA Kenya Policy and Legal Framework for Land Use Planning

Tetra Tech

Research, Teaching & Training

KES Confidential
2 weeks ago

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Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Land Use Lawyer position on an anticipated MCC-funded program in Kenya.

Position Description: The overall Land Use Planning Project under the MCC Threshold Program aims to clarify land use and development control policy in a targeted area of Nairobi (a portion of Eastlands) in order to facilitate the construction of non-motorized transport infrastructure. This will be achieved through activities related to the policy and regulatory framework, target area land use planning, land use plan implementation support, and geographic information system platform development.

The Policy and Legal Framework activity will be among the first activities implemented, with its own team. The team will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya, and focus on assessing the current development control framework for Nairobi City County (NCC) and drafting new or improved zoning and planning regulations, and related guidelines.

The Land Use Lawyer will provide technical leadership and oversight to update the policy, legal and regulatory framework for control of property development, zoning, and land use planning in Nairobi City County. This position is anticipated to be a one-year, full-time commitment. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a part-time position.


* Lead a legal and regulatory assessment of Nairobi City County’s legal and policy Framework for land use planning;

* Gather data and conduct research on urban growth trends and future economic development;

* Draft a comprehensive development control policy that allows the Lands Directorate to regulate and manage land and property development more effectively across Nairobi City County;

* Prepare a zoning regulation for the county and zoning map that defines land use and construction allowed on each land parcel;

* Develop a new policy guideline that sets standards for the preparation and approval of integrated physical and land use development plans involving different stakeholders;

* Undertake stakeholder consultations and public outreach events concerning the policy and regulatory framework assessments.


* Minimum master’s degree in law, with experience in drafting legal instruments, including both laws and regulations;

* Minimum ten (10) years of experience in land use planning, ideally with a focus on urban planning public policy, legal reform, or transportation;

* Experience with donor-funded programs is a plus;

* Fluency in English; knowledge of Swahili is a plus;

* Kenyan nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit or contact our Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 28,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

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Land Rights (International Development)

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