Alternative Land Dispute Resolution Expert (National Consultant Ugand) at UN-Habitat

Alternative Land Dispute Resolution Expert (National Consultant Ugand) at UN-Habitat… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at UN-Habitat.


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.


  • Provide strategic and technical review of documents, reports, and existing land dispute mechanisms. The Expert shall review and analyse legal and policy frameworks governing ADR on customary land, ADR reports, draft “Resource Book on Traditional and Dispute Resolution and any existing manuals on customary land, related regulations reports, relevant international best practices on land dispute resolution and other applicable research documents. In addition, the Expert shall review all existing land dispute mechanisms in Uganda including court, ADR, traditional justice institutions/mechanisms with focus on the institutions women and men may be confronted with on dispute resolution and land administration highlighting the trends, advantages, and disadvantages of each, the relationship between/among them and how they can work collaboratively to provide effective resolution of land cases.
  • Review customary land registration processes. The consultant shall review the existing processes used by various GLTN partners, local NGOs and organizations that are normally followed in customary land registration including institutional framework to identify critical aspects that need to be incorporated into the guidelines.
  • Study and document existing ADR practices during customary land registration. The consultant shall visit selected customary land registration projects sites, document and study and analyse land dispute resolution practices using an inclusive and participatory approach from a gender lens to identifying best practices to inform the guidelines, and to highlighting what works well (or not) in different settings or situations.
  • Provide policy, strategic and practical guidance, and recommendations for ADR on customary land and other land tenure. The consultant shall make concrete recommendations on the required changes, amendments, and actions for ADR during customary land registration considering internationally and nationally recognized frameworks and practices including providing the justifications for such recommendations.
  • Develop draft ADR guidelines for customary land. The consultant shall develop draft ADR guidelines including a step-by-step process during customary land registration in Uganda.
  • Undertake the development of implementation plan for the guidelines. The consultant shall provide advice and input in the development of an implementation plan for ADR guidelines.
  • Provide strategic and technical contribution in advocacy and promotions of the guidelines. The consultant shall provide strategic and technical inputs in the promotion of the ADR guidelines for customary land and in advocating for its adoption by the government authorities and key stakeholders.
  • Provide technical inputs to the consultative and validation workshop. The consultant shall provide technical inputs to the consultative and validation workshop for the developed ADR guidelines and incorporate inputs from stakeholders (that is the users and partitioners).
  • Develop the final guidelines of the ADR guidelines. The consultant shall review the final draft guidelines and provide final inputs, additional write-ups and edits and provide other recommendations as maybe applicable to the guidelines. The consultant shall also contribute to the dissemination of the ADR Guidelines.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a field relevant to the assignment, such as land tenure, land management, land dispute/ADR, law, land conflict/dispute. land economics, gender studies, public policy, social development, and other related fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in undertaking projects or assignments related to land and conflict or alternative land dispute resolution mechanism on customary land tenure is required.
  • Experience in alternative land dispute resolution or land and conflict analysis/assessments design and review of programmes focused on gender equality, equity and mainstreaming in land governance is required.
  • Knowledge of customary land tenure and its related challenges and opportunities in Uganda is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience with UN and/or international organization and government bodies is desirable.


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