The Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project supports implementing the government’s Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS), 2018-2023 and the National Export Strategy, 2015-2019 by boosting competitiveness in value chains for rice, beans, pulses, and oilseeds in the Magway, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions in the Central Dry Zone (CDZ). The project will increase climate resilience for critical rural infrastructure, promote quality and safety testing capacity, strengthen technical and institutional capacity for climate smart agriculture (CSA), and create an enabling policy environment for climate-friendly agribusinesses. The project will reduce food insecurity and rural poverty, increase smallholders’ incomes and access to markets, and improve resource efficiency and environmental sustainability for agribusinesses.
The project aims to create an enabling environment that reduces the incidence of poverty, malnutrition, and food insecurity among the rural poor. The project is aligned with the following impact: agricultural competitiveness improved. The project will have the following outcome: productive and resource-efficient agribusiness value chains in project areas developed.
Scope of Work.
The specialist will assist the Department of Agriculture Land Management and Statistics (DALMS), in partnership with the Land Use Division of the Department of Agriculture (DoA), to develop a capacity building program to support township land administrations staff, targeting DALMS and the General Administrative Department (GAD), including the design of a model office at the township level to put into place more client friendly service delivery.
The specialist will assist DALMS to develop staff training programs covering:
- Training in the use of modern, but cost effective and simple techniques to handle routine and new land administration tasks (land use titling, crop statistics, securing tenure over communal village lands and woodlots; reclaiming allocated but unused VFV land for re-allocation to the poor); land use planning; and
- Land administration systems, participatory land use planning, work ethics, and relationship with clients, land dispute management; work planning, report preparation, etc.
- Masters in land management planning or geography;
- At least 10 years’ experience, for international, in training in the development and application land planning and management systems and GIS information systems in emerging economies. For national at least 5 years’ experience in training in the development and application land planning and management systems and GIS information systems.