February 26, 2021

VCSP & The Cadasta Foundation’s In-Country Deployment

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The Volunteer Community Surveyor Program (VCSP) in partnership with The Cadasta Foundation have started an in-country deployment program. At the moment they will be dealing with Kenya and Tanzania.

As they posted on their twitter timeline with a post titled: 2021 In-Country Deployment: Cadasta Foundation to Kenya and Tanzania, they have opened up positions for members who would be interested in volunteering in Tanzania and Kenya. The post read:

We are looking for young graduate surveyors with interests in GIS and mapping, digital development and land administration for anticipated projects. The roles available are part-time volunteer positions, which could grow into further opportunities with The Cadasta Foundation.

FIG Young Surveyors

This is a great opportunity for the recent graduates to be able to start their career paths and serving a much greater purpose.

What is the Cadasta Foundation?

The Cadasta Foundation provides a global platform and digital tools to help marginalized communities and individuals document their land, property, and resource rights.

Successful applicants will initially provide assistance with the delivery of training and technical support for partner organizations using Cadasta technology for the strengthening land claims within East Africa. They will be supported by and work with the Cadasta Foundation’s Regional Program Specialist and will report directly to the Cadasta Foundation’s East Africa Program Specialist.

FIG Young Surveyors

The successful applicants will work as a member of a small team, having the opportunity to work with a growing and dynamic organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people through land and resource rights.

They will potentially work with a range of international and national partners (including governments, NGO, and civil society). Projects that you’ll be involved in span sectors and typically focus on training/capacity building of national and international partner organizations, participatory mapping using the Cadasta platform and mobile applications, and data analysis and storytelling.

What are the desired skills and qualifications?

  • A college degree, preferably in a relevant field of land administration, geography, geographic information systems or other relevant areas
  • An active member of the FIG -Young Surveyors Network
  • At least 1 year experience in GIS Technology and an interest in working in development cooperation and donor-funded projects
  • Preferably have experience training trainers and/or groups of diverse backgrounds in the use of geo-enabled technology solutions
  • Knowledge of developing self-sufficient and sustainable community groups, including the development of technical skills by project partners
  • Self-motivated, team-oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and willingness to take on a variety of roles and tasks
  • Fluent English and Swahili oral and written communication skills required; Fluency in French is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, remotely, and as part of a global team
  • ● Detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects that follow a standard process, and meet deadlines
  • ● Ability to travel to project sites in remote areas

Would you be interested in Volunteering for a greater cause? Why are you waiting? Complete the application via their Google Form.

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