Opportunity: LANDac coordinator in the field of land governance for development | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

LANDac is a partnership between several Dutch organizations and their Southern partners involved in development-related research, policy and practice with respect to land governance. The partners share a concern for the increase in land inequality and land-related conflicts. They are interested in how land governance – rules and practices on access to land – can be used to promote equitable and sustainable development in the Global South. LANDac aims to improve and strengthen the relationship between academic research and policy and practice in the area of international cooperation.

This position, hosted by Utrecht University, offers a diverse and challenging job for qualified graduates with a flexible, independent mindset and accurate coordinating skills. The job will contain a variety of administrative tasks, combined with project management and network facilitation. You will be the central contact and communication point of the LANDac secretariat, the partners and people in Netherlands working on land governance. In collaboration with the partners, you will organize a number of LANDac activities ranging from international conferences to short seminars, trainings, round table discussions and other multi-stakeholder meetings.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Network facilitation, communicating and liaising with the management team, the partners and everyone interested in land governance;
  • Co-organizing (international) conferences and events, including the LANDac Annual International Conference and Summer School in Utrecht; - Supervising communications, including managing the LANDac website and social media accounts, e-mail correspondence and written communications;
  • Preparing and facilitating LANDac Board meetings and other LANDac activities; - Preparing annual plans and annual reports (both activities and financial);
  • Acquisition of new projects in collaboration with the partners;
  • Translating scientific research into policy papers and academic publications;
  • Facilitating knowledge brokering;
  • Ensuring preparation of draft reports and final reports of activities;
  • Representing the network at national and (international) events and seminars;
  • Have the willingness to teach for 10% of your time (e.g., mentoring graduate students).

For more information about the vacancy, please download the attached file.


Deadline for applications is January 15th 2018!

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