Ministry Of Land And Natural Resources Recruitment 2012 (3 Positions)

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23 Jan, 2012

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1. Consultant – Development of A National Geodetic Reference Network (GRN)

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Second Land Administration Project (LAP-2)
IDA Credit No.
 4870-GH
Project ID No. P120636
Request for Expressions of Interest (Consultancy Services) – Development of a National Geodetic Reference Network (GRN) Policy in Ghana

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second Land Administration Project (LAP 2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.

LAP-2 is a follow on project LAP 1 and being implemented out of the National Land Policy which came into effect in 1999. The project will concentrate on completing outstanding legal and institutional reforms, removing business bottlenecks, promote transparency and address various land administration challenges in order to: (i) speed up land registration and delivery of titles and deeds; (ii) enhance security of tenure; and (iii)) strengthen settlement of land disputes among others. The Project will also support the completion of land policy and legislative reforms and institutional reforms started under LAP-1. The Project will be implemented through four-interrelated Components, which are;

  1. Strengthening the Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Land Administration;
  2. Decentralizing and Improving Business and Service Delivery Processes;
  3. Improved Maps and Spatial Data for Land Administration; and
  4. Human Resource Development and Project Management

The objective of the consultancy assignment is to develop a National Geodetic Reference Network (GRN) which will provide a framework for the establishment, usage and periodic review of GRN stations with respect to both horizontal and vertical controls network in the country.

One of the activities under the Project is to establish a Geodetic Reference Network for the country on which geospatial data capture will be based on a Transverse Mercator (GTM) and the ellipsoid coinciding with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) (i.e. ITRF/GTM).

Under LAP-1, twenty (2) points in the new system have been established at an interval of 50km spanning Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi ( the Golden Triangle). Provisional values for ITRF/UTM and Transformation Parameters have been developed and are in use within this area.

Five (5) Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) have been established in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale and Bolgatanga. All five stations have fitted with radios to enable Real Time Kinematic (RTK) capability. This network is a Passive Network.

It is proposed that under LAP-2, an Active Network based on the Virtual Real Station (VRS) principle should be established to cover the entire country with a total of forty two (42) points at a radial distance of approximately 100km from each other more or less. Seventeen (17) out of the 42 points is being proposed to act as a primary or first order network.

Working in consultation with the key stakeholders including academia, the Consultant will undertake the following tasks, prepare:

  • Policy guidelines for the establishment of GRN (CORS) Stations;
  • Policy guidelines to regulate the usage of the CORS;
  • Policy guidelines for data storage and sharing;
  • Guidelines for data interoperability;
  • Determination of geoid; and cover
  • Any other issues the Consultant consider relevant to the assignment

 

Required Skills or Experience

 

  • The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources through the LAP Project Coordinating Unit now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications

 

2. Consultant – Development of A National Mapping Policy

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Second Land Administration Project (LAP-2)
IDA Credit No.
 4870-GH
Project ID No. P120636
Request for Expressions of Interest (Consultancy Services)

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second Land Administration Project (LAP 2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.

LAP-2 is a follow on project LAP 1 and being implemented out of the National Land Policy which came into effect in 1999. The project will concentrate on completing outstanding legal and institutional reforms, removing business bottlenecks, promote transparency and address various land administration challenges in order to: (i) speed up land registration and delivery of titles and deeds; (ii) enhance security of tenure; and (iii)) strengthen settlement of land disputes among others. The Project will also support the completion of land policy and legislative reforms and institutional reforms started under LAP-1. The Project will be implemented through four-interrelated Components, which are;

  1. Strengthening the Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Land Administration;
  2. Decentralizing and Improving Business and Service Delivery Processes;
  3. Improved Maps and Spatial Data for Land Administration; and
  4. Human Resource Development and Project Management

The objective of the consultancy assignment is to develop a National Mapping Policy document for the country which provides the context, direction, guidelines and actions for mapping the entire country. The Policy document is to provide a base or structure for the production and dissemination of maps of all thematic areas and scales, moving away from the analogous to be digital environment as far as practicable.

The assignment will include producing a policy document that will address:

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  • Regulations on map production, dissemination and usage;
  • Policy guidelines for the establishment of a regulating body for all surveying and mapping activities;
  • Permission for spatial data capture with respect to Aerial Photography and or Satellite Imagery as appropriate;
  • Licensing for map production;
  • Overall operational strategy and legislative adaptation to facilitate sustainable service delivery by the Survey and Mapping Division of the Lands Commission in the area of map production;
  • Advance on the possible conversion of the Universal Traverse Mercator (UTM) to the Ghana Traverse Mercator (GTM) to enable an informed decision to be undertaken underpinned by consultations with key stakeholders; and
  • Enforcement of data sharing and interoperability between the public and private sector through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) concept

The listed assignments should be completed within three months.
 

Required Skills or Experience

 

  • The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources through the LAP Project Coordinating Unit now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications

 

3. Consultant – Development of a Lands Bill

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Second Land Administration Project (LAP-2)
IDA Credit No.
 4870-GH
Project ID No. P120636
Request for Expressions of Interest (Consultancy Services)

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second Land Administration Project (LAP 2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.

LAP-2 is a follow on project LAP 1 and being implemented out of the National Land Policy which came into effect in 1999. The project will concentrate on completing outstanding legal and institutional reforms, removing business bottlenecks, promote transparency and address various land administration challenges in order to: (i) speed up land registration and delivery of titles and deeds; (ii) enhance security of tenure; and (iii)) strengthen settlement of land disputes among others. The Project will also support the completion of land policy and legislative reforms and institutional reforms started under LAP-1. The Project will be implemented through four-interrelated Components, which are;

  1. Strengthening the Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Land Administration;
  2. Decentralizing and Improving Business and Service Delivery Processes;
  3. Improved Maps and Spatial Data for Land Administration; and
  4. Human Resource Development and Project Management

The objective of the consultancy is to work with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and its Agencies to complete the drafting of the Lands Bill and subsidiary legislations for some of the existing Acts for consideration by Parliament.

The Consultancy will cover the following:

  • Review the drafting process so far initiated; and review existing documentation, providing a road map for completing the drafting process;
  • Review and advise on the appropriate form of the new Lands Bill(s), taking into consideration comments by key stakeholders. including the Parliamentary Select Committees;
  • Identify critical issues that require further consultations by key stakeholders as input into further development of the Bill or Bills;
  • Work in consultation with the Attorney General’s Department and the Legal Department of the Lands Commission and other stakeholders to prepare the Draft Bill;
  • Facilitate public consultations on the drafts and incorporating key and relevant proposals into the Bill or Bills;
  • Facilitate the consideration of the Bill by Cabinet and Parliament
  • Work in collaboration with the Lands Commission, OASL, the Ministry and other stakeholders to prepare subsidiary legislations for the Office of Administrator of Lands Act, 1994 (Act 481), the Lands Commission Act, 2008 (Act 767), the Lands Bill and other land related Acts currently in force and which will not be affected by the Lands Bill
  • Facilitate consultation with wider stakeholders, Traditional Authorities, District Assemblies, Civil Society Organisations and other key stakeholders

The listed assignments shall be completed within twelve months.
 

Required Skills or Experience

 

  • The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources through the LAP Project Coordinating Unit now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications

 

How To Apply

 

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011)

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the office hours 8:30 to 17:00 GMT. Expressions of interest shall be in English and must be delivered to the address below:

Project Coordinator
Second Land Administration Project (LAP-2)
Project Coordinating Unit
Attn: Procurement Specialist
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
P. O. Box M212
Accra, Ghana

Tel: +233 302 687315
Fax: +233 302 666801
E-mail: [email protected]

Closing date: 31 Jan, 2012

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