Land Acquisition And Claims Adviser in United States

at a Confidential Company

Engineering / Technology
Real Estate / Property
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Job Summary:

Incumbents will supervise the acquisition of and payment for all parcels of land and their associated claims as may be required for company operations in a timely and cost-effective manner while meeting project targets / schedules and ensuring prompt resolution of incidental potential and actual disputes arising there with a view to avoiding disruptions to company operations and improving relations with its host communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Develop and implement a land acquisition and claims management strategy (including compensation systems) for the company.

* Manage the relationships with host communities, company’s legal team and external third party attorneys to ensure timely and peaceful resolution of claims.

* Determine legitimate landowners/claimants and their bonafide representatives given the diverse customary land tenures systems and fractionalisation of the community’s / family’s hierarchies.

* Identify and manage potential and actual inter/intra communal disputes that may militate against prompt land acquisitions.

* Work with landowners/claimants and maintain contacts with relevant stakeholders including Government Agencies, Community opinion Leaders, Claims Agents, NGOs, etc.

* Carry out pre-reconnaissance site visits in order to obtain preliminary information for planning mobilization to site / location for field verification / assessment exercises.

* Mobilize Consultants (where necessary) and supervise the conduct of the field verification / assessment and ensure compliance with all company HSE policies and regulations.

* Conduct negotiations with landowners/claimants in an open and transparent manner and within approved company mandate while ensuring prompt payment and avoiding disputes and litigation.

* Contribute to the development of strategies for pre-empting and resolving conflicts / litigation on land and claims compensation payment matters in order to reduce the Company’s contingent liability.

* Provide support to Legal department on litigation related to payment of compensation for land and claims.

Education ans Requirements:

* A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience·

* Must possess an HND or Bachelors Degree in Estate Management and be an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Valuers and Surveyors.

* A Post Graduate Degree in Environmental Sciences/Management will be an added advantage.

* Demonstrated ability to be creative, analytical, imaginative with a high level of high integrity to the discharge of duties.

* Must be an excellent team player possessing good Leadership, multidisciplinary team and networking skills and the capacity to tolerate a high-pressure work environment.

* Good understanding of the challenges of the physical environment of the State Region of choice.

* Excellent understanding of relevant Laws, policies and Practices governing Compensation in Nigeria.
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