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Manager Land Acquisition job at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

About the Organization

Job Description

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is a public Limited Company, owned by the Government of Uganda. UETCL holds the following operational licences; System Operator, Operation of the High Voltage Transmission Grid, Bulk Power Supply, Import and Export of Power and; Public Infrastructure Provider (for ownership and operation of the Optic Fibre).

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Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and implement strategies for land acquisition that align with the organization’s goals.

  • Conduct feasibility studies and market research to identify potential land acquisition opportunities.

Site Identification and Evaluation:

  • Identify suitable land parcels for acquisition.

  • Evaluate land based on factors such as location, size, zoning, environmental impact, and cost.

Negotiations and Transactions:

  • Negotiate terms and conditions with landowners, brokers, and other stakeholders.

  • Prepare and review contracts, purchase agreements, and other legal documents related to land acquisition.

Due Diligence:

  • Conduct thorough due diligence to assess the viability and risks associated with land acquisition.

  • Coordinate environmental assessments, land surveys, and title searches.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to land acquisition and development.

  • Secure necessary permits and approvals from regulatory bodies.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Build and maintain relationships with landowners, government officials, community leaders, and other stakeholders.

  • Address concerns and facilitate communication between all parties involved in the acquisition process.

Project Management:

  • Oversee the land acquisition process from initial identification to final purchase.

  • Coordinate with legal, finance, and development teams to ensure smooth transactions.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to land acquisitions.

  • Prepare regular reports on acquisition activities, progress, and challenges for senior management.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Background:

  • A bachelor’s degree in real estate, urban planning, business administration, law, or a related field. A master’s degree or relevant professional certifications can be advantageous.


  • Significant experience in land acquisition, real estate development, or related fields.

  • Experience in negotiation, contract management, and project management is essential.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills to assess potential land acquisitions and perform due diligence.

  • Negotiation Skills: Excellent negotiation skills to secure favorable terms and conditions in land transactions.

  • Legal Knowledge: Understanding of real estate laws, zoning regulations, and land use policies.

  • Project Management: Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate with various stakeholders.

  • Communication Skills: Effective written and verbal communication skills for interacting with stakeholders and preparing reports.

  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy and attention to detail in documentation and transaction management.

Technical Proficiency:

  • Proficiency in using real estate management software and tools.

  • Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS) and other mapping tools can be beneficial.

Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity and ethical standards in handling sensitive transactions.

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing project requirements and market conditions.

Certifications (Optional but Beneficial):

  • Certifications in real estate, project management, or related fields (e.g., Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Project Management Professional (PMP)).

How to Apply

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