Are you passionate about land governance management and human rights-based approaches? Do you have experience working with local communities and do you enjoy engaging in global debates? Then you are the one we are looking for. We are currently looking for a Land Governance Research Associate as maternity leave cover (f/m/x) (80-100%) to support our research team in Berlin. The successful candidate will support project implementation in partner countries as well as project activities at a global level.
About TMG Research:
We are a Berlin-based research organization with offices in Nairobi, Kenya. We work on responsible governance and sustainability issues in land, agricultural and food systems, and address the nexus between sustainable development, climate and energy. We are dedicated to the analysis of new and complex challenges in national, European and international contexts and processes, and identifying novel solutions based on sound knowledge and our strong collaboration with a wide range of actors and communities in various fields and locations. Our research projects are developed, conducted and evaluated jointly with actors from science, politics, the private sector and civil society.
About the project:
TMG is implementing a range of projects to strengthen responsible land governance with a focus on tenure security of marginalized land users.
Specifically, TMG is implementing a project on monitoring the implementation of the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests (VGGT) in Malawi through a human rights-based approach. This approach complements existing land governance monitoring frameworks by shedding light on the processes that lead to the marginalization of vulnerable communities or individual rights-holders. In close cooperation with international and national implementation partners, the project foresees the development of a human rights-based monitoring methodology as well as the conduct of case-based monitoring assessments. The results of the monitoring assessments feed into both national and international reporting processes.
Furthermore, TMG is implementing a project to strengthen the implementation of the UNCCD COP14 land tenure decision. In close cooperation with national implementation partners in Kenya, Benin, Malawi, and Madagascar, the project foresees to monitor the impacts of LDN projects on processes of responsible land governance, including smallholder farmers’ tenure security. The project is implemented under the umbrella of the Global Soil Week (www.globalsoilweek.org). The Global Soil Week (GSW) is a platform piloted by TMG bringing together a diverse range of actors to initiate and strengthen policies and actions on sustainable soil management and responsible land governance. Since its beginning in 2012, the focus and design of the GSW has continuously evolved to respond to and shape ongoing policy debates and land management programming.