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Hoima, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 1, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

To serve the community through the coordinated delivery of services formed on national priorities and significant local needs in order to promote sustainable development of the district.

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Job Title

City Planner job at Hoima City Service Commission

Job Description

As a City Planner, your role involves managing the development and growth of a city or municipality in a sustainable and organized manner. Here's a breakdown of the duties and requirements for this role

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Land Use Planning: Develop and implement land use plans and zoning regulations to guide the growth and development of the city. This includes determining appropriate land uses for different areas, such as residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational zones.

  • Urban Design: Coordinate with architects, developers, and community stakeholders to ensure that new developments and infrastructure projects adhere to urban design principles and enhance the aesthetic quality of the city.

  • Community Engagement: Engage with community members, neighborhood groups, and other stakeholders to gather input, feedback, and support for planning initiatives. Organize public meetings, workshops, and forums to solicit community input on planning decisions.

  • Environmental Planning: Consider environmental factors and sustainability principles in the planning process, such as protecting natural resources, promoting green infrastructure, and mitigating the impacts of development on the environment.

  • Transportation Planning: Develop transportation plans and infrastructure projects to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and enhance connectivity within the city. This may include designing streetscapes, bike lanes, pedestrian pathways, and public transit systems.

  • Economic Development: Collaborate with economic development agencies and stakeholders to promote economic growth and vitality in the city. Identify opportunities for commercial development, job creation, and investment in key sectors.

  • Historic Preservation: Identify and preserve historic buildings, landmarks, and cultural assets that contribute to the city's identity and heritage. Develop historic preservation plans and design guidelines to protect and enhance historic resources.

  • Policy Development: Research, analyze, and develop planning policies, regulations, and guidelines to address emerging issues and challenges facing the city. Stay informed about best practices in urban planning and incorporate innovative approaches into city planning efforts.

  • Development Review: Review development proposals, site plans, and subdivision applications to ensure compliance with zoning regulations, land use plans, and other planning standards. Evaluate the potential impacts of proposed developments on the surrounding community and environment.

  • GIS Mapping and Analysis: Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to map and analyze spatial data related to land use, demographics, transportation, and other planning factors. Use GIS tools to support planning decisions and visualize planning scenarios.

  • Interagency Coordination: Collaborate with other city departments, government agencies, and regional planning organizations to coordinate planning efforts and address cross-cutting issues. Participate in interagency meetings, task forces, and committees to promote integrated planning approaches.

  • Long-Range Planning: Develop long-range strategic plans and comprehensive planning documents to guide the city's growth and development over time. This may include comprehensive plans, master plans, downtown revitalization plans, and neighborhood plans.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, architecture, environmental studies, or a related field is typically required.

  • A master's degree in urban planning or a related discipline may be preferred for more advanced positions.

  • Experience: Entry-level positions may require 1-3 years of professional experience in urban planning or a related field. Senior or leadership positions may require 5-10 years or more of experience, including supervisory or project management experience.

  • Knowledge of Planning Principles: Thorough knowledge of urban planning principles, theories, and practices, including land use pl

    anning, zoning regulations, transportation planning, environmental planning, and urban design.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), urban design software, and other planning tools and technologies. Familiarity with computer-aided design (CAD) software, data analysis tools, and visualization techniques is also beneficial.

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are necessary for conducting research, analyzing planning data, and developing planning solutions. The ability to think critically and evaluate planning options is essential.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential for conveying planning concepts, presenting planning proposals, and facilitating community engagement. The City Planner must be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, including elected officials, community members, and stakeholders.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for building relationships, collaborating with colleagues, and engaging with community stakeholders. The City Planner should be able to work effectively in a team environment and foster a positive working relationship with others.

  • Project Management Skills: Effective project management skills are necessary for planning, organizing, and coordinating planning projects and initiatives. The City Planner should be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with federal, state, and local planning regulations, laws, and policies governing land use, zoning, environmental protection, and historic preservation. The City Planner must ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards in planning activities.

  • Creativity and Innovation: The ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to planning challenges is valuable. The City Planner should be open to new ideas and approaches that improve the quality of life and sustainability of the city.

  • Community Engagement Skills: Strong community engagement skills are necessary for facilitating public participation in the planning process, building consensus around planning decisions, and addressing community concerns. The City Planner should be able to facilitate productive discussions and manage conflicts effectively.

  • Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in planning processes and outcomes. The City Planner should advocate for inclusive planning practices that address the needs of all residents, including underserved and marginalized communities.

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