Through innovation and leadership, ARD, Inc., helps people across the world create the essential conditions for successful economic development. Since it was founded in 1977, ARD has led more than 600 projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These projects have helped countries respond to a range of environmental, social, and institutional challenges. ARD has 43 field offices around the globe, in addition to its main office in Burlington, Vermont, and its branch offices in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, CA.

ARD, Inc. ( has become a leader in the Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) practice area for the United States Government. Its LTPR work includes land policy, land tenure (legal) reform, conflict and dispute resolution, and broadening land access including land market development, land reform and resettlement, land administration, land use planning and natural resource property rights and governance. Gender and issues related to vulnerable populations cross-cut the sector.

ARD, Inc. is recruiting experts with 5-10 years of land related experience for upcoming consultancies in Colombia. Candidates should possess demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: alternative dispute resolution of land conflicts, addressing issues related to displaced persons, designing restitution policies and programs, promoting access to land for vulnerable groups (women, indigenous peoples, Afro-Latin Americans, etc.), or other areas related to land tenure and land administration. Experience in Colombia or other post-conflict settings preferred.

Essential Qualifications:

– Master’s degree in related field preferred;
– 5-10 years international experience with land policy, land tenure reform, property regularization, titling and registration, institutional strengthening, land markets, land use planning, conflict resolution, land information management systems, or other related work;
– Field experience in Latin America;
– Excellent oral, written, and team participation skills;
– Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural and team situations;
– Speaking and reading proficiency in Spanish.

Please e-mail full, current CV in reverse chronological format to

or fax to D. Langevin at 802-658-4247. Please refer to job code “LTE Latin America” in the subject line. Candidates meeting the qualifications detailed above will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

ARD, Inc. is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. ARD, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing date: 09 Dec 2009
Location: Colombia