Town Planner Trainees at the Edo State Government


About "the Edo State Government "

The Edo State Government through the Ministry of Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for its Clean and Green Program within the capacity below:

Job Title:

Town Planner Trainees

Job Location:


Job Type:

Contract Jobs

Job Description

  • The successful candidates will be trained for 1 (One) year under the scheme.
  • At the end of program, successful candidates will be offered permanent employment with the Edo State Government.

Job Description

  • Predict population demands that will be made on an area, whether urban or rural.
  • Preparing reports and plans relating to projects arising from the Masterplans.
  • Review and evaluate technical environmental impact reports pertaining to private and public projects and programs.
  • Zoning of lands into different uses and selection of land or site for special development such as schools, stadiums, railways etc.
  • Preparing preliminary design for layout plans and civic designs
  • Undertake investigation of sites for Government projects and other public schemes and uses.
  • Collecting physical and social survey data and various field information for the purpose of assessing the effects on town planning decisions and purposes.
  • Examining of building plans and physical development proposals.
  • Assist in protecting buildings and areas that are of environmental, historical and archeological importance.
  • Assist to mediate community disputes and assist in developing alternate plans and recommendations for programs or projects.
  • Coordinate the work of the urban planning officers, staffs, technical technicians and technologists.

Job Requirement

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (minimum of Second Class Lower) or HND (minimum of Lower Credit) in Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Evidence of TOPREC registration is an added advantage.
  • Candidates must possess NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate.
  • Candidates must be computer literate, with good interpersonal/leadership skills and ability to effectively work in teams.
  • Applicants must be within the ages of 22-30.
  • Experience in the use of CAD&GIS Tools will be added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application Letters with an attached Curriculum Vitae (CV) to:
The Ministry of Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development,
2nd Floor, Block C, Edo State Secretariat Complex,
Sapele Road, Benin City,
Edo State.

Click here to apply online


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Candidates shall apply for only 1(One) position. Multiple applications will result in automatic disqualification.
  • The selection process will involve a review of applications, interviews, and possibly technical assessments
  • The Ministry does not require candidates to make any payments to any person or organization as equal opportunity is guaranteed for all candidates in this merit driven recruitment exercise.
  • This positions is open to residents and indigenes of Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
  • The Ministry of Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


August 4, 2023
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