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The National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA Authority) was established vide Legal Notice No. 140 of June 2007 under the State Corporations Act and mandated to coordinate a multi-sectoral effort aimed at preventing, controlling and mitigating the impact of alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya.

The Authority is seeking to recruit suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Human Resources Officer
(NAC 7)
Ref. No. NAC/HR/11-01

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Manager - Finance & Administration.

Job Summary


The job holder will assist in effectively managing, coordinating and administering all the HR functions and policies in the Authority to ensure harmonious industrial relations and enhanced employee’s productivity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and continually update the Human Resources Policy initiatives to ensure the Authority maintains best practice;
  • Facilitate identification of suitable staff training programmes, including staff development, on-the-job training, specific courses and job rotation;
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant employment laws and guidelines;
  • Coordinate recruitment and induction of new staff;
  • Administer NACADA Authority’s medical insurance scheme/fund in liaison with service providers
  • Review processes and provide relevant advice of all staff claims and entitlements in line with current policies;
  • Maintain and up date all staff records and safeguard personal files;
  • Provide regular updates to the management on HR processes and new HR laws and policies;
  • Manage the Authority’s payroll;
  • Advise Finance/Accounts on staff remuneration matters;
  • Prepare regular update reports to the management on overall HR status in the Authority;
  • Be responsible for staff welfare issues;
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned by management.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University;
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent;
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant working experience at a senior level
  • Computer proficiency and ability to operate Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Excel, Microsoft office and internet applications
  • Rounded experience and knowledge of employment laws, procedures and policies
  • Proven leadership qualities and conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work cohesively in a team and achieve set targets through team work;
  • Experience in Public Sector Human Resource management will be an added advantage.
2. Internal Auditor/Risk Officer
(NAC 7)

Ref. No. NAC/AO/11 -01

The successful candidate will be reporting to the National Coordinator/CEO and the Advisory Board Audit Committee.

Job Summary

The job holder will perform financial and systems audits to ensure compliance with international standards, Government regulations and adherence to Authority’s established systems.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct physical verifications of NACADA Authority’s assets to ascertain their existence and their safety.
  • Ensure systems documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Follow up the implementation of the recommendations of the external Auditors.
  • Guard against misuse or misappropriation of the Authority’s Financial resources and property.
  • Identify, where appropriate, areas of risks, fraud or malpractice in the Authority’s operations and recommend ways of elimination.
  • Carry out Internal Audit and Risk assessment of the Authority’s operations.
  • Prepare and implement the annual audit plan for financial audit.
  • Prepare audit reports on all audit findings and makes recommendations accordingly.
  • Review and appraise the internal control system to ascertain its adequacy and effectiveness.
  • Review financial statements before submission to the Board and the Kenya National Audit Office or any other appointed External Auditor.
  • Continuous Systems Audit of both Authority financial and non-financial transactions/procedures
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned by management.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • BA Commerce (Finance/Accounts Option) or its equivalent from recognized University;
  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA,K)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) would be an added advantage
  • Registered member of ICPAK
  • Five (5) years relevant working experience as an Auditor three (3) of which at a senior level.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Ability to work cohesively in a team and achieve set targets through team work.
  • Those with MBA (Accounting/Finance option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution will have an added advantage.
3. Research Officer 
(NAC 7)
Ref. No. NAC/RO/11-01

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Senior Manager - Programmes.

Job Summary

The job holder will manage all research activities in the Authority.

Key responsibilities
  • Coordinate quality research to guide policy and programs;
  • Assume primary responsibility for assessing research gaps, data collection, synthesis and reporting;
  • Provide information and analysis to inform policy and its development
  • Draft research proposals and terms of reference (ToRs) for research;
  • Coordinate the Authority’s research activities and ensuring quality;
  • Maintain accurate data on all aspects of Drugs and Substance Abuse for the Authority;
  • Work in close partnership with external research institutions in both private and public sector;
  • Produce policy briefs on research findings to the policy makers;
  • Update the management on emerging issues on drugs and substance;
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative data collection tools;
  • Documentation, dissemination and drafting of reports;
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned by management.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • A Masters degree from a recognized University in Population Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work or a related discipline with bias in statistics, research methods and social policy components;
  • Demonstrated skills in usage of statistical packages e.g. SPSS, Epi-Info, Excel, Stata and Access;
  • Documentation skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong social research, social policy and/or numerical skills;
  • Ability to think analytically;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Demonstrate strong team leadership skills and ability to work cohesively to achieve set targets through team work;
  • Experience and skills in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage.
4. Programs Officer – Youth 
NAC 6
Ref. No. NAC/YO/11 -01

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Senior Manager - Programmes.

Job Summary

The Youth Officer will manage and coordinate all Youth and Children targeted programmes within the Authority.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead alcohol and drug abuse prevention and awareness campaigns among the youth and children countrywide;
  • Identify prevention and public awareness needs in the country;
  • Develop awareness materials and education programmes;
  • Develop effective and efficient dissemination methodologies;
  • Facilitate identification of alternative recreational activities for illicit drugs and substances users;
  • Design, develop and review curricula for prevention and awareness campaigns;
  • Supervisory role to staff /consultants in the department;
  • Prepare department’s budgets and monitor implementation;
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned by management.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • University degree in Social Sciences
  • Training in Project Management
  • Qualification in youth training / education
  • Family Life education
  • At least three (3) years experience in similar position
  • Good at mobilizing human and material resources
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong team leadership skills
  • Good analytical and report writing skills.
5. Public Relations Officer 
(NAC 6)
Ref. No. NAC/PRO/11-01

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager - Communication and Documentation.

Job Summary

The Public Relations Officer’s overall responsibility will be to ensure that the Authority`s public image is enhanced and promoted by applying all relevant strategies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement communications and media strategies as well as development of promotional materials;
  • Develop audio and visual documentaries on the Authority’s campaign activities;
  • Proactively manage relations with the print and electronic media;
  • Prepare press releases, media adverts, supplements , press conferences and media interviews;
  • Mobilize media houses to cover the Authority’s programmes/activities in addition to airing and publishing for public and stakeholders information;
  • Organize functions, shows and other public events while ensuring that they are publicized by the media;
  • Coordinate publication of the Authority`s newsletter;
  • Continuously develop relevant content for updating the Authority’s website;
  • Undertake media monitoring and preparing daily press reviews on Alcohol and Drugs Abuse for management consumption;
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned by management.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Mass Communication or other related field
  • Ability to conceptualize and package information for target audience consumption
  • At least five (5) years of relevant working experience in public relations or media
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in both English and Kiswahili languages
  • Highly computer literate in Microsoft Office and Desktop Publishing applications and internet
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
Duty station for the successful candidates will be in Nairobi. These positions are for three (3) years renewable contract based on performance.

Only candidates who meet the set criteria for each position should submit their applications, current CVs, day time telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up the appointment where successful, and names and contacts of three referees including their email addresses.

Copies of all certificates and testimonials should be hand delivered or mailed to the address below not later than 25th March 2011.

All applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked.

NACADA Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and if you do not hear from us by 20th April 2011
consider your application unsuccessful.

National Coordinator/CEO
NACADA Authority,
NSSF Building, Block A
Eastern Wing, 18th Floor,
P.O. Box 10774-00100 GPO, Nairobi.

Tel :020-2721997

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