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Latest Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - NACADA

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) was established by an Act of Parliament in July 2012. 

NACADA is mandated to coordinate a multi-sectoral effort aimed at preventing, controlling and mitigating the impact of alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya.
 
The Authority seeks to recruit suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Descriptions and Specifications

Programme Officer - Community Development (Public Education)

NAC 5 (1 Position)

Reporting to: Manager, Communication & Documentation

Duty station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development of strategies for community outreach
  • Liaison with County Governments and the Authority’s Regional offices on community engagement
  • Follow up on implementation of community outreach framework
  • Analysing and providing feedback to reporting Local Authorities on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Assist in managing and coordinating the Authority’s programmes in the region while serving as the link between the headquarters and the region;
  • Participate in implementing relevant legislation, policies and procedures according to applicable standards and regulations;
  • Contribute in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the public, private sector, and the general public;
  • Work with diverse groups of stakeholders to develop consensus and partnerships;
  • Assist in developing concepts and proposals for fundraising towards the campaign against alcohol and drug abuse in the region;
  • Participate in representing the Authority in relevant committees and task forces in the region;
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of the Authority programmes in the region and preparing the requisite reports as per corporate requirement;
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Skills in community/resources mobilization;
  • Knowledge of programme design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and budgeting;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (English and Kiswahili both oral and written) and a team player.
  • Excellent computer skills
Administration Officer III

NAC 5 (1 Position)

Reporting to
: Manager, Human Resource & Administration

Duty station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervision of office services – telephone, cleaning, messengers and registry
  • Allocation of office accommodation, furniture and equipment and keep records thereof.
  • Effective management and administration of transport services including allocation of vehicles and supervision of drivers
  • Undertake coordinated maintenance of office buildings
  • Coordinate vehicle maintenance and servicing, cleaning services
  • Authorize vehicle journeys and administer work tickets.
  • Procurement of insurance for motor vehicles.
  • Settle utility bills – water and electricity – and keep records thereof.
  • Co-ordinate security matters in all NACADA Offices.
  • Co-ordinate the conduct of fire drills in consultation with the appropriate safety agents, and put in place safety equipment like fire extinguishers.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management/ Business Administration from a recognized institution
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Have high level of integrity and a Team player.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English
  • Excellent computer skills
Accountant III

NAC 5 (1 Position)

Reporting to:
Finance Officer

Duty station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly and quarterly financial reports
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  • Undertake banking activities and bank reconciliation
  • Carry out regular stock takes and report accordingly
  • Control Vote book as budgeted
  • Organize and pay suppliers as per policy
  • Ensure prompt raising of invoices and reconciliation debtors
  • Monitor activities against budgets/plans to ensure compliance
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Business Administration / Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution
  • Must be CPA(K)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Excellent computer skills and working experience in NAVISION accounting package will be an added advantage.
  • Have high level of integrity and a Team player.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English
Programme Officer- Outreach/ Community Development

NAC 5 (1 Position)

Reporting to
: Manager, Communication & Documentation

Duty station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and development of community outreach programmes on treatment and rehabilitation
  • Liaison with service providers on County Governments and the Authority’s Regional offices on advancement of community based rehabilitation
  • Engage the Government Social work department in addressing ADA issues
  • Develop networks
  • Undertake capacity building of partners and other relevant persons
  • Preparing documents, reports and correspondences as directed
  • Analysing and providing feedback to reporting Local Authorities on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Maintain effective filing system for soft and hard copies of programs documents and reports
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelor’s degree in Sociology
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Have high level of integrity
  • Excellent computer skills and Team player.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English and a Team player.
Procurement Officer III

NAC 5 (1 Position)

Reporting to:
Manager, Procurement

Duty station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare procurement plans for the Authority and ensure that tender documents are properly prepared.
  • Preparation, publishing and issuing of procurement requests for quotations or tenders;
  • Coordinate the opening, evaluation and recommendation of quotations to tender committee in line with procurement regulations.
  • Liaise with the stores officer on stock levels in order to determine re-order levels for the next purchase
  • Assist in the preparation of contract documents, keeping records of the procurement and related committees and ensuring compliance with the procurement laws and regulations.
  • Maintenance of proper procurement records in accordance with the laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing public procurement;
  • Facilitating and overseeing the implementation of the procurement committee's decisions;
  • Monitoring the implementation of contracts.
  • Receipt and follow-up of orders from suppliers and issuance of purchase orders to suppliers.
  • Issuing and management of stores and supplies and maintaining a stores inventory.
  • Carrying out market analysis, benchmarking for supplies and monitoring factors that affect price levels for planning purposes..
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Purchasing and Supplies management or related field from a recognized university;
  • Post graduate diploma in Supply Chain Management or CIPS
  • Must be a member of the relevant professional body
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in a similar position ;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal laws and regulations in Kenya ;
  • Have high level of integrity and demonstrated professional competence in public procurement;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English and a Team player.
  • Excellent computer skills
Internal Audit & Risk Officer

NAC 5 (2 Positions)

Reporting to:
Manager, Internal Audit & Risk Management

Duty station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in developing and implementing Annual Risk-Based Audit Plan aligned to the Authority’s objectives.
  • Evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls and methodology established by management to ensure that identified risks are appropriately mitigated at both strategic and operational level.
  • Prepare audit programs.
  • Undertake financial, operational and investigative audits.
  • Review of final accounts and management reports.
  • Assess operations of various departments to assure they are conducted in compliance with laid down policy, procedure, work instructions and statutory regulations.
  • Identifying possible risks in various activities carried out by Authority; recommend the appropriate control measures, and follow -up on implementation.
  • Assist in preparation of internal audit reports and follow-up on implementation of external and internal auditor’s recommendations.
  • Facilitating maintenance of ISO standards and other quality standards implemented by the Authority.
  • Assist in compilation and submission quarterly reports on corruption eradication initiatives at NACADA to Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance / Economics / Business Administration/Mathematics from a recognized institution and CPA part II OR CPA (K) or Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience;
  • Good knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (English and Kiswahili both oral and written) and a team player.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of Government financial accounting and NAVISION system will be an added advantage.
Graphics Designer

NAC 4 (1 Position)

Reporting to:
Manager, Communication & Documentation

Duty station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conceptualize and develop ideas for graphic depiction of alcohol and drug abuse messages.
  • Analyze briefs, develop alternatives, prepare illustrations or rough sketches of IEC and based materials for discussions with the supervisors.
  • Create design and sample layouts based on approved concept/messages for IEC materials on alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Review final layouts of artworks, suggest improvements as necessary, and prepare materials for pre-press and publication based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
  • Ensure quality and standards are maintained in the authority’s corporate identity in both print and web design.
  • Keep abreast of developments in information technology and offer suggestions in design best practice (both web and print).
  • Assist clients undertaking internet based research on alcohol and drug abuse topics.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Diploma in Graphics Design and Communication from a recognized Institution;
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience with at least one (1) year experience in translating concepts to visuals;
  • Knowledge of Graphic suites and tools is a requirement.
  • Ability to keep abreast with emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash;
  • A team player, able to cope with a highly challenging and fast paced environment.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (English and Kiswahili both oral and written)
  • Excellent computer skills
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing current and detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, day time telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up the appointment when successful, names, addresses and emails of (3) three professional referees.

All applications should have the job reference number clearly marked on the envelope so as to reach the undersigned not later than 17th July 2013.

NACADA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Any form of canvassing shall lead to disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The Chief Executive Officer
National Authority For the Camapign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse,
NSSF Building, Block A, Eastern Wing, 18th Floor,
P.O. Box 10774-00100 GPO,
Nairobi.

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