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Government Jobs in Kenya - National Drought Management Authority

The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is a statutory body established under the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of the Laws of Kenya through Legal Notice Number 171 of November 24, 2011. 

The Legal Notice gives NDMA the mandate to establish mechanisms which ensure that drought does not become famine and that the impacts of climate change are sufficiently mitigated.

To realise its mandate, NDMA intends to hire the services of highly qualified personnel to join its talented workforce. 

Towards this end, the Authority plans to fill the following vacancy within its ranks:

Supply Chain Assistant
1 Position

 NDMA 05

Reporting to the Supply Chain Management Officer and assist to deliver on the objectives of the Supply Chain Management function.

Core duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure that procurement activities undertaken are in line with the Authority’s procurement policies and procedures
  • Assist in the preparation and dispatch of solicitation documents
  • Maintain and update supplier database
  • Maintain proper documentation of the procurement proceedings
  • Respond to queries regarding procurement from staff in the unit and the Counties
  • Prepare purchase orders for approvals;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases and files; keep track of contractual agreements
  • Produce quarterly and periodic reports on procurement
  • Perform other duties as required.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Diploma in Supplies Management/Supply Chain Management from a recognized Institution.
  • Those with a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following:- Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supplies Management will have an added advantage.
  • Full Member of KISM and at least Diploma Member of CIPS
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge asnd understanding of Public Procurement and Dispodal Act 2005 and Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, 2006
  • Practical experience in use of Microsoft Office Packages
  • Should have strong sense of personal integrity, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and problem solving abilities

County Drought Data Analyst 
2 Positions

 NDMA 04

Reporting to the County Drought Information Officer, the County Data Analyst will be responsible for data analysis and management of databases

Core duties and responsibilities:
  • Undertake entry and analysis of data related to the County Drought Early warning systems
  • Administer the Authority’s databases at County level for the management of information systems (Drought Early Warning system & contingency planning database, and Management Information System - MIS for Drought Contingency Funds)
  • Ensure the incorporation of GIS and Remote Sensing/Earth Observation datasets that can be used to complement the Drought Early Warning System indicators and integrate them into the appropriate database and reports
  • Provide ICT support services to the County Authority’s Office
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Range Science. Applicants with a Master’s degree these specified areas will have an added advantage
  • Strong ICT skills and proficient in use of a GIS Software
  • Extensive expertise in survey methods and statistical analysis
  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years

County Drought Information Officer
2 Positions

 NDMA 03

Reporting to the County Drought Coordinator, the County Drought Information Officer is responsible for operation of the county drought information system

Core duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure punctual quality control of data collection, analysis and support in data quality checks
  • Coordinate sampling for data collection in drought management and early warning
  • Responsible for timely compilation and distribution of County Drought Early Warning bulletins including the feedback of County Drought Early Warning messages to recipient communities
  • supporting national and County Surveys and assessments including food security assessments, nutritional surveys, market surveys, urban vulnerability surveys among others
  • Support in the integration of GIS and remote sensing tools into early warning systems
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Range Management/Science, Rural Development Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology or a related field
  • Applicants with a Master’s degree in these specified areas will have an added advantage
  • Proven experience in conducting household surveys and managing survey data
  • Practical knowledge in use of GIS and Remote Sensing applications
  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
1 Position

 NDMA 02

Reporting to the Planning & Policy Manager, the M&E Officer is responsible for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of activities implemented under the Authority.

Core duties and responsibilities:
  • Formulating of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and indicators;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the Authority’s plans and carrying out impact assessments for all drought management interventions spearheaded under the Authority;
  • Providing technical assistance to the Authority’s County Offices to develop comprehensive monitoring and evaluation guidelines and systems;
  • Carrying out training on National and County level to assist with the implementation of the Authority’s M&E systems;
  • Conducting audits and reporting on the status of drought management issues;
  • Coordinating implementation of the M&E framework and system for Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE);
  • Be the focal person for IGAD Drought Resilience M&E Working Group;
  • Conducting periodic review of the contingency plans and their related budget to ensure that the implementation of activities is on schedule;
  • Coordinating and organising studies/surveys and other field activities to evaluate the impacts of the various drought management initiatives;
  • Undertaking evaluation of DRR initiatives to assess how they contribute to enhance local resilience to drought.
  • Any other duties called upon to perform by the Planning and Policy Manager.
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this position, an officer must have:-
  • Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Economics, Statistcs, Commerce, Mathematics or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:-Economics, Statistcs, Commerce, Mathematics, Developmental Planning and Policy or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of five years field experience in M&E of rural development projects;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and oversee implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans; and
  • Sound ICT Knowledge: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and statistical applications (SPSS and EPI info, etc;).

Human Resource and Administration Manager
1 Position

 NDMA 01

Reporting to the Director, Support Services, the Human Resources and Administration Manager will be responsible for the day to day management and administration of the human resources management and administration functions of the Authority.

Core duties and responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the implementation of human resource management policies, procedures and programs.
  • Advise management and staff on matters relating to career development, training development, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, performance management and improvement systems workplace ethics, discipline including the handling of grievances/complaints.
  • Manage and update the Government Human Resources Information System (GHRIS), and ensure the safe custody of all records, including e-records.
  • Coordinate the provision of high-quality support services to the Authority, including transport, logistics and security.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Human Resource Management.
  • Have a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from KNEC
  • Be a registered member of the relevant professional institute (ICPS, IHRM)
  • Relevant working experience of at least 10 years, with a minimum of four years in a senior position in a medium or large organization.
  • Knowledge and working experience of the Kenyan Labor Laws
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge in excel and other Human Resource Information System(HRIS)
How to Apply
Candidates fulfilling the requirements should submit their applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae, and copies of their academic and professional certificates. 

All applicants are also expected to provide postal, telephone and email contacts of three referees, two of whom must have known the applicant from a work environment.

All applications with positions and reference numbers clearly indicated on the envelope should be sent to the address below by registered mail, hand delivery or by courier on or before close of business May 7, 2015.

The Chief Executive Officer
National Drought Management Authority
P.O Box 53547 – 00200

Applications can be hand delivered at the

National Drought Management Authority
Lonrho House, 8th Floor
Standard Street.

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