Drought Management Coordination Officer II Job in Kenya

Job Specification

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under guidance of a senior officer and will be assigned duties and responsibilities in any of the following functional areas:

Drought Information
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Data collection, analysis and reporting of drought early warning information.
  • Compilation of county drought early warning bulletins;
  • Dissemination of drought early information to relevant stakeholders with particular emphasis to drought prone communities;
  • Conducting national and county food security assessments;
  • Conducting rapid food security assessments and other surveys (nutritional surveys, market surveys, urban vulnerability surveys, etc.);
  • Providing information to all drought management departments and Directorates
  • Monitoring of the drought early warning system.
  • Processing of GIS and remote sensing data and integrating into the drought early warning system
  • Developing of reporting guidelines for GIS and remote sensing data.
  • Identification of new remote sensing data sources for incorporation into the drought early warning system.

Drought Contingency Planning and Response
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Liaising with County Steering Group and County Planning Units, spearheading the production of Ward and County Contingency Plans;
  • Collaborating with County Steering Group to undertake Rapid Assessment of thedrought situation;
  • Assessing the level of response and consolidate information required to request for disbursement of Drought Contingency Fund;
  • Managing and maintaining the county Drought Contingency Fund Management Information System (DCF-MIS)
  • Activation of Contingency Plans; implement and monitoring of County Drought Response interventions;
  • Spearheading the preparation of Drought Recovery Plans to link Emergency Phase to long term development;
  • Generating and sharing drought response activities progress and completion reports
  • Ensuring quality assurance of all drought response initiatives;

Drought Resilience
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Providing technical information relating to Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building strategies to County based institutions;
  • Supporting the County Planning Unit to carry out drought risk analysis;
  • Facilitating the development and consolidation of community level Preparedness and Development Plans;
  • Coordinating and strengthening partnerships with stakeholders in the County;
  • Ensuring quality assurance of all drought risk management and climate change adaptation interventions and their compliance with statutory requirements/standards;
  • Facilitating the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of drought risk reduction initiatives undertaken by various actors;
  • Promoting mainstreaming of Drought Risk Reduction Strategies into long-term development plans of County stakeholders; and
  • Assisting in the implementation of joint Drought Resilience Initiatives by the Authority and other partners.

Person specification
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in either Range Management, Agriculture, Livestock, Economics or Agricultural Engineering Rural Development Studies, Mathematics, Statistics, computer Science, Environmental Management, Developmental Studies, Agricultural Economics, Community Development, Information Science or Project Planning and Management from a recognized institution
  • Be Computer competency
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;

Key competencies and skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills

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