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NACADA National Coordinator / CEOJob Vacancy in Kenya

Ref No: 111/CH/TS

Since its inception 10 years ago, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA) has played a key role in coordinating and implementing a highly effective multi-sectoral response to alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya.

In order to further consolidate the gains made and achieve the objectives of the current strategic plan, the NACADA Advisory Board wishes to recruit a dynamic and highly focused individual to the key position of 
National Coordinator/CEO who will also serve as Secretary to the Board.

Under the direction of the Advisory Board, the National Coordinator/CEO will provide visionary leadership of the management team and enhance relationships with various Government Departments, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO's), Community Based Organizations (C.B.O's) and international Institutions responsible for addressing issues of drugs and substance

Key responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing highly effective interventions and programmes to reduce substance and drug abuse
  • Fund-raising and mobilizing resources to implement the required programmes
  • Providing visionary leadership and management of NACADAs human capital and other assets for maximum productivity
  • Establishing and enhancing inter-sectoral, regional and international co-ordination and collaboration with regard to the demand reduction and supply suppression of abused drugs and substances
  • Facilitating the carrying out of operational research, in the area of drugs and substance abuse.
  • Leading the review, development and implementation of the Authority's Strategic Plan and performance contracting
  • Ensuring compliance with all laid down Government regulations, good corporate governance practices and laws of the country
Qualifications, Experience and other requirements
  • Kenya citizen
  • A Master's degree preferably in Social Sciences or Public Health from a recognized University
  • Minimum often (10) years in a Senior Management position with a proven track record in management, advocacy or research on drugs and substance abuse
  • Passionate about drugs and substance abuse
  • Proficient in the use of computers
  • Highly principled and a person of unquestionable integrity;
  • Well developed leadership and negotiation skills showing evidence of capacity to deal with local, regional and international organizations
  • Ability to conduct or coordinate research.
  • A team player with excellent communication, presentation and advocacy skills
  • Proven ability to achieve outstanding .results and collaboration with public sector institutions.
Terms of employment

Employment will be on a three (3) years contract, renewable for a further one term.

Other terms and conditions of service for the successful candidate will be negotiated in line with the State Corporations guidelines. 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 25th March, 2011

Hawkins Associates Ltd
Human Resources Consultants
215, Muthangari Rd, lavington
P.O. Box 30684, 00100 Nairobi Kenya

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