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Recruitment at NACADA (4 Positions)

The National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA Authority) was established vide Legal Notice No. 140 of June 2O07 under the State Corporations Act and mandated to coordinate a multisectoral 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. Programmes Officer


3 Positions

Reporting to:
 Senior Programmes Manager

Duty station:
 Kisumu, Nyeri or Mombasa

Job Summary

The Programmes Officer will be responsible for directing planning, development, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of alcohol, drugs and substance abuse programs to contribute to the campaign against alcohol and drug abuse in the region as well as supervising staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Managing and coordinating the Authority’s programmes in the region while serving as the link between the headquarters and the region;
  • Implementing relevant legislation, policies and procedures according to applicable standards and regulations;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the public, private sector, and the general public;
  • Demonstrable ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders and to develop consensus and partnerships;
  • Developing concepts and proposals for fundraising towards the campaign against alcohol and drug abuse in the region;
  • Representing the Authority in relevant committees and task forces in the region;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the Authority programmes in the region and preparing the requisite reports as per corporate requirement;
  • Managing both human and financial resources in the office;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor degree in Social sciences from an accredited university;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience, with 3years experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of programme design, management, monitoring and evaluation, budgeting and ability to supervise others;
  • Knowledge of alcohol and substance of abuse legislation, policy and related mitigation service;
  • Demonstrated administrative, community/resources mobilization and decision-making abilities;
  • Must be proficient in computer applications (Microsoft Office);
  • Excellent communication skills (English and Kiswahili both oral and in writing).
2. Accountant 


1 Position

Report to:
 Finance Officer

Duty station:

Job Summary
  • To maintain accounting records and financial reporting in the Authority.
Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Bank reconciliation arising from issuance of licenses;
  • Accounting of expenditure and revenue;
  • Maintenance of general ledger;
  • Maintenance of cash book;
  • Preparation of financial statements;
  • Preparation of monthly accounts.
Qualifications and Competencies 
  • Must be CPA (K);
  • Bachelor Degree holders in Commerce/ Business Administration / Accounting or Finance will have added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years hands-on experience in a similar position;
  • Experience in Bank reconciliation;
  • Computer literate and working experience in NAVISION accounting package;
  • Demonstrate skills in good self-management, accounting skills, accuracy and speed.
3. Administrative Assistant


3 Positions

Reporting to:
 Programmes Officer

Duty station:
 Kisumu, Nyeri or Mombasa

Job Summary

The job holder will oversee all aspects of general office coordination and management of all office procedures in the regional Office.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to the Regional Office;
  • Review, log and route incoming correspondence;
  • Establish and maintain office records management system;
  • Assist in the coordination and organization of meetings/workshops and handle logistics;
  • Set up, coordinate meetings,prepare briefing notes and minutes for meetings;
  • Supervision of office cleaning and provision of adequate supplies;
  • Arrange for repairs and maintenance of office equipment;
  • Perform any other duties assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies 
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade (KCSE) C and above;
  • Diploma in Business Management from a recognized examiner;
  • At least three (3) years working experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management and organization;
  • Good writing, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Good time management skills and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including but not limited to telephone systems, copiers, printers, faxes and scanners;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages; both written and spoken;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • IT competency in Microsoft Suite.
4. Driver 


3 Positions

Report to:
 Programmes Officer

Duty station:
 Kisumu, Nyeri or Mombasa

Job Summary

To provide transport services to operations of NACADA office at the Regional level.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Driving the assigned vehicles during authorized journeys;
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the vehicle at all times;
  • Carrying authorized goods and passengers only;
  • Carry out routine checks on the vehicle and promptly report to the supervisor;
  • Ensure safety and security of the vehicle, passengers and goods on or off the road;
  • Maintenance of accurate work tickets for all journeys made;
Qualifications Required:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C- mean grade;
  • Valid BCE driving license;
  • Over 5 years’ accident free driving experience;
  • Basic motor vehicle mechanical skills;
  • Driving competency Certificate/ Grade Test from Ministry of Roads;
  • Good interpersonal skills; Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages; both written and spoken;
  • Current Certificate of Good Conduct.
Only candidates who meet the set criteria for each position should submit their applications, current CV, day time telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up the appointment if 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 Friday 25th November 2011.

All applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked on the application letter and envelope.

NACADA Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


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