Entry Level

Drought Management Coordination Officers

National Drought Management Authority (NDMA)


Vacancy Description


The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is a public body established by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) Act, 2016. The Act gives the NDMA the mandate to exercise overall coordination over all matters relating to drought risk management and to establish mechanisms, either on its own or with stakeholders, that will end drought emergencies in Kenya.

The Board of the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is seeking to recruit competent individuals to fill the following positions;

Job Title Drought Management Coordination Officer II (Five Positions)
Terms of employment Pensionable
Job Grade NDMA 8
Basic Salary KES 31,740-47,240 per month
Allowances Housing, Commuter, Hardship (Dependent on station of deployment)
Other Benefits Leave Travelling Allowance, Medical Insurance Cover, GPA Insurance, WIBA

1. 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:

a) Drought Information

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

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

b) Drought Contingency Planning and Response

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

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

c) Drought Resilience

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

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

2. Person specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  1. 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
  2. Be Computer competency
  3. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;

3. Key competencies and skills

  1. Analytical skills
  2. Communication skills
  3. Interpersonal skills
  4. Negotiation skills

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Application Guidelines

Interested qualified applicants are notified of the following:

  1. Applicants MUST fill the Bio-Data Form whose link will be availed in the Authority’s website. Applicants who will NOT fill the bio data form will have their applications rejected.
  2. All applications MUST be received on or before 9th April, 2024 by 5:00 pm.
  3. NDMA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply
  4. There is NO fee charged by NDMA for any application of these positions
  5. Canvassing of any form will result in disqualification of the candidate
  6. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to Apply

Interested qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, detailed CV, copies of certificates & testimonial with the title and Reference number of the position clearly indicated in the application subject line and also fill the Bio-data form whose link is available in the Authority’s website. Applicants who will not fill the bio data form will have their applications rejected

Successful candidates will be required to fulfill the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya specifically clearance from the following institutions;

1) Kenya Revenue Authority
2) Higher Education Loans Board
3) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
4) National Police Service (Certificate of good Conduct)
5) Credit Reference Bureau

Applications should be addressed to;

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

Applications may also be dropped at the Authority’s offices located on the 17th floor of Lonrho House, along Standard Street, Nairobi during working hours between 8am and 5pm. Those applicants submitting physical applications MUST also complete the Bio-Data Form

Applications have closed

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