Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - NDMA

County Drought Information Officer


Job Grade NDMA 4
(3 positions)
Reporting to the County Drought Coordinator, the County Drought Information Officer is responsible for the proper management of the drought information function at the county level.
Responsibilities
·         Ensuring quality control of data collection and analysis;
·         Coordinating food security and drought management data collection analysis;
·         Coordinating of county drought early warning systems;
·         Ensuring timely production of drought early warning bulletins and publications; supporting dissemination of drought early information to relevant stakeholders with particular emphasis to drought prone communities;
·         Supporting bi-annual national and county food security assessments; supporting ad hoc national and county rapid food security assessments and other surveys (nutritional surveys, market surveys, urban vulnerability surveys, etc.);
·         Organizing skills training courses at county levels to build the capacity of officers involved in the early warning data collection and analysis;
·         Spearheading development of manuals and guidelines for management of drought early warning system;
·         Promoting integration of GIS and remote sensing tools into early warning systems; providing information to all drought management divisions through the administration of contingency planning, early warning system and contingency funds software; and spearheading research activities aimed at enhancing effectiveness and performance of the drought early warning system.
Qualifications
·         Served in the grade of Data Analyst in the Authority or in a comparable and relevant position in the public sector or large private sector organization for a minimum period of six (6) years with demonstrated administrative and professional proficiency in work performance
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Rural Development Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, computer Science, Environmental Management, Developmental Studies, Agricultural Economics, Community Development, Information Science or Project Planning and Management from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Rural Development Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, computer Science, Environmental Management, Developmental Studies, Agricultural Economics, Community Development, Information Science or Project Planning and Management from a recognized institution;
·         Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution OR Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Certificate in Project Management from a recognized institution; and
·         Computer Literate;

County Drought Coordinator
Job Grade NDMA 3
The job holder is responsible for establishment, management and implementation of drought preparedness, mitigation and resilience projects; responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to strengthen drought resilience and adaptation to climate change under the Ending
Drought Emergency strategy; responsible for coordinating efforts of state and non-state actors to reduce drought vulnerability protect, livelihoods and ecosystems; responsible for providing accurate and timely drought and food security information to the key actors, particularly the County Governments, NGOs, CBOs and communities.
An officer at this level will report to the Director, Technical Services and will be the Head of a County Drought Coordinating Unit.
Responsibilities
·         Promoting the implementation of strategic development interventions that enhance resilience to drought and climate change
·         Overseeing implementation of drought resilience, preparedness, response and recovery programs and projects.
·         Coordinating the adoption of systems and mechanisms developed at National level for efficient drought management.
·         Ensuring drought risk management is mainstreamed in the county planning and budgeting processes.
·         Ensuring that drought response and resilience activities are timely and appropriate,
·         Coordinating drought resilience interventions by various governmental and nongovernmental actors such as UN agencies, NGOs, CBOs and FBOs to facilitate efficiency and synergy.
·         Overseeing development and improvement of the Drought Early Warning System (EWS) to take care of emerging situations
·         Coordinating the implementation of the cascaded Authority’s strategic plan
·         Coordinating development of the County work plan and budget;
·         Mentoring and coaching county staff
·         Overseeing performance management in the county
·         Ensuring the staff at the county comply with the procedures and plans of the Authority.
·         Coordinating the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the county.
·         Responsibility for the operations and performance of the county office
·         Responsibility for the adherence to the financial standards and regulations
·         Responsibility for adherence to the Public Procurement and Disposal laws
Qualifications
·         Minimum of ten (10) years’ work experience and having served in the grade of Assistant Director or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public sector or a large private Sector organization for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         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
·         Master’s degree in either Range Management, Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Livestock, Disaster Management, Rural Development Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, computer Science, Environmental Management, Developmental Studies, Agricultural Economics, Community Development, Information Science or Project Planning and Management from a recognized institution
·         Certificate in Leadership Development lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Computer Literacy
·         Demonstrated administrative and professional proficiency in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of the Drought Risk Management Sector
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a CV and motivation letter stating salary expectation with the reference position clearly indicated in the email subject line to hr@ndma.go.ke.
Applications may also be dropped at the Authority’s offices located on the 17th floor of Lonrho House, along Standard Street, Nairobi.
Deadline for submission of applications is 10th June, 2019
Applicants from within NDMA are required to send their applications through their respective heads of departments.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NDMA is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.

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