National Drought Management Authority Job Vacancy : County Drought Response Officer

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The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is a State Corporation established under the National Drought Management Authority Act, 2016.

The Act mandates the Authority 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.

Towards realization of its core mandate, NDMA seeks to recruit various officers as listed below to be based in Nairobi or its various stations in drought-prone ASAL counties.

Job Grade NDMA 4

County Drought Response Officer Job Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be deployed at the County level and will report to the County Drought Coordinator.

  • Ensuring that the design of the drought contingency planning and financing system at the County level is consistent with national and international best practices and subject to ongoing review and improvement, including through the integration of appropriate technologies;
  • Coordinating the generation and publication of drought contingency plans at county level, and contribute to the production of a national drought contingency plan;
  • Ensure that the content of these plans is widely understood by relevant stakeholders and accessible through a database;
  • Determine the criteria for disbursement of contingency finance and produce relevant technical guidance and procedures;
  • In collaboration with the County Drought Information Officer, maintain constant oversight of the drought status in the County and determine the level of response required; ensuring that applications for drought contingency finance are in line with the agreed criteria and guidelines;
  • Developing monitoring and control mechanisms to ensure that county drought response activities are timely and appropriate, and that all accountability requirements for drought contingency finance are met; and
    developing and implementing strategies for continuous capacity development of all those involved in the drought contingency planning and financing system at the county level, through the provision of training, development of manuals and guidelines, or other measures.

Requirements for the County Drought Response Officer Job

For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-

  • Served in the grade of Response Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in a large organization for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Range Science, Agriculture, Livestock, Economics or Sociology from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Range Science, Agriculture, Livestock or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Project Management from a recognized institution;
  • Computer Literacy; and
  • Demonstrated administrative and professional Proficiency in work performance and exhibited thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of the
  • Drought Management Sector.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send detailed CVs and testimonials with the reference number and title of the position applied for, clearly indicated in the email subject line to

Applications may also be delivered by hand at the Authority’s offices located on the 17th floor of Lonrho House, along Standard Street, Nairobi.

Applications may also be mailed to;



P.O. BOX 53547 – 00200


Deadline for submission of applications is November, 02 2018 while the ideal start date is January 2, 2019.  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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