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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 23, 2022
  • The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is a public body established by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) Act, 2016. It previously operated under the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of the Laws of Kenya by Legal Notice Number 171 of November 24, 2011. 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.
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    Drought Information Officer - 2 Positions

    Position Summary/ Purpose

    Drought Information Function will entail: – coordination, generation and analysis of early warning information at the county level; integrate relevant information from national and international sources into the early warning system; develop mechanisms to ensure that drought information is communicated to stakeholders; coordinate, prepare and conduct drought and food security assessments and surveys in collaboration with relevant stakeholders; maintain constant oversight of the drought status in Kenya and determine the level of response required; work with other stakeholders to ensure harmonized registration systems for beneficiaries of drought management interventions; and develop and implement a strategy for continuous capacity development of all those involved in drought information systems.

    Key Responsibilities;

    Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

    • data collection and analysis;
    • timely compilation of county drought early warning bulletins;
    • supporting dissemination of drought early information to relevant stakeholders with particular emphasis to drought prone communities;
    • supporting bi-annual national and district food security assessments;
    • supporting ad hoc national and district rapid food security assessments and other surveys (nutritional surveys, market surveys, urban vulnerability surveys, etc);
    • providing information to all drought management divisions; and
    • Effectively monitoring of the drought early warning system.


    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Rural Development Studies, Economics, Statistics, computer Science, Environmental Management, Developmental Studies, Agricultural Economics, Community Development, Information Science or Project Planning and Management from a recognized institution; and
    • Computer Literacy.

    Method of Application

    The public is notified of the following:

    • All applicants MUST download and complete Bio-Data Form( (in Microsoft Excel) and attach the completed Bio-Data Form. Any HANDWRITTEN or SCANNED Bio-Data form not submitted as an Excel file will be rejected.
    • All applications MUST be received on or before 23rd August 2022 by 5:00 pm.
    • NDMA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability, females, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply
    • There are NO fees charged by NDMA for any application of these positions
    • Canvassing of any form will result in disqualification of the candidate
    • ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Interested qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, detailed CV, copies of certificates & testimonial and a duly filled personal data form which can be downloaded from the Authority’s website with the title of the position clearly indicated in the email subject line to [email protected]

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

    • Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
    • National Police Service (Certificate of good Conduct)
    • 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 (in Microsoft Excel format) and send it to the email address provided above.

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