Careers at National Drought Management Authority (NDMA)

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National Drought Management Authority

Explore Exciting Career Opportunities at NDMA

Are you ready to embark on a career that makes a real difference in Kenya’s disaster relief and drought risk management? National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is offering an exceptional opportunity for talented individuals to join our dynamic team. At NDMA, we are committed to ending drought emergencies and ensuring the resilience of communities across Kenya. Explore the available positions below, each offering a unique opportunity to contribute to our mission.

1. Assistant Director, Drought Information (1 Post) – NDMA Grade 4

Role Overview:

As an Assistant Director, Drought Information, you will take a lead role in shaping our drought risk management strategies. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating drought-related data and information.
  • Developing robust systems for drought forecasting.
  • Enhancing communication channels to improve drought response.

2. Assistant Director, Drought Response (2 Posts) – NDMA Grade 4

Role Overview:

Join us as an Assistant Director, Drought Response, and be a part of a team dedicated to effective disaster relief. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and supervising drought response initiatives.
  • Developing strategies for efficient resource allocation during drought emergencies.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to disaster response.

3. Assistant Director, Resilience (1 Post) – NDMA Grade 4

Role Overview:

As an Assistant Director, Resilience, you will play a crucial role in building resilience within communities. Your responsibilities will involve:

  • Promoting drought resilience in communities through innovative approaches.
  • Spearheading capacity-building efforts for sustainable disaster management.
  • Developing solutions to mitigate the impacts of drought on vulnerable populations.

4. Supply Chain Management Officer (2 Posts) – NDMA Grade 7

Role Overview:

We are also looking for Supply Chain Management Officers to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing procurement processes efficiently.
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement regulations.
  • Streamlining supply chain activities to enable timely and effective drought response.

Application Requirements and Process:

Applicants for any of the positions mentioned above are required to adhere to the following:

  1. Visit our website to access the detailed job descriptions, requirements, and the applicant’s bio-data form.
  2. Complete the Bio-Data Form, as it is a mandatory requirement. Failure to do so will result in application rejection.
  3. Submit your applications on or before 24th October 2023 by 5:00 pm.
  4. NDMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage persons with disabilities, marginalized individuals, and minorities to apply.
  5. No application fees are charged by NDMA for any of these positions.
  6. Avoid canvassing, as it will lead to disqualification.
  7. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply:

If you are excited about the opportunity to contribute to Kenya’s drought risk management, here’s how to apply:

  • Send a well-crafted cover letter and a detailed CV, along with copies of your certificates and testimonials to Ensure the title and reference number of the position are clearly indicated in the email subject line.

Note: All applicants must also fill the Bio-Data Form available on our website. Failure to complete the form will result in the rejection of your application.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant:

  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your cover letter and CV to match the specific position you’re applying for. Highlight relevant skills and experience that make you an ideal candidate.
  2. Show Passion: Express your enthusiasm for contributing to drought risk management in Kenya. Passionate applicants stand out.
  3. Highlight Leadership: If you’ve taken on leadership roles in previous positions, mention them. Leadership qualities are highly valued.
  4. Quantify Achievements: Use specific numbers and data to illustrate your accomplishments. This demonstrates your impact.
  5. Research NDMA: Familiarize yourself with NDMA’s mission and values. Show how your values align with the organization’s goals.
  6. Professional Communication: Ensure your application is error-free, well-structured, and professional in tone.
  7. Relevance is Key: Emphasize skills and experiences that directly relate to the specific job you’re applying for.
  8. Networking Matters: If you know someone within NDMA or have a relevant connection, mention it in your cover letter.
  9. Follow Instructions: Carefully follow the application process outlined in the job posting. Neglecting any step can result in disqualification.
  10. Express Commitment: Convey your long-term commitment to making a difference in drought risk management in Kenya. Employers value dedication.

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