Capacity Enhancement for the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) National Individual Consultant
National Individual Consultant
Capacity Enhancement for the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA)
As part of the country’s long term plan to deal with drought in a sustainable way, the Government of Kenya established a Drought Management Authority in November 2011.
The NDMA is a specialized and permanent institution with a legal basis. It provides a platform for long-term planning and action, as well as a mechanism for solid coordination across Government and with all other stakeholders.
The establishment of NDMA provides an opportunity for the government and other stakeholders to address drought in a more sustainable manner. It is anticipated that the authority will play a central role in ensuring that the government puts in place the right policies, strategies and plans to deal with impacts of drought.
Mainstreaming of drought into government budgeting and planning process and providing leadership and overall coordination will be central to the authority.
However, being a new establishment, NDMA requires support in most of the areas to effectively discharge its mandate.
The Authority is currently hiring staff that will work at different levels. In this regard, UNDP Kenya in partnership with Drylands Development Center (UNDP DDC) proposes to focus on knowledge and capacity development for the newly recruited staff. DDC is a Centre of excellence dedicated to working with people to fight poverty in the Drylands globally.
Their experience and knowledge in some of the best practices will be invaluable for NDMA staff.
Objective of the Consultancy
To identify opportunities and capacity needs covering knowledge management and communication for the DRR division at headquarters and information and resilience units at the county level based on which to provide training support.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application which should include the following:
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae
- UNDP Personal History Form (P11) ( template provided)
- Proposal for implementing the assignment (template provided)
Please quote “Capacity Enhancement – NDMA”on the subject line.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us not later than Friday, 22 March 2013 at 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.
Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts under by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: