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IEBC advertises the Availability of Positions for Officials of the August Elections

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has advertised the availability of positions for various Polling Officials for the 9th August 2022 General Elections.

The advert provides the advertised positions, the qualification requirements, duties and responsibilities and terms and conditions.

THE ADVERT:

POLLING OFFICIALS FOR 9TH AUGUST 2022 GENERAL ELECTION

  1. GENERAL ELECTION

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission invites qualified applicants for the following temporary positions for General Election to be held on 9th August 2022.

B.                   REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VARIOUS POSITIONS

  1. DEPUTY COUNTY RETURNING OFFICER (DCRO) (47 POSTS)

The Deputy County Returning Officer (DCRO) will deputize and report to the County Returning Officer (CRO).

i)                    Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Deputize the County Returning Officer in making all necessary arrangements for the conduct of a free fair and credible General Election;
    1. Any other duty assigned by the County Returning Officer.

ii)                  Requirements

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Hold a Degree certificate from a recognized institution;
    1. Have at least six (6) years of work experience at supervisory level in the public or private sector;
    1. Must be computer literate;
    1. Computation of data skills will be an added advantage;
    1. Must be of good character with no political affiliation;
    1. Must be willing to work anywhere in the country;
    1. Willing to work for long hours with minimal supervision;
    1. Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and
    1. Must be a resident of the County applied for.

iii)                Terms and Conditions

  1. Deputy County Returning Officers will be engaged for at least Sixty (60) days.
    1. Wages will be Kshs. 4,000/= for each day worked with no additional benefits or allowances.

2.                   DEPUTY CONSTITUENCY RETURNING OFFICER (290 POSTS)

The Deputy Constituency Returning Officer will deputize and report to the Constituency Returning Officer.

i)                    Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Deputize the Constituency Returning Officer in making all necessary arrangements for the conduct of a free fair and credible General Election;
    1. Any other duty assigned by the Constituency Returning Officer.

ii)                  Requirements

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Hold a Degree or Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;
    1. Have at least six (6) years of work experience at supervisory level in the public or private sector;
    1. Must be computer literate;
    1. Demonstrated skills in people management;
    1. Computation of data skills will be an added advantage;
    1. Must be of good character with no political affiliation;
    1. Must be willing to work anywhere in the country;
    1. Willing to work for long hours with minimal supervision; and
    1. Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and
    1. Must be residents in the Constituency in which they apply for.

iii)                Terms and Conditions

  1. Deputy Constituency Returning Officers will be engaged for at least Sixty (60) days.
    1. Wages will be Kshs. 3,000/= for each day worked with no additional benefits or allowances.

3.                   PRESIDING AND DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICERS

  1. Requirements
    1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Hold a Degree/Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;
    1. Computer literate;
  • Have effective communication;
    • Good report writing skills;
    • Ability to manage people, sensitive data and materials;
    • Have skills in data computation;
    • Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;
    • Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and
    • Must be residents in the Constituency or Ward in which they apply for.

ii)                  Wages

  1. Presiding Officers will be paid Kshs. 2000/= per day; and
    1. Deputy Presiding Officers will be paid Ksh. 1,800/= per day.

4.                   LOGISTICS OFFICERS

  1. Requirements
    1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Hold a Degree/Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;
    1. Computer literate (Competent in Ms Office);
    1. Have effective communication skills;
    1. Have good report writing skills;
    1. Proven organizational skills;
    1. Residents in the Constituency/Ward in which they apply for;
    1. Must be knowledgeable in logistics, distribution and retrieval of materials;

k) Should be conversant with the Geography, infrastructure and terrain of the Constituency/Ward he/she applies to work in;

  1. Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

j)  Must be available for the entire period of the General Election.

ii)                  Wages

Logistics Officers will be paid Kshs. 1,500/= per day.

5.                   SUPPORT ELECTORAL TRAINERS (SETs)

  1. Requirements
    1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Hold of Social Science Degree or Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;
    1. Computer literate;
    1. Have proven and demonstrated training skills;
    1. Should have participated in adult training programmes;
  • Ability to manage people;
  • Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;
  • Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

g) Residents in the Constituency/Ward in which they apply for.

ii)                  Wages

Support Electoral Trainers will be paid Kshs. 2,000/= per day.

6.                   ICT CLERKS

  1. Requirements
    1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Hold a Diploma qualifications in ICT or other IT or related field;
    1. ICT Certification (MCSE, CCNA or Equivalent) will be an added advantage;
    1. At least 2 years industrial experience in ICT support in a busy environment;
    1. Hands on experience and skills in Computer Hardware, Network and Software diagnosis;
    1. Have effective communication skills and good report writing skills;
    1. Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;
    1. Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and
    1. Residents in the Constituency/Ward in which they apply for.

ii)                  Wages

ICT Clerk will be paid Kshs. 1,500/= per day.

7.                   POLLING/COUNTING CLERKS

  1. Requirements
    1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. KCSE Aggregate C- and above;
    1. Must be of good character and non-partisan;
    1. Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;
    1. Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and
    1. Residents of the Constituency/County Assembly Ward in which they apply for.

ii)                  Wages

Polling Clerks/Counting Clerks will be paid Kshs. 1,000/= per day.

8.                   COUNTY-BASED VOTER EDUCATORS

  1. Requirements
    1. Minimum Degree in Social Sciences/Education/Project Management;
    1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in voter/civic education community mobilization and social work within the Constituency/County applied for;
    1. Residents in the County in which they apply for;
    1. Must be able to speak the main language of communication used by residents of the County;
    1. Must be non-partisan with exceptional understanding and knowledge of social-cultural, economic and political dynamics of the Constituency/Ward;
    1. Proof of having successfully conducted voter/civic education activities or informal training with existing networks within the Constituency/County;
    1. Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and
    1. Proven report writing skills.

ii)                  Wages

County-based Voter Educators will be paid Kshs. 2,000/= per day plus transport allowance depending on the geographical area.

9.                   CONSTITUENCY-BASED VOTER EDUCATORS

  1. Requirements
    1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Minimum Degree in Social Sciences/Education/Project Management;
    1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in voter/civic education community mobilization and social work within the Constituency/County applied for;
    1. Residents in the Constituency/Ward in which they apply for;
    1. Must be able to speak the main language of communication used by residents of the Constituency;
    1. Must be non-partisan with exceptional understanding and knowledge of social-cultural, economic and political dynamics of the Constituency/Ward;
    1. Proof of having successfully conducted voter/civic education activities or informal training with existing networks within the
    1. Constituency/County;
    1. Proven report writing skills; and

m) Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct.

ii)                  Wages

Constituency-based Voter Educators will be paid Kshs. 1,500/= per day plus transport allowance depending on the geographical area.

10.                WARD-BASED VOTER EDUCATORS

  1. Requirements
    1. Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;
    1. Minimum Diploma in Social Sciences/Education/Project Management;
    1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in voter/civic education community mobilization and social work within the Ward/Constituency/County applied for;
    1. Residents in the Constituency/Ward in which they apply for;
    1. Must be able to speak the main language of communication used by residents of the Constituency/Ward;
    1. Must be non-partisan with exceptional understanding and knowledge of social-cultural, economic and political dynamics of the Constituency/Ward;
    1. Proof of having successfully conducted voter/civic education activities or informal training with existing networks within the Ward/Constituency/County;
    1. Proven report writing skills; and
    1. Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

ii)                  Wages

Ward-based Voter Educators will be paid Kshs. 1,000/= per day plus transport allowance depending on the geographical area.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Details of requirements are available on the Commission’s website.

Applicants who strictly meet the requirements should apply online at the IEBC jobs portal https://jobs.iebc.or.ke

All applications to be submitted not later than close of business on 5th May 2022.

Note from IEBC:

i.             The payments will be taxable in accordance with prevailing KRA regulations;

  1. Applicants, attention is drawn to Section 30 of the IEBC Act in which Members or Employees of the Commission will be held liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or to a fine of not more than one million shillings or both for subverting the process of free, fair elections or interfering with the functions of the commission in discharging its duty;
  2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be vetted as per Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  3. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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