IEBC announces 418,000 vacancies, how to apply
The Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced 418,192 temporary vacancies to be filled by August 9, 2022.
The IEBC is seeking to recruit 47 assistant county scrutineers, 47 county-based election educators, and 290 precinct-based election educators.
Other vacancies include returning officers (52,481), poll clerks/counting clerks (302,860), ICT clerks (580) and constituency deputy returning officers (290).
IEBC recruitment poster posted on April 22, 2022.
“The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) invites qualified candidates for the following temporary positions for hire during the August 9, 2022 general election.
“47 assistant county scrutineers, 290 assistant constituency scrutineers, 52,481 presiding officers, 52,481 assistant presiding officers, 389 logistics officers, 5,827 electoral support trainers (SETS), 580 ICT clerks, 302,860 poll clerks/counting clerks, 47 voters County-Based Educators, 290 Precinct-Based Election Educators, and 2,900 Ward-Based Election Educators (2 per CAW),” the statement read in part.
How to register
Those looking for the opportunities can apply by visiting the IEBC job portal and uploading their details. Required details include place of work, personal details and academic qualifications.
“Candidates who strictly meet the requirements should apply online at the IEBC jobs portal,” the statement read in part.
The IEBC added that the portal will close on May 5 even as it urged interested candidates to submit their applications on time.
Successful applicants will be contacted by the electoral body after reviewing the applications.
Additionally, the commission announced the payment rates for successful candidates. Presidents will be paid Ksh 2,000 per day, Vice Presidents will earn Ksh 1,800 per day while scrutineers will receive Ksh 1,000 per day.
The IEBC announcement comes days after IEBC chairwoman Wafula Chebukati revealed that she would hire more than 300,000 Kenyans on a temporary basis to oversee the conduct of the August 9 elections.
This was after fake IEBC job adverts circulated on social media, with the electoral body warning Kenyans of a fraudulent scheme to swindle their hard-earned money.
Undated file image of Nairobi job seekers waiting to hand in their application to an employer.