Apply for the TEMPORARY IEBC JOBS - Polling Clerks | Presiding officers | Returning Officers

Apply for the TEMPORARY IEBC JOBS - Polling Clerks | Presiding officers | Returning Officers


IEBC is recruiting polling clerks, counting clerks, presiding officers, ICT, etc. for conducting the 2022 general elections in Kenya. We have provided the online application procedure and requirements below.

IEBC 2022 Recruitment and Vacancies

In preparation for the August 2022 general election in Kenya, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is recruiting elections officials for the following temporary positions.

  • Deputy County Returning Officers: 47 vacancies
  • Deputy Constituency returning offices: 290 vacancies
  • Presiding officers: 52481 vacancies
  • Deputy Presiding officers: 52481 vacancies
  • Logistics Officers: 389
  • Support electoral trainers (sets): 5827
  • ICT clerks: 580
  • Polling Clerks and Counting Clerks: 302860
  • County Based voter educators: 47
  • Constituency based voter educators: 290
  • Ward Based voter educators (2 per ward): 2900

The 2022 general election in Kenya will take place on August 9, 2022.

READ QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, AND DUTIES before filing the online application form below:

POLLING OFFICIALS FOR THE 9TH AUGUST 2022 GENERAL ELECTION

A. 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

a) Deputize the County Returning Officer in making all necessary arrangements for the conduct of a free fair and credible General Election;

b) Any other duty assigned by the County Returning Officer.

ii) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Hold a Degree certificate from a recognized institution;

c) Have at least six (6) years of work experience at supervisory level in the public or private sector;

d) Must be computer literate;

e) Computation of data skills will be an added advantage;

f) Must be of good character with no political affiliation;

g) Must be willing to work anywhere in the country;

h) Willing to work for long hours with minimal supervision;

i) Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

j) Must be a resident of the County applied for.

iii) Terms and Conditions

a) Deputy County Returning Officers will be engaged for at least Sixty (60) days.

b) 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

a) Deputize the Constituency Returning Officer in making all necessary arrangements for the conduct of a free fair and credible General Election;

b) Any other duty assigned by the Constituency Returning Officer.

ii) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Hold a Degree or Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;

c) Have at least six (6) years of work experience at supervisory level in the public or private sector;

d) Must be computer literate;

e) Demonstrated skills in people management;

f) Computation of data skills will be an added advantage;

g) Must be of good character with no political affiliation;

h) Must be willing to work anywhere in the country;

i) Willing to work for long hours with minimal supervision; and

j) Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

k) Must be residents in the Constituency in which they apply for.

iii) Terms and Conditions

a) Deputy Constituency Returning Officers will be engaged for at least Sixty (60) days.

b) Wages will be Kshs. 3,000/= for each day worked with no additional benefits or allowances.

3. PRESIDING AND DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICERS

i) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Hold a Degree/Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;

c) Computer literate;

d) Have effective communication;

e) Good report writing skills;

f) Ability to manage people, sensitive data and materials;

g) Have skills in data computation;

h) Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;

i) Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

j) Must be residents in the Constituency or Ward in which they apply for.

ii) Wages

a) Presiding Officers will be paid Kshs. 2000/= per day; and

b) Deputy Presiding Officers will be paid Ksh. 1,800/= per day.

4. LOGISTICS OFFICERS

i) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Hold a Degree/Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;

c) Computer literate (Competent in Ms Office);

d) Have effective communication skills;

e) Have good report writing skills;

f) Proven organizational skills;

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

h) 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;

i) 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)

i) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Hold of Social Science Degree or Diploma certificate from a recognized institution;

c) Computer literate;

d) Have proven and demonstrated training skills;

e) Should have participated in adult training programmes;

f) Ability to manage people;

k) Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;

l) 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

i) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Hold a Diploma qualifications in ICT or other IT or related field;

c) ICT Certification (MCSE, CCNA or Equivalent) will be an added advantage;

d) At least 2 years industrial experience in ICT support in a busy environment;

e) Hands on experience and skills in Computer Hardware, Network and Software diagnosis;

f) Have effective communication skills and good report writing skills;

g) Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;

h) Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

i) 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

i) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) KCSE Aggregate C- and above;

c) Must be of good character and non-partisan;

d) Must be available for the entire period of the General Election;

e) Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

f) 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

i) Requirements

a) Minimum Degree in Social Sciences/Education/Project Management;

b) Minimum 3 years’ experience in voter/civic education community mobilization and social work within the Constituency/County applied for;

c) Residents in the County in which they apply for;

d) Must be able to speak the main language of communication used by residents of the County;

e) Must be non-partisan with exceptional understanding and knowledge of social-cultural, economic and political dynamics of the Constituency/Ward;

f) Proof of having successfully conducted voter/civic education activities or informal training with existing networks within the Constituency/County;

g) Must be of high integrity and abide with the Commission’s Code of Conduct; and

h) 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

i) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Minimum Degree in Social Sciences/Education/Project Management;

c) Minimum 3 years’ experience in voter/civic education community mobilization and social work within the Constituency/County applied for;

d) Residents in the Constituency/Ward in which they apply for;

e) Must be able to speak the main language of communication used by residents of the Constituency;

f) Must be non-partisan with exceptional understanding and knowledge of social-cultural, economic and political dynamics of the Constituency/Ward;

g) Proof of having successfully conducted voter/civic education activities or informal training with existing networks within the

h) Constituency/County;

i) 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

i) Requirements

a) Be a Kenyan citizen, and non-partisan;

b) Minimum Diploma in Social Sciences/Education/Project Management;

c) Minimum 3 years’ experience in voter/civic education community mobilization and social work within the Ward/Constituency/County applied for;

d) Residents in the Constituency/Ward in which they apply for;

e) Must be able to speak the main language of communication used by residents of the Constituency/Ward;

f) Must be non-partisan with exceptional understanding and knowledge of social-cultural, economic and political dynamics of the Constituency/Ward;

g) Proof of having successfully conducted voter/civic education activities or informal training with existing networks within the Ward/Constituency/County;

h) Proven report writing skills; and

i) 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.

Requirements of application

The minimum requirement for applying for IEBC 2022 election vacancies listed above are

  • You must be a Kenya Citizen 
  • You must have an ID (over 18 years)
  • ICT clerks must have experience in ICT (Information Communication Technology) 
  • You must fill the application form online. There are no manual forms to fill before the interview. Everything is done online as explained below
  • Other requirements will depend on the specific job that you are applying for

How to apply for IEBC 2022 election jobs online

To apply for IEBC 2022 general election jobs for the position of polling/counting clerks, presiding, returning officers, voter educators, and ICT officials follow the procedure below.

  • Go to IEBC iRecrutiement Portal: https://jobs.iebc.or.ke/
  • Select the job title or position that you are interested in
  • Enter your personal, academic, and professional qualiffications
  • Enter the relevant work experience details
  • Select your home county, constituency, district, division, and location (as they appear your identify card)
  • Sect the county where you would prefer to work
  • Then click the Apply Now button.

Note down the application reference number that will appear after successful submission. If you do not fill in all the required details, you will encounter submission errors.

The deadline for application is May 5, 2022.

IEBC will contact only shortlisted candidates.

Note from IEBC:

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

ii. Applicant's 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;

iii. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be vetted as per Chapter Six of the Constitution;

iv. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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