In preparation for elections, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is seeking to bring on board extra staff, though on a temporary basis.
The electoral commission has since advertised 418,192 transient vacancies, inviting qualified applicants who will aid deliver the exercise slated for Tuesday, August 9.
Taking to social media, the agency announced that it is seeking to recruit 47 deputy county returning officers, 290 deputy constituency returning officers, 52,481 presiding officers and 290 Constituency-based voter educators.
Other positions include 52,481 deputy presiding officers, 389 Logistics Officers, 5,827 Support Electoral Trainers (SETS), 580 ICT clerks, 302,860 polling clerks/counting clerks, 47 County-based voter educators and 2,900 ward-based voter educators.
Those seeking the opportunities should apply via IEBC’s jobs portal, jobs.iebc.or.ke.
They will be required to upload their personal details including their personal details, working location, academic qualifications and relevant work experience.
All the applications should be submitted not later than the close of business on May 5.
Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted. For the successful applicants, some of the disclosed payment rates will be as follows:
Presiding officers will be paid KSh 2,000 per day.
Deputy presiding officers will earn Ksh 1,800 per day
Polling clerks will get KSh 1000 per day.
Ward-based voter educators will be paid KSh 1,000/= per day plus transport allowance depending on the geographical area.
Constituency-based voter educators will be paid KSh 1,500/= per day plus a transport allowance depending on the geographical area.
County-based voter educators will be paid KSh 2,000/= per day plus transport allowance depending on the geographical area.
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Speaking at the Anglican Church of Kenya Bishops and Senior Clergy conference, the Commission’s Chairperson Wafula Chebukati noted that the body will spend KSh 6 billion to facilitate recruitment and remuneration.
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