The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is seeking to hire close to 360,000 Kenyans in a massive temporary jobs advertisement ahead of the August 8 General Election.
They include 91,032 presiding and deputy presiding officers and 262,665 polling clerks to man Kenya’s 45,516 polling stations.
The presiding officers and their deputies will be employed on a 13-day contract. They will be paid Sh2,000 and Sh1,800 per day, respectively.
The polling clerks will work for nine days, earning Sh1,000 per day. Presiding officers and their deputies must have a degree or diploma in any filed, be computer-literate, skilled in computation, and be a resident in the constituency or ward where they are applying.
Polling clerks ought to have scored an aggregate of C- and above in their KCSE, as well as be a resident of the constituency or ward where they are applying. Also being advertised are 337 logistics officers, who will work for 30 days, earning Sh1,500 per day.
What do you need? You must have a degree or a diploma, competent in using Microsoft Office, and be knowledgeable in logistics, distribution and retrieval of materials. The IEBC will also hire 290 deputy returning officers for Kenya’s 290 constituencies for 60 days, and they will earn Sh3,000 per day.
The commission is also seeking 5,054 support electoral trainers, who should be holders of a social science degree or diploma, and who will work for 15 days and earn Sh2,000 daily.
The ICT clerks will be hired on a 30-day contract, earning Sh1,500 per day. There will also be 2,900 ward-based educators, two for each of the country’s 1,450 wards.
Interested Kenyans have until June 15 to apply for the jobs here.