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IEBC advertises for 400,000 job vacancies

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced 418,192 temporary vacancies to be filled ahead of the August 2022 polls, including 52,481 presiding officers.

Also to be recruited are 47 Deputy County Returning Officers, 47 County-Based Voter Educators, and 290 Constituency-based Voter educators.

The other posts to be filled include presiding officers (52,481), polling clerks/counting clerks (302,860), ICT clerks (580), and deputy constituency returning officers (290).

Candidates must apply for the jobs online, the IEBC said, asking applicants to look up the duties, qualifications, requirements, and application procedures on its website,

The advertised jobs are part of the arrangement by the IEBC to ensure free and fair polls ahead of the August polls.

The officials will undergo electoral training to ensure they are well versed with their mandates.

This commission has added that the portal would close on May 5 even as they urged interested applicants to submit their applications on time.

The announcement of the temporary jobs comes days after IEBC Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, stated that the Commission was ready to deliver a free, fair and credible election.

In 2020, IEBC officials told the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee that the final voter register should be ready at least one month before the date of the August 8 General Election.

This is because, after verification, the IEBC will then clean up the register and come up with the version against which voters’ names will be checked on polling day.

Speaking at the Anglican Church of Kenya Bishops and Senior Clergy conference, Chebukati noted that the body will spend Sh6 billion to facilitate recruitment and remuneration.

Chebukati had further stated that this will bolster the commission’s manpower during the national exercise.