The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has advertised more than 350,000 jobs in preparation for general elections slated for August 8th this year. [see full list of jobs and application details at the bottom]
The successful candidates will take up 359958 positions for various duties related to the general election across 45,000 polling stations in the country, which were increased from 31,000 polling stations ahead of the last elections in 2013.
The selected team will work for a period of between nine days and two months depending on the position, with clerical officers having the lowest work period.
The electoral body will need 91,032 Presiding Officers who will work for a period of 13 days during the election period and a total of 262,665 polling/counting clerks who will work for a period of nine days.
On the transport and logistics sector, 337 officers will be employed for a period of 30 days to plan and ensure things flow seamlessly.
IEBC will further employ a Deputy Returning Officers for each constituency, totaling to 290 officers who will work for a period of 60 days. To train the temporary staff IEBC will employ another set of temporary staff, Support Electoral Trainers (SETs), of 5,054 experts who will work for 15 days.
Lastly, the Wafula Chebukati-led team will hire two constituency ICT clerks who will oversee the electoral equipment for 30 days.
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This comes days after the Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems (KIEMS), supplier to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), confirmed the arrival of 10,080 electoral kits on 2nd June.
The tally of electoral kits in the country stands at 35,000, 10,000 less of the expected number to match the current number of polling stations.