The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is inviting applicant for the interviews in the positions of presiding officers, deputy presiding officers and polling clerk jobs.
Successful candidates will then be shortlisted for training in preparation for this years general elections . Below is a breakdown of pay for all IEBC contracted officers who will conduct the August polls.
Presiding officials in charge of voting stations would be paid Ksh. 2,000 every day for a period of 13 days.
Deputy presiding officers will be paid Ksh. 1,800 each day for 13 days to help the presiding officer in operating the polling site.
Polling/counting clerks who will be in charge of the actual voting process will be paid a daily wage of Ksh.1,000 for a period of nine days.
Support Election Trainers will be paid Ksh.2,000 each day for 15 days to guide presiding officers and their deputies through the basics of the electoral process.
Voter educators, who are those entrusted with providing civic education to ward voters, will go home with Ksh.1,500 every day for 30 days.
One thousand five hundred shillings will be given to logistics officers who will be on the job for 30 days prior to the election.
The commission advertised approximately 400,000 temporary posts to be filled by Kenyans who would like to serve with the commission in guaranteeing the implementation of free, fair, and credible elections in an advertising that expired on May 6th.
Deputy presiding officers will be paid one thousand eight hundred shillings (ksh. 1,800) each day for 13 days to help the presiding officer in operating the polling site.
Ward-based voter educators, who are those entrusted with providing civic education to ward voters, would be compensated with one thousand five hundred shillings (ksh.1,500) every day for 30 days.
As the country prepares for the elections on August 9th, All eyes are on the Anniversary Towers-based Commission to see how well it is prepared to hold one of Kenya’s most tense general elections.
The applicants’ attention is drawn to Section 30 of the IEBC Act, which provides that members or employees of the Commission may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than three years or a fine of not more than one million shillings, or both, if they engage in election malpractices that jeopardize free and fair elections.