Monday, September 3, 2012

IEBC RECRUITMENT OF RETURNING OFFICERS - 384 POSITIONS

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Your Vote, Your Future 
Vacancies for County Returning Officer (CRO), Deputy County Returning Officer (CRO) and Deputy Constituency Returning Officer 

1. County Returning Officer (CRO) (47 posts) 
The County Returning Officers (CROs) with the assistance of the Deputy County Returning Officers (CDROs) will be in charge the following:-

Duties and Responsibilities 
Make all necessary arrangements for the nomination and tallying of results at the county;
Be the Returning Officer for the County during the general elections;
Handle nominations scheduled to take place at the county level i.e. nominations for candidates for the seat of Senator, County Women Representative and Governor;
Identify and inspect suitable polling, nomination and tallying centers.
Announce the results for the elections of Women representative, senator and Governor and to declare the winners of the same posts and issue the certifications;
In addition, the CROs will submit the hard copies of the declared results to the Chairman of the IEBC for the purposes of official declaration of the winners.

Requirements and Qualifications 
CROs should be Graduates of at least ten years working experience in the public or private Sector; Must be Computer literate;
Must have excellent computation and tall
ying ability;
Must be of good character with no political affiliation at all;
Must be willing to work anywhere in the country; · Willing to work for long hours with minimal supervision;
and Persons must be of absolute integrity and willing to abide with the Commission’s code of Conduct, all electoral laws and regulations.

Terms and conditions 
CROs will be on short-term employment contract for the actual days worked but for a period not more than 60 days.
Wages will be Kshs. 3,000/= for each day worked with no additional benefits or allowances.

2. Deputy County Returning Officer (CRO) (47 posts) 
The Deputy County Returning Officers (CROs) will deputize and report to the County Returning Officer (CRO):-
Duties and Responsibilities 
Deputise the County Returning Officer in making all necessary arrangements for the nomination and tallying of results at the county;
Deputise the Retuning officer during the Nominations scheduled to take place at the county level i.e. nominations for candidates for the seat of Senator, County Women Representative and Governor;
Deputise the Retuning officer to identify, inspect suitable polling, nomination and tallying centers and share the list with the commission.
Deputise the Retuning Officer in announcing the results of Women representative, senator, and Governor, declare the winners of the same posts and award them with the certifications.

Requirements and Qualifications 
DCRO should have a Bachelor’s degree holder or diploma with at least six years managerial experience in public or private sector;
Must be computer literate;
Computation ability will be an added advantage;
Must be of good character no political affiliation;
Must be willing to work anywhere in the country;
Willing to work for long hours with minimal supervision; and
Persons of high integrity and willing to abide with the Commissions code of conduct.

Terms and conditions 
DCROs will be on short-term employment contract for the actual days worked but for a period not more than 60 days.
Wages will be Kshs. 2500/= for each day worked with no additional benefits or allowances.

3. Deputy Constituency Returning Officer (290 Posts) 
Duties and Responsibilities
Deputise the Constituency Returning Officer (RO) in making all necessary arrangements for the holding of an election.
Deputise the RO in visits to all polling stations to consult with respective authorities and assess their suitability and availability for polling on the scheduled dates and time.
Deputise the RO in appointing the presiding officers, deputy presiding officers and clerks to perform prescribed duties.
Deputise the RO in planning and executing training of all election staff and facilitate their swearing in, training of candidates’ agents and briefing of observers.
Deputise the RO in planning for inspection of transport and deployment of staff.
Deputise the RO in the preparation of materials deployment plan.
Deputise the RO in identifying a suitable facility for receiving, tallying and declaration of results as well as secure custody of retrieved materials and equipment.
Deputise the RO in setting up an Elections Information Communication Management Center. Deputise the RO in the setting up of Constituency Results Transmission Center.

Requirements and Qualifications
DROs should be Bachelor’s degree holders or diploma holders with;
At least six years experience in public or private sector;
Must be computer literate;
Computation ability will be an added advantage;
Must be of good character with no political affiliation;
Must be willing to work anywhere in the country;
Willing to work for long hours with minimal supervision; and
Persons of high integrity and willing to abide with the Commissions code of conduct.

Terms and conditions
Constituency Deputy ROs will be on short-term employment contract for the actual days worked but for a period not more than 60 days.
Wages will be Kshs. 2500/= for each day worked with no additional benefits or allowances.

NB. 
1. Applicants attention is drawn to Section 30 of the IEBC Act in which Members or Employees of the Commission will be held liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or to a fine of not more than one million shillings or both for subverting the process of free, fair elections or interfering with the functions of the commission in discharging its duty.
2. Applicants should indicate their home Constituency and County Applicants should fill the online form provided on the Commission website www.iebc.or.ke/careers.

A printed copy of the form and copies of certificates can be dropped or posted to the Chief Executive Officer/ Commission Secretary at the

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,
Anniversary Towers,
6th Floor Reception, University Way,
P. O. Box 45371-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Forms are also available at the Commission Headquarters and Regional Offices. Applications must be received on or before 21st September 2012. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be vetted as per Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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