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How to Apply for 418,000 IEBC Election Job Positions 2022
How to Apply for 418,000 IEBC Election Job Positions 2022
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How to Apply for 418,000 IEBC Election Job Positions 2022

Sheila Brenda Andoi
April 26, 2022
IEBC Chaiperson, Wafula Chebukati
IEBC Chaiperson, Wafula Chebukati

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Friday, April 22, announced over 400,000 temporary positions ahead of the August 9, 2022 election.

Kenyans are invited to apply, with the application deadline set for Thursday, May 5, 2022.

About IEBC

The Kenyan Constitution established the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as a regulatory agency in 2011, with responsibility for holding or overseeing any election handled by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

This institution, founded in 2010 by Article 201 of the Kenyan Constitution, is in charge of overseeing all elections, from municipal to national levels.

IEBC Open Positions 2022

In preparation for the upcoming Kenya general election on August 9, 2022, the IEBC intends to hire around 418,000 election officials for the following temporary positions.

  • Deputy County Returning Officers - 47
  • Deputy Constituency Returning Officers - 290
  • Presiding Officers - 52,481
  • Deputy Presiding Officers - 52,481
  • Logistics Officers - 389
  • Support Electoral Trainers (SETs) - 5,827
  • ICT Clerks - 580
  • Polling Clerks/ Counting Clerks - 302,860
  • County-Based Voter Educators - 47
  • Constituency-Based Voter Educators - 290
  • Ward-Based Voter Educators (2 per CAW) - 2,900

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Qualifications for IEBC Temporary Job Vacancies Applications

The minimum prerequisites for applying for the IEBC election vacancies listed above in 2022 are as follows.

  • You must be a Kenya citizen
  • You must provide your National Identification Card (ID) - Over 18 years
  • ICT clerks must have prior expertise with ICT (Information Communication Technology).
  • The application must be submitted online. There are no manual forms to fill out prior to the interview. Everything is done over the internet.
  • Other requirements will differ based on the position you are applying for.

How To Apply for IEBC Temporary Vacancies

If interested, follow the steps below to apply for the IEBC open positions in the general elections of 2022.

  • To access the IEBC recruitment portal, click on
  • Choose a job title or role that interests you.
  • Fill in your educational, professional, and personal qualifications.
  • Fill in your relevant work experience.
  • From the drop-down menu, select your home county, constituency, or district, as well as the location (as shown on your National ID).
  • Select the county in which you want to work.
  • Then click the ‘Apply Now’ button to make your application.

Please Note: Successful Applicants will be contacted by IEBC after a review of the applications.

The electoral body Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati also warned Kenyas to Beware of fake job adverts. IEBC does not charge any fee at any point on applications made and ALL applications are done online.

IEBC Payment Rates for Successful Applicants

County returning officers will be paid Ksh4,000 each day worked, while their subordinates will be paid Ksh3,000.

Presiding officers will each be paid Ksh2,000 per day, with their deputies receiving Ksh1,800.

Logistics officers will be paid Ksh1,500 on a daily basis.

Support electoral trainers will be paid Ksh2,000 per day.

ICT clerks will be paid Ksh1,500 per day.

Polling clerks and Counting clerks will fill the majority of job positions and they will be paid Ksh1,000 each day.

County-based voter educators will be paid Ksh2,000 per day, Constituency-based voter educators Ksh1,500 per day, and Ward-based voter educators Ksh1,000 per day.

Remember, the deadline for the applications is May 5, 2022. If interested, click here.

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Sheila Brenda Andoi is a communicator, journalist, editor, and writer passionate about human-interest stories. You can find her on Twitter @sheilaandoi

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