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Jun 24, 2009

Recruitment of Census Field Personnel: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)

2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census

Recruitment of Census Field Personnel

The Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, through the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), will conduct the National Population and Housing Census from the Night of 24th/25th to 31st August, 2009 in accordance with the Statistics Act 2006.

The Census results will provide bench-mark socio-demographic data at all administrative levels necessary for general administration and the planning process.

The Bureau is now embarking on recruitment and training of the field personnel that will be involved in the enumeration exercise.

The personnel are divided into three categories, namely Senior Supervisors, Supervisors, and Enumerators.

The following are the requirements for various cadres

1. Enumerators:
  • Must be of good conduct and responsible citizens
  • At least form four level of education with a minimum of C- or equivalent
  • Must have legible, neat handwriting
  • Must be residents of the sub-locations, preferably the enumeration areas, they wish to work in
  • Aged between 18 and 50 years old
  • Must have a national identify card
  • Fluent in the main local language/dialect
  • Must be available from 14th August to 2nd September, 2009
2. Supervisors:

Should be mature and responsible citizens, preferably teachers, government officers, or university graduates with management experience, or persons with equivalent qualifications such as higher national diploma with experience in coordinating research/ surveys, or presiding officer in general elections
  • Must be residents of the sub-locations they wish to work in
  • Aged between 25 years and 50 years Must have a national identity card
  • Fluent in the main local language/dialect
  • Must have good communication and training skills
  • Must have good public relations
  • Must be available from 4th August, to 4th September, 2009
3. Senior Supervisors

Applicants should be mature and responsible citizens, preferably senior teachers or head teachers in secondary schools, or senior civil servants, or university graduates with a masters degree (preferably with management experience) or senior employees of NGOs or private sector with experience in surveys/census/research
  • Must have good communication and training skills
  • Must have good public relations
  • Must be aged between 30 and 60 years old
  • Must have national identity card
  • Must be available from 26th July to 6th September, 2009
Handwritten applications, bearing full residential and contact address (including telephone numbers) and copies of national Identity card, certificates and testimonials, and verifiable curriculum vitae, should be sent directly to the District Census Committees through the DCs or DOs offices.

Applications should be received by Noon, 29th June 2009 for Senior Supervisors and Supervisors, and by Noon, 4th July, 2009 for Enumerators.

Additionally, Enumerators and Supervisors must apply to work in the sub-locations where they usually live.

Short listed candidates will be interviewed as follows:-

Position: Senior Supervisors
Recruitment Date: 2nd-3rd July, 2009
Recruitment Place: District Headquarters

Position: Supervisors
Recruitment Date: 6th - 7th July, 2009
Recruitment Place: Divisional Headquarters

Position: Enumerators
Recruitment Date: 8th- 10th July, 2009
Recruitment Place: Divisional Headquarters

The District Census Committees may make special arrangements to lower or raise the minimum qualification depending on availability of personnel.

Note that all applications should be handwritten; that no application forms have been issued; and that the application process is free and open to the public.

Do not pay to apply.

These guidelines take precedence over any others issued earlier on the same.

A. K. M. Kilele, MBS
Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

can one apply for more than one seat

Anonymous said...

yes, if you don't know yourself

Anonymous said...

Why was it happened dat Garba Tula district to be paid allowances differently from the rest national wide,thus hamperd tha whole process of training even the materials for the exercise some not given,plz help before accumulating to big problem,coz we are threatend by the DDO,whenever we claimed for our right.Clarify tha no. Of days we are suppose to work,coz they tel us the training 'll take 6 days and 15 days for the field.

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