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The Constitution of Kenya

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act (No. 9 of 2011) 

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Selection Panel




Vacancies in the Positions of Chairperson and Members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

Pursuant to Articles 88, 166(3), 250 of the Constitution and Section 28 of the SIXTH Schedule thereto, and Sections 5, 6 and 35 of the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission Act, 2011 (IEBC Act) and the FIRST Schedule thereto, the IEBC Selection Panel seeks to recruit a chairperson and eight members to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who satisfy the provisions of the Constitution and that of the IEBC Act, and the additional criteria below.

Qualified persons are requested to apply for and to submit an application indicating the position to which they are applying for as follows:

1. Qualification for Chairperson of the IEBC 

Ref. V.NO/ IEBC/1 /2011

The Chairperson of the IEBC shall be a person who is qualified to hold the office of Judge of the Supreme Court as per Article 166(3) of the Constitution; the applicant must be a citizen of Kenya; must hold a degree from a recognized University; have proven relevant experience in any of the following: Electoral matters, Management, Finance, Governance, Public Administration, Law and meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

The applicant must further satisfy the IEBC Selection Panel of suitability to the position description below.

2. Qualification for a Member of the IEBC (Ref. V.NO/IEBC/2/2011)

The applicant must be a citizen of Kenya; must hold a degree from a recognized University; have proven relevant experience in any of the following: Electoral matters, Management, Finance, Governance, Public Administration, Law, and meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
The applicant must further satisfy the IEBC Selection Panel of suitability to the position description below.

3. Positions Description

As provided for by the Constitution, the IEBC Selection Panel will be looking for applicants who will satisfy and meet the role of the IEBC that “is responsible for conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by this Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament and, in particular, for-

(a) The continuous registration of citizens as voters;

(b) The regular revision of the voters’ roll;

(c) The delimitation of constituencies and wards;

(d) The regulation of the process by which parties nominate candidates for elections;

(e) The settlement of electoral disputes, including disputes relating to or arising from nominations but excluding election petitions and disputes subsequent to the declaration of election results;

(f) The registration of candidates for election;

(g) Voter education;

(h) The facilitation of the observation, monitoring and evaluation of elections;

(i) The regulation of the amount of money that may be spent by or on behalf of a
candidate or party in respect of any election;

(j) The development of a code of conduct for candidates and parties contesting
elections; and

(k) The monitoring of compliance with legislation required by article 82(1 )(b)
relating to nomination of candidates by parties”

4. Additional Criteria for Selection

The IEBC Selection Panel will further be seeking evidence of a candidate’s suitability in the execution of the mandate of the IEBC.

4.1. Applicants SHOULD attach their Curriculum Vitae, testimonials; samples of their three top writings; or supervised projects or any other evidence of proven relevant expertise herein being sought.

4.2. All applicants must complete the IEBC Application Form available at

(a) www.publicservice.go.ke; OR

(b) IEBC Selection Panel Secretariat, Public Service Commission Reception, Commission House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi

4.3. In addition to the qualifications set out in the Constitution, the enabling Statute and the Schedules thereto, applicants must further meet and evidence the following :

Clearance Certificates from:

(a) Director, Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC);

(b) Director, Criminal Investigations Department (CID);

(c) Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

(d) Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP);

(e) Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

(f) Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs such as LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc.,

Security Clearance

In addition, all short-listed applicants may be subjected by the IEBC Selection Panel to security clearance by National Security and Intelligence Service (NSIS) before their interviews.

Disqualification Criteria

The following persons are and/or will be excluded;

(a) Any person who has at any time within the preceding five years, held office, or stood for election in Parliamentary, civic or political party;

(b) Any person who has been a member of a governing body of any political party or affiliated groups to those political parties in the last five years;

(c) Any person adversely mentioned in any report by a Commission of Inquiry or any Parliamentary Committee Report;

(d) Any person who canvasses directly, indirectly, by proxy, by emissary, by tribal or clan whipping, by pressure groups, by other associations or in any other way;

(e) Any person who, knowingly, willingly and blatantly lies, misrepresents, cheats and fails to disclose material facts.

7. Application Submission

(a) An applicant must clearly indicate the position and vacancy number to which they are applying for;

(b) Applications and supporting documentation should be;

(i) Delivered to the IEBC Selection Panel Secretariat, Public Service Commission Reception, Commission House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi; and / or

(ii) submitted electronically as a PDF format attachment to.
IEBCselectionpanel@publicservice.go.ke

(c) All submitted applications will be referenced.

(d) The applications should be addressed to:

The Chairperson,
IEBC Selection Panel,
Public Service Commission, Commission House,
P.O. Box 30095-00100,
GPO Harambee Avenue,
Nairobi

To reach the IEBC Selection Panel on or before 5.00PM, Thursday, 25th August 2011.

8. Important Notice

(a) Names of all applicants and the interview schedule of those shortlisted shall be published in the print media, the Kenya Gazette and in the PSC website: www.publicservice.go.ke after the closure of the advert in compliance to the Constitution and the enabling Statute.

(b) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Dr. Ekuru Aukot,
Chairperson, IEBC Selection Panel,
Public Service Commission,
Commission House, Harambee Avenue,
Nairobi

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25 Comments on this Article

  • Tom Pleldaet Aug 11TH, 2011

    pretty good check list to search for quality professionals.

  • malusha Mar 30TH, 2012

    your doing a good work. the only thing that is required in kenya today is to sensitize the kenyans so that we can have a peacefull and fair elections

  • Evans Kamau Jul 17TH, 2012

    good work, keep it up!

  • Evelyne Wabuti Jul 17TH, 2012

    Encouraging, keep it up.

  • Oyugi Philip Jul 17TH, 2012

    I like the work, keep it up!

  • william muindi Jul 18TH, 2012

    your website has problems opening.what is the issue ?

  • Franklin Mamba Jul 20TH, 2012

    This is really good.Applying as a clerk at IIBC means fairness via net.Keep up.

  • Geoffey Omiti Jul 21ST, 2012

    tutoring at kawangware vision centre college I like the work of a polling clerk. free and fair electioneering to all my friends.

  • NICHOLAS OCHIENG OTIENO Jul 30TH, 2012

    I am great full for your work. I would like to join your fraternity to also work all heatedly for my primal country” KENYA” God bless you as I am waiting to here from you soon.

  • THIS IS GREAT.TOGETHER WE CAN AS ONE.

  • paul ong’ango odunga Sep 06TH, 2012

    i need a job with you

  • NAOMI Sep 13TH, 2012

    How will the successful applicants of the jobs(BVR POSTS) at the county wards level know?

  • TIM NYAURE Sep 17TH, 2012

    GOOD PERFORMANCE SO FAR BUT THE EXPECTATION OF KENYAS ON FREE N FAIR POOLS WEIGHS HEAVY ON THE COMMISSION,NONETHELESS YOU ARE EQUAL TO THE TASK.

  • Bob Elvis Sep 26TH, 2012

    how does one get to know about the shortlisted registration klerks?

  • Kitur J.C Sep 27TH, 2012

    Commendable job you are doing. Kindly i need a secretarial job with IEBC. I am a computer literate

  • kataka joel Nov 09TH, 2012

    You made adverts for SETs in the daily newspapers, but since then, the site u gave for accessing the online form is not available. Are u people going to extent the application date line to a later date than 20th Nov?

  • jenifer Nov 14TH, 2012

    i have tried to send the application bt it doest go thru, how do i acesss it?

  • Elias Nov 22ND, 2012

    We were interviewed for the position of FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT on October 19th 2012 and told to wait for the feed back, which have not been communicated to date. please let us know the out come

  • Lawrence N Mulwa Dec 05TH, 2012

    I would like to apply for for post of a polling clerk in the 4th march general elections

  • Lawrence N Mulwa Dec 05TH, 2012

    I commend for your job towards ensuring fair and peaceful elections. I really like to be a polling clerk.

  • Wallace karanja Dec 11TH, 2012

    i would like to be a polling clerk in the forthcoming general election but i cant find my way through your site for application..

  • Aringo Samuel Dec 30TH, 2012

    Kindiy be keen on Vihiga county,Luanda constituency especially mwibona ward we need temporary jobs given to locals especially presiding officers their deputies and clerks have been coming from other regions despite applications from equally or more qualified applicants from the locality in the last elections

  • Hesbon Owiti Feb 15TH, 2013

    Dear Chairman,
    Thanks a lot for the commitment and good work that your esteemed commission is doing.Bravo!! we are looking forward to a a successful election come March. God bless Kenya.

    When are the results of the recently conducted interviews for poll clerks going to be released?
    With regards and compliments.

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