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  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 2011 by the Constitution of Kenya. The Commission is responsible for conducting and supervising elections.

    Director – Human Resource And Administration

     

    Job Description POSITION:

    SCALE: 3

    TERMS OF SERVICE: 5 YEARS

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • Develop and ensure the implementation of human resource and administration strategies are in line with the Commission’s strategy
    • Coordinate the reviews of the Secretariat’s organization structure and provide strategic advice on its appropriateness with regard to effectiveness and efficiency
    • Contribute to the development of electoral reforms with regard to human resources including developing and overseeing the implementation of appropriate change initiative
    • Advice the Commission on facilities management including a disposal policy and procedures
    • Supervise, develop and mentor managers
    • Develop accountability structures, supervise periodic reporting and projects and monitor the performance indicators for the Human Resource and Administration Departments
    • Oversee the development of Human Resource plans in coordination with other directorates and departments
    • Oversee the development of appropriate administration structure to ensure effective and efficient service delivery and value for money e.g development fund; construction
    • Ensure the Commission is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel by implementing sound talent sourcing and retention programmes
    • Advice the directorate on electoral operations on procedures and systems for recruitment and training of electoral operation officers
    • Develop and inculcate a culture of performance management in the whole Commission
    • Participate in management meeting and advice all other directorates on matters touching on human resource and administration
    • Ensure the development and implementation of a fleet management system for the Commission e.g. vehicles, forklift
    • Oversee the maintenance and safe custody of the Commission’s equipment and facilities
    • Oversee construction of new office facilities and warehouse
    • Ensure the development of capacity building plan, career progression paths in the Commission
    • Develop accountability structures, supervise periodic reporting and projects and monitor the performance indicators for the Human Resource and Administration departments

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Masters degree in Human Resource Management or a comparable post graduate qualification in Human Resource Management
    • Bachelors degree in Human Resource, Business Administration or Social Sciences from a recognized institution
    • Post graduate Diploma in human Resource Management or Certified Public Secretaries
    • Must be a member of Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
    • 10 years of relevant post graduate service in a comparable position from a large reputable organization.

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    Director – Legal And Public Affairs

     

    TERMS OF SERVICE: 5 YEARS CONTRACT

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Ensure compliance with legislative instruments with regard to contracting, the electoral framework, political parties regulation, dispute resolution and petitions
    • Oversee the development and implementation of internal and external communication policies, plans and protocols
    • Oversee the provision of legal services to the commission in its legal relations regarding employment contracts, procurement contracts, financial management and general projects
    • Oversee the investigation and prosecution of electoral offenses and breach of electoral code of conduct
    • Provide well researched, reasonable and timely legal advice to the commissioners and secretariat
    • Ensure that all legal disputes and petitions are handled effectively inclusive of the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
    • Formulate and implement policies and strategies for effective discharge of the functions within the Legal and Public Affairs directorate accordance with the strategic goal of the commission
    • Coordinate the preparation of the directorate work plan, procurement plan and al progress reports to ensure that activities are on track and in accordance with the mandate of the commission to support free and fair elections across all constitutionally established offices
    • Coordinate regional office functions to ensure that they are empowered to handle legal and public affairs related matters in accordance with the procedures of said issues in the commission’s service charter
    • Ensure adherence to the Code of Conduct by staff across the commission to promote public confidence in the commission
    • Review statutory reports on the commission to ensure that the activities of all directorates are in line with legal guidelines to protect the commission from litigation liabilities
    • Develop accountability structures and coordinate the development of the directorate work plan and corresponding departmental work plans
    • Oversee the training of in house lawyers to improve efficiency and internal capability of the directorate staff to adequately handle legal and public affairs matters
    • Oversee the drafting and development of legal and regulatory reforms for dispute resolutions arising from nominations as per article 88(4)(e)
    • Oversee hearing and determination of breach of electoral code of conduct by candidate and political parties
    • Oversee the preparation and publication of legal gazette notices through quality legal research and advice to the Commission on legal reform

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution
    • Master’s degree in Law from a recognized institution
    • Diploma in Law from Kenya school of Law
    • Member of Law Society of Kenya
    • Valid practicing certificate
    • 10 years of relevant post graduate service in a comparable position from a large reputable organization

    SECURITY CLEARANCE

    All shortlisted applicants may be subjected by the Commission to a security clearance by National Intelligence Service (NIS).

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    Director – Supply Chain Management

     

    DIRECTORATE: SUPPLY CHAIN

    SCALE: 3

    TERMS OF SERVICE: 5 YEARS CONTRACT

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Responsible for development of procurement and supply chain management policies and procedures manuals in the Commission.
    • Responsible for designing, planning, implementing, controlling and monitoring of supply chain activities in the Commission.
    • Ensure the development of appropriate supply chain management accountability structures for effective and efficient service delivery and value for money.
    • Develop and implement cost effective procurement, logistics, distribution, warehousing, storage, stock control and contract management strategies to ensure that they add value and meet the Commission’s objectives.
    • Coordinate the development of Commission’s annual and multi-year procurement plans in liaison with other directorates and guide in their implementation.
    • Oversee the preparation of tender documents, requests for proposals, and advise user departments in preparations of procurement specifications for various goods, works and services.
    • Ensure maintenance and adequate record keeping of procurement Logistics and Warehousing records.
    • Facilitate implementation of Government e-procurement in the Commission and ensure that supply chain management staff and users are adequately trained on the same.
    • Ensure the Commission gets maximum value from the contract governance arrangements through performance management of suppliers.
    • Ensure proper storage and warehousing of Commission’s stores and the security of the same,
    • Ensure development and implementation of cost effective disposal policies and procedures for obsolete stores and equipment.
    • Ensure development of directorate work plans and the implementation within approved budget.
    • Ensure that the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel,
    • Supervision and work appraisal of staff under his/her command.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Must have a Bachelor of Commerce, BA in Economics or Administration degree from a recognized university.
    • Must have a master’s degree in MBA, MSc in Procurement/Supply Chain Management or in any related field.
    • Must have a minimum of 10 years post graduate work experience in supply chain management.
    • Must possess a postgraduate diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management from a recognized institution of higher learning or a professional body.
    • Must be a member of a professional procurement body e.g. KISM.

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    Senior Procurement Officer - 2 positions

     

    DIRECTORATE:

    SCALE: 5

    TERMS OF SERVICE: PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Supervise and allocate work to staff in the procurement department that report to this position
    • Prepare the Commission’s procurement plans in liaison with user departments
    • Prepare tender documents to invite bids from vendors, for procurement of goods and work services to the Commission
    • Participate in evaluation of commission tenders received in response to invitation to tenders made on behalf of the Commission
    • Prepare of contract documents with the awarded vendor in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated in the purchase requests
    • Make procurement follow ups with the vendors to co-ordinate the timely supply of goods, service or works to the Commission
    • Monitor payment to suppliers in accordance to the contract and the Commission’s regulation on payment

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economics or an equivalent from a recognized university
    • Post graduate Diploma in Purchasing and supplies
    • Member of a recognized Institute of purchasing and supplies i.e. Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
    • 6 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization

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    Constituency Elections Coordinator - 33 positions

     

    DIRECTORATE: VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OPERATIONS

    SCALE: 5

    TERMS OF SERVICE: PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide management support, develop and oversee the implementation of strategies, policies, plans and budgets at the constituency level while ensuring the alignment of these to the regional and overall Commission strategies.
    • Ensure that election operation activities at the constituency level comply with internal controls and budget restrictions.
    • Ensure provision of administrative support services at the constituency level including distribution of election materials, transport management, implementation of security policies and protocols and ensuring the safe custody of the Commission’s assets.
    • Responsible for sound financial management and prudent use of all commission funds at constituency level in line with commission’s financial policies.
    • Liaise with the Regional Election Coordinator to implement training programmes for registration and election officials at the constituency level.
    • Identify, inspect suitable polling, nominations and tallying centers.
    • Liaise with regional administrative and security officials at the constituency level.
    • Compile and certify the voters register for the constituency.
    • Undertake the verification and revision of voter’s register as required by law from time to time.
    • To liaise with political parties with respect to elections and related activities
    • Develop accountability measures, monitor the performance indicators at the constituency levels and ensure the timely preparation of periodic reports.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the commission.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Minimum undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
    • A minimum of Six (6) years working experience in management of public affairs.
    • Proven experience in results-based management, monitoring and evaluation or managing election process is an added advantage.
    • Must be computer literate. Good negotiation, planning and coordination skills.
    • Additional training, professional qualification and experience of fieldwork will be an advantage.
    • Must hail from the constituency he/she is applying for as indicated in national identity card.

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    County Accountant - 33 positions

     

    Job Description

    DIRECTORATE: FINANCE

    SCALE: 6

    TERMS OF SERVICE: PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • This position is responsible to support the County Elections Manager (CEM) on day to day operations and prepare all books of accounts in the County office.
    • Main Responsibilities of the Job:
    • Initiate payment process, prepare and examine vouchers received from the Constituency Office Clerks in the County
    • Prepare payroll for the temporary hired election officials for the County
    • Maintain cashbooks and bank reconciliation for the County
    • Deduct and submit statutory deductions made in the County
    • Disbursement of funds to constituency offices within the County and check off returns
    • Advise the CEM on all County financial matters
    • Certify and verify returns and vouchers in the County
    • Write cheques and arranging for withdrawal of cash for County office use
    • Ensure settlement of bills for the services and goods supplied to the County offices
    • Handle leave records, office accommodation, medical issues, and any other administrative matters in the County
    • Manage and update the risk register on electoral operations in the County
    • Maintain leases, County assets titles and ensure security of all IEBC owned and hired premises

      Deal with procurement matters promptly as may be directed in collaboration with warehouse accountant
    • Identify constituency needs and supplies and address them for the County
    • Coordinate and maintain proper staff files, personnel, and accounting records
    • Certify and verify returns from the constituencies q) Prepare expenditure returns in the County

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Bachelor’s degree in, Finance, Commerce or comparable discipline from a recognized institution.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K) or its equivalent qualifications
    • Must be a member of ICPAK
    • 3 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
    • Must hail from the County he/she is applying for as indicated in national identity card.

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    Constituency Administrative Assistant

     

    Job Description

    DIRECTORATE: VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OPERATIONS

    SCALE: 8

    TERMS OF SERVICE: PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Oversee the general management of constituency office in the absence of the CEC;
    • Completing voter registration control sheets and control registers;
    • Keep up to date statistics on voter registration exercise; 
    • Updating regularly and maintaining and updated register of electors and making sure it is always accurate;
    • Checking that all electoral materials and equipment are in good working condition;
    • Assist the CEC in mapping of polling stations/registration centres;
    • Assist in publicity of voter registration of voters, elections, inspection of the register and any other activity to be undertaken by the commission;
    • Quality control the work done by registration and polling officer on voter registration;
    • Receiving, distributing and maintaining an inventory of materials and equipment to registration centres in time;
    • Replacing lost and defaced voters cards with duplicate cards; and
    • Assist in preparation of work plans, security plans, transport, and logistical plans.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Diploma in any field;
    • Minimum of C (plain) in KCSE or division II in KCE;
    • Must be Computer literate;
    • Two(2) years working experience in a busy organization;
    • Competent and confident in handling office records and processes; and
    • Must hail from the Constituency he/she is applying for as indicated in national identity card.

    Method of Application

    READ QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES HERE before filing the online application form below:

    • Download the Qualification and view the job details.
    • Go back to the system and select the job title that you are applying for.
    • Fill in all the required fields below and submit your application.
    • After completing this Online application, you are then required to submit the physical copies of your academic certificates, transcripts, clearance certificates and academic testimonials to IEBC HQ Offices at 15th floor Anniversary Towers, Nairobi or send via Postal Office.

    Shortlisted applicants shall be required to avail clearances from the following institutions as they appear for interview; 

    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);
    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP);
    • Higher Education Loans Board;
    • Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant is a member e.g. LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc. and
    • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau.

    SECURITY CLEARANCE

    All shortlisted applicants may be subjected by the Commission to a security clearance by National Intelligence Service (NIS).

    Interested and qualified? Go to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission career website on www.iebc.or.ke to apply

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