3 Sep 2014

Manager – Voter Education Job in Kenya

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) seeks to recruit dynamic, competent and result-oriented individuals to fill the following position:-

Manager – Voter Education
Grade 4
Directorate: Voter Education and Partnerships
Job Code: IEBC/5/2014

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the preparation and implementation of voter and civic education strategies, work-plans, budgets and programmes, identification of voter and civic education training needs, preparation of national voter and civic education programmes including appropriate national curriculum and the preparation of the annual register of national voter/civic education providers and community based educators,
  • Liaise with the Electoral Training and Communications department to prepare training materials and deliver the training of voter/civic education officials and providers, media campaigns on voter/civic education.
  • Coordinate and manage voter/civic education activities at the regional level to ensure efficiency, uniformity and the development of regional specific strategies.
  • Coordinate the Commission’s public voter and civic education campaigns and the preparation of voter/civic information, education and communication materials,
  • Advise management on departmental planning, resourcing and voter/civic education activities.
  • Monitor the Commission’s voter/civic education activities and the activities of voter/civic educationproviders to ensure compliance with regulations, policy, effectiveness and quality control.
  • Liaise with the Research and Development directorate to conduct research focused on voter/civic education to inform planning and strategy development.
  • Assist the director in mobilizing and coordinating complementary funding for voter/civic education.
  • Develop accountability measures, monitor the performance indicators within the department and ensure the timely preparation of periodic reports.

Requirements for Appointment

  • A degree preferably in Social Sciences, Communication or Education. Possession of a Master’s degree is an added advantage,
  • At least eight (8) years working experience; five of which are at management level in advocacy, communication or education fields,
  • Leadership and people management skills,
  • Strategy development and execution,
  • Planning and coordination, problem solving and analytical skills,
  • Excellent presentation, advocacy, oral and written communication skills,
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment,
  • Public education and advocacy,
  • Knowledge of the electoral framework is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated team work building skills.

Integrity Clearance
In addition to the qualifications set above, the applicants must further meet and get the following clearances:

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board
  • Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs eg LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc
  • 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)

Application Submissions
Interested candidates are requested to submit their duly completed IEBC application Form together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, email and telephone contacts together with names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

Applicants must indicate the Job code and title on the top left corner of the envelope.The IEBC Application Form is available at the IEBC website or may be collected from the 6th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University way, Nairobi.

Applications and supporting documents shall be:

Delivered to the IEBC Chairperson, 6th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi: and/or

Fill online the IEBC application form provided in the Commission website and send electronically to

Applications must reach the Chairperson by 24th September 2014.

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