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IEBC Selection Panel (2021)

VACANCIES IN THE POSITION OF MEMBER OF THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION

WHEREAS Articles 88, and 250 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, sections 5 and 6 of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act, 2011 (the IEBC Act, 2011), and the First Schedule thereto, as amended by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Act, 2020, provide for the membership of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the process of appointment of Commissioners of the IEBC;

AND WHEREAS by a Gazette Notice No. 3522 of 14th April, 2021, His Excellency the President declared four (4) vacancies in the position of Member of the IEBC;

NOW THEREFORE the Selection Panel for the Appointment of Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (2021) invites applications from suitably qualified persons who satisfy the provisions of the Constitution and the IEBC Act, 2011 as follows-

MEMBER OF THE IEBC (Vacancy No. SP/IEBC/2021) – 4 VACANCIES

Pursuant to section 6(2) of the IEBC Act, 2011 a person is qualified for appointment as a member of the Commission if such person—
    (a) holds a degree from a recognised university;
    (b) has proven relevant experience in any of the following fields—
        (i) electoral matters;
        (ii) management;
        (iii) finance;
        (iv) governance;
        (v) public administration;
        (vi) law; and
    (c) meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

A member of the Commission shall be appointed for a single term of six years and shall not be eligible for re-appointment. Members of the Commission shall serve on a full-time basis.

IMPORTANT NOTES

According to Article 88 (2) of the Constitution, a person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the Commission if the person—
    (a) has, at any time within the preceding five years, held office, or stood for election as—
        (i) a member of Parliament or of a county assembly; or
        (ii) a member of the governing body of a political party; or
    (b) holds any State office.

1. APPLICATION PROCESS

    (a) All applicants are required to fill the Job Application Form for Appointment of Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (2021) (Form SP1) which may be downloaded from the internet at www.parliament.go.ke.

    (b) Applicants should attach, to their applications, copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and current clearances from DCI, HELB, KRA, EACC, relevant professional bodies and any of the Credit Reference Bureaus.

    (c) Applications should be addressed to -

The Chairperson,
Selection Panel for the Appointment of Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (2021),
P.O. Box 41842 – 00100, Nairobi.


    (d) Applications and supporting documentation may be -

        (i) hand-delivered in a sealed envelope during office hours to the Secretariat of the Selection Panel for the Appointment of Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (2021), 1st Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings, Parliament Road, Nairobi; or

        (ii) submitted online as a PDF file format attachment by emailing to IEBCselectionpanel2021@gmail.com.

    (e) Hand-delivered applications should have a return mobile phone number or email address clearly written on the sealed envelope for purposes of acknowledgement.

    (f) All applications must be received on or before Monday, 17th May, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (East African Time).

*Women, youth and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

2. IMPORTANT NOTICE

    (a) The names of all applicants and the interview schedule of those shortlisted shall be published in the print media, the Kenya Gazette and on the Parliamentary Service Commission website: www.parliament.go.ke after the closure of this advertisement.

    (b) Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interview.

Chairperson, Selection Panel for the Appointment of Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (2021).