2019 Kenya Census Jobs 180k Positions, See Requirements And Apply Now

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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 in  2019 in accordance with the Statistics Act 2006.

The Bureau is 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 (6,573)

Supervisors (25,831)

Enumerators (151,936)


The following are the requirements for various positions.

  1. Enumerators:
  1. Must be of good conduct and responsible citizens
  2. At least form four level of education with a minimum of C- or equivalent
  3. Must have legible, neat handwriting
  4. Must be residents of the sub-locations, preferably the enumeration areas, they wish to work in
  5. Aged between 18 and 50 years old
  6. Must have a national identify card
  7. Fluent in the main local language/dialect
  8. Must be available from 14th August to 2nd September, 2019
  1. Supervisors:
  1. 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
  2. Must be residents of the sub-locations they wish to work in
  3. Aged between 25 years and 50 years Must have a national identity card
  4. Fluent in the main local language/dialect
  5. Must have good communication and training skills
  6. Must have good public relations
  7. Must be available from 4th August, to 4th September, 2019
  1. Senior Supervisors:
  1. 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 master’s degree (preferably with management experience) or senior employees of NGOs or private sector with experience in surveys/census/research
  2. Must have good communication and training skills
  3. Must have good public relations
  4. Must be aged between 30 and 60 years old
  5. Must have national identity card
  6. Must be available from 26th July to 6th September, 2019

Applications should be received by Noon, 29th June 2018 for Senior Supervisors and Supervisors, and by Noon, 4th July, 2018 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, 2018

Recruitment Place: County Headquarters


Position: Supervisors

Recruitment Date: 6th – 7th July, 2018

Recruitment Place: Constituency Headquarters


Position: Enumerators

Recruitment Date: 8th- 10th July, 2019

Recruitment Place: Constituency 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 done online; that no application forms have been issued; and that the application process is free and open to the public.


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