KNBS census Jobs 2019 application form

The Ministry of State for Planning in Kenya, National Development and Vision 2030, through the (KNBS) Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, will conduct the National Population and Housing Census in 2019 following the Statistics Act 2006.

This Bureau is embarking on the recruitment and preparation of the field personnel that will be included in the enumeration exercise.

The recruitment of officers and enumerators has started according to KNBS, also it will be free, do not pay for anything and avoid fake advertisements.

What do you think is the population of Kenya currently? 40 million-plus right? Well, just forget the polling and statistics done by independent research organizations, The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics will be carrying out a nationwide housing and population census in August 2019. The entire exercise will take place from 24th to 31st August. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics as part of its function will spearhead the 2019 census on behalf of the government by an Act of Parliament and gazette legal notice.

Job Application Instructions

1. All applicants are required to write a cover letter addressed to relevant “ County Statistics Officer “ indicating clearly the position being applied for (stating the reference number) and details of ID number, academic qualifications, County, Sub County, Division, Location, Sub location and Village/state.

2. Attach copies of National Identity card, academic certificates, and other relevant certificates.

3. Each of the applicants must have either an active bank account a telephone number registered in his/her name through which relevant payments will be made at the end of the exercise.

Note: Taxation in accordance with prevailing tax regulations shall apply in every payment.

3. For all cadres of personnel, applications should be submitted by 24th June in the following offices:

a) ICT Supervisors: To be submitted to the respective County Statistics Office

b) Content Supervisors: To be submitted to the Chief’s office.

C) Enumerators: To be submitted to the Assistant Chief’s office.

4. All applicants upon submission of applications should register their details on Applicants summary form and on the register and are advised to take note of the serial number for any future reference.

5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

6. Interviews will be conducted between the 5th and 14th July 2019.

Note: There is no online submission of the applications and no payments should be made when applying for any census positions.

1.) ICT Supervisors Job Application

Reference Number: KNBS/KPHC/ICTS/1/2019

Number of vacancies available: 2,700 ( to be distributed in all counties)

Gross remuneration: Ksh 3,000 per day totaling to Ksh 90,000 at the end of the period. ( This amount is taxable)

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the County Statistics Officer (CSO), the job holder will be responsible for undertaking census activities before, during and after enumeration exercise.

KNBS Census 2019 job advertisement

Key responsibilities

1.Training content supervisors and ensuring that Enumerators are adequately trained

2.)Working with the content Supervisors to ensure that the census enumeration starts at the agreed time in the assigned supervision areas.

3.) Carrying extra census equipment/materials to be given to the Content Supervisors in case of emergencies.
Providing technical support on ICT issues to Content Supervisors and Enumeratiorsin case of emergencies.

4.) Any other duties as may be assigned by the CSO.

Requirements for the appointment of CT Supervisors 

1. Must be a Kenyan Citizen, eighteen (18) years and above

2. Must be a resident of the sub-county where they will be assigned to work.

3. Must have at least a Diploma certificate in Information Communication Technology or any other relevant qualifications related to Information Technology (IT) from a recognized Institution.

4.Must have good communication skills.

5. Must have good leadership skills.

6. Must be available for an uninterruptible period of at least twenty three (23) days from 12th August to 2nd September 2019.

2.) Content Supervisors

Reference Number; KNBS/KPHC/CS/2/2019

Number of vacancies available: 27, 000 ( to be distributed in all counties)

Gross remuneration: Ksh 2, 500 per day totaling to Ksh 57,000 at the end of the period. ( this amount is taxable)

Job Purpose

Reporting to the County Statistics Officer(CSO), the job holder will be responsible for the census activities before during and after enumeration exercise.

Key responsibilities.

1. Training all the enumerators under their supervision

2. ensuring that all the materials and equipment required( mobile and accessories) for training for the enumeration areas under their supervision area are in place.

3. Assigning enumeration areas to the enumerator under their supervision.

4. Liaising with the village Elder, Assistant Chief or Chief to identify all the special population groups ie in institutions, hotels/lodges, travelers outdoor sleepers, among others in the supervision are.

5. Undertaking census enumeration in the re-sampled households.

6. Ensuring that everybody in the supervision area has been enumerated.

7. Submitting all the equipment /questionnaires to the CSO

8. Any other duties as may be assigned by the CSO.

Requirements for appointment of Content Supervisors

1.Must be a Kenyan Citizen, eighteen (18) years and above.

2. Must be resident of the location where they will be assigned to work in.

3. Be conversant with the local language/ dialect in the area they will be working

4. Must have at least a Diploma Certificate in any field.

5. Must possess good communication skills and demonstrate the ability to work with teams.
Must have leadership skills.

6.Must be available for an interruptible period of at least twenty -three days from 12th to 2nd September 2019.

3.) Enumerators

KNBS Census 2019 job advertisement

Reference Number; KNBS/EN/3/2019

Number of vacancies available: 135, 000

Gross remuneration: Ksh 1,500 per day totaling to Ksh 23,000 at the end of the period. ( this amount is taxable)

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Content Supervisor, the Enumerator will be responsible for enumeration during the census.
Key responsibilities

1. Identify boundaries for the enumeration Areas (EAs), locating all structures and visiting every household to list all the usual members in the EA assigned to them before the enumeration exercise.

2. Ensuring that all the necessary equipment /materials to be used for enumeration are available to them before the service commences.

3. Administering all questions and recording responses on all persons who will have spent the night of 24th/25th August 2019 in each menses.

4. Obtaining complete and accurate answers and capturing them correctly during the enumeration exercise.

5. Forwarding all equipment and questionnaires (used and unused), maps, notebooks, and any other materials as directed to the Content Supervisor after the enumeration exercise.

6. Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the CSO.

Requirements for the appointment of Enumerators

1.  Must be a Kenyan Citizen, eighteen (18) years and above

2. Must be a resident of the enumeration area or neighboring enumeration area they will be assigned to work in.

3. Be conversant in the local language/ dialect.

4. Must be computer literate or be able to use smartphones.

5. Must have at least form four (4) level of education with a minimum of KCSE grade C (plain) or its equivalent qualification.

6. Must be available for an interruptible period of sixteen (16) days from 15th to 31st August 2019.

KNBS Contacts

Director General Office: info@knbs.or.kedirectorgeneral@knbs.or.ke

Physical Address: Herufi House

Street Name: Lt Tumbo Lane

Postal Address: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics , P.O. Box 30266–00100 GPO NAIROBI.

Telephone: +254-20-3317583 /3317612 /3317623 /3317622 /3317588 /3317586 /3317651

Hotline Numbers: 0701244533, 0735004401

Fax: +254-20-315977

233 COMMENTS

      • Am munyoki victor kaloki from kitui county.And am here by requesting a post in forth coming august 2019 census as enumerator I am first college Pershing a diploma in social and community development

      • I am domnick oluoch harun graduate from maasai mara university currently in narok township.How are people applying for these great job opportunity.

        • Hello am DEVIS WEKESA WAFULA am interested in the job and am looking forward to be in the field after recruitment and training how can I get the link to apply online kindly respond to I will be glad

      • Ok,there is someone who has created a link and he has coned most of the people around my area place is there a way that you will help to track the person?

      • I think the best thing to do is to notify people who are interested through their numbers on whatsapp/sending SMS to their numbers so that we can know the forms are out 0702867432

  1. I kirema titus am so interested in geting a vacancy in job enumerator i was currently completed my diploma level in building and civil engineering .pleas am ready to work effectvely if i was one to be considerd.

    • Hi Winnie, those are scammers, keep your cash safe and don’t apply for anything.
      We will update this post once the application is open. (Free)

  2. Hello… Am interested in the recrutement process as an enumerator…please kindly inform me while the application Forms are out please

  3. Dear: Sir/Madam.
    I am Bidii Garama, a form four leaver, l would like to apply for census Enumerator job, kindly help on how I would apply for this job.
    Thank you.

  4. Hallo. Am interested in the position of a supervisor. Have seen from somewhere that people out to hv applied sometimes in July last year. Did it really happen or is a scan. Please update me and keep me posted.

  5. Hello,am Vincent from Nakuru county interested in this kind of job enumirator.Is online application form released? Update please.

  6. Am peter cheruiyot from Nandi county.please kindly update me for the application forms, meanwhile i would apply for the post of enumerator.

  7. Hi am Ann from kitui county and have already sent 350 shillings applying for this census,what are the exact date for application????

  8. this is one of the main reason why people mainly fail in an interviews,people simply fail to read the instructions,were told the portal and links are not opened in the above post and You’re asking for mail addresses read all the comments above and non is qualified to carryout that research.Anyway looking forward to hear from the office.

    • Hi..am Sarah from trans nzoia county..am interested in the census job..please notify me when there is release of online application form.

  9. Hi am rose mumo and am interested in the above jobs and am in college first year where am i going to get the application form

  10. Am Pamela Kendi Baariu ID NO.24645379 from Meru County, Igembe-central Sub-County and a P1 certificate holder with grade C plain in KCSE. Kindly requesting for Census job as an enumerator.

  11. Am David Muturia Mugambi from Meru County, Igembe North Sub-County, Antwambui Ward and a Diploma holder in Business Administration and Management from Kenya Institute of Management. Kindly requesting for Census job as a supervisor.

  12. kindly may application be done online such that poor and capable Kenyan have a chance,,,, bt not (ii ya kujuana ) we are tied.

  13. clear the air please since i saw it that deadline for application is 5th may 2019 and a fee of 470 is needed for badge and branding through an individual’s phone number.please i need clarification

  14. am vaileti from Elkeiyo marakwet county am interested in the 2019 census,kindly guide me on where I can get the application forms or the link

  15. Hey am njenga from Nakuru ,I got interest in this job ,kindly inform me when the application forms are available

  16. Am Thethe Kapombe Koi
    here waiting for your clarification of the form.Eagerly waiting for your reply.
    Best Regards,
    Thethe Kapombe.

  17. Am Robert an undergraduate at Catholic University of Eastern Africa please send me the link when it is opened am interested doing the job

  18. Hi wangwe Maryclare from Busia county,interested in field enumerator,i don’t know when is the dateline.clarrify please

  19. Hi,am Millicent Owendi,a student at Egerton University. Interested in the field of enumerator. Kindly inform me when the firms are out.Thanks.

  20. Hi,am Millicent Owendi,a student at Egerton University. Interested in the field of enumerator. Kindly inform me when the forms are out.Thanks.

  21. Hello Sir, am DAN OYOO OMONDI from Ho
    mabay Town Sub-county. I would like to apply for one of the field enumerator but The Details Declaration Forms are not yet with my area chief so please assist them through Statistics Oficer Homabay county to get this forms so that applicants can complete their application.

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