The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, KNBS, is currently recruiting personnel to carry out the 2019 National Census exercise. After applications are received, KNBS will shortlist candidates who meet the minimum set requirements. The shortlisted candidates will then be taken through interviews and successful interviews will be given the jobs on short term basis.
Here is the full Recruitment Schedule as released by KNBS:
Recruitment of Census Personnel
1). Advertisement of all the positions in the print media, website, County, sub county, location and sublocation offices and Receiving applications at the KNBS County offices; 11th – 24th June 2019
8). Identification of the centres for conducting interviews; 17th – 29th June, 2019
2). Communicate to the CCCs through CSOs the number of personnel in different positions (ICT supervisors Content supervisors and Enumerators); 20th June 2019
3). Forwarding of applications/summary forms to the relevant authority; 25th -27 June, 2019
4). Shortlisting and contacting shortlisted ICT Supervisors, Content Supervisors and Enumerators for the interviews; 28th June-7th July, 2019
5). Interview and contacting successful ICT Supervisors, Content Supervisors and Enumerators; 5th – 18th July, 2019
And below are some of the interview questions that may be asked to shortlisted applicants:
📝Give a brief description of yourself.
An executive summary of your Curriculum Vitae, CV, can do better.
📝What makes you think you are fit for this job?
Give key competencies that are tied to the specific job requirements .
📝What are the key benefits of using Technology in the 2019 National Census exercise ?
Key benefits of using modern technology in data collection during the Kenya Census 2019 will include reduction of time for data processing, analysis and release of the results.
📝For how long will the 2019 Census enumeration be carried out?
The census enumeration will be conducted for up to seven days with the
night of August 24th/25th being the reference night.
📝How important is the Census exercise to the country?
Information that will be generated from the Kenya Census 2019 will help with planning, budgeting and programming for important services; future policy formulation as well as resource allocation across counties and national government.
📝How many Census exercises have been carried in Kenya, so far?
The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census will be the 8th in Kenya’s history! Other censuses were conducted in 1948, 1962, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009.
📝When was the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics established?
KNBS was established by an Act of Parliament – the Statistics Act, 2006 No.4. KNBS is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Planning, National Development & Vision 2030.
📝What is the mandate of KNBS?
KNBS is mandated to collect, compile analyze, publish and disseminate official statistics for public use. In addition, KNBS coordinates, monitors and supervises the National Statistical System (NSS).
📝What is the National Statistical System?
The NSS is composed of the individual units engaged in the production and use of official statistics in the country. It comprises producers, users, suppliers of statistical information as well as research and training institutions.
📝How is KNBS organized?
The management of the Bureau is vested in the Board of Directors. The Board consists of a Chair (appointed by the President) and seven other Board members. The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau and Secretary to the Board.
The organization structure of the Bureau is composed of six directorates, each headed by a Director.
📝What are the responsibilities of the Directorates?
Strategy and Development Directorate: responsible for policy research, planning, development of statistical methods and standards, and coordination of the NSS.
✏Population and Social Statistics Directorate: responsible for collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of demographic and other social sector statistics, as well as maintenance of the Cartography and NASSEP (National Sampling Survey and Evaluation Programme) laboratory.
✏Macroeconomic Statistics Directorate: responsible for collection, analysis, generation and dissemination of macroeconomic statistics of National Accounts statistics, External Sector statistics, Monetary and Financial statistics, Public Finance statistics, Tourism, Transport and Communication statistics.
✏Production Statistics Directorate: responsible for collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of labour and industrial statistics. This includes employment and earnings, consumer price indices and inflation rates, manufacturing, building and construction, energy and leading economic indicators, business expectation enquiry, agriculture and livestock production, food monitoring and environment statistics.
✏Information and Communication Technology Directorate: Responsible for Bureau Information Systems, Data Processing for surveys and Censuses, Managing the National Socio-Economic Database, Data Dissemination, Printing and/or Publishing, and Library service.
✏Finance and Administration Directorate: responsible for Finance, Administration and Human Resources Management and Development.
📝What are the funding sources for KNBS?
Among the funding sources for KNBS are:
The Exchequer, Development partners such as The World Bank, DfID, AfDB, UNFPA, GTZ, UNDP, JICA, USAID, DANIDA, SIDA, UNICEF and Commonwealth Secretariat
📝What surveys does KNBS undertake?
KNBS undertakes two broad types of surveys, namely, household-based surveys and establishment based surveys.
These include – but are not limited to – the following:
Kenya Population and Housing Census, Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey, Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, Malaria Indicator Survey, Adult Literacy Survey, Disability Survey, Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey, Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Labour Force Survey, Micro and Small Enterprise Survey, Child labour Survey, Agriculture and Livestock Survey, Time Use Survey, Foreign Investment Survey, Integrated Survey of Enterprises, Informal Cross Border Trade Survey, Survey of villas, cottages and campsites, Financial Access Survey, Inbound Outbound Survey, Survey on Expansion of Coverage of Financial Institutions, Annual Survey on Industrial Production, Building and Construction Survey, Survey of Quarrying and Mining
Census of Industrial Production