Census Jobs for over 164,000 Kenyans; KNBS states date when and where adverts will be available; Full timelines

    2019 Census jobs in Kenya.

    The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, KNBS, has given the timeline when adverts for the short term census jobs will be made. KNBS has further given a full schedule of activities ahead of the August census exercise. ” Kenya Census 2019 job advertisements will be available as from next week (This week). Kindly keep to our official social media pages, as well as our website https://www.knbs.or.ke for further details,” reads a memo by KNBS.

    Advertisements seeking to invite eligible Kenyans to apply for the jobs are expected to be published in all media outlets by the end of this week with short listing and interviewing expected to run from 28th June to 18th July this year.

    This assurance comes even as anxious keep on posing questions to KNBS concerning the Census jobs. One Alex Muriiki asked, “Hello. I saw today you advertised about the recruitment of 2019 census personnel. Kindly what is the procedure for applying?
    Thank you.” And this was the response from KNBS, on one of its official sites, ” Alex, the advert has not been posted yet. It will be rolled out this coming week. The advert will give you all the details.”

    Avoid fraudsters. KNBS does not ask for any payment during the recruitment exercise.
    KNBS warns the general public to be wary of fraudsters; who are out to extort money from unsuspecting Kenyans by using dubious means.

    The Government will recruit over 164,000 Kenyans for this year’s census exercise of which 135,000 enumerators will be recruited on a temporarily basis, 27,000 will be content supervisors and 2700 will be Information Technology, IT, persons. Also to be hired are village elders, security personnel and coordinators to assist in making the exercise flawless.

    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. Information that will be generated from the 2019 Census will help with planning, budgeting and programming for important services; future policy formulation as well as resource allocation across counties and the National Government.

    Mobile based technology to be used in data collection in a bid to ensure that the final figures are accurate.

    Tablets configured by two contracted local universities; Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Moi University, will be used during the census. Key benefits of using modern technology in data collection during the exercise will include reduction of time for data processing, analysis and release of the results. The use of mobile technology in the census will also save the country from printing millions of paper questionnaires.


    The 2019 national census is expected to cost the taxpayer Ksh.18.5 billion. This is an increase of Ksh.10 billion from the last census in 2009; which cost Sh8.4 billion. The 2009 exercise involved 111,696 enumerators, 22,323 supervisors, 5,788 senior supervisors and 100,000 village elders.


    KNBS has released the official programme of activities and timelines to be observed during this year’s Census exercise. See the schedule below;

    1). Formation of the County Census Committee; 4th-8th June, 2019.
    2). Operationalization of the County Census Bank Accounts; 12th June, 2019
    3). Identification of Storage Facilities; 15th June, 2019
    4). Organizing for security arrangements for the implementation of the census; 15th June,2019
    5). Collection of Census Materials from KNBS Head Quarters to the Counties; 15th-21st July, 2019
    6). Distribution of Census Materials to the Sub Counties and Divisions; 20th -23rd July 2019

    Recruitment of Census Personnel
    7). 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
    9). Communicate to the CCCs through CSOs the number of personnel in different positions (ICT supervisors Content supervisors and Enumerators); 20th June 2019
    10). Forwarding of applications/summary forms to the relevant authority; 25th -27 June, 2019
    11). Shortlisting and contacting shortlisted ICT Supervisors, Content Supervisors and Enumerators for the interviews; 28th June-7th July, 2019
    11). Interview and contacting successful ICT Supervisors, Content Supervisors and Enumerators; 5th – 18th July, 2019

    12). Training ICT Supervisors, Content supervisors and enumerators; 25th July – 20th August, 2019.

    Actual Enumeration
    13). Distribution of equipment and materials to the Census personnel (ICT supervisors, content superviors, enumerators)
    ; 21st August, 2019
    14). Pre-enumeration Listing of Households;
    22nd to 23rd August, 2019
    15). Data Collection (Enumeration); 24th to 31st August, 2019

    For further clarification and/ or inquiries, please use the official KNBS contacts below:
    a). Telephone Number: 020 3317583/6/8
    b). Email: directorgeneral@knbs.or.ke



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