Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has announced 41,000 job vacancies for clerks ahead of the upcoming August polls.

The electoral body will hire 41,940 staff for the 30-day voter verification period, which is scheduled to start on May 10.

“The temporary staff will support our field staff during the 30-day voter verification period (May 10 – June 9),” IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba said in an advertisement.

The temporary jobs are: 290 Constituency Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) clerks, 1,450 Register of Voters Verification Assistants and 40,200 Voter Verification Clerks.

This means that there will be one ICT clerk per constituency, one voter verification assistant per ward and one clerk per polling station for the voter verification.

“All jobs are applied online,” the IEBC said, and  asked applicants to look up the duties, qualifications, requirements  and application procedures on its website, www.iebc.or.ke.