The government has announced job opportunities for Kenyan youth as it kicks off the registration of Kenyans into a single identification database.
In a letter addressed to County Commissioners, Interior PS Amos Gathecha urged them to instruct Assistant Chiefs to register those interested in the jobs.
The Assistant Chiefs, who are the registration officers in their areas, have until August 3 to submit the names of at least 5 enumerators of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS).
[caption caption="Kenyan job seekers at the Bandari College in Mombasa "][/caption]
He went ahead to highlight requirements for those who would like to apply for the same.
For one to be an enumerator, they must be aged between 18 to 35 years, who has Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) level education with a minimum grade of C+.
They also need to be residents of the wards they would wish to work in and must be of good conduct.
Computer literacy, according to the letter, would be an added advantage to the applicants and they ought to be available from August to November 2018.
The PS also noted that priority will be given to people who have worked as IEBC clerks as they can operate biometric devices.
Individuals who are fluent in their local native language were also mentioned to stand better chances of getting the jobs.
They will be required to also submit original IDs, academic and professional certificates as well as certificates of good conduct.
Furthermore, Mr Gathecha revealed, "Successful candidates must take the confidentiality oath before beginning the registration."
The PS noted that the government is creating a single digital registration and identification platform to ease access to data.
The system will be the "primary database and a single source of truth for personal registration data" on all Kenyans and foreigners in the country.
Important documents such as birth and school certificates, driving licenses, Kenya Revenue Authority PIN certificates and passports will be accessed at the touch of a button.
“The initiative is aimed at consolidating population registration information into a single database for ease of verification by both government and private bodies,” ICT CS Joe Mucheru exclaimed.
[caption caption="ICT CS Joe Mucheru"][/caption]