IEBC Advertises Ezra Chiloba's CEO Job

  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Friday announced the vacancy for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), formerly held by Ezra Chiloba.

    According to the advertisement on the IEBC website, qualified candidates had until 5pm on January 31, to apply.

    “In accordance to the constitution of Kenya, we hereby invite applications for the position of commission secretary/Chief Executive Officer,” the advertisement read in part.

    The qualified candidates should have 15 years' experience in electoral management, public administration, law, or political science, as well as proven leadership experience.

    IEBC announces CEO job vacancy

    Furthermore, the applicants should get clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) and the Credit Reference Bureau of Kenya (CRB), as well as the professional bodies they belong to.

    The functions and duties of the CEO office include heading the secretariat and being the custodian of the commission’s records.

    Moreso, the CEO is responsible for executing decisions of the commission, assignment of duties and supervision of employees. He/She is further tasked with facilitating the commission mandate and ensuring staff comply with public ethics and values.

    The officer holds office for a term of five years but shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further term of five years subject to satisfactory performance.

    However, individuals who are not eligible include anyone who has held an elective political position after 2014.

    Persons who have been members of governing bodies of political parties, or groups affiliated to political parties, in the last five years are automatically disqualified from the position.

    Former IEBC chairman Ezra Chiloba

    Chiloba’s contract was terminated late last year following a disagreement with the commission which first led to his suspension from the body.

    His predecessor, James Oswago, also left in a cloud of controversy following a Ksh1.3 Billion tender scandal.