Chief Electoral Officer

The Chief Elections Officer is an ex officio member of the Commission, is the primary delegate of the Commission in respect of its constitutional and legal mandate, the head of the Secretariat and is in charge of day to day management of the Commission.

A key part of the responsibilities for this position is to ensure prudent management of the Commission’s resources, integrity and professional performance of all Commission functions.


  • Lead the development of the Commission’s Strategic Plan, annual work plans and other operational documents.
  • Accountable to the Commission for execution of all programmes and plans in line with the Commission’s constitutional and legal mandate.
  • Oversee and ensure prudent financial management; adequate budgetary allocations; establishment of strict approvals and adherence to approved budgetary allocations.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of key electoral events.
  • The coordination and efficient management of the Secretariat which includes managing the process of change and review and implementation of the strategic and operational plans.
  • As the Commission’s Accounting Officer, safeguard the Commission’s assets including prudent management of the Commission’s financial resources.
  • Oversee the implementation of transparent and prudent procurement and operational processes and ensure integrity of the Commission’s affairs.
  • Oversee that the Secretariat is adequately resourced by competent personnel and facilitate effective and efficient management of the Commission.
  • Cultivate a performance oriented culture of professionalism, integrity, accountability and ensure a motivated and competent Secretariat.
  • As the Secretary to the Commission, ensure safe custody of all Commission policy, strategic and management documents to facilitate decision making and institutional memory.
  • Develop accountability structures and ensure all divisions deliver on their performance
  • Review division reports and prepare periodic reports and the Annual Commission Report.
  • Oversee legal and regulatory compliance including audit of all operations, financial and information systems and records.
  • In consultation with the Chairperson and the Commissioners, oversee the Commission’s public affairs and corporate communications.
  • Oversee and provide direction on strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts including development partner relations, technical assistance, collaborations and international cooperation.


  • Minimum of a first degree in Social Sciences, Law or Public / Business Administration.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of ten years management experience; five of which must be at a senior management level with a demonstrated track record in delivering significant strategic initiatives.
  • Experience in public sector management, electoral administration, or human rights would be an added advantage.
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment Core technical skills required for the role
  • Ability to develop and drive strategic change, gain buy-in from key stakeholders and ensure timely results.
  • Ability to be insightful and perceptive in analysis of situations; able to identify the right level of consultations and make informed and independent judgements.
  • Networking and ability to manage a wide range of stakeholder expectations.
  • Focused in implementation and accountability for results. Core behavioural competencies Core competencies required for the role: These are patterns of behaviour, which will be required for a candidate to bring to this position in order to perform the required tasks and functions effectively.

    Application Deadline: 9th October

    For more information and application, visit: Chief Electoral Officer Website

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