KNBS census Jobs 2019 application form

The Ministry of State for Planning in Kenya, National Development and Vision 2030, through the (KNBS) Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, will conduct the National Population and Housing Census in 2019 following the Statistics Act 2006.

This Bureau is embarking on the recruitment and preparation of the field personnel that will be included in the enumeration exercise.

The recruitment of officers will be done in June or July according to KNBS, also it will be free, do not pay for anything and avoid fake advertisements.

What do you think is the population of Kenya currently? 40 million-plus right? Well, just forget the polling and statistics done by independent research organizations, The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics will be carrying out a nationwide housing and population census in August 2019. The entire exercise will take place from 24th to 31st August. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics as part of its function will spearhead the 2019 census on behalf of the government by an Act of Parliament and gazette legal notice.


The personnel are divided into three major categories, namely;

*Senior Supervisors (6,573 positions)*

*Supervisors (25,831)*

*Enumerators (151,936 positions)*


The following are the requirements for different positions.


  • Must be of ethical conduct and responsible citizens
  • At least a form four level of education with a minimum of C- or equivalent grade.
  • Must have readable, neat handwriting
  • Must be inhabitants of the sub-locations, preferably the enumeration areas, they wish to work in
  • Aged within 18 and 50 years old
  • Must have a national identity card
  • Fluent in the main local language/dialect
  • Must be free from 14th August to 2nd September 2019


Should be grown up and responsible citizens, preferably teachers, government officers, or university graduates with management experience, or persons with similar qualifications such as higher national diploma with expertise in coordinating research/ surveys, or presiding officer in the general elections.

  • Must be residents of the sub-locations they would like to work in.
  • Aged within 25 years and 50 years Must have a national identity card
  • Fluent in the principal local language/dialect
  • Must have excellent communication and training skills
  • Must have good public relations

*Must be free from 4th August, to 4th September 2019*

*Senior Supervisors:*

All Applicants should be mature and responsible citizens, preferably senior teachers or senior civil servants or headteachers in secondary/high schools, or university graduates with a master’s degree (optionally with management skill) or senior employees of private sector or NGOs with expertise in surveys/census/research
Must have excellent communication and training skills
Must have excellent public relations
Must be aged within 30 and 60 years old
Must have a national identity card
*Must be free from 26th July to 6th September 2019*

*Applications should be received by Noon of 29th June 2018 for Senior Supervisors and Supervisors, and by Noon, 4th July 2018 for Enumerators.*

Additionally, Supervisors and Enumerators must apply to work in the sub-locations where they usually live.

Census 2019 Contact details

If you have any questions, reach via these contact details

Tel: 020 3317583/6/8 Hotlines: 0735004401 or 0701244533

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as follows:-(unverified yet)

*Position: Senior Supervisors*

*Recruitment Date on 2nd-3rd July 2019*

Recruitment Location: County Headquarters

*Position: Supervisors*

*Recruitment Date on 6th – 7th July 2019*

Recruitment Place: Constituency Headquarters

Job Position: Enumerators

Recruitment Date on 8th- 10th July 2019

Recruitment Location: Constituency Headquarters

The District Census Committees may make exceptional arrangements to lower or raise the minimum qualification depending on the availability of personnel.yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7 - KNBS census Jobs 2019 application form

Note to every Kenyan: That all applications should be made online; that no application forms have been issued yet; and that the application process is free and open to the public.

Do not pay to apply. Stay tuned to, and we will update you in case of any developments.

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      • I am domnick oluoch harun graduate from maasai mara university currently in narok township.How are people applying for these great job opportunity.

        • Hello am DEVIS WEKESA WAFULA am interested in the job and am looking forward to be in the field after recruitment and training how can I get the link to apply online kindly respond to I will be glad

      • Ok,there is someone who has created a link and he has coned most of the people around my area place is there a way that you will help to track the person?

      • I think the best thing to do is to notify people who are interested through their numbers on whatsapp/sending SMS to their numbers so that we can know the forms are out 0702867432

  1. I kirema titus am so interested in geting a vacancy in job enumerator i was currently completed my diploma level in building and civil engineering .pleas am ready to work effectvely if i was one to be considerd.

  2. Hi,am Winnie and I have just seen something purported to be application deadline and that we have to pat 460

    Is this so?

    • Hi Winnie, those are scammers, keep your cash safe and don’t apply for anything.
      We will update this post once the application is open. (Free)

  3. Hello… Am interested in the recrutement process as an enumerator…please kindly inform me while the application Forms are out please

  4. Dear: Sir/Madam.
    I am Bidii Garama, a form four leaver, l would like to apply for census Enumerator job, kindly help on how I would apply for this job.
    Thank you.

  5. Hallo. Am interested in the position of a supervisor. Have seen from somewhere that people out to hv applied sometimes in July last year. Did it really happen or is a scan. Please update me and keep me posted.

  6. Hello,am Vincent from Nakuru county interested in this kind of job enumirator.Is online application form released? Update please.

  7. Am peter cheruiyot from Nandi county.please kindly update me for the application forms, meanwhile i would apply for the post of enumerator.

  8. Hi am Ann from kitui county and have already sent 350 shillings applying for this census,what are the exact date for application????

  9. this is one of the main reason why people mainly fail in an interviews,people simply fail to read the instructions,were told the portal and links are not opened in the above post and You’re asking for mail addresses read all the comments above and non is qualified to carryout that research.Anyway looking forward to hear from the office.

    • Sarah from trans nzoia interested in the census job..please notify me when there is release of online application form.

  10. Hi am rose mumo and am interested in the above jobs and am in college first year where am i going to get the application form

  11. Am Pamela Kendi Baariu ID NO.24645379 from Meru County, Igembe-central Sub-County and a P1 certificate holder with grade C plain in KCSE. Kindly requesting for Census job as an enumerator.

  12. Am David Muturia Mugambi from Meru County, Igembe North Sub-County, Antwambui Ward and a Diploma holder in Business Administration and Management from Kenya Institute of Management. Kindly requesting for Census job as a supervisor.

  13. kindly may application be done online such that poor and capable Kenyan have a chance,,,, bt not (ii ya kujuana ) we are tied.

  14. clear the air please since i saw it that deadline for application is 5th may 2019 and a fee of 470 is needed for badge and branding through an individual’s phone number.please i need clarification

  15. am vaileti from Elkeiyo marakwet county am interested in the 2019 census,kindly guide me on where I can get the application forms or the link


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